Co-worker Matt Winter passed along this story the other day.
Down in Mississippi, a hard-nosed quarterback from St. Stanislaus College Prep led his team to its first-ever state championship.
His name is Dylan Favre. You might be more familiar with his uncle, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
Favre, a 5-foot-11, 195-pound senior quarterback/safety/punter, had a heckuva game in the state final: 369 passing yards and three TDs in the air, along with 51 yards on the grounds and two TD runs in a 35-16 win.
Oh yeah, he also had 17 tackles and an interception on defense.
Before the game he got his first scholarship offer from Southern Miss, the alma mater of his famous uncle. To date it’s his only offer, but he has also received interest from Florida International and Mississippi State.
“It feels good to see all the hard work paying off,” [said Dylan Favre of his first offer]. “It was really frustrating for a while to work that hard and not see anything for it.”
Dylan Favre set a bunch of records in his prep career. Here are a few state marks he finished with: career total offense (14,175 yards), total touchdowns (169) and touchdown passes (144). He had 5,539 passing yards, 1,228 rushing yards and 81 total TDs (63 passing) this season.
In this article last week, uncle Brett had this to say:
“I think he has done a great job of making a name for himself. I never did close to what he has done in high school. He’s going to go down as one of the very best quarterbacks in Mississippi history, which is something to really be proud of.”
Now for the obvious question. If Dylan’s on-field performance is reminiscent of his uncle, does that mean we should expect a waffling, drawn-out
retirement college-commitment decision?
I kid, I kid…