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2010-11 MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR: Monte Green-Avery, Cuero

By Victoria Advocate
June 25, 2011 at 1:25 a.m.
Updated June 26, 2011 at 1:26 a.m.

Cuero Gobblers played against the Wimberley Texans at the Wimberley Texans at the Jerry Comalander stadium in San Antonio on Friday, November 19, 2010. Wimberley beat Cuero 43-35. MARIE DE JESUS/MDEJESUS@VICAD.COM

RUNNER UPChristian Wood-DvorakHallettsville . Football, basketball and golf

The senior helped guide the Brahmas to the state tournament in basketball for the second straight year.

1,756 votes, 37 percent

THIRD PLACEKyle BludauSchulenburg . Football, baseball, track

The junior stood out as quarterback of the Shorthorns, but also was key to the success of the baseball team this year.

405 votes, 9 percent

FOURTH PLACEJamie ThomasVictoria East . Football, basketball, track

The senior was key to both the football and basketball team, helping both make long playoff runs with his prowess on the defensive side of the ball.

179 votes, 4 percent

ABOUT THE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR

First-team all-district wide receiver.

Had 32 receptions for 452 yards and nine TDs. Also returned 11 punts for a district-leading 293 yards and three TDs.

First-team all-district in basketball

Averaged 15.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, and 1.2 assists

Silver medal in 200 at state meet. Finished fourth in 100 at state meet; Won gold medal in 100 and silver medal in 200 at regional meet

Football scholarship to Abilene Christian University

HighlightsReturned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown in season opener against Wimberley

Getting second in the 200-meter dash at the state meet.

Monte Green-Avery was a key member of Cuero's football and basketball teams, and brought home medals in track and field for multiple years.

Of more than 4,000 votes cast in a poll over six days, the Cuero senior was selected by people in the Crossroads as the Victoria Advocate's 2011 male athlete of the year.

What do you like most about athletics and sports?

If you're an athlete, there's nothing like sports. That's something you have to do. If you're not doing sports, then I don't know what's wrong with you.

How was your senior year?

I think I finished my senior year off pretty good. I accomplished a bunch of different things all through my sports. I'm satisfied with what I did my senior year.

Why did you choose to play football in college?

I kind of knew from the get go that football was what I was going to end up playing. It was between track and football. Football is the sport I'd rather play.

What is the next step and why?

When I went there, they were talking about how everything is based on family. I want to be able to be around people who have my back and just have a family up there.

Who are some of the people responsible for your success?

God, first of all. My family, my parents for all the support. My coaches for helping me to get where I am.

What drives you to be successful?

My parents drive me to do better and be better and be something. I think that's why I'm going to Abilene to get my education. Hopefully, I can do something in football and go to the next level in college.

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