WSU QB Luke Falk named ESPN's No. 5 Pac-12 player for 2015

WSU QUARTERBACK LUKE FALK was the man in 2015. Hit after hit, tumble after tumble, the redshirt-sophomore quarterback picked up his body from the turf and got behind center. He had an unbelievable season and ESPN gave him such much-deserved credit on Friday morning

Indeed, Falk was, no question, sensational this fall.

The Cougar signal caller finished the 2015 season putting up mind-numbing numbers. Just how good was he? Falk threw for 4,561 yards and 38 touchdowns. Don't forget those stats came despite missing the 2015 Apple Cup due to a concussion.

With Falk behind center, the Cougars went 9-4, highlighted by the 20-14 victory over Miami in the Sun Bowl. In that victory, Falk threw for 295 yards and two touchdowns. 

"Falk, who shared first-team All-Pac-12 QB honors with (Jared) Goff, led the nation with 390.1 passing yards per game," ESPN's Ted Miller wrote. "He threw for 4,561 yards with 38 touchdowns and just eight interceptions, completing 69 percent of his passes.

"A former walk-on, he led the Cougars to their first bowl win and nine-win season since 2003. He's likely to earn mention among 2016 preseason Heisman Trophy candidates."

The Logan, Utah, native will be back behind center for WSU in 2016 for his redshirt-junior campaign. Will he be able to led the Cougars to another successful season, with a bowl game to boot? We'll have to wait and see. Spring football is about two months away, by the way. 

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