NSIC Can’t “Heid” From Augie’s Record Setting QB
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Trey Heid personifies poise under pressure.
“I think it’s just his confidence. Once he gets into the system he has the ability to audible and call fronts out.” Augustana Senior Receiver Charlie Hayes says.
It’s quite a different picture than the one he paints just three years earlier.
“By no one else doing then myself sometimes I would just take off and just get crushed!” Heid says.
Starting as a redshirt freshman in 2013, Heid threw 13 interceptions to just 10 touchdowns as Augustana sputtered to a 4-7 season.
“I really don’t know what else to say other than I’ve learned a lot more football than I knew three years ago. After that first year I think going into spring it was an open competition.” Trey said.
Jerry Olszewski didn’t recruit Trey and could easily have switched to former Brandon Valley star Chase Marso.
“That humbleness that brought to him. It really humbled in his game that I got to be more than just a great athlete, I got to be a complete quarterback.” Olszewski says.
And it showed last year. Heid was the NSIC offensive player of the year with nearly 35 hundred yards passing and 29 touchdowns to along with nearly five hundred rushing yards and five scores.
“Lot of it was health base but some of it was mechanics. I used to always hold it real low kind of like (Tim) Tebow. So we had to fix that and it’s helped.” Heid says.
Trey has already risen to the pressure of following that up as a senior, throwing 11 touchdowns in three games to set the Augie career touchdown pass record of 75.
“I think all those things led to that. I think that it’s a journey that he’s been on and I don’t think his best football has been played yet.” Olszewski says.