Two East Texans are up for the Heisman, but it's not the Heisman you might think.
West Rusk senior Malorie Herron and Cayuga senior Don Holly have been named finalists for the Wendy's High School Heisman.
"I was really honored to find out," said Herron. "Not many people have that opportunity. Only ten are picked from each state so that's a big honor."
Ten boys and girls were selected from each state. One boy and girl will be named national fianlists on Monday, November 5.
Of those State Winners, 12 will be chosen as National Finalists and will go on to compete for the National Winner title in New York City on December 7. National Finalists will be featured during a televised ceremony on ESPN® networks and will receive gold medals and $2,000 awards for their high schools. One male and one female National Winner will receive a crystal Wendy's High School Heisman trophy, a $500 gift certificate to Wendy's, and Wendy's will donate $10,000 to each winner's respective high school. Additionally, the winners will be recognized during the collegiate Heisman Trophy broadcast on ESPN, December 8.