Rockwall’s Andrew Hinckley named Defensive Player of Week by Dallas Morning News

ROCKWALL – The Dallas Morning News has named Rockwall defensive back Andrew Hinckley as its “Defensive Player of the Week” after his outstanding performance in the Yellowjackets 21-10 victory last Friday night over cross-county rival Royse City.

The 5′ 10″ defensive  back intercepted three passes and returned them 52 yards, including one for a 21-yard touchdown. He also had 8 tackles, kicked one extra point and kicked off for his team.

“I’d say that was my best game ever,” Hinckley told The Dallas Morning News.  “I was reading the quarterback really well.”

Rockwall Head Coach Scott Smith said, “He’s a very consistent performer, day in and day out, a real communicator and a team player.”

According to the News, Hinckley is also on the track team and competes in the 200 meters, pole vault and high jump. He plays point guard on the basketball team, as well.

Over the summer, he did mission work in South Africa with the youth group at his church.

“We wanted to do something for our senior year that would make a difference in the world,” he said.

Congratulations to Andrew, his family and the Yellowjackets!

By J.J. Smith


1 Response for “Rockwall’s Andrew Hinckley named Defensive Player of Week by Dallas Morning News”

  1. Jim Hinckley says:

    In addition to the above listed. Andrew was hoored to recieve the Wildcat Award at Williams middle school chosen by faculty. Won the DMN High School Hero of the week Award and is his Sr Class Homecoming King, both choosen by his peers. Also loves to play Volleyball (since he was 5 in Dads Community League).
    Andrew has been a great role model for younger brother Chris (Sophmore). They both are starters for RHS Varsity. When I ask him if he felt slighted or occward with brother playing on same team. His answer was, Chris desirves more attention and that it was fun playing on same team/field, kinda like when they were kids he said. They always played up with older neighbor kids here in Dallas before divorce.
    Both also, play piano, guitar, ride unicycles and juggle balls, pins, just about anything!
    Yes they both excel in academics, sports, and encourage others, but most important, Christ is in their heart!
    I appriciate you writing about my sons, Mr. J.J. Smith. Yes, I am proud of their acomplishments!
    Jim Hinckley

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