Quincy Crittendon is a thoughtful young quarterback. He is also loaded with confidence.
“I want to be the best quarterback ever to come through Austin,” he said. “I want to always be throwing the football. I want to win games. I want to win all of them.”
Those are some pretty lofty goals, but Crittendon has been backing them up as he continues to demonstrate impressive development at QB. “I’m very confident in myself, and I’m confident in my team,” he said.
As the starting freshman quarterback at Austin High School in Decatur, Ala., this season, Crittendon guided the Black Bears to a 7-1 record. He averaged nearly 3 touchdown passes per game.
Before moving into Austin’s powerhouse football program – the varsity Black Bears won their first 11 games this season and outscored the opposition 499-116 – Crittendon closed out his middle school playing days on a high note. As an eighth grader, he led Cedar Ridge Middle School to a 7-1 record and the Tennessee Valley state championship.
Crittendon has been playing quarterback since he was in fifth grade. “I like everything about the position,” he said. “I really like throwing the football. I run sometimes when I have to, but I like throwing the ball.”
With more than 40 touchdown passes over the last two seasons, Crittendon is obviously very good at throwing the football. Training with QBA the past three years has helped him become a prolific passer in a state that is crazy about football.
“QBA has helped me a lot,” Crittendon said. “They’ve helped me with my throwing mechanics and technique, and they’ve also helped me become more confident and a better leader.”
As he prepares to lead the Austin H.S. varsity program to more glory, Crittendon displayed his skills again at the Duel in July.
It was his third trip to QBA’s showcase competition, and Crittendon placed fifth among incoming freshmen. “The first time I went to the Duel, I came in sixth place,” he said. “The second time, I came in third. This time, I came in fifth. I wasn’t down about this year. I’m very honored to have finished in the Top 5 but I know I can do better.”
Crittendon, a talented guard on the basketball court, has been getting progressively better on the football field. “I’ve been working on getting faster and improving my all-around game,” he said. “I’m really looking forward to the future. I’m going to keep on working to be the best quarterback I can be.”