Tucker Bridwell taking his game to Southern Nazarene University

Front, from left, head coach Greg Poynor and Tucker Bridwell. Back, offensive coordinator Brian Poynor, Kristi Bridwell, Shane Bridwell and Ja Bridwell. (Photo courtesy of Charla Shults)

Senior quarterback for the Pampa Harvesters Tucker Bridwell chose a landing spot to play football at the college level on Wednesday: Southern Nazarene University.

Bridwell had received offers to play at five other colleges, but said SNU was the best fit for him.

“When I went on my visit there I really liked the atmosphere,” Bridwell said. “They are a new head coach and plays football the way I like to play football. It seemed like a good place to play and a good fit for me.”

Bridwell said he hopes to have the opportunity to compete for the starting job at SNU right away.

Bridwell was a two-year starter at Pampa and during that time accrued 6,916 yards along with 59 touchdowns and 21 interceptions. He also rushed for 377 yards on 127 carries tallying six touchdowns.

Bridwell was thankful to play under head coach Greg Poynor and offensive coordinator Brian Poynor.

“Coach (Brian) Poynor, that’s my dude,” Bridwell said. “He’s helped me out throughout [my career]. I’ve been with him since I was in seventh grade when I was a ball-boy going to all of the varsity games. I’ve been around the program for a while and they gave me the chance to go sling around and make a name for myself.”

Bridwell’s favorite memory from Pampa? Just being around the guys.

“Just being around the guys in practice and in the locker room,” Bridwell said. “Just winning Bi-District and being part of a team.”

Bridwell hasn’t decided what he wanted to major in but knows he wants to be a coach.

The Pampa News would like to congratulate Bridwell on signing with Southern Nazarene University and wishes him the best of luck.

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