Copeland Ready To Lead Tyler Attack

Tyler QB Sedarion Copeland (6-0, 175) is a dual-threat quarterack who many think could have a huge season this fall...

As a freshman last season, Copeland started every game for the Apaches except the first one and he finished completing 130 of his 225 attempts for 1,833 yards with 20 touchdowns and just three interceptions.

Copeland also displayed his outstanding running ability, toting the rock 77 times for 504 yards and seven more scores.

"I feel like I am a quarterback who throws first, but if things break down or if we need a big play and I can do that with my legs, well, I can do that too," Copeland told recently.

With his big numbers while leading Tyler to an 8-3 record, Copeland knows he's still got plenty to work on.

"My completion percentage needs to get better, so I've been working a lot on my footwork and also getting better timing with my receivers," Copeland said. "Honestly, I could improve on everything and that's been my focus because this is my chance to show people what I can do again this season."

So far, Copeland has yet to really hear from any college programs, that that should change with a good start to his sophomore season.

"I'm just trying to get my name out there a little bit," Copeland noted. "I can't really control what the coaches think about me other than going out, getting better and leading my team. The rest will have to take care of itself."

Copeland enjoyed a solid prep career at Dallas (Tx.) Skyline, but was unable to qualify, so he headed to Tyler in order to continue playing and get his academics in order.

The sophomore will finish up his two-year degree in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2015 football season.

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