Colorado State Football: Centeio Starting At QB Could Provide Spark
Rams opened spring camp with naming Centeio as the starting QB
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Can the Temple transfer step up to the plate?
Most Colorado State fans groaned when they heard head coach Steve Addazio announce that Todd Centeio would be the starting quarterback for the Rams going into spring camp. But Addazio and a number of players believe he is the man ready to lead the Rams for this season.
“I really measure the quarterback on the intangibles. To me, you have to have it. Toddy has it. He’s got that leadership. He’s the guy you want to be around. He’s super, ultra-competitive…Being a quarterback is about winning, and we believe that Toddy has those intangibles to lead and win. The players know he does too,” head coach Steve Addazio told the Loveland Reporter-Herald
Even tight end Trey McBride is excited and confident about Centeio’s ability to lead this team. “He’s really confident when he’s out there, and he stays after it. He does extra and always wants to do more. He’s one of those guys that you want leading the football team. He’s the guy that you want as your quarterback. He’s a winner,” McBride said to the Loveland Reporter-Herald.
Just having some fun in the yard 😎@toddycenteio ⏭ @mcbtrey #RamClash 🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/OcwxLuDJHb
— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) March 1, 2021
That’s two endorsements, one from a coach who had Tim Tebow lead Florida to two national championships and one from Colorado State’s star player. Fans still have a pause and they have the right to as Centeio didn’t show much in his one start and other appearances throughout the season.
Addazio attributes this to an injury Centeio suffered again Fresno State, saying “…Toddy got hurt in game one and wasn’t even able to play in game two. Really, that injury lagged him most of the season.”
Centeio’s dual-threat ability will be an asset to the Rams if he can get going as a QB. He made an impressive run early in that game against Fresno State that gave the team and fans a sneak peek at the ability he brings to the field.
Showing off the wheels, @toddycenteio!@CBSSportsNet
CSU 0 // FS 7
5:23 1Q pic.twitter.com/sYqcUjLjRE
— Colorado State Football (@CSUFootball) October 30, 2020
Now Addazio did say that Centeio can be unseated. He isn’t guaranteed the starting job. “Everything is open, but I know who the starting quarterback is going into spring ball. Now, God bless anybody who can step up and unseat anybody. Have at it,” Addazio told Mike Brohard of RamWire.
If Centeio can become the quarterback that Addazio thinks he can, this Rams team will be fun to watch. Every CSU fan misses that swagger that Bradlee Van Pelt brought to this Rams squad. No one will ever be BVP, but if Centeio can get close, he could provide that spark the Rams have been missing over the past few years.