Oklahoma State linebacker Chad Whitener has nothing but respect for what Joel Lanning has done as a two-player for a surprisingly good Iowa State team this season.
Whitener raved about Lanning’s selflessness to move from quarterback to linebacker over the offseason and still take a few snaps at quarterback in certain packages. He said Mason Rudolph would do the same if asked of him.
Of course, Mason Rudolph isn’t losing his job anytime soon, but Whitener was asked if he’d be up to take a few snaps at quarterback the way Lanning still does for the Cyclones.
“Oh, I’ve been talking about it all day,” Whitener said in a video courtesy of Pistols Firing. “[Michael] Vick. Braxton Miller. Fake pitches and take it up field. I’m ready for it.”
Whitner, a 6-foot-1, 240-pound senior, would be terrifying running through Big 12 defenses. Lanning is a physical runner that can plow through defenders, and the prospect of Whitener doing something similar is quite fun to think about.
Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy probably isn’t calling on one of his best defenders to go in for Rudolph this season, but it seems to be working for a 6-3 Iowa State team that has wins over Oklahoma and TCU.
Oklahoma State and Iowa State are set for a 12 p.m. ET kickoff on Saturday. The game will be regionally mirrored on ESPN2 and ABC.
The post Oklahoma State LB Chad Whitener could see himself at quarterback appeared first on Diehards.
Download the new AJC app. More local news, more breaking news and in-depth journalism.