Daviess County's Joe Humphreys Breaking Records and Catching the Eyes of Mr. Football Voters

Say hello to Joe Humphreys. A highly touted quarterback for the Daviess County Panthers who’s throwing for more than 320 yards a game and has led his Panther squad to the number 4 ranking in 6A, but just a few years ago, this potential Mr. Football was off the field focusing on basketball.

Posted: Nov 8, 2021 8:07 PM

Say hello to Joe Humphreys. A highly touted quarterback for the Daviess County Panthers who’s throwing for more than 320 yards a game and has led his Panther squad to the number 4 ranking in 6A, but just a few years ago, this potential Mr. Football was off the field focusing on basketball.

"We were disappointed to see that Joe had chosen not to play middle school football, so we stayed in contact with him, and as soon as he walked into the halls of Daviess County, we talked to him about playing football again, and we sure are glad he came out," said Matt Brannon, head coach for the Daviess County football team.

Joe led his freshman squad to an 8-0 record just months after picking up football again, and by his sophomore year, he was the head man for the Panthers, but it wasn’t until years of practice with his panther coaches till he became the D-1 bound quarterback he is today.

“Sometime in my junior year," said Joe Humphreys. "I had been getting a little talk from some smaller schools, so that kind of peaked my interest of wanting to play college football, and then after my junior year, I got an offer from eastern kentucky, and then after that, they just started rolling in.”

And Joe’s now leading the state in passing yards and passing touchdowns with more than 3,000 yards through the air and 52 total touchdowns, and this on-field excellence has been passed down from father to son.

“I did coach him, and I taught him what I knew about football, and I always specialized in working with quarterbacks, and I enjoy that, and I got him to this point where I let the experts take over," said Todd Humphreys, Joe's father.

And his dad, helping Joe off the field too creating a Twitter page for his son where he posts all of Joe’s highlights and reaches out to coaches all over the nation.

“It means the world," said Todd Humphreys. "I’m super blessed and lucky to have a dad like that, that not only will cheer me on in my games, and what not, but will go the extra mile and take time out of his day to help me get better.”

And that Twitter page paying dividends. Joe has now gotten offers across the country from schools like army, New Mexico, and Temple, and he’s expecting more as the year goes on.

Joe says he’s excited for college and would love to win the honor of Mr. Football, but right now, he’s focused on leading his team and this dominant class of seniors through the playoffs for a chance to win Daviess County’s first ever state championship.

“We’re taking it one game at a time for now, but obviously, we’d like to win district, region, and a state championship in that order," said Joe Humprheys.

You can catch Joe and the rest of his Panther squad take on McCracken County tonight at 7 p.m. for their first playoff matchup.

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