Who is Braden Bratcher And Where Does He Play?

Braden Bratcher

Some are taught to play, and others are born to play. Braden Bratcher was born with exceptional skills that he has honed over the years. Sadly, he is yet to get the publicity befitting for his talent.

Braden has been earning accolades to his name for his exceptional performance as a quarterback right from junior high. Despite the setbacks, Branden is pushing harder than ever. Here is the story in full.

Braden Bratcher’s grandfather and uncle played football

Little Braden Bratcher was born and raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. Little Rock is a city popularly known for housing the Clinton Library & Museum, Arkansas Arts Center & Old State House Museum.

There is no information about Braden’s immediate family online and his exact date of birth is unknown. Based on the average age of college freshmen, Braden is probably between 19 to 21 years old.

Braden’s grandfather, Sam Hilburn, played for the Razorbacks from 1960-1963 and earned himself a letter in 1962. His uncle, Scott Hilburn, also played for the Razorbacks from 2002-2004. His grandmother was a big supporter of the Razorbacks for obvious reasons.

Braden’s Legacy at Gridiron High School

In Braden Bratcher’s junior year, he was part of the 2017 offense that ranks inside the top-10 in numerous state categories. Braden also played lacrosse and scored 10 goals with three assists his junior season.

In his senior year, Bratcher completed 327 of 487 passes for 5,196 yards, 51 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Bratcher rushed 116 times for 826 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught two passes for 10 yards.

Braden was ranked ninth in both career passing yards (10,468) and career touchdown passes (114) in the state of Arkansas’ high school history.

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In the 2019 season opener vs Springdale Har-Ber, the 6-foot athlete set the all-time national record for yards in a single game, totaling 900. Out of 17K high schools that play football, Branden leads the nation in passing and total yards of 6,022 yards, which made him the MVP at the state championship game.

Braden was denied a scholarship

With hopes as high as the sky, like most exceptional football players, Braden Bratcher was expecting a scholarship from one of his top choices. His hopes were shattered (not completely though) when he didn’t get a scholarship or a Division-I offer from any of his dream schools.

Braden Bratcher is a living example of “good things come in small packages” sadly, many prefer to open the big box instead. Numbers don’t lie, they say, but some numbers matter more than others. The numbers that matter the most for Braden Bratcher’s recruitment were 6’0” (1.8m) and 175 lbs (74.4kg), which wasn’t enough. Contrary to what Braden believes, recruiters think the size of the player matters more than the size of his heart. And Braden’s heart is enormous.

Which College does Braden play for?

Braden received an offer from Southern Methodist University (SMU), a scholarship offer from East Central University, and a preferred walk-on (PWO) offer from Pulaski Academy (Razorback Arkansas).

It means the coach would like him on the team but cannot (or won’t) offer any financial assistance at least for the first year. He might earn a scholarship going into their second season, but nothing is guaranteed.

As narrow as the chances of getting a scholarship may be, Braden Bratcher committed to his favorite school on the 11th of March 2020.

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