The fact that Will Stein isn’t given much of a chance to quarterback the University of Louisville football team may say more about the ups and downs of Kentucky high school football than it does about Will Stein.

Will Stein holds Trinity TD record (CJ photo)
Will Stein holds Trinity TD record (CJ photo)

He’s a product of Trinity, the same school that sent Brian Brohm and Jeff Brohm to Louisville, two of the Cardinals’ best-ever quarterbacks. The Brohms led Trinity to multiple state championships.

Will Stein also led Trinity to a state title, the Class 6-A state championship in 2007, in his only season as a starter. Along the way he completed 255 of 360 passes for 3,697 yards and 54 touchdowns while throwing just seven interceptions.

Most notably, he broke former U of L quarterback Brian Brohm’s school record for TD passes and is second behind Brohm’s 3,777 yards in 2002.

One of Stein’s most memorable performances came in a regional final, in which he threw six touchdown passes against Lexington Henry Clay. Here are video highlights from that game:

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Trinity, despite its incredible success over the years, has produced only two Kentucky Mister Football winners — Jeff Brohm in 1988 and Brian Brohm in 2003.

This year’s U of L roster includes four former Shamrocks — running back Blayne Donnell, defensive back Agyei Williams, offensive lineman Alex Kupper and Will Stein.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

2 thoughts on “Will Stein A Long Shot For Louisville QB”
  1. Ah yes, the virtues of Trinity and their sanctimonious grads, the best education money can buy.

  2. Trinity has always emphasized “team” play much more than individual brilliance

    People talk about the dominance of Catholic powers over the years because of “recruiting” –BS !

    We didn’t recruit when I was there for our first State Championship –and we still kicked butt though we were much smaller than opponents from Male, etc (back pre-segregation…)

    The reason for the success of Trinity (or X ): It’s commitment to getting great COACHES
    who create teams that will go thru brick walls to win…

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