Oct 20,2012; Boise,ID, USA; Boise State Broncos quarterback Grant Hedrick (9) during the second half of their game against the UNLV Rebels at Bronco Stadium. Boise State defeated UNLV 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Brian Losness-USA TODAY Sports

Grant Hedrick takes over at QB for Boise State

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Redshirt junior Grant Hedrick will now be taking over the duties full-time at quarterback for the Boise State Broncos after starter Joe Southwick broke his ankle on the first play of the game last week against Nevada.

Hedrick got off to a slow start in the beginning, but then settled in and showed that he’s someone that gives this Boise offense a new twist. He finished the game 18-of-21 for 150 yards and a touchdown.

But, that’s not the added dimension the long-time backup brings. It’s a known fact that Boise quarterbacks can sling the ball around.

No, this Boise quarterback has wheels to go along with the arm.

When the game was over, Hedley had also notched 115 rushing yards and found the end zone with his legs twice. Despite the unfortunate setback for Southwick, the insertion of Hedrick could be a breath of fresh air into this Broncos team with his versatility.

It also helps that he seems to have the confidence of his teammates already, especially wide receiver Matt Miller who recently expressed his take on the move:

“Joe is a good runner, but Grant is on a whole different level,” said Matt Miller, the team’s second-leading receiver and one of Hedrick’s roommates. “I think we’re just as dangerous with him as we are with Joe.”

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