Lone Star Gridiron

Lombardi awarded to first former Houston high schooler

Brian Orakpo, outstanding defensive end for the University of Texas Longhorns was named the 39th annual Rotary Lombardi award winner tonight in Houston.  Orakpo was right at home in H-Town as he played high school football in Houston with Houston Lamar Redskins.  This marks the first time in history that a former Houston, Texas high school football players has won the prestigious award.

The Lone Star Gridiron crew was on hand for the two-day event, hanging with Brian and the rest of the Lombardi finalists - James Lauraniatis (Ohio State), Rey Maualuga (USC), and Andre Smith (Alabama.)

The event was once again a huge success and once again, raised an enormous amount of money for the fight against cancer.  As usual, Lone Star Gridiron is proud to be a continuing part of this very worthy cause.

Look for video segments shot at the two-day event in the next few days and join us all in congratulating Brian Orakpo on this tremendous win.

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