For nearly two hours Saturday afternoon, Lee's Summit senior quarterback Drew Lock stood on the sideline at the Alamodome in San Antonio, which offered him plenty of time to reflect on a woeful first half in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. His four pass attempts before halftime included an interception — which resulted in a touchdown — and only one completion.
Extended a chance for redemption late in the second half, Lock made the most of it. And then some.
The Missouri quarterback commit threw a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter before his East squad's comeback effort ultimately fell short with a 39-36 loss to the West team.
Lock finished the day with an unofficial stat line of 100 yards in six pass attempts, including two touchdowns and an interception for East, which trailed 33-3 in the second quarter before storming back.
After the game, Lock was announced as the recipient of the Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award, an honor reserved for the player “who epitomizes the Army's high standard of excellence in community service, education and athletic distinction,” according to a release.
For Lock, one of three quarterbacks on the East squad, the day certainly finished better than it started.
His first pass of the game was deflected at the line and intercepted by West linebacker Ben Humphreys, a Duke commit who rumbled into the end zone for a pick-six.
Lock sat out the entire third quarter before reappearing in the fourth with the East side trailing by three touchdowns. Thus began the comeback charge.
On a play he called “mayhem,” Lock finished off a double-reverse with a throwback pass to T.J. Rahming for a 41-yard score. On East’s next offensive drive, Lock fired a 50-yard touchdown on a deep post route — an opportunity to showcase the rocket arm that college coaches came to covet.
East had one final drive to tie the game with less than a minute remaining, but Lock was removed from the game.
Lock was The Star's All-Metro player of the year this season after throwing for 2,717 yards and 28 touchdowns with Lee's Summit.