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12 Sports Athlete of the Week: Gilmer County QB Ean Hamric

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CLARKSBURG, W.Va. – Gilmer County quarterback, Ean Hamric, told us that playing the popular video game, EA Sports’ NCAA Football 14, helped him learn how to play quarterback at a young age.

So I brought Hamric to Clarksburg to give me a first-hand look at how the game has taught him the ropes.

Asked how playing the video game helped shape his mindset, Hamric said: “It gave me a good visualization of it. Before, I really didn’t know a whole lot about it. But this really helped me get the basics of it. Understanding route combinations.”

Hamric says he got his first taste of football when he was six or seven years-old, but not at the quarterback position, but at right tackle.

He eventually switched to QB, and that’s where the video game enters the picture.

Hamric had previous editions of the EA Sports popular series, but now, Hamric and all other football fans, have been stuck playing the same game since its release in July 2013.

Asked when things he was seeing in the video game started clearing things up that he was seeing on the gridiron, Hamric said, “Probably in middle school. It really didn’t have a lot to do with the game, but it definitely helped. Before, I have a decent idea, but it wasn’t until middle school when we started spreading out like this.”

Click on the video at the top of this article for the full story, as it aired on WBOY.

Click on the Tweets to catch other comments from Hamric that weren’t able to make it to air.

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