You remember Chris Streveler, right?
He spent three years at Minnesota under then head coach Jerry Kill and started one game at quarterback before the staff opted to move him to wide receiver. Streveler eventually decided to transfer to South Dakota, where he used the final two years of his college eligibility to throw for 6,081 yards and 54 touchdowns. He was even named MVFC Offensive Player of the Year award in 2017 and a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.
But the Gophers were set at quarterback at the time, so it’s not like he could’ve made an impact at Minnesota. *starts pouring a drink*
Well, Streveler’s football career is not over. He made his Canadian Football League debut with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last night and earned the starting nod at quarterback — making him the first quarterback to start a CFL game coming out of college since 1994. *downs the entire glass*
The Blue Bombers lost, but Streveler threw three touchdown passes, including one to a familiar face: Drew Wolitarsky. Yes, that Drew Wolitarsky. The former Golden Gophers wide receiver who holds California’s all-time high school records for career catches (281) and career yardage (5,148). Who never quite realized that potential in his four years at Minnesota. *tosses the glass over his shoulder and starts drinking straight out of the bottle*
We even have the video for your viewing pleasure: