Brady House has grown up on a steady diet of football, so it’s no surprise that his life’s dream is to be an NFL quarterback.
House’s quarterback quest began a year ago when he played his first season from under center for the Hughson Huskies. Now, as he prepares for his third season of Pop Warner competition, 10-year-old House is set to make a giant leap when he travels to Florida in January to compete in the ninth annual Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl.
Despite having only one year of quarterback experience, House impressed OD organizers at their June 16 camp at East Bay University, so much so that he was moved up an age division where he competed against 12-14 year olds.
“It’s a four day full contact camp,” House’s father Matt said. “I wanted to see what he could do playing against older kids, and he did awesome. He did better than I thought he would.”
“I had to compete with the older guys. I was very nervous because I was the smallest one there,” House said. “I had my ups and downs, but I think I did good at my age playing with the older kids.”
After four nine-hour days of conditioning, drills, and games, House was named a camp MVP and an invite to the Youth All-American Bowl was extended his way. House is now set to join some of the nation’s top talent in Orlando, FL.
House’s success at his first full contact camp can be attributed to innate desire to play quarterback, a desire he learned from his father, who not only played quarterback in college but is also a quarterback coach at Cal Berkeley.
“He’s been learning the position since he was four,” Matt said. “He told Sonny Dykes, ‘I’m going to play for you and I’m going to break Aaron Rodgers’ records.”
House is set to compete for the Hughson Huskies’ JV squad this season after being moved up from the Novice division. As for the All-American Bowl, House says he can’t wait to throw the ball and meet new players.
“I like the energy I feel when I play, I get excited,” House said. “My goals are to be a starting quarterback in the NFL and to go to California Berkeley college.”