Crockett's Dominique Wheeler named an All-American player

CROCKETT, TX (KTRE) - Dominique Wheeler may seem like a quiet, well-mannered kid in a suit and tie, but put him on a football field and you are sure to see some exciting plays. Wheeler gets his teammates and the crowd electrified and pumped up even when he stays calm and coach Paul Parsons says his best days are still ahead of him.

"As I have said on several occasions he is an explosive player," said Parsons. " I don't think he is going to get anything but better."

Wheeler was honored by a national panel this week when he was selected as 1 of just 90 players in the entire country to participate in the 2012 U.S. Army All-American bowl.

"I never thought I would get this chance before but it is exciting and I'm glad," said Wheeler. "It's a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Wheeler may seem soft spoken, but ask defenders if he is shy when going up for a catch and you will get a resounding, 'no.'

"I'm excited for him and for his family, but also for Crockett," said Parsons. "It's a big deal for us, for a small town kid to get honored in a big way, and he is just so worthy of that."