Tig Barksdale

Published 12:00 am Friday, January 11, 2008

Tig receives national nomination as Red Zone Player of the Year

Darius “Tig” Barksdale of South Panola has been nominated as an Old Spice Red Zone player of the year.

As a result of this achievement, Barksdale is among a select group of players who are eligible to be selected as a national Red Zone player of the year and be honored in a full-page feature in USA Today in February.

For the seventh straight year, Old Spice is recognizing high school football players who go above and beyond the call of duty, particularly in the red zone. The program honors athletes who are able to elevate their play and set up when the heat is really on. These athletes embody leadership, performance and desire, and serve as examples to their teammates on and off the field.

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High school coaches across the country are nominating one player from their team as their player of the year. As a nominee, each player of the year will receive a certificate to acknowledge his accomplishment.

He is also eligible to be named one of 50 national players of the year. The top 50 players nationwide will be named Red Zone Players of the Year and will receive a plaque and other awards.

The Red Zone player of the year program is nationally sponsored by Procter and Gamble, the makers of Old Spice Red Zone deodorant. The program is created and managed by 360 Youth, LLC, an Alloy company.