Around this time last year, Brady House was gearing up for his third year of Pop Warner football with the Hughson Huskies while preparing for his national debut at the Offense-Defense Youth All-American Bowl in Florida.
After finishing the season with the Huskies, House went 12 for 14 and threw for 124 yards, one touchdown and one interception in a performance he dubbed “good.” Now, as an 11-year old with two years of quarterbacking experience to his name, House is again preparing for another season of Pop Warner football and eying a return trip to the O-D Youth All-American Bowl, which will be held in Daytona, Florida on Jan. 1, 2016.
“My goal is to be the best I can be and have good stats,” House said of the upcoming year.
But not everything is the same for Brady. Instead of donning a Huskies uniform, House will be playing under the Turlock Youth Football Pride banner as he and his dad chase a higher level of competition.
“He told me, ‘I don’t want to be satisfied,’” House’s dad Matt said. “He wanted to be in a bigger program and push himself, so that’s what we did.”
House will be playing for the JV Pride where he was drafted first overall, thanks to the quarterbacking skills that earned him four out of five stars at the O-D Football Camp in Colorado in June.
“It’s better for me because it’s better competition and better teams. I think in the long run it’s going to help me more,” House said. “It’ll get me prepared for bigger and better players.”
With a dream to play in the NFL, motivation is ample for the young House. Personal ambition isn’t his only drive, however, as he also pushes himself to succeed on the field in the name of a friend who is unable to do what he does.
“My friend Chase Brown, he has a pacemaker and he can’t play sports. So I do it for him,” House said.
House begins his tenure with the TYF Pride on Friday with his first padded practice with his new team.
“The thing I’m most looking forward to is being on a team that wins the Super Bowl, hopefully,” House said.