Herrera sparks life in topsy-turvy season


Tommy Herrera pic

San Benito Greyhound Tommy Herrera finished his senior year on a high note, accounting for over 1,000 yards rushing on the ground. (File photo)

When the San Benito Greyhound football team walked into the locker room for a final time after a playoff loss to the Harlingen Cardinals, many of the seniors knew they would be removing those pads for a final time. Add to the list the most productive offensive weapon for the season as Tommy Herrera will bid football goodbye.

Herrera began this season on the sidelines as he sustained an ankle injury during the preseason and he had to sit out for the first three games. Once he returned though it was evident that he wasn’t going to miss his chance as he racked up huge yards each week. He finished the season with 1,353 yards on 163 carries and led the team in all purpose yards with 1,397. Not too bad for a guy that started out as a lineman.

“Oh yes,” said Herrera, “I started playing football when I was eight years old at my elementary school and I was on the line blocking.”

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