Sophomore quarterback Brady Attaway lead the Lumberjacks onto the field for the first time against McMurry last week. For a player from just up the road in Whitehouse, Attaway calls it a privilege to be so close to home.
"There's not many players that actually get to go close to home," said Attaway. "I get to play at a place that is close to home and everybody can come watch me that watched in high school. It is a great feeling."
Attaway was in tight competition throughout spring practice and fall camp for the starting position. After Jeremy Moses graduated the duel came down to Attaway and Dalton Williams.
"It felt good once I was named, it was kind of a surprise when it happened," said Attaway. "We were just in meetings and Harper asked Dalton and I to stay and that's when he announced it. Week one was a great win it was a good first game for me."
Attaway is underselling it a bit. In the win Attaway threw for 275 yards and 4 touchdowns leading his team to a 82-6 blowout of McMurry. That is a good start to try and fill the shoes of his predecessor and mentor Jeremy Moses.
"Watching him helped me out a lot because he was a great player," said Attaway. "Anytime I needed help on anything I would go to him and he would help me out and I feel like the way I read defenses are from him a lot."
Attaway finished high school ranked ninth on the all time touchdown pass list. The Lumberjacks certainly hope he produces those type of numbers at Stephen F. Austin as well. Brady Attaway is your ‘Jack of the week.