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Cypress Ridge’s Russell Shepard Wins Award

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The Texas Gulf Coast Honda Dealers presented the 2008 Honda Player of the Year award to Cypress Ridge High School senior quarterback Russell Shepard on Tuesday.  The award was voted on by the members of the Houston-area media.

Shepard who is verbally committed to LSU, accounted for 1,843 passing yards, 20 passing touchdowns, 1,946 rushing yards and 28 rushing touchdowns during the 2008 season.

Honda representatives gave Shepard a trophy for his achievement and presented the Cypress Ridge High School athletics program with a $3,000 check.

Shephard was also unanimously named the District 15-5A Offensive MVP and is a finalist for the Touchdown Club of Houston Offensive Player of the Year. He has also been selected to play in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 4.

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