The Next Brady: FBCA quarterback shining in the first season with Eagles

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It was when he threw his first touchdown pass while playing Little League football, Brady Dever knew he would be a quarterback.

And it's fitting that his main reason for getting started in football was because of a guy known by many as Brady.

"I had always watched and liked football since I was a little kid," Dever said. "I saw all my friends playing so I decided to sign up and play. Tom Brady was one of the main reasons I started watching and playing football in the first place."

The 2020 season was going to be different for Dever.

In the midst of a global pandemic, due to COVID-19, the sophomore changed schools moving from Foster High School to Fort Bend Christian Academy.

A new school. New coaches. New teammates.

There was a lot of newness but not the traditional offseason that a normal transfer would get to acclimate to their new surroundings. But FBCA coaches and teammates, including last year's signal-caller JD Migl, made it a seamless transition.

"We were working out with each for about two hours every day this summer," Dever said. "When I first came in, the team was very accepting of me and they were happy to have me. A big part of the transition was my teammate JD Migl.