2010 Army Iron Man To Get 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.
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.
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
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.