Sep 2, 2012; Waco, TX, USA; Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty (14) during the game against the Southern Methodist Mustangs at Floyd Casey Stadium. The Bears defeated the Mustangs 59-24. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty excited to finally start

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Baylor Bears quarterback Bryce Petty has some big shoes to fill this year. Nick Florence set a school record last season by throwing for 4,309 yards. Before Florence, some guy named Robert Griffin III ran the show.

Petty, however, is ready.

The 6-foot-3, 230-pound Petty, who hasn’t seen a lot of playing time since he was a senior in high school back in 2008, says he realized that he’d finally be in charge of Baylor’s high-powered offense after the Holiday Bowl win last December:

It was on the bus ride back. Not to say that in a conceited way, but it was my time now. I’ve waited and earned and grown and now it’s time to put all of that stuff to the test and prove what I can do. (The Dallas Morning News)

Petty also said he was ecstatic upon hearing the coach Art Briles expects him to be a record-setting quarterback:

When I saw that, I got fired up, honestly. There was no sense of worry like, ‘Oh gosh, it just got real.’ To me it’s excitement. Now it’s time to go.

The Baylor Bears open the 2013 season against the Wofford Terriers on August 31st.

[Source: The Dallas Morning News]

 

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