Video/Taco Bell Athlete of Week #3: Every contender needs a powerful RB who can run, catch & score TDs

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High school football in The 209 and an education, it’s a great combination.
That’s the message that Taco Bell is promoting, with Black Hat Football, as we prepare for the 2016 season. We’ll select 3 Taco Bell Athletes of the Week each Monday during the football season, through the Sac-Joaquin Section Section playoffs, and each earns a $20 gift card for tasty treats and a Taco Bell Athlete of the Week patch.
The 6-foot-3, 170-pounder was the driving force behind a potent ground game that led Edison to a 59-35 non-league win over Pacheco. Whatley had 18 carries for 173 yards and a touchdown, while catching two passes for 46 yards. It was the third 100-yard game of the season for Whatley, whose Vikings (4-1) open San Joaquin Athletic Association play this Friday when they visit Bear Creek.
On his tape, check out Whatley lining up in the slot around the 4:55 points – runs a downfield route, just like a receiver, and makes the nice catch for the big gain.

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Richard T. Estrada has been covering high school football in The 209 area code for more than 30 years and is the voice of authority on the game in California's Central Valley. He oversaw The Modesto Bee's high school sports coverage for a couple of decades, and also was a national award-winning business and agriculture writer. Black Hat Football not only covers the game, but emphasizes education and the need for The 209's student-athletes to prepare for college.

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