2010 Army Iron Man To Get Ring 

Derek Durand's name is engraved on the other side of the ring.

 

Harrisburg A&PA Report

SARVER, PA— Freeport Senior High School’s Derek Durand gets his ring next week.

Derek Durand is the 2010 Army Iron Man of the Year, signaling that he is Pennsylvania’s best two-way high school football player in the 2010 season.

The front view of the Army Iron Man Ring that Freeport's Derek Durand will receive next week for winning the 2010 Army Iron Man of the Year.
The front view of the Army Iron Man Ring that Freeport’s Derek Durand will receive next week for winning the 2010 Army Iron Man of the Year.

Sgt. 1st Class Steven Jones, Reserve recruiter out of Butler Recruiting Station, will present the ring to Durand during Freeport’s end-of-year award ceremony.

In the 2010 season, Durand had a team-high 33 receptions for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns while making 81 tackles on defense with nine passes defended and a forced fumble for the Freeport Yellow Jackets.

More than 55,000 votes were cast for the Army Iron Man of the Year for Pennsylvania with Durand receiving 17,466 votes to beat Springdale’s Chris Liberto for the honor, who had 14,759 votes.

Jostens, Inc, the legendary jeweler of championship rings worn by the greatest athletes in the world, worked with the U.S. Army to design a unique, one-of-a-kind ring for the Army Iron Man of the Year.

Durand will also receive two tickets to a Pittsburgh Steelers home game

Derek Durand's school name is engraved on one side of the ring.

 and will be recognized on the video board at Heinz Field.  A profile of Durand as the Army Iron Man of the Year will also appear on the Steelers Youth Football TV Show. 

Playing and excelling on offense and defense, the Army Iron Man must demonstrate physical and emotional strength, as well as strength of character. The Army Iron Man embodies the qualities of Army STRONG.

The 2010 Army Iron Man of the Year was part of the U.S. Army Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion’s 2010 Army STRONG Tour, which includes the Pennsylvania Passing League; Army Iron Man of the Year campaign; the Army Coach of the Year; the Army STRONG Wrestler of the Year; and the Army Rivalry Tour.

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Welcome to the United States Army Harrisburg Recruiting Battalion. The “Steel” battalion is a proud organization dedicated to supporting the important mission of recruiting for “America’s Army.” Your assignment as a recruiter in the great state of Pennsylvania will be an extremely challenging and rewarding experience for you, both professionally and personally. With over 200 community-based professionals located in communities throughout Pennsylvania who share the same concerns as do all responsible citizens regarding the future of America’s youth. In particular, we want to help students stay in school, remain drug-free, be physically fit, and realize their potential to become productive members of society.
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