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January 11, 2012VYPE MAGAZINE - West Houston
Teykl Coaches All-Americans
Many coaches, in their entire careers, hope to get just one, possibly two All-American caliber players whom they get the chance to coach. And though he has had a number of players who have taken their talents to the Division I level and beyond, Rosenberg Terry coach Tim Teykl experienced something in early January that coach’s dream of doing.
On January 7, Teykl was amongst the eight men coaching the West Squad in the US Army All-American game.
“To represent B.F. Terry High School, Lamar Consolidated ISD, the Greater Houston area and really everything west of the Mississippi, it’s a magnificent opportunity,” Teykl said. “I wish every coach I knew had the chance to do this.”
Indeed it was quite the honor as Teykl said it. And on top of that, the West team won by the score of 24-12. In the game, Teykl coached the receivers. In his lineup was some of the nation’s top players including Dorial Green-Beckham (Hillcrest – MO), Jordan Payton (Oaks Christian – CA), Dominique Wheeler (Crockett – TX) and even Houston’s own Bralon Addison from Hightower.
Green-Beckham was the team’s leading receiver with two catches for 88 yards and a touchdown. Wheeler added another two catches for 29 yards. Teykl was impressed with the skills set that these guys exhibited throughout the week.
“The speed of the game and the talent level was amazing. If you have one of these guys come through your high school, they are once in a 25-year type of student-athlete,” Teykl said. “I had eight of them because I coached receivers, nine if you count the tight end which I had part of the day.”
And while their skills did most of the talking for them, one glaring trait stood out throughout the week of practice leading up to the game.
“The thing I loved the most is that they (the players) left their egos at home. We did not have to address that one time,” Teykl said. “These kids came here unselfish, knowing that they had to learn a new system. It didn’t matter who played, as long as we played hard and got the win.”
The West got that for sure. Another interesting point from the game that was mentioned was that Teykl has his very own All-American at home at Terry High. His senior wide receiver/tight end Derrick Griffin earned an early spot in next year’s game. As if that was not enough good news, word broke the same weekend Griffin committed to Texas A&M to play football.