After breaking a 15-year-old school rushing record, Grapevine Faith senior running back Keyshawn Wyatt was named private schools Built Ford Tough Player of the Week on Wednesday.
The 5-foot-5 running back ran for 400 yards and 6 TDs in the Lions’ 66-21 win over Fort Worth Christian.
“He reminds me a lot of little backs like Darren Sproles and Emmitt Smith and they did pretty well for themselves,” says Faith head coach Kris Hogan.
Wyatt accomplished the feat on just 22 carries and scored on runs of 19, 83, 2, 51, 96 (school record) and 3 yards - helping Faith to a 7-2 record and 2-1 in district play, clinching a playoff berth.
“Keyshawn is obviously a super talented running back,” said Hogan. “But what I love about him is how selfless he is. He will block, play defense, whatever is required to help his teammates. He has a great work ethic and a great heart. Simply put, he is one of a kind. Despite his size, I think he can play on the college level. I just hope that someone gives him a chance. He deserves it.”
On the season, Wyatt has 2,298 yards rushing and 31 TDs. He’s the school career leader with 5,655 yards and has scored 86 career TDs.