Freshman quarterback Brad Mayes got an earlier start to his Lehigh career than he expected
Lehigh freshman Brad Mayes had a solid game against Georgetown last week and should play a significant role this week against Holy Cross. (CHRIS SHIPLEY / THE MORNING CALL)
Freshman Brad Mayes never expected to play this year for Lehigh, but here he is
Brad Mayes has an extreme amount of confidence, but even he didn't expect to see any playing time this season at Lehigh.
The freshman quarterback from Tampa, Fla., who came to Bethlehem from a top-notch program that also produced former USC star and Eagles rookie receiver Nelson Agholor, was pressed into service after Mountain Hawks starter Nick Shafnisky suffered a hip-pointer at Fordham on Oct. 24.
Mayes played in the second half of that game and played well in his first start against Georgetown last Saturday, completing 18 of 24 passes for 214 yards and two touchdowns, and perhaps most important, no interceptions.
He could see a lot of action again on Saturday when Lehigh welcomes Holy Cross to Goodman Stadium.