Devin Craig, Correspondent (@DevinCraigFS on Twitter)
TALLAHASSEE, FLA., (www.franchisesportsonline.net) – FSU fans all across the world were heartbroken when head coach Jimbo Fisher declared starting quarterback Deondre Francois would miss the remainder of the 2017-18 season due to a patella tendon injury suffered in the second half of the season opener against Alabama.
But to the Fishers, specifically Trey Fisher, this is nothing out of the ordinary.
Trey Fisher was thrust into the position of North Florida Christian’s starting quarterback after a career-ending shoulder injury sidelined last years starter, JD Jerry.
In most cases, having a sophomore forced into a position as important as quarterback has dire consequences on a season. Most coaches would tweak entire offenses based off of this change.
NFC’s head coach Steve Price did none of that.
Instead, through ten games the Eagles are 8-2 and in the second round of the 2A playoffs. In part because of Fisher stepping up and accepting the bigger role and all of its responsibilities.
Fisher is a born leader. It’s evident, with the majority of NFC’s core being young. Both leading rushers are juniors or younger and leading receiver Macho Arza is a junior as well. So Fisher fits in perfectly with their young talent.
“It feels great (to be starting),” Fisher said. “NFC is a storied program and I hope to write my own chapter in it.”