Bears Look to Blake

When it was announced that senior quarterback Shawn Bell was out for the season with a torn ACL, Baylor football fans wondered if back-up quarterback Blake Szymanski could lead this team back to a bowl game. has tracked the redshirt freshman all spring and fall. Come inside to get our take on his progress up to this point.

When the Baylor Bears installed a new offense, learning all the plays, reads, and checks would be the biggest part of running it successfully. Senior quarterback Shawn Bell led the Bears to a 3-1 conference record before tearing his ACL. Bell's injury has ended his season and his career at Baylor University.

So now all eyes turn to 6-4 redshirt freshman Blake Szymanski. Szymanski was a highly touted recruit out of Wichita Falls Rider High School, but now he is looking to lead the Baylor Bears on the field.

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