VIDEO: Oregon State Football: The Rocket Right Arm of Ryan Katz
The beavers prepare for the 2011 season
The Associated Press
August 29, 2011CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — The Jacquizz Rodgers era is over at Oregon State, which means all eyes are on Ryan Katz and his rocket right arm.
That's just fine with Katz. The Skanner News Video: OSU Football
Oregon State's junior quarterback enters his second season behind center bigger, stronger and more polished. He has asserted himself as one of the team's leaders, leading a large group of Beavers through voluntary player-led drills over the summer.
One thing that hasn't changed is the steely confidence that has been a hallmark ever since he graduated early from Santa Monica High in California to arrive at spring practice in 2008.
He says this season he's seeing things quicker and making faster decisions.