Kevan Covarrubiaz accepted the Built Ford Tough Player of the Week Award during a special assembly program held Friday, October 4, 2019, in the Eldorado High School auditorium.

The Eagles quarterback received the award for his performance in the third week of the 2019 season when the Warbirds defeated the Brackett Tigers 46-22. He completed 29 of 41 passes in the game for 517 yards. He completed passes to eight different receivers for four touchdowns and ran for another in front of the Homecoming crowd at Larry Mitchel Stadium on Friday, September 13th.

Lance Guerrero of Jim Bass Ford in San Angelo was on hand to present Covarrubiaz with the award and listed some of his accomplishments before the introduction. Guerrero also noted that Covarrubiaz had overcome injuries to each knee, that ended his football season in his sophomore and junior years. Guerrero explained that others might have quit, but not Kevan Covarrubiaz.

Covarrubiaz thanked God, his family, friends for their support and credited his teammates for making it possible for him to win the honor.

Eagles Head Coach Michael Johnson received a replica of the award which was presented to the school in recognition of Covarrubiaz’s accomplishment.

“I was extremely excited for Kevan to get the Built Ford Tough Award,” Johnson later said. “I really feel he embodies what the award is all about. To see him through the ups and downs of what he has battled through his sophomore and junior seasons, and then to dig in even harder to get himself to where he’s at right now is something special to see. I couldn’t be more happy for both him and his family.”

Kevan’s family was on hand for the ceremony, including brother and teammate Korbin, a sophomore at EHS, and his parents Kenny and Vanessa Covarrubiaz.