The St. Edward Eagles will be playing for a Division One State Championship this Friday night in Canton, and a big reason why is the 2018 Matthew Medley NEOSI Player of the Year, Jordan Castleberry.
The outstanding West Virginia commit rushed for 1400 yards on 239 carries, scoring 16 touchdowns on the ground. His longest carry was 59 yards and he averaged 5.9 a carry. He also caught 13 balls for 138 yards and with a 90-yard touchdown as well.
Jordan had this to say upon learning he had won the coveted award.
“I would first thank God who is ahead of my life for the many blessings he has given me and my family. I thank my parents, my pastors and church for helping me develop in me the God fearing young man I am today. St. Edward has been everything to me! Through my ups and downs there is no place I’d rather be! The Ed’s community has supported me through anything every step of the way. So I would like to thank all coaches , especially Coach Tom Lombardo for giving me the best football experience of a lifetime. Can’t wait to look forward to the future to my new home West Virginia University, everything has been just a blessing. Also finally I want to thank my teammates for being the brothers that I have added to my family. This is for you grandma!
Castleberry did it all this season, earning the respect of the fans, teammates, coaching staff and writers. That is why he is this years Matthew Medley NEOSI Player of the Year.
Good luck at West Virginia and good luck this weekend in Canton.