Everyone who has ever been around football knows it’s the team sport of all team sports, so when a quarterback throws 27 touchdown passes and only three interceptions he is going to draw some attention. That is exactly what ESU starting quarterback Brent Wilson has done.
In just his first six starts, Wilson has cracked the top three quarterbacks in school history for touchdown passes in a single season. With four games remaining, he only needs three more passes to break the current record.
He has also cracked the top ten in passing yards in a single season, but maybe the most impressive thing about Wilson besides his seemingly limitless potential at the division two level is that the only statistic he cares about is getting a victory.
“At the end of the day winning is all that matters to me. You know its great that those records have been broken but the most important thing to me is whether we win the games and that’s how I approach every day,” said Wilson, sophomore business major.
Some people may wonder why he didn’t go to division one. If he is that good, why is he here? From what Wilson said, it’s all about having great relationships with the coaching staff and feeling comfortable around them, especially Head Coach Garin Higgins.
“He’s definitely one of the reasons I came here and I knew the program was headed in the right direction,” Wilson said
Saying that Wilson has a big arm is the understatement of the year. But his physical talents aren’t the only things leading to his success according to his teammates.
“He’s not a raw guy and he doesn’t talk a lot but when he’s there he has a presence and we all feel more confident, ” said Aaron Blout, senior left tackle.
Higgins doesn’t believe he is that quiet.
“I know he goes over to the players and says maybe we need to do this or work on this. I know he’s a vocal leader but he’s the type of guy that leads with a purpose,” he said.
Nobody ever seems to know what it is, but “it” gets talked about a lot in sports. It could be physical ability or something intangible like modesty, but Wilson has it.