When Hayden Greenbauer becomes a Mustang next fall, the hope will be that the freshman isn't bored. While SMU fans are well aware the 2010 commitment is a threat for San Antonio Clark at the quarterback position, Greenbauer also spends time in the secondary, punts, holds field goal attempts, and returns kicks.
"He has done really well for us. He is our team leader and he has shown it. He has produced offense, defense, run, pass, he is doing everything we expected from him," stated Cougars coach Lloyd Alexander. "We have him playing a little bit of everything"
Clark is currently 12-0 after beating Bowie on Friday night in the second round of the state 5A playoffs. Greenbauer, who ran for 203 yards total in the game, had a 83-yard fake punt run on fourth-and-one in the second quarter.
"I was just excited for the opportunity," Greenbauer said. "That's what you're hoping for. That's the best feeling you can have."
It's the first 12-0 start for Clark in school history. The Cougars finished last season at 13-2, but knew with ten returning starters, that this season could even be more special.
"From the standpoint of talent, we had a lot of kids back from last year. We have a lot of seniors and that helps out tremendously. You can't teach senior leadership. They are doing what we expected on the field," said Alexander.
Greenbauer has been nothing short of amazing this season for the Cougars. He has run for nearly 1300 yards and 16 touchdowns from the quarterback position, also throwing for nearly 800 yards.
"He is so knowledgeable when comes to the game. The kid makes great decisions with the football. His other strength is that he is so athletic," said Alexander. "When it comes to weaknesses, I don't know if he has any."
Greenbauer is currently being projected to play wide receiver at the next level for SMU. At 6'1. 200 pounds, and a 4.5-forty, he could also play in the SMU secondary.
"I think you are asking the wrong guy at that. I'm not to verse at where guys should play at the next level, but I do know that I think he will be able to play where ever they put him because he is that type of kid," said Alexander of his star quarterback.
Greenbauer should have no problems academically qualifying, he currently has a 3.8 GPA.
"He is a excellent kid. He is an "A" student and he cares a lot about his teammates. He does very few things wrong, actually, I don't know anything he does wrong," said his coach. "That is including in the classroom, football field, and off the football field. He is the type of kid that if you had a son or daughter, you would want them to emulate him."
Clark plays Del Rio on Friday night in the 3rd round of the state playoffs.