Catch Man: Trey Naasz
by Kolbe Nelson
September 19, 2011 10:00 PM
So far this year, the Lincoln Patriots have averaged nearly 43 points per game. A big reason for those big numbers has been the Pats' passing game, headlined by wide receiver Trey Naasz, our Taco Johns Athlete of the Week.
"We think everytime we get the ball," Naasz said, "We're gonna score and we can do it in one play or in five or six plays, 10 plays whatever it is we think we're gonna score."
Through only four contests this season Naasz has 30 catches for 331 yards and four touchdowns, and he's managed that after a great Junior year that has defenses constantly scheming to shut him down. His ability to get open isn't lost on Lincoln Head Coach Aaron Beavers.
"He's got a great talent," Beavers said, "He works hard for what he's been able to accomplish individually, he's worked hard for what we've accomplished as a team so, good athlete, but I think a better young man and I think that's what we're more proud about."
No matter what his team accomplishes this season, Naasz will have his name stamped on South Dakota football for quite a while. That's because with all the catches he's racked up over the years, Naasz has not only shattered Lincoln's record for career receptions, but he's also eclipsed the state record.
"What an accomplishment," Beavers said, "We weren't really aware of it until last year, the kind of year he had and he came away with 93 receptions last year and you know Trey's just done everything we've asked him to do, he's a talented young man."
Records aside, all Naasz wants to do is help his team continue to put a lot of points on the board, and eventually lead them to a state championship.
"My goal right now is just to help my team get to the Dome." Naasz said.Follow KDLT Sports at @KDLTSports and KDLT Weekend Sports Anchor Kolbe Nelson at @KolbeNelson for opinions, links, and updates on Twitter. And don't forget to check out the KDLT Sports Facebook Page