Vicksburg High School football player Tommy Curtis III has been named the Vicksburg Daily News Defensive Player of the Year.
Curtis was granted the award due to his great senior season where he not only led the VHS Gators but the entire county in tackles. He finished the 2020 season with 103 tackles and two sacks.
Curtis thanked plenty of people for sticking with him along his football journey.
“First off, I would like to give thanks to God, my family, my coaches and most importantly my teammates for giving me the opportunity to lead our young team,” Curtis said. “I’ve came a long way with my journey playing for Vicksburg High School. This has been a great year full of adversity and excitement, and we battled until the end. This year has made each one of us better football players and young men. A scripture I live by is Philippians 4:13 which says, ‘I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.’ I am grateful to be receiving this award, and I thank each one of you for giving me a chance to represent Vicksburg High School Gator Football.”
Curtis is a three-year starter for the Gators and has helped led the defense each season. He missed five games in his junior season and still managed to grab 50 tackles. Curtis was back healthy this season.
His best game this year was in a 23-22 win over South Pike where he racked up 11 tackles. He is known for his ability to break up any offense he goes up against and his ability to get to the ball carrier with no hesitation. He was recently named a region 2 5A first team all district player.
Curtis has not committed to any college or university, yet, but by early next year, he expects to have multiple offers to choose from.
Curtis is the first VDN Defensive Player of the Year, and he is the true definition of an hard working athlete.