IOWA CITY, Iowa — Spencer Petras has a power forward’s body, a mama’s boy face and perhaps the most powerful right arm on Iowa’s campus in 30-plus years.
A redshirt sophomore, Petras epitomizes what a pro-style offense would want in a quarterback. At 6 feet 5 and 230 pounds, Petras has the requisite size and build for pocket passing. Then there’s his arm, which is so impressive one must constantly rewind Petras’ highlight reel to appreciate its capabilities.
There’s a play in high school where a pass rusher hits Petras from the blind side, only to have the quarterback bounce forward one step and fire a 60-yard pass for a touchdown.
There’s another when he stood at midfield on the left hashmark and threw a perfect strike along the right sideline for another score.
“He’s got a cannon for an arm,” said Minnesota Vikings quarterback Nate Stanley, who started for three seasons at Iowa.”
I hope all that is true, but it sounds like the start to a Randy P column.I’m not a member of The Athletic, so I cannot read the entire article, but these first few paragraphs make it move.
Teammates rave about the sophomore’s arm strength, and his position coach says, "I don’t think there’s a throw that he can’t make."theathletic.com
The only thing more discouraging in the spring of '17 was the WR situation. Easley and Devonte Young (Vande still in rehab). We knew about Fant, but not much about TJ and I don't think he was shown much that night. Beyer got a lot of targets. We now look like Ohio State or LSU at that position comparatively. Toren Young was probably the bright spot that night. (Easley may not have had a carry.)also quite often in games, Iowa State and Ohio State the exceptions