Three Palo Duro Dons sign to play football with West Texas A&M

Three Palo Duro Dons sign to play football with West Texas A&M

The day before National Dedication Day, Kameron Brown tweeted, “Stay tuned tonight at 7pm…”

It took a little longer than that, but he ended up announcing where he will be playing college football in the next few years. This is the same place two of his teammates are heading to in the fall. It’s the same place where so many local players have recently signed up.

And, it’s pretty much just down the road.

Palo Duro held a National Signing Day ceremony Wednesday morning where Brown, Parrion Ware and Triston Moore all announced they would be playing football for West Texas A&M University. Ware and Moore will play defensive line while Brown will play linebacker.

“I would just like to thank God for putting me in this position and giving me the talent and the support that I have,” Brown said. “I would like to thank my mother, my father and all my family and the coaching staff, of course.”

Brown has held a dozen offers from various universities and for good reason. He led the Panhandle in regular season sacks with 11 to go with 55 tackles, 12 for a loss, three special teams touchdowns, two blocked field goals, 737 rushing yards on offense and 12 touchdowns. He was a true jack-of-all-trades for the first Palo Duro team to make the playoffs since 2014.

Palo Duro’s Eric Mims discusses National Signing Day

Palo Duro’s Eric Mims discusses National Signing Day

Hart Pisani, Amarillo Globe News

He won’t be the only one joining new head coach Josh Lynn at Canyon. Moore is also a vaunted defensive lineman who had 42 tackles and eight sacks and 10 TFLs his senior season.

“I want to thank God, my family, my brothers, mom, dad and all that stuff,” Moore said. “I want to thank the coaches, my friends and my family for always pushing me to keep going and not stopping. I want to thank the teachers and everything. Coach (Joseph) Hawthorne and coach ( Ziggy) Hood for always having me, even if I could beat him.”

Hood was a former University of Missouri star and a first NFL draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers, so Moore was facetious about that last game. He, Brown and Ware were not facetious in their praise of his help, however, as shown by the fact that all three play NCAA football.

Ware also thanked Hood after finishing with 53 tackles, six sacks and 12 TFLs last year. If you saw a big hit by a Dons defenseman in a game last year, you can usually assume Ware did it. Now he will have the opportunity to do them at the college level.

“I want to thank God, my family and the coaching staff,” Ware said. “I could never succeed without my dad because he helped me a lot. He pushed me through many obstacles just like Coach Hood. I want to thank my teacher Mrs. McGhee for helping me helped in my classes. the year, and that’s it.”

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