This week’s Player of the Week, Levi Mullins of Glenvar had an outstanding performance last week.
Mullins threw for 420 yards with only 9 incompletion and 6 touchdowns. That is a pretty solid stat line, but for Levi Mullins it was just another day leading the Glenvar football team.
"It was average I feel like. I don't feel like I did anything spectacular compared to the other games. Try to play smart and keep the ball moving,” Mullins said.
Glenvar Head Coach Kevin Clifford said "We knew we had to win Friday. It was a must win and Levi came out and played exceptionally well obviously... He's really done a great job of executing our offense."
In the win that got the Highlanders into the playoffs, Levi did have one interception early in the game -- one of just 11 picks to his 30 touchdowns this season -- but it only made him step-up his game more after that.
"For me I think once I make a mistake, I realize that now I get the jitters out now and it's time I can play,” Mullins said. “I feel like I play, I do good after. I don't want to be that guy. I don't like being the one that messes everything up. I make an effort to do better and come back after making a mistake."
Orchestrating an offense is a tall task, but add on top of that coming back from a broken collarbone -- not once, but three times -- and that's what Levi has done. He now has a metal plate to reinforce the bone that he most recently broke last November.
"It doesn't really bother me that much. The scar's pretty noticeable but for me it's like insurance. I feel a lot safer with it in there after breaking it so many times. Now I feel pretty solid,” Mullins said.
What's also solid is that he's thrown for nearly 2,500 hundred yards as just a junior. And two of the reasons he boasts such impressive numbers, are his top receivers-- Markell Jones and Shaquille Bonds -- who were his main targets Friday night. Jones had 238 yards on 12 catches and 3 touchdowns, while Bonds had 10 catches for 129 yards and 3 TDs as well.
"It makes my life easy that's for sure,” Mullins said. “They make me look good and they do a good job of getting yards after I throw them the ball. A lot of the yards I have is because of them after they make plays downfield."
Aside from the numbers though, Levi also has it together off the field.
"He's a hard worker. He's a great student. He's well over a 4.0. He's in AP classes. He's the type of kid that it I had a daughter and he came knocking on the door, I wouldn't mind him taking her out,” Clifford said.