Q&A: Pelluer in wide ranging video chat

PULLMAN -- Luke Falk dropped back to pass, looking for an open receiver downfield, but before he could find an open man, third-year sophomore Peyton Pelluer had come through the middle, sacking the Cougar quarterback. That play occurred near the end of the first spring scrimmage and it gives you a pretty good idea of Pelluer's spring.

Pelluer played in all but two games last season, picking up a sack and 39 tackles along the way. For the final five games of the season Pelluer started at the MIKE linebacker. In addition, Pelluer was named to the Pac-12 All-Academic first team with a 3.77 GPA in the fall. Pelluer takes pride in being success on the field and in the classroom.

Having a football in his hands since birth has certainly contributed to his instinctive and impressive play on the field. Pelluer’s father, Scott Pelluer, played linebacker for the Cougars from 1977-1980 before playing five seasons for the NFL's New Orleans Saints. Pelluer’s grandfather and great-grandfather also played for WSU as did his uncle.

The crimson blood made WSU an easy choice for Pelluer coming out of Skyline High in Sammamish.

WSU has benefited from his presence as well. His leadership on and off the field has been more important than ever this spring in helping smooth the transition to new defensive coordinator Alex Grinch.

Cougfan.com caught up with Pelluer after practice on Thursday to discuss everything from his Cougar bloodlines to his pick for funniest member of the defense.

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