2011 Quarterback: Elliot Brashier

In his first year to start in high school, Elliot Brashier put up nice numbers for Clinton High School.

Clinton plays in a tough 6A district in the Jackson area. Elliot Brashier, Clinton's junior quarterback, led them to an 11-2 finish and a second round appearance in the playoffs. A team full of sophomores and juniors, Clinton lost to Madison Central 24-3 and didn't lose again until the second round of the playoffs, when they faced off against South Panola.

Brashier completed 13 of 30 passes for 178 yards against South Panola, one of the top teams in Mississippi every year. Remarkably, Brashier broke his index finger in the second series of the game and was able to finish the contest.

In the first game of the season, Brashier's first as a starter, Brashier threw four interceptions against Brandon. The last of the four picks was with two minutes left and his team trailing by seven. Clinton was able to get the ball back and score twice to steal the win. Brashier threw just seven picks the rest of the season. The 6'0 ½" quarterback finished the season with 119 completions out of 230 attempts with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

"Elliot is a student of the game," said his father, John. "He loves football. He doesn't get rattled."

Brashier, who plays second base and shortstop in baseball, wants to attend camp at three schools. "He wants to go to camp at Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, and probably Mississippi State," said Mr. Brashier.

Elliot is a little familiar with Southern Miss and has been to one game at Louisiana Tech. "He's a big fan of Colt Brennan," added Mr. Brashier. "We went over to Tech two years ago to see them play Hawaii when Brennan was still there. It was a great game."

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