Originally Published: Jul 31, 2010 10:26 PM CDT
Oklahoma Sports Top 30 -- L.T. Pfaff, Atoka High School
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Oklahoma Sports Staff Writer
ATOKA, Oklahoma -- At the time of the year 2000 census, the population of Atoka, Oklahoma was 2,988.
In his junior season with the Wampus Cats, quarterback L.T. Pfaff passed for 3,649 yards.
The Atoka signal caller doesn’t look to slow down in his final season, sitting on the cusp of yet another state record. If Pfaff keeps pace in 2010 season, he would become Oklahoma's all-time leader in passing yards -- he's just 1,500 yards short -- and the state's first high school quarterback to pass for 10,000 yards.
"Its going to be very exciting," said Pfaff, understated as he stands on the brink of history. "[I'll] just go out there and throw the ball around and see what happens."
But he is no stranger to broken records. In a district game against Marietta, Pfaff passed for 629 yards, the most thrown in a game in Oklahoma high school history. That was during his sophomore season.
His numbers in his junior season were nothing short of outstanding. Pfaff completed 239 of his 383 passing attempts and averaged 331.7 yards per game, while throwing 36 touchdowns and just 14 interceptions.
With all that talent, even Atoka head coach Forrest Mazey knows his team's success relies on that of the four-year starter.
"Overall we go as he goes," said Mazey. "If he's having a bad night then we are going to have a bad night."
Pfaff led the Wampus Cats to the playoffs his junior season, the 5-foot-10, 150-pound quarterback hopes to lead his team deeper into the playoffs in his final season running things for Atoka.
Oklahoma Sports Bio -- L.T. Pfaff
Weight: 150 pounds
Favorite Food: Pizza
Favorite Video Game: Madden NFL 2010
Listening to Right Now: Any country song.
Favorite Athlete: Matt Ryan
Role Model: Peyton Manning