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QB Michael Pratt ready for Year 2 with the Wave

Pratt helped the Wave finish 6-6 in 2020.
Pratt helped the Wave finish 6-6 in 2020.
Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 4:15 PM CST
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - In his freshman campaign, Tulane quarterback Michael Pratt racked up 28 total touchdowns in 2020. Pratt’s effort stood out as one of the bright spots in a 6-6 Wave season. Now, Pratt is on his way to being a possible three or four-year starter for Coach Fritz.

“You always hope with anybody that you recruit. You know the thing that is different with Michael, he didn’t start playing football until he was a freshman in high school. Sometimes you think that’s a bad thing. I think sometimes that might be a good thing. Sometimes guys get screwed up early. Then they wait until they get to me, and then I screw them up (Coach Fritz said jokingly with a smile). You know just a lot of new things, he didn’t play much his freshman year. Then he transferred to a different system his senior year of high school. Which is kind of like going to college, and getting into a new system. There wasn’t a lot of bad habits to break with him,” said Tulane head coach Willie Fritz.

Pratt isn’t content with his rookie exploits. He’s ready to expand on his stats in 2021.

“Just really being the best that I can be. I’m trying to push at least 35 touchdowns. Some huge things I’m trying to accomplish. Really offseason goals right now are just to push our team, and get our offensive line right. Get these receivers into a place to make plays next year,” said quarterback Michael Pratt.

Pratt and the Wave will get tested early in the 2021 season. They open with Big 12 power Oklahoma. That game will be played at Yulman Stadium.

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