WMFD TV

Search Archive WMFD.com News

www.wmfd.com - Ashland University names Austin Bruns starting QB. }}" />

   
 
 
Eagles Find Quarterback Of The Future

Story By: Brian Skowronski

 

 

 
 
 
  Email Story to Friend
   
  Original Published: 8/27/2013

It's been a long, difficult search for Ashland University head football coach Lee Owens, but the Eagles general has finally made a decision on who will start under center.

 True freshman Austin Bruns has been named Ashland's starting quarterback to begin the programs 2013 campaign. The first time in Owen's coaching career he will start a first year player at the quarterback position.

"I've never played a true freshman quarterback at any level." Owens says. "We played a few freshman, a redshirt freshman. Charlie Frye was a redshirt freshman when he started for us (at Akron), but Austin's not your typical freshman."

The 6' 4", 210 lb Bruns started 45 games for the Cavaliers in high school, throwing for 8,502 yards and leading his team to a state championship a season ago. A big part of why Owen's felt he was ready for the job.

"He's like 8th or 9th all-time leading thrower in the history of Ohio high school football and his numbers last year were off the charts." Says Owens. "He's 100-percent quarterback all the time, so he's way ahead of the game in terms of being ready to play."

The 9th ranked Eagles will find out very early on in the season just how ready Bruns is to take over for All-American Taylor Housewright when Ashland opens on the road at 19th ranked Indianapolis. Ashland gave the Greyhound's one of just three losses the team would suffer last season, who finished with 10 wins and a playoff birth.

The Eagles will head to Indianapolis on Sep 7 for a 6:05 kickoff.

   
  MORE RECENT NEWS
 
Image1 A Medina County man convicted of pandering child pornography has been sentenced to 28 years in prison. Full Story
Image1 Two people are in jail following a meth lab bust Tuesday evening in Lucas. Full Story
 
Image1 This year will be a little brighter at one of our community non-profits. Full Story
Image1 Marvin Memorial Library's Board of Trustees is requesting a 1.75-mill Levy be placed on the May ballot. Full Story
  MORE NEWS
 

Marvin Memorial Library Seeks Levy

Cleveland Browns star safety coming to Ashland

Galion senior marching in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Post offices closed on Thanksgiving

Two Men Charged In Attempted Prison Drug Conveyance

Dowds Elementary Students Grocery Shop For Shelby Helpline

Sugargrove Tree Farm Owner Going To White House

Shelby School Board OK's Pay Hike For Substitute Teachers

Tornado Siren Testing Wednesday

Displaced Stimens Apartment Residents Receiving Donations

Famous Family Psychologist Visits Mansfield

Man arrested after burglary investigation leads to chase

High Wind WARNING

More News