Some might know that he hasn't been playing football very long. He's a basketball star who realized football was a better route for his skills.
His high school coach has seen lots of progress from Upchurch.
Most of Dawson’s opponents’ attention, however, will be focused on senior wide receiver Tony Upchurch, a 6-2, 230-pound specimen, who has already committed to LSU. Upchurch has size, strength and speed – and the attributes don’t stop there. “He understands football better each year,” Wells said. “His route-running is so much better. When he lines up, he knows what’s going to be open and what isn’t. “It’s no secret he’s our best football player. He can punt the heck out of it. He can throw the ball a mile. He can catch it. He can return kicks, punts, whatever you want him to to do. “When we get in our power package, he’ll be the guy carrying the ball. It’s no fun for the defense seeing a guy 6-2, 230 pounds running toward the line of scrimmage at 80 miles per hour.”
He could put up huge numbers this year. They're normally a rushing team, but their running back from last year is now at A&M. Upchurch is by far the best weapon they have.