Daniel Bridge-Gadd has an important behind-the-scenes role for Washington.
The freshman quarterback has been simulating Alabama’s own freshman, Jalen Hurts, for the scout team in practice leading up to Saturday’s Peach Bowl. Huskies defenders think he’s the perfect man for the job.
Bridge-Gadd hasn’t played this season behind star-passer Jake Browning. He was the Gatorade Player of the Year in Arizona as a senior, putting up huge passing numbers but also running for 627 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Washington linebacker Psalm Wooching predicts Bridge-Gadd is “going to be great in the future.” He’s also handy to have around now, even if he doesn’t get on the field Saturday.
“He has speed, agility, quickness and I think that plays out great for this game,” Wooching said. “About the same size (as Hurts). DBG might be a little smaller, but speed, getting around the edges, throwing on the run, all of that. He plays a great role.”
“Right now, it’s the role I was given and I give that my all to try to give the defense the best look I can week in and week out, especially leading up to Jalen Hurts,” he said, adding that they have similar styles. “We’re both scramble to throw type guys, pass first obviously but can take off if necessary. It wasn’t super hard to try to emulate the things he does.”
This article is written by John Zenor from The Associated Press and was legally licensed via the Tribune Content Agency through the NewsCred publisher network.