The Duncan Banner

March 27, 2013

Duncan receiver commits to Oklahoma Baptist

Sean Gorman / The Duncan Banner
The Duncan Banner

DUNCAN — In deciding where he would play college football, Duncan senior receiver Andrew Peercy kept the family tradition alive Wednesday.

Peercy signed his letter of intent to play at Oklahoma Baptist University, the same school the previous three generations of his family attended.

“The school has a high standard for academics and sports, and I’m excited to get started,” Peercy said. “I’m happy to be a fourth generation Bison.”

As a receiver for the Demons last year, Peercy became an integral part of the offense, earning All-District First Team Offense honors. He said he will play tight end for the Bisons.

“I’m extremely proud of him and his continued love for the game,” Demons head coach Jim Holloway said. “I can guarantee that they will be getting the hardest working player on the team with Andrew.”

The senior receiver, who has played football for six years, will join a football program at OBU that will be reinstated for the first time since 1940 this fall. The Bison wil compete in the Sooner Athletic Conference and take part in their first regular season game in August against Southwestern of Winfield, Kan, in Shawnee, Oklahoma.

Peercy’s parents Tori and Mike Peercy said they’re excited for their son’s opportunity to play the game he loves after high school.

“He already has his older brother and sister Mickey and Kari there as well, Oklahoma Baptist is a significant place for our family,” Mike Peercy said. “We’ve been praying for this opportunity since they reestablished the football program and hope his passion and character will shine there.”