BATON ROUGE, La. – Former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow only spent two years in the bayou, but his time as a Tiger turned into the greatest single passing season for a quarterback in college football history. When Burrow first joined the team, senior punter Zach Von Rosenberg said the Ohio native won the team over just with his running.
“The first day he came in he had the condition test. He beat everybody, or he at least was keeping up with everybody. He was impressive. That set the tone for how his whole career was going to end up at LSU. Those guys knew how serious he was taking it,” Von Rosenberg said.
The senior said Burrow won the team over after showing how focused he was the moment he hit the practice field. The team knew the future Heisman trophy winner was serious about a national championship, and Von Rosenberg realized Burrow was the quarterback who could lead them to the mountain top.
“My moment was when we played UCF. He took that shot, a cheap shot, and he got back up. He played the rest of the game. I don’t know how quarterback rating after the big hit, but I would love to know because, for me, that was like ‘This dude’s going to be good.'”
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