By Garrison Murphy ’15
An Arizona sports panel representing the Cardinals and Wells Fargo named Quarterback Cade Knox ’16 player of the week Thursday, Nov. 2.
Cardinals representatives said the decision to choose Knox during the first week of October week was unanimous.
“We don’t look just at stats, we look at how he is in the community and what he has done … we’re looking for a complete character guy and Cade fit that perfectly,” said Adam Richmond, the community relations coordinator for the Cardinals and member of the decision panel. “(The award) exemplifies what we love about the game.”
The decision panel consists of Craig Grialou from 98.7 FM, Bruce Cooper from NBC-12 Sports, Craig Fouhy from Channel 15 Sports, Luis Zendejas, Adam Richman, Damien Anderson, Emil Nassar and Paul Edge, according to azcardinals.com.
This panel chooses a new player at the end of each week of the high school football season and Knox is the fifth to receive the award.
“I found out about it two days ago and it was a big surprise,” Knox said last week. “It’s definitely a great accomplishment but I don’t go out focusing on trying to get (an award), we just try to get the win.”
Knox was presented his award during lunch Oct. 2 on the second floor landing of Brophy Hall by a Cardinals mascot, two Cardinals cheerleaders and Mr. Richman.
The ceremony was attended by a crowd of students, the football team, faculty and Loyola Scholars who took pictures and traded high fives with the Cardinals mascot.