Former Arizona High School Quarterback Brock Purdy Shining at Iowa State

Connor Manning

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For years here at Hamilton, we considered him a rival. Now all we can do is marvel at how well former Perry High School Quarterback ,Brock Purdy, has been playing for the Iowa State Cyclones in the past couple of weeks. So far after just two games, Purdy has completed 36 for 48 passes, has thrown for 572 yards, thrown 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Not bad for a true freshman that has played two very tough games back to back. He has also brought his team back to 3-3, after Iowa State started the season at 1-3. Ben Darnell (10), who has been following Purdy, commented on his recent performances, “I watched the last two games, and I got to say, this guy is impressive.” In his first game at Oklahoma State, Purdy threw for 4 touchdowns and 1 interception and became the first true freshman at Iowa State to throw a touchdown pass since 1995.  

With many fans pleased and a sight of hope for a successful season still in the air, he got a second chance to play at home against the 6th best team in the nation, the West Virginia Mountaineers. In that game, he outdueled Heisman hopeful, Will Grier, threw for 254 yards, 3 TDs and one INT, and led the Cyclones to another massive upset. Another college football fan who has been following Purdy, Gavin Parzych (10), had this to say on the roll he has been on. “To be honest, I didn’t go to the games last year, so I didn’t really know who he was, but after last watching his game Saturday on TV, The guy played really well.”   

One student who hadn’t really followed Purdy that much, Blake Shiverdecker (10), told the Paw Print his thoughts of the Iowa State QB. “Once i heard of this guy, i had to check him out. I’m not really a fan of college football, but this guy is something else.” For those who want to know when Purdy plays next, the Iowa State Cyclones face off against the Texas Tech Red Raiders in Ames, Iowa this Saturday at 9:00am. Be sure to check him out a root for a Chandler District alum!