KILLEEN, Texas — Killeen High School football player Amir Ward was presented the Semper Fidelis Athlete of the Month award for December from the U.S. Marine Corps and Max Preps. 

Ward was a 1st team All District defensive end. In addition to high school, he also studies at the Killeen ISD Career Center. 

Former Dallas Cowboys tight end and five-time Pro Bowler Jay Novacek was the ceremony's guest speaker. 

Ward received his award at Killeen High School's gymnasium.