Northwest 2014 graduate Duke Kicinski earned the Defensive MVP honor Tuesday at the Texas Coaches Association all-star game.
Kicinski made four tackles, including two and half for losses, in the North team’s 13-7 win.
He was also credited with one-and-a-half sacks.
“It was a lot of fun and a good experience,” Kicinski said. “It was weird for an all-star game for the defense to be so good. Everyone was doing their job, and we played well as a team.
“It was easy for me. Everyone was doing what they were supposed to do. The linemen did a good job and made it easy on the linebackers to do their job.”
Kicinski, who is headed to West Texas A&M, was a stalwart on the Texans’ defense last year. The linebacker made 125 tackles, including 60 solo stops. He recorded three sacks, picked off three passes and caused a fumble.
He is hoping to get on the field this fall for West Texas A&M.
“I’ll have a chance to play. I’ll have to do good,” Kicinski said.