Friday, August 20, 2010
Eric Brozovich: DDT Preseason Off. Player of the Year
GREENVILLE — Earlier this year, Eric Brozovich was the main ingredient to the Washington School baseball team’s success — earning them a spot in the MAIS playoffs.
The 6-foot-1, 180 pound senior was the Generals’ ace and was the go-to pitcher in time of need.
But this time around, Brozovich isn’t being recognized for his fastball, but for his talent on the gridiron.
He’s guided Washington School to back-back-back football titles, including a 34-7 victory over Pillow in the championship game last year.
Due to Brozovich’s remarkable work on the field, he’s earned the spot as cover boy for this special section and named the Delta Democrat Times Preaseaon Offensive Player of the Year.
Brozovich said he’s hasn’t made up his mind yet about which sport is in his near future.
“If I’m going to a bigger college, I’ll probably be playing baseball,” said Brozovich, whose brother, Billy, currently plays golf for Ole Miss.
“But you never know. Things could change. Maybe I could end up playing football (at a large university) if things work out there. Either one.”
Washington School’s new head coach Phillip Wasson has coached numerous quarterbacks in his time at various high schools. But said he sees something different in Brozovich compared to the others.
“Basically, he’s a coach on the field,” said Wasson. “He’s the best quarterback I’ve ever coached. And he’s a great teammate and team player. He’s a good kid, good person.
Despite winning two consecutive state titles, some people think the Generals will have a tougher route to a third title due to several key players graduating.
Brozovich doesn’t see it that way.
“It’s kind of put a chip on our shoulders. Everybody thinks this is a rebuilding year,” he said. “But we’re going to surprise a lot of people.”