In practice last week Joe Taylor saw something out of his red shirt freshman quarterback Austin Trainor, that impressed him enough to make a quarterback change with three games left on the schedule.
FAMU head football coach Joe Taylor says,
"Our defense, pass defense, is number two in the country. He took the offense straight down the field and we scored. I'm telling everybody believe what they see. If I'm believing what I see, then here's the guy that is going to have the balance you need on offense."
The gamble paid off as the Rattlers won their 4th straight with a 22-19 win over North Carolina A&T.
FAMU quarterback Austin Trainor adds,
"I was really excited first off. I've been asking the coaches for an opportunity really since the season started and I finally got the opportunity that I wanted."
It was the first career start for the former NFC Eagle, and the third quarterback used this season for the Rattlers.
Austin Trainor adds,
"Going through practice and everything I've been taking the mental reps even though I wasn't able to take them physically but that's about ninety percent of the game so I stayed mentally sharp and I know what I'm capable of when I get on the field."
FAMU running back Philip Sylvester adds,
"He's been confident from day one. We could see that even last year, we called him Brett Favre because his arm was so strong. Every time he comes in the huddle he's just real confident no matter what the situation is and we're just following him."
The Rattlers will continue to follow him for the rest of the season.
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