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.