Arizona State heads in spring football with Osweiler at QB

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by Natalie Rivers

Tim Ring / 3TV Sports

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 12:08 PM

Updated Monday, Mar 7 at 2:11 PM

TEMPE, Ariz. - Thanks to recent personnel decisions as well as his sensational finish to last season,  Arizona State University begins spring football in two weeks with one undisputed starting quarterback.

Brock Osweiler has always stood tall but now he stands alone and is ready to make his mark in Tempe.

Osweiler replaced Steven Threet with ASU trailing UCLA 17-0 in the second to last game of the season. He proceeded to lead the Sun Devils to a 55-34 win.

That win, along with the season ending victory at University of Arizona gives all of Sun Devil Nation hope that Osweiler is the man to lead this program out of the darkness.

Osweiler graduated Flathead High School is Kalispell, Montana in 2008. He was a basketball and football standout, but turned down a scholarship offer from Gonzaga to play football at ASU. The junior quarterback is 6 feet 8 inches tall.

Here's what fans should like about Osweiler: he knows how critical 2011 is to Coach Dennis Erickson and the program, he knows there are too many empty seats and he knows that too many of the Valley's top high school players aren't considering ASU. All of that bothers him and Osweiler appears ready and willing to do something about it.

ASU's first game is on Thursday, September 1 at Sun Devil Stadium with kickoff at 7 p.m.

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