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Baker reaches century mark

By Ryan Peterson - bio | email

BULLARD, TX (KLTV) - You won't see any creative touchdown celebrations from Brook Hill Quarterback Tyler Baker.

"He's (Baker) so humble," said Brook Hill Head Coach Terry Pirtle.  "There's nothing about him that's an I guy."

When Baker reaches the end zone, he acts like he's been there before. Friday night, Baker recorded the 100th touchdown of his high school career.

"The first thing that popped into my head was 'Tyler's probably embarrassed,'" said Brook Hill Linebacker Tallen Harris.

The stands were full of '100' signs.

"It kind of gave me chills for that young man," said Pirtle.  "He (Baker) kind of knew signs were being made that day, and I heard rumors he was kind of upset that was happening."

"Just running down the field it was a normal thing," said Baker.  "And then once I handed the ball to the ref and turned around and saw all my friends and family with signs and things, it was pretty cool."

Baker cares more about wins than any touchdown total.  Which is probably why he's so popular with his teammates.

"He's never one of those kids that likes to show off or get in the spotlight or anything," said Harris.  "It was cool to see that because he really didn't want all the attention."

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