Athlete of the Week: Rueben Owens Jr.

This is his second time winning the award this year.

EL CAMPO, Texas — The athlete of the week from September 10-16 is El Campo running back Rueben Owens Jr. This is his second time winning the award this year.

Owens had another monster game, running for 300 yards on 19 carries which is over 15.5 yards per run! Owens also rushed for five touchdowns and threw for one which went for 39 yards. Nearly a third of his yards came on one carry which was for 99 yards. Owens’ other big touchdowns went for 16, 26, and 35 yards.

“It felt good to get all these honors in a span of three weeks,” said Owens. “Without my team or coaches none of this would have been able to happen.”

Owens was also mentioned in Dave Campbell’s Texas Football Player of the Week for week three. If Owens continues to dominate, he could be a strong candidate for the Mr. Texas Football Player of the Year award. The Ricebirds will play its rivals the Wharton Tigers on September 16 in Wharton at 7:30 P.M.