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Little All-City football: Austin Brooks makes right throw at right time for OCS

LITTLE ALL-CITY OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Austin Brooks tossed 54 touchdown passes for Oklahoma Christian School this season, but none bigger than the last one in the fourth quarter of the Class 2A state championship game against Davis.
by Ed Godfrey Published: December 20, 2012
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photo - Little All-City high school football player Austin Brooks of Oklahoma Christian School poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012.  Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
Little All-City high school football player Austin Brooks of Oklahoma Christian School poses for a photo in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

“We knew we would be good,” Brooks said. “We knew we would put points up on the board, but the offensive numbers we put up this year were crazy. It was a lot of fun.”

Brooks was aided by a talented stable of receivers and an OCS offensive line that allowed just five quarterback sacks on the season. Turner said what impressed him most about his quarterback this season was Brooks' composure in the pocket.

“As many times as we throw the ball (Brooks was 203 of 301 through the air with 12 interceptions this season), it takes a lot to stand back there and have guys coming at you all the time,” Turner said. “He did a great job. He has a great touch on the ball but he can also rifle it in there.”

OCS coaches knew they wanted Brooks as a quarterback when they first saw him pitch for the Saints' baseball team.

“We had seen him play baseball and we knew what he could do on the mound and how he wants the ball in his hand,” Turner said. “He wants to command the game.”

Brooks now has several small college recruiters talking to him about playing both football and baseball at their schools.

“I am interested in playing both (in college),” Brooks said.

by Ed Godfrey
Copy Editor, Outdoors Editor, Rodeo, River Sports Reporter
Ed Godfrey was born in Muskogee and raised in Stigler. He has worked at The Oklahoman for 25 years. During that time, he has worked a myriad of beats for The Oklahoman including both the federal and county courthouse in Oklahoma City for more...
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