Three Eldorado Eagles football players have earned the Built Ford Tough Award. The first was Wes Brown in 2009. The second was Kevan Covarrubiaz in 2019. The third was the Eagles current quarterback, EHS senior Korbin Covarrubiaz. Korbin and his older brother Kevan are the first pair of brothers to ever receive the award.

Kevan was on hand Friday, October 8th, as his brother Korbin was presented with his own Built Ford Tough Award during the EHS pep rally held at Larry Mitchel Stadium ahead of the District 14-2A contest with Miles. It was presented by Lance Guerrero and Mack Harper, representing Jim Bass Ford in San Angelo.

The award recognizes Covarrubiaz’s performance during the Eagles 56-29 win over the Coahoma Bulldogs. In that game he threw for six touchdowns and ran for another. He also led the Eagles on the defensive side of the ball with five solo tackles and three assists.

Through the first five games this season, Covarrubiaz has completed 67 of 118 passes for 1,346 yards, 18 TDs and 2 interceptions. He ran the ball 62 times for 495 yards, 12 TDs and one fumble, and he carried the ball into the end zone on 10 2-point conversions.

Covarrubiaz is also a star on defense, having tallied 21 tackles and 18 assists and caused one fumble.

“Korbin is definitely deserving of this award, although he gives his teammates credit for making it possible,” Eagles Head Coach Jon Long said. “He is a gifted player, a great young man and I’m proud of him.”