It was announced earlier today that Connor Halliday and Peyton Bender will not be the only two quarterbacks on scholarship this season. Backup quarterback Luke Falk will now be on scholarship according to both Halliday and ESPN reporter, Chantel Jennings.
Jennings’ tweet came first:
Wazzu fans: No. 2 QB Luke Falk is now a scholarship player.
— Chantel Jennings (@ChantelJennings) August 21, 2014
Then Halliday’s tweet:
Shout out to the bro @lukefalk4 just got put on scholy! You deserve it man
— Connor Halliday (@c_halliday12) August 21, 2014
This is a big thing for the Cougar backup as he has had to overcome a lot just to get to where he is now. At the end of last year Falk was listed behind both Tyler Bruggman and Austin Apodaca. After Apodaca left, Falk made his move to take over the second spot and had a great spring game and did everything he could to make sure the coaches knew who he was. After Bruggman transferred earlier this year it opened up another spot for a scholarship quarterback and with Falk proving that he is well deserving of the backup spot it also proved that he had earned his way to a scholarship.
The 6-4, 200-pound redshirt freshman was a one-time Cornell commit out of Logan, Utah. Before even stepping onto campus he was already used to throwing the ball a lot. In his senior year in high school, Falk set the Utah high school single season record for both passing attempts and completions after going 330-562. He also threw for 3,618 yards and 36 touchdowns that season.
Congratulations, Luke and Go Cougs!