The 49ers High School Player of the Week Award for week 4 goes to Cameron Norfleet of California High School in San Ramon, CA.
It started out as a close, hard fought, well-played game for both teams in Friday night's league game featuring the California High Grizzlies and the Amador Valley Dons. However, coming out of the locker room at the half, Cameron Norfleet wouldn't let that fly for long. Norfleet, a senior team captain, put the team on his back and took control of the game from the very start of the second half.
The third quarter was magic for Norfleet. The playmaker scored three touchdowns in the third quarter alone, doing so all in a matter of ten minutes. The Grizzlies were down by one at halftime, but that would change quickly at the hands of Norfleet. His quarterback hit him with a 15-yard pass for the go-ahead touchdown. His second touchdown went for 20-yards with an explosive run after the catch. Right before the start of the fourth quarter, Norfleet put the finishing touches on his magical quarter and broke off for an incredible 70-yard touchdown run to add to the lead.
"He was definitely our bright spot. He's a big play maker and he stepped up and led us to the victory in the second half," said California Head Coach Eric Billeci.
Norfleet finished the night with the three third quarter touchdowns, 131 yards on the ground, and six catches for 90-yards through the air. Leading his team to a dominant second half, California defeated Amador Valley by a final score of 48-21.
The senior playmaker does it all. As a two-way starter, and key contributor on special teams, you'll find Norfleet lined up in the slot as a hybrid receiver and ball carrier, starting at cornerback on the opposite side of the ball, and making plays on special teams as the Grizzlies main punt returner.
Off the field, Norfleet currently maintains a 3.8 GPA and plays basketball for the Grizzlies. "He is one of those kids that is just well liked by everyone on campus. On the field, he's a vocal leader for us. He holds everyone accountable and all of his teammates are going to respect his voice. Off the field, it's no different. He is well-liked by everyone," said Coach Billeci.
As the home school of the 49ers High School Player of the Week, California High will receive a $500 grant for their football program from the 49ers Foundation. As part of this award, Cameron will receive two tickets to a 49ers home game where he will be recognized on the field. At the end of the season, Cameron will be invited to the SAP Performance Facility to watch a closed practice where 49ers head coach, Chip Kelly, will officially present him with his award.
Congratulations Cameron, and good luck with the remainder of your senior season!