Feeling Better

<b>Wyatt Sexton</b> is bigger, stronger and quicker. Sexton, Florida State's backup quarterback behind senior starter <b>Chris Rix,</b> is focusing on the intangibles as the Seminoles continue their summer conditioning drills next week. Sexton is still unable to pass-and-catch after suffering an arm injury during spring drills.

Florida State quarterback Wyatt Sexton finished his final sprint on Thursday, grabbed a slice of watermelon and headed home.

Under normal circumstances, Sexton would have remained behind on FSU's practice fields for a little throw-and-catch with starting quarterback Chris Rix and FSU's receiving corps as the Seminoles opened summer conditioning drills this week.

With the departure of Fabian Walker to Valdosta State, Sexton is the only other scholarship quarterback in the FSU camp until heralded freshmen Drew Weatherford and Xavier Lee arrive.

Of course, FSU coach Bobby Bowden has said he doesn't expect Weatherford and Lee to make any gigantic leaps on the depth chart when they begin practice in August.

That leaves Sexton, a redshirt sophomore from Tallahassee Leon High School, next in line behind center.

At the moment, however, Sexton is unable to throw as he continues to rehab his right forearm (throwing arm) after injuring the muscles and tendons during spring drills.

Sexton initially injured his forearm/wrist area while taking a bowling class at FSU during the spring semester. The daily throwing during spring practice simply aggravated the injury.

"I am rehabbing right now. My arm is probably starting to feel about 60 percent right now," Sexton said. "I have to keep rehabbing to get it back to 100 percent. But I have another month or so, so I will be fine."

The good news is Sexton also has added nearly 20 pounds of muscle since last season is up to 215 pounds. He hopes to gain five more pounds prior to the start of practice.

"I know I will drop about five during practice," Sexton said.

"But I really looking forward to this year. I feel like I learned a lot this spring. I didn't play as good as I would have liked, but I thought a lot of that was due to my arm injury. But I definitely got a lot of reps and learned a lot."

A smiling Sexton, who injured his ankle playing pickup basketball last summer and had to wear a protective boot for six weeks, admits his bowling career is behind him as well.

"I learned how to do that spin," Sexton said and grinned as he referred to his bowling release. "I had the spin working but I am done bowling. My bowling career is over."


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