Six Texas high school football stars have been recognized during Week 8 of the “Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week” program. On of those players is right in Randall Reed’s Planet Ford‘s own backyard, Greg Campbell, Sr., a quarterback in Atascocita, Texas!
In its eighth consecutive year, Ford Motor Company’s Player of the Week program honors outstanding student-athletes each week during the 2013 regular season. The program recognizes one player in each of the state’s six athletic classifications. The winners are chosen for athletic achievements on the field, as well as for outstanding scholarship and community involvement. These players are the embodiment of Ford’s Go Further commitment. Planet Ford in Humble and Ford Motor Co. recognize…
CLASS 5-A: Greg Campbell, Sr., Quarterback, Humble Atascocita:
Not many pundits figured that Humble Atascocita would stand at 7-1 (5-1 in tough District 13-5A) heading into Week 9. But most of those pre-season swamis had no idea that former wide receiver Greg Campbell would make the move to quarterback so easily. Last week’s relatively rare 31-17 win over crosstown rival Kingwood provides the perfect example. Taking what the defense gave him, Greg ran 24 times for 235 yards and a pair of TDs while completing 10 of 16 passes for 157 yards and another score. The Eagles sprinted to a second-quarter 21-0 lead and were never headed. Campbell has now thrown for 1,608 yards (117 of 190 in the air) and 17 touchdowns and run for 820 yards (133 carries) and nine more scores. Not bad for a young man, who a year ago was busy catching 68 balls for 870 yards and 11 TDs.
A fine track athlete, Greg carries a solid B+ academic average, which has been getting better every year. He’s active in his church youth group and provides able assistance at Humble’s Punt, Pass, & Kick competition.
“It has been wonderful watching Greg grow at his new position,” says Coach Craig Stump. “He has always known the offense, but never from the quarterback’s perspective. He worked hard all spring and summer and that has paid off. He has a great demeanor for a quarterback, always calm, never rattled. We won a four-overtime game this year and another on the last drive of the game and that’s a great tribute to this fine young man.”
Visit and “like” Planet Ford on Hwy. 59’s Facebook page to see great pics from Greg being presented with the Built Ford Tough Texas High School Football Player of the Week trophy!