ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (WITN) – Northeastern junior quarterback and defensive back DeAndre "Biggie" Proctor is our newest WITN Pepsi Player of the Week!
Northeastern (3-0) handed J.H. Rose (2-1) its first loss of the season Monday night at J.H. Rose High School. The Eagles beat the Rampants, 43-29.
The junior gunslinger had himself quite the night against the Rampants, completing 10 of 13 passes for nearly 300 yards and four touchdowns, while rushing for 63 yards on eight carries and one more score in the Eagles win.
Northeastern head coach Antonio Moore said his first-year QB is getting better and better each and every week, adding that Proctor has great upside.
The 6-foot, 185-pound quarterback runs well and throws well, a dangerous combo at that position.
"It gives me real confidence, because if somebody stops the rushing game, I know I still have an arm to depend on and great wide receivers to make a play," said Proctor. "My goal is really to be the best I can be. Try to get the team back to another state championship and pull off the win this time."
Proctor got the nickname "Biggie" when he was benching 120 pounds at just 7 years old. But now his head coach points to his mind, not his strength as to why he's playing so well up to this point.
"His composure," said Moore. "To play for me, to quarterback for me, you have to have thick skin, you have to be tough mentally, and you have to be able to keep your composure. Biggie is getting better and his composure is getting better each week. Like I said, all I can see is upside for him. Biggie has arrived, so I'm glad to see him here."
Biggie and the Eagles are off this coming Friday. They play Rocky Mount next Friday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
The Rampants actually host the Gryphons this coming Friday night at 7 p.m.
For more on Proctor, check out the video above! (Feature airs Tuesday during WITN Sports at 6:20 p.m.)
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