Senior wide receiver and free safety Wade Halterman of the Wink Wildcats is being recognized state-wide for his performance on the field in week 2.
Halterman was named the 2A Built Ford Tough Player of the Week after compiling 272 receiving yards on seven receptions.
On top of that, Halterman had three touchdowns and two interceptions.
“Wade is an outstanding young man that has overcome so many hardships in his life,” Kittie Gibson, principal at Wink-Loving ISD said in a statement. “His sister is dealing with cystic fibrosis. His girlfriend of three years was diagnosed with leukemia in May of 2017, right before Wade competed in the state track meet. It’s an inspiration for us all to realize a young man can deal with so many hardships in a short period of time and still be committed to excellence in the classroom and on the field”.
Halterman was a key component of the Wildcat’s 40-21 win over the Stanton Buffaloes.
Wink is set to square off with Coahoma on Friday night.