Brinkley set to sign up for West Texas

Tigers’ all-time leading passer will become a Buffalo Feb. 6

In the past decade, West Texas A&M has been one of the most consistent programs in the country.

When national signing day swings around next Wednesday, record-setting Tiger quarterback Ethan Brinkley will sign on the dotted line to join in on the success.

The Buffaloes—a member of the Lone Star Conference— went 12-3 last season, losing to national runner-up Winston Salem in the NCAA Division II semi-finals

The Buffaloes are led by Coach Don Carthel, who has taken a program that had won just seven games combined over the previous four years and guided it to eight winning seasons, six NCAA Division-II playoff appearances, five LSC South Division titles, four-consecutive Lone Star Conference Championships, two bowl appearances and 79 victories.

West Texas will have a senior quarterback next season in Dustin Vaughan as well as three other s igna l callers on the roster.

AtWestTexas, Brin- kley will join former Tiger Billy Gonzalez, who pitches for the Buffalo baseball team.

The 6-foot- 3, 210-pound lef thander will leave Rockdale with mos t of the school’s passing records in his back pocket.

Last season, Brinkley became the Tigers’ all-time leading passer with 4,616 yards and 36 touchdown passes.

Brinkley also holds the school record for passing yards in a game (444), completions in a game (32) and attempts in a game (51).

Brinkley’s father Greg—an allstate defensive lineman for the Tigers in 1985–played college football for the Houston Cougars.

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