The Baylor Bears have been very fortunate over the last couple years when it comes to the quarterback position. Of course, there was Heisman trophy winner, Robert Griffin III in 2011 and then last season they had Nick Florence – who ended up being one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the Big 12 in 2012.
The Bears 2013 quarterback, Bryce Petty, has been described as a “freak of nature” by teammates and his playing style has been compared to that of Tim Tebow‘s. I’m assuming the Tebow comparison is a college comparison, well, because, you know.
Running back Lache Seastrunk had nothing but praise for Petty this week as the Bears continue with Spring workouts, which started on March 1st. Seastrunk’s comments on Petty:
“Bryce is a freak of nature. His frame, his build and how he throws the ball looks just like Tebow. And when he gets the ball and runs, he’s not going to try to surprise you. He’s going to go right at you like a true running back.”
That’s some pretty high praise coming from Seastrunk, who not too long ago proclaimed he was the next Heisman trophy winner. Petty also made some comments in regards to his style of play, “When some think of the quarterback, you think of a prima-donna that is kind of ‘too pretty’ for the position. But I love bringing a physical style. It adds another dimension.”
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound quarterback sounds like he is taking a page out of Blake Bell‘s playbook from Oklahoma and installing that in Waco.
Petty did see the field last season for the Bears – he occasionally came in as a short-yardage quarterback, just as Bell did for the Sooners. He is a fourth-year junior out of Midlothian High School in Texas in 2008.
The Bears had built up momentum going into the last half of the season in 2012 and seem to be continuing on that in the Spring.