As the Glenbard South Raiders football team storms forward off of a 3-0 start, it’s somewhat of a marvel that its starting quarterback, Alex Jeske, played a non-throwing position—running back—all the way up until high school, the Suburban Life reports.
According to the paper, Jeske has thrown for 669 yards through three wins with a nearly 60 percent completion rate from the Raiders’ spread offense (which tends to emphasize the pass, and thus the QB); the team’s 3-0 start is their first since 1999.
“I just thought quarterback was the best fit for me, and it has worked out for me. I’m happy it did,” Jeske told the paper, adding that, “the offseason was big… I got to improve my footwork, my arm strength and my confidence. Plus, the game starts to slow down when you are a senior because you’ve got more experience.”
“He brings a calmness to the huddle,” team head coach Jeremy Cordell told the paper. “He doesn’t get frazzled easily. And he is extremely smart. The things we do, we wouldn’t be able to do them without Alex.”
The 3-0 Raiders travel to Richton Park to take on Rich East on Saturday.