Brooks 'Ford Tough' player of the week
Rockdale running back 3A standout
With his 324-yard performance against LaGrange on Oct. 22, Rockdale Tiger running back Daniel Brooks was named the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week for Class 3A for Week 8. His performance enabled the Tigers to overcome a 24-14 third-quarter deficit. The 51-37 victory helped propel Rockdale into the playoffs for the fourth straight year.
At last week's pep rally, Brooks was recognized by Caldwell Country Ford general manager Bob Graham for his outstanding performance.
The 5-9, 165-pound junior is a member of the National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and maintains a 3.2 GPA.
"Daniel is really special," Tiger head coach Jeff Miller said. "When things aren't going well, he's the kind of kid you can lean on. He doesn't seek individual glory; it's always about the team. He has all the moves, agility and speed he needs and he can make anyone miss anytime."
During the pep rally, Brooks acknowledged the entire Tiger offensive line for their part in the team's win and his performance.
The Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week program honors one student-athlete in six of the state's athletic classifications every week during the high school football regular season for his accomplishments on and off the field.