No stranger to being a backup, QB Tucker Carter knows what it's like to wait his turn. In high school, Carter was the backup QB for the Allen Eagles. An injury early in the playoffs sidelined the starting QB for the remainder of the season. Carter came in and led the Eagles to the state championship. After being under-recruited, Carter went to Trinity Valley Junior College where he put up phenomenal numbers. In 2011, Carter was named the SWJC Conference Offensive Player of the year, was named NJCAA offensive player of the week. Having arrived in San Antonio in 2012, Carter has studied the offense and waited his time. After being redshirted in 2012 and seeing limited action in 2013, Carter now takes full control of the offense. Our conversation with QB Tucker Carter: What facets of your game have you been working to develop?
"Mainly my all-around game. Coach Brown wants us to develop as a complete quarterback, not just being one dimensional. So I've worked on every aspect of my game. That's really helping all of us at that position push each other, making all of us better. We're deep right now. We feel like we can all play. It's a good thing to have."
Are you comfortable in the offense?
"Absolutely. I feel very comfortable. I've learned the ins and outs. Eric (Soza) was a great guy to learn and watch from. I picked up a lot of things."
Did you learn a lot from Eric Soza?
"He was a great guy to play behind. I always supported him. There was no animosity in the room. That's how we approached every single day as a quarterback unit. Everyone has something to bring to the table and we try to bring that out."
How comfortable are you with some of the players on the team?
"Over the last few years I've developed really good relationships with a bunch of guys. They're really comfortable with me at this position and I'm really comfortable with all of them. I'm just looking forward to playing with them."
How do you feel about the experience of the offensive line?
"It's a comforting thing, honestly. You trust those guys. You can go through your progressions and be confident in your game. Those guys have been there, done that. They can't walk into a situation that they haven't prepared for."
How special of a season could this be?
"Coach Brown always tells us to look at the big picture, what our end of the season goals are. At the same time, focus on the process. That's what we're trying to do, focus on every single day. We don't want to be the team that looks too far ahead. I just take it day by day, practice by practice."
How did Juco help you?
"People don't realize the talent that's there. It's almost impossible to explain to someone how many freak athletes go to junior college. It's a whole lot of speed and athleticism. Those teams really get after it. You have to deal with a lot of external factors. It was good experience because you have to stay focused in that environment."
Carter Takes The Reigns
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