| Des Moines Register
High school quarterback scores 6 touchdowns in 1 game
Washington High School senior Trashaun Willis is a stellar athlete, but who he is off the field captivates everyone around him. His coach thinks this is just his beginning.
Trashaun Willis, the one-armed athletic standout at Washington High School in Iowa, received his first Division I football offer from Football Championship Subdivision program Lamar on Wednesday.
Willis, a 6-foot-5 senior who stars in football and basketball for the Demons, amassed 1,430 total yards and 25 touchdowns as Washington’s quarterback, plus 37.5 tackles and a pick-six as a linebacker this fall. He also holds offers from Loras (Division III), William Penn (NAIA), St. Ambrose (NAIA) and Mount Marty (NAIA).
A few years ago, Willis got national attention with his eighth-grade dunking videos went viral. A year later, he again made news when he befriended a 6-year-old from across the state who also had one arm missing because of the same congenital defect.
At the time, Willis told the Des Moines Register his goal was to become a Division I athlete to help inspire other kids out there like him.
Now, he has achieved that goal.
Lamar had shown interest in Willis for a while. The FCS program in Beaumont, Texas, has gone 13-22 in the past three seasons.
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