Catalina Foothills footballer wins regional award

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Catalina Foothills High School's Rex Woodbury became one of 12 high school athletes around the country to win the Wendy's High School Heisman award.


The senior won the statewide award a few weeks ago for his accomplishments in track and cross country.

Wednesday he found out in a surpise pep rally that he had won an even bigger prize.

"Our region is the west which is 16 states including California and Washington.  So, I knew every kid that made it that far was way qualified and I was happy that I was the state winner," said Woodbury.  "But I didn't think anything else would come out of it; so, I was really happy and shocked today."

Rex will go to New York next January for the Heisman ceremony where he'll compete with 5 other boys for the national title.