Posted: Nov 5, 2012 6:47 PM by Steven Albritton
Updated: Nov 6, 2012 2:59 AM
Trevor DeRouen couldn't believe the news. Finding out at an impromptu pep-rally, the Gueydan Senior is this year's Louisiana Wendy's High School Heisman award winner. He was quick to point out, this award was just as big for his teammates as it was for him.
"For this amount of people at our school to come out and support the football team, and me being part of that team. You know, my leadership and ability to get our teams to success and lead this school into success, it's a big key," DeRouen said.
A four sport athlete, DeRouen was chosen for his hard work both on and off the field.
"Trevor, through his career, is the type of kid who has a combination of character, work ethic, and athletic ability. It's unprecedented. It's something that you just don't see," Gueydan Head Football Coach Jay Landry said.
The high school heisman recognizes students who are not only great athletes, but also leaders in the community. Both teachers and administrators at the school praised him for all the good he has done at the school.
"Every student in the school looks up to him. And he knows that and he takes that role of being the role model seriously," Math teacher Melanie Hensgens said.
"Trevor is one of these kids, no matter if we had a sport, you would like him in your school anyway," Gueydan Principal Greg Theriot said.
DeRouen beat out 45,000 other applicants to win the male award for Louisiana. Now, he will go up against other state winners for the national award.