West Brook Quarterback Wins Willie Ray Smith Award
West Brook Quarterback Troy Yowman was named Offensive Player of the Year at the 28th annual Willie Ray Smith Awards at the MCM Elegante’ Hotel and Conference Center.
Yowman is the seventh bruin to win the distinguished award, which is given to the best offensive and defensive football player in southeast Texas every year at a banquet hosted by the Beaumont Founders Lions Club.
“Winning this award means a lot because the odds were always stacked against me,” said Yowman. “It is a big relief to be recognized with this prestigious award.”
West Brook Head Football Coach Eric Peevey stated that Yowman was also named First Team All-District Quarterback this year as well as the Beaumont Super Gold Offensive Most Valuable Player.
“Troy broke the school passing record and West Brook’s passing touchdown record,” said Peevey. In passing, Yowman’s year included 198 completions, 311 attempts, 3,224 yards, 32 touchdowns and 6 interceptions; he rushed 30 times with 170 gains and 5 touchdowns.
“My coaches and teammates were the highlight of my season,” said Yowman. “I could have thrown five touchdowns this year and it still would have been the best.” Yowman plans to attend college and continue his football career after graduation.