Cole Gautsche

260 lbs

Cole Gautsche


An effective option quarterback for Bob Davies’ team, Gautsche enters the 2014 as the clear-cut first option at quarterback. The Lobos want to pass the ball more effectively this season, so Gautsche will have to improve on his 44.9 percent completion percentage of a year ago. He’s had some struggles with concussions, but if healthy he should be the starter come fall practice.

High School

A graduate of Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho, N.M, Gautsche led his team to the 5A New Mexico State title as a senior. He threw for 3.085 yards and 39 touchdowns, as well as rushed for 1,218 yards and another 23 scores, as a senior. He was the New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year in 2011, and won many other league, district and state honors along the way. Ran for 1,842 yards and 14 scores as a junio...