Every year, a new crop of talented young quarterbacks begins training with QBA and begins blazing their paths toward success.
This year, Brogan Stephey is in that category.
Only a fifth grader at Troy City Schools in Ohio, Stephey actually started training with QBA three years ago. In July, he received his first Duel invitation, qualifying at a camp in Indianapolis.
Stepping up and showing what he can do against a talented group of incoming fourth and fifth graders, Stephey finished in third place.
“I felt good for it being my first time at the Duel,” he said. “I was really nervous the first day and was aiming instead of throwing. I was also nervous about the finals, and that helped me realize that I need to just focus and do what I do.”
Stephey settled down nicely en route to placing third, and he left QBA’s showcase competition already looking ahead to the summer of 2018. “I want to win it all next year,” Stephey said. “I think I can.”
All good quarterbacks are confident quarterbacks, and Stephey already fits that profile.
Building off his Duel success, the straight-A student played QB for Troy Fish and Game and helped his team go 5-2. In addition to passing for 820 yards with 6 touchdowns (and only 1 interception) and rushing for 950 yards and 8 TDs, Stephey led Fish and Game in tackles, interceptions and forced fumbles.
This is the fourth season Stephey has played QB. “I like the responsibility, making decisions and setting the example,” he said.
Stephey is happy with his passing accuracy, athleticism and footwork at quarterback. He is working to improve his pre-snap reads and wants to become a more vocal leader.
Already off to an impressive start as a young QB, Stephey is sure to shore up any potential shortcomings in his game.
Continuing to train with QBA will help him soar to even higher heights down the road. “I really like the feedback and instruction I get from QBA,” Stephey said. “I like being told what I’m doing wrong and how to get better.”