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Chamberlain junior Dontae Aycock, a threat with his arm and feet, certainly has a tale to tell.
By JOE SMITH
Published September 7, 2007
TAMPA - Chamberlain junior Dontae Aycock's scheduled name switch might have hit a welcomed twist.
Aycock, one of the county's top dual-threat quarterbacks, planned to change his last name to Smith when he turns 18 partly to honor his late mother, Veronica, and brother, former Bucs safety and current Viking Dwight Smith.
After all, Aycock hadn't heard from his father, Rufus, in about five years. That changed Tuesday, when Rufus called from Atlanta.
"It was good," Dontae Aycock said with a grin. "I told him about football and the team Web site. He said he was proud."
Aycock, 15, is coming off his stellar debut as quarterback against Gaither, running for three touchdowns and passing for two in the Chiefs' 41-17 win.
Chamberlain coach Billy Turner, who likened the 5-foot-10, 195-pound junior to a "fullback playing quarterback," said he's lucky to even have Aycock under center for tonight's matchup with Middleton.
Aycock's mother died a few weeks before Dwight was drafted by the Bucs in 2001. Aycock was set to move from Chicago to Tampa to live with Dwight until he was signed by the Saints in 2005. Aycock hoped to follow, but Hurricane Katrina soon ravaged the region, grounding Aycock in Tampa with his cousin.
"Dontae is a heck of a story," Turner said. "He's going to be a special player."
Aycock is not the county's lone quarterback who can beat opponents with his arm and feet. Some of the best:
Coaches think Jackson, a converted receiver, could be one of the more complete quarterbacks in program history. The 6-foot, 175-pound slasher, coming off a one-game suspension, can "throw like former Hawk Justin Hickman and run like Jameel Williams," coach Sean Callahan said.
Austin isn't afraid to call himself "Vick" to teammates. No, that's not for troubled Falcons quarterback Michael Vick's dogfighting troubles. It's because of the tricks Austin can pull in the pocket. The 6-foot-3, 195-pound transfer from TBT leads one of the fastest teams Earl Garcia said he's ever had.
Sr., Tampa Bay Tech
Tucker, a running back last season, returned to his roots under center. And he made rookie coach C.C. Culpepper look like a genius, combining for six touchdowns running and passing in a 50-7 rout vs. Bloomingdale.
So., Tampa Catholic
As a receiver last year, he was compared to former Crusader and 49ers receiver Darrell Jackson. Now, the 6-foot-2, 195-pound sophomore is making a name for himself.
Sr., Berkeley Prep
The sturdy senior nearly perfected the art of the bootleg last week against Bradenton Prep, rushing for 101, passing for 126 and four TDs combined.
Turner has the best arm of any Lancer quarterback ever, and his fleet feet make the team's optio attack tough to stop.