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Oct 182004

He is the one who calls the plays, leads the team, garners the

pressure on his shoulders and is given the glory of a win and the

blame of a loss. No matter what team it is, the quarterback

position is not something to be taken lightly.

With the season-ending injury to junior quarterback Justin

Holland, true freshman Caleb Hanie has been thrown into the

starting role, taking the reins of a 2-4 team that is still being

held to great expectations. Hanie has no small shoes to fill,

taking the place of the leading quarterback in the Mountain West

Conference. Holland stepped up and led the offense, filling big

shoes himself with the departure of Bradlee Van Pelt.

Now it is Hanie’s turn.

His first starting test will come on Friday night against the

4-2 Cowboys of Wyoming, being the first starting freshman to take

snaps for the Rams since Mark Miller in 1981.

Joining the distinguished list of quarterbacks at CSU with

Holland, Van Pelt, Matt Newton and Moses Moreno, Hanie will need

all the support he can get. So go to the game, cheer the Rams to a

Border War victory and watch Hanie make his mark on Ram


Note: Watch for a special pullout and expanded coverage of the

Border War in Friday’s Collegian.

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