Hayden Rettig Thrives in Spring Game Spotlight as Quarterback Competition

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- Winning a quarterback battle comes down to work ethic and leadership in the eyes of Hayden Rettig, who discussed his spring camp after its conclusion Saturday night from the Hale Center.

Whatever the practice reps say in an ongoing quarterback competition, Hayden Rettig yet again made the most of an opportunity Saturday in the public eye. Rettig displayed his elite arm strength within the power spread offense, including the biggest play of the night -- a touchdown bomb to Carlton Agudosi.

On the play, Agudosi caught a pass in stride after he separated himself from walk-on reserve cornerback Brian Chase and scampered into the south endzone.

"I feel really comfortable,” Rettig said. “I’m just trying to get back to my roots. With me being in the shotgun all of high school, I’m starting to get back in a groove. I wish spring ball didn’t have to end.”

Chris Laviano took home victories in terms of practice reps with the ones and overall spring statistics in the ongoing quarterback battle. In a battle that includes an examination of lives on and off the field, Rettig and Giovanni Rescigno took home wins Saturday night in interview sessions after the game. Laviano did not talk for the second straight time in a game atmosphere.

"I know everyone gets worried about competition and stuff, but you have to embrace it," Rettig said. "You have to worry about yourself. You have to worry about what you are doing to get better every day."

The competition continues.

"It's different, maybe in the offense, but I always felt like everyone gave me a fair chance," he said. "At the end of the day, I have to live with it. Me playing [happens] if I work hard enough and get the job. It's up to them."

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