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Sam Richardson | Quarterback

Team: Iowa State Cyclones
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205

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Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads announced on Tuesday that redshirt sophomore QB Sam Richardson will remain the team's starter.
Some Cyclones fans have seen enough of Richardson and would prefer that Rhoads go with freshman Grant Rohach -- who made his college debut in Saturday's blowout loss at Baylor -- but that isn't going to happen. "The No. 1 reason is just the knowledge that he has overall, of pre-snap and post-snap," Rhoads said. "Sam's knowledge is just far ahead, quite simply, of where Grant's knowledge is. That's just time and experience." The 1-5 Cyclones host No. 19 Oklahoma State on Saturday. Wed, Oct 23, 2013 08:03:00 PM

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Iowa State redshirt sophomore QB Sam Richardson will begin the season as starter.

Cyclones head coach Paul Rhoads defied current college football standard operating procedure when he waived his right to withhold the starter's identity until a few minutes before the opener's kickoff. In fact, Rhoads decided on Richardson over redshirt freshman Grant Rohach (the No. 28 pro-style quarterback in the class of 2012, according to Rivals) prior to the start of fall camp. "[Rohach has done] some things well and has the confidence of our players as we move along," Rhoads said at the ISU media day. "If something happened to Sam -- his helmet came off and he had to miss a snap -- and Grant went in there, there wouldn't be any reservation or hesitation by our kids to keep moving along with our offense."
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 02:00:00 PM