Nielsen Named National Old Spice Red Zone POY

Cerritos Gahr quarterback Corey Nielsen, who signed with Hawaii on Wednesday, was honored as a National Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year...

From Official Release:

Corey Nielsen of RICHARD GAHR HIGH SCHOOL has been named a national Old Spice® Red Zone® Player of the Year!

Nielsen signed with Hawaii on Wednesday

The Old Spice Red Zone High School Football Player of the Year program recognizes those high school football players who elevate their play and that of their teammates in the Red Zone. The Red Zone athlete embodies and exemplifies leadership and performance. He's the one player the coach looks to when the game is truly on the line.

Corey was chosen from a large pool of nominees from more than 9,000 participating high school football teams to receive this honor. He is honored as one of 50 players across America who stood out among their peers for their exceptional performance in the Red Zone.

As one of the 50 Red Zone Players of the Year, Corey will be honored in a full-page congratulatory announcement in USA Today on Thursday, February 5, 2009 along with the newspaper's coverage of National Letter of Intent Signing Day. He will also receive an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year awards package.

High school coaches from across the country nominated one player from their teams as their Player of the Year. Each nominee received a certificate to acknowledge his accomplishment and was eligible for the national Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year award.

The Red Zone Player of the Year program is sponsored annually by Procter & Gamble, the makers of Old Spice Red Zone Deodorant. The program was created and is managed by 360 Youth, LLC, an Alloy company.

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