Fitzhenry Looking to Play Close to Home

Brock Fitzhenry will be starting at quarterback for Giddings High School in Texas for the 2005 season.

Brock Fitzhenry stands 5-foot-9 and weighs 165 pounds. Last year the former outside linebacker recorded 25 tackles for loss, an interception, and a fumble recovery. He has started on the varsity since his freshman year.

Fitzhenry runs a 4.7 40-yard dash, benches 235, and squats 315. He also runs varsity track and plays junior varsity baseball.

At this point, Fitzhenry is looking at Texas, Rice, and Air Force to continue playing football.

Currently, Fitzhenry ranks 13th in his class at Giddings and stresses academics as one of the priorities in his college decision-making process.

"I haven't talked to too many coaches, but I like Texas because of their academic history and I know I could be high on their depth chart," he said.

Fitzhenry said he likes Rice and Air Force because of their offensive game plan and their ability to execute the triple option. Giddings posted a 6-4 record this past season mostly in part to a young team.

"We're definitely improving," Fitzhenry exclaimed.

Fitzhenry said his goals for next season are to throw for 1,000 yards and rush for 1,500. He'd like to score around 20 touchdowns.

"I think it's very realistic for next season with our team and it should only get better," he noted.

This summer Fitzhenry will attend the Rice and Texas A&M University's team camps.

"I went to the Rice one last year and it really helped me understand our offense more," he said. "Texas A&M sent me a letter to attend this year."

Growing up, Fitzhenry was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan, especially Emmit Smith. His favorite player of all time though was Walter Payton because of his dominant running style.

This year, Fitzhenry said he was rooting for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Jerome Bettis.

When he isn't playing football, Fitzhenry likes playing NCAA Football 2005 on Playstation 2 and riding ATV's with his friends.

Canes Time Top Stories