WALKER, LA (WAFB) - His name has been called plenty of times on Sportsline Friday Nite, but as quarterback of a winless team, Walker's Terry Bozeman is not usually in the conversation for Player of the Week.
But things are changing for the Wildcats' senior who was named Sportsline Player of the Week for Week 2.
Leading the state in passing last season was a major accomplishment on its own, but now Bozeman is pushing himself to new heights.
While his arm strength and accuracy took leaps forward, the senior Wildcat credited his footwork and speed in making him a more complete player.
"Last year, I could move in the pocket well and get out of the pocket, but this year, we can do more designed runs with the quarterback, and that helps our team and our offense a lot," said Bozeman.
Bozeman said his 40-time improved from a 4.75 to 4.65, and that's gone a long way in helping him to performances like Walker's game against Franklin, where he accounted for nearly 400 yards of total offense and seven touchdowns.
"The first offense only really played the first half," said Bozeman. "But still, when we're out there executing what we know we can execute, it didn't matter who we were playing, as long as we do our job, we're going to be successful."
And while Bozeman is the first to give credit to his teammates and chase wins over personal accolades, even his coach said it's about time the spotlight shines on his star quarterback.
"Last year, I don't feel like he got any of the credit that he deserved because the team didn't win," said Walker head coach Brandon Lawley. "He went out last year, led the state throwing the football, had games where he threw six touchdowns, threw for 400 or 500 yards per game, but came up a point or two or three points short. And he never got any of the accolades. This year he's playing a half and getting some of those things to go his way. So it's nice to see."