HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Katy High School's Paddy Fisher is the winner of the 2015 Greater Houston High School Rotary Lombardi Award.
The high school version of the award is given out by the same organization that gives out the college version and is given out during the same ceremony. In essence, Fisher received his Lombardi in front of Penn State's Carl Nassib, who wound up winning the college version of the award. Coaches in attendance included Clemson's Dabo Swinney and Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin.
Fisher is a senior linebacker for a Katy team still unbeaten and in the Class 6A Division II state semifinals. He is verbally committed to play his college football for Northwestern.
Other finalists for the award were Westfield's Ed Oliver (Houston verbal commit), Spring's Bravvion Roy (Baylor verbal commit), and Hightower's Clifton Lewis (TCU verbal commit).
Later in the evening, at a different ceremony, Oliver was named the Touchdown Club of Houston's Defensive Player of the Year. George Ranch running back Darius Anderson (verbally committed to Missouri) won the TD Club's Offensive Player of the Year. George Ranch's Ricky Tullos won the Coach of the Year Award given out by the Touchdown Club.