Heber Springs senior Jacob Bremmon made it official Tuesday morning, signing with the Hendrix College Warriors to further his education and football career. “I’m really excited about this opportunity,” said Bremmon. “Honestly, my whole life I pictured myself playing college baseball, but football is another thing I’ve been able to work myself into.” The 6’0” wide receiver and safety led the entire nation in interceptions with 13, also hauling in 45 passes for 902 yards and seven touchdowns, good for averages of 75.2 yards per game and 20 yards per catch.
Bremmon also help lead the Panthers to an 8-4 overall mark and to their second consecutive 4A-2 Conference championship this past season, turning in a career game against Gravette in the first round of the Class 4A State Playoffs that saw him rack up four touchdowns, three on kick returns and one on a 69-yard reception to edge the host Lions in a thriller 49-46. After already being named to the 501 Life Magazine team, Bremmon, who has spent the majority of his life playing baseball before adding football to his palette, also added All-Conference and All-State accolades to his resume.
When asked what position and side of the ball he would be seeing the most time spent at, the new Warrior stated that he would be working from the corner position. “I’m pretty sure I’ll be working more on defense. I feel pretty good about it, as long as I go over there and learn the system and get after it. I’m very excited.” The three-sport athlete has proven that he deserves to play at the next level after overcoming obstacles during his stint at Heber Springs, from fighting for a spot on the team and learning multiple positions to overcoming injuries sustained from a bus accident his sophomore year.
“I’d like to thank all of my family that have supported me through the years as well as all of my coaches and friends that have helped me get to where I am today,” added Bremmon. The Warriors will look to build on a historic 8-2 campaign in 2017 that included a 6-2 run through the Southern Athletic Association schedule.