Grant Hedrick has battled for the starting spot the last two years, but heads into 2014 with clear title to the job. It’s his to lose after throwing for 1,825 yards and 16 scores a season ago.
Came out of Central High School in Independence, Ore., as the state Player of the Year in 2009. He won back-to-back player of the year awards and capped off a senior season with 2,500 passing yards for 34 touchdowns and just one interception. Also added 1,500 yards rushing and 17 more touchdowns to his senior total, winning numerous all-league and all-state awards along the way.
Spent his 2010 freshman season as a redshirt before finding himself thrust into the action as a redshirt freshman in 2011. Made eight appearances, mostly in mop-up time, but did gain 70 yards on the ground and scored once in limited duty.
Won the backup quarterback job in 2012, hitting on 12-of-17 passes (70.6 percent) for 116 yards in the eight games he played. Things got more interesting in 2013. Hedrick appeared in all 13 Boise State games, including five starts after Joe Southwick got injured. Southwick returned, but Hedrick got the start against Oregon State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl.
Hedrick would finish 2013 by completing 167-of-242 for 1,825 yards and 16 scores. He also rushed for another 351 yards and six touchdowns in what amounted to about seven games worth of action. In the loss to Oregon State, he was 32-of-44 for 382 yards and a score.
Now, the starting job is his and his alone if he plays well in 2014.
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