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Bear Witness: Westwood QB Bear Fenimore is a Top College Prospect

Updated: Saturday, August 3 2013, 09:47 PM CDT
Westwood junior quarterback Bear Fenimore has football in his blood. And on his birth certificate.

"My grandfather's favorite coach was Bear Bryant," Fenimore told KEYE TV sports. "My mom thought it would be a unique name to have."

Named after the legendary Alabama and Texas A&M head coach, Fenimore is well on his way to making a name for himself. And to making an enemy in the mailman. With the bundle of letters to prove it, Fenimore is being recruited by pretty much every school except the electoral college. And based on early returns, his approval rating is through the roof.

Former NFL quarterback Sean Salisbury worked with Fenimore last spring. He, along with Bear's high school coach, gush about his arm strength and accuracy.

"He's got as good an arm as any of the college guys and some of the NFL guys I've seen," said Salisbury. "I think he's a Division 1 quarterback right now."

"He's got a cannon for an arm," said Westwood high school head football coach Anthony Wood. "There's things that he needs to get better at, but when you just put him out on the field and ask him to throw the ball in a spot he can put it anywhere you want him to."

Perhaps more impressive than his howitzer for an arm is how he got to where he is. Fenimore starting working with Heisman trophy winner Ty Detmer at the age of 8.

"Once a kid kinda has the skill level he does, it's a big part of it is mental," said Detmer. "There's a lot that goes into playing quarterback other than just throwing a hard ball."

He's got the game, he's got the name, and now he's got everyone's attention. So when will Fenimore make his college choice?

"I would prefer it be before the summer so i can help recruit and help make the best recruiting class as we possibly can," said Fenimore.

The mailman is counting down the days.
Bear Witness: Westwood QB Bear Fenimore is a Top College Prospect


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AMERICAN LEAGUE

Detroit 3 N-Y Yankees 2

Baltimore 5 Tampa Bay 4

Cleveland 3 Chi White Sox 2

Minnesota 11 Kansas City 5, 10 Innings

Houston 4 Texas 2

L.A. Angels 4 Oakland 3, 10 Innings

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Cincinnati 7 Chi Cubs 2

San Francisco 4 Colorado 1

Atlanta 6 N-Y Mets 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE Friday's Games

Minnesota (May 0-3) at Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 6-7), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Capuano 1-3) at Toronto (Buehrle 11-8), 7:07 p.m.

Boston (Ranaudo 2-0) at Tampa Bay (Archer 8-6), 7:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Salazar 4-6) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 10-6), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Verlander 11-11) at Chicago White Sox (Carroll 5-8), 8:10 p.m.

Texas (Undecided) at Houston (Oberholtzer 4-9), 8:10 p.m.

Oakland (Lester 13-8) at L.A. Angels (Weaver 14-7), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Friday's Games

Cincinnati (Leake 10-11) at Pittsburgh (Volquez 11-7), 7:05 p.m.

Philadelphia (D.Buchanan 6-7) at N.Y. Mets (deGrom 6-6), 7:10 p.m.

Miami (Koehler 9-9) at Atlanta (E.Santana 13-7), 7:35 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Hendricks 5-1) at St. Louis (S.Miller 8-9), 8:15 p.m.

Colorado (Bergman 1-2) at Arizona (Collmenter 9-7), 9:40 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 11-10) at San Diego (Cashner 2-6), 10:10 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 15-8) at San Francisco (Vogelsong 7-9), 10:15 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Washington (Zimmermann 9-5) at Seattle (F.Hernandez 13-4), 10:10 p.m.

NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE PRESEASON

Atlanta 24 Jacksonville 14

Detroit 23 Buffalo 0

Cincinnati 35 Indianapolis 7

Green Bay 34 Kansas City 14

Philadelphia 37 N-Y Jets 7

Miami 14 St. Louis 13

Carolina 10 Pittsburgh 0

N-Y Giants 16 New England 13

Washington 24 Tampa Bay 10

Baltimore 22 New Orleans 13

Cleveland 33 Chicago 13

Denver 27 Dallas 3

Minnesota 19 Tennessee 3

San Francisco 40 Houston 13

San Diego 12 Arizona 9

Oakland 41 Seattle 31

TOP-25 COLLEGE FOOTBALL

(21) Texas A-and-M 52 ( 9) South Carolina 28

(18) Mississippi 35 Boise State 13

(19) Arizona State 45 Weber State 14

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