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August 3, 2013

Nurturing process for McCown truly a family affair

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As a sophomore last season, Jacksonville High School quarterback Carter McCown posted numbers that many quarterbacks would be envious of.

McCown completed 99 of 189 passes for 1,305 yards and 13 touchdowns in his first season as a varsity starter for the Fight'n Indians.

His performance earned him a spot on the 16-4A All-District team where he garnered First Team mention.

Not one to rest on his laurels, McCown has been continuing an arduous process of improving his game, with several members of his family being heavily involved in his football maturation process.

One could possibly be of the belief that McCown's family approach to learning the finer points of football begin and end with his cousins, Randy, Josh and Luke McCown.

That would not be a strange assumption given the fact that Randy McCown was an outstanding signal caller at Texas A&M and Josh and Luke McCown are currently in the midst of long NFL careers as members of the Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints, respectively.

And while the trio do offer up suggestions and advice to the latest McCown Tribesmen, they are far from being the only family sources of football wisdom.

This summer I worked out with Josh and Like a couple of days a week and they would tweak my mechanics and work with me on my footwork and my stance,” Carter McCown explained. “I've got a lot of pointers from Randy as well and I know that the things I learn from each of them can make me a better player and that is my main focus.”

Carter McCown went on to say that there are other McCowns that also assist him in improving his game.

Some people may not know that after every game on Friday night I sit down with my dad (Andy McCown) and we go over the things I did wrong in that night's game and if I did anything right we talk about how I could make it even better,” Carter McCown said. “My dad first started throwing a football with me when I was three years old and football has been a big part of our life and in the life of my brother (Colton) too. My dad and my brother, a former Indian defensive back and receiver, have always been some of my biggest mentors.”

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