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    Tuesday, October 30, 2007

    Drew Is The Man

    There is no more QB debate. Drew Weatherford is the man. With the announcement on Monday by Bobby Bowden of the suspension of Xavier Lee for two games, FSU is left with two freshmen QBs as backups to Weatherford.

    After practice on Monday, Bowden said the following. "We were working D'Vontrey (Richardson) and (Christian) Ponder," Bowden said. "I think D'Vontrey probably got more (reps). " He added,"They have been getting some reps. Now they will start getting a lot more and we will see what they can pick up."

    The absolutely frightening part of this is that Richardson and Ponder have taken one snap between them this season, when Richardson took a shotgun snap in the first quarter of FSU's win over Alabama.

    So who are these backups to Drew?

    D'Vontrey Richardson is a 6'1 205 lb redshirt freshmen from Leesburg, Ga, He has been described as being one of one of the most physically-gifted athletes at Florida State. He was behind in his development in that he missed time at spring practice due to starting 35 games for the FSU baseball team. In 2005, Richardson in high school threw for over 2,200 yards and 27 TDs and rushed for 1,050 yards and 17 more scores, leading Lee County to a 10-2 record in his final season in 2005.

    The other QB is 6'2" 207 lb Christian Ponder. from Colleyville, TX. After enrolling in school in January of 2006, Ponder was redshirted in the fall. He had a good spring practice and was named the most improved QB by the offensive staff following spring practice. Ponder was ranked 14th in the nation among pro-style passers by one recruiting service. In high school, he threw for 2,214 yards and 20 touchdowns during his senior season. He also rushing for 911 yards and 12 scores.

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