Wyoming Recruit Karsten Sween Named National Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year

April 13, 2005

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Wyoming recruit Karsten Sween has been named an Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year, joining an elite group of 50 players from across the country to achieve the annual honor.

While the game of football is played over 100 yards, true character and determination are often defined in the Red Zone. The Old Spice Red Zone High School Football Player of the Year program uniquely recognizes those high school football players who elevate their play and that of their teammates in the Red Zone. The Red Zone athlete embodies and exemplifies leadership and performance. He's the one player the coach looks to when the game is truly on the line.

"This award meant to me national recognition and reward for my desire to be at my best when it counts, in the Red Zone," Karsten said of winning the award.

Karsten was nominated by his high school coach and selected by the Red Zone Judging Committee from a large pool of nominees from more than 4,500 participating high school football teams to receive this honor. He is honored as one of 50 players across America who stood out among their peers for their exceptional performance in the Red Zone.

"Karsten has been one of the strongest leaders our program has seen. Karsten is a fierce competitor," said Burroughs High School Head Football Coach Jeff Steinberg.

As one of the 50 Old Spice Red Zone Players of the Year, Karsten Sween was honored in a full-page congratulatory announcement in USA Today on Thursday, February 3, 2005 along with the newspaper's coverage of National Letter of Intent Signing Day.

Entering its fifth year, the Old Spice Red Zone Player of the Year program is sponsored annually by Procter & Gamble, the makers of Old Spice Red Zone Deodorant. The program was created and is managed by 360 Youth, LLC, an Alloy company.

For more info on the program, visit http://www.oldspiceredzoneplayer.com