Logan Woodside, the senior quarterback of the Toledo Rockets and proud owner of a modern day underdog story. Woodside finds himself on the preseason watch lists for both the Davey O’Brien Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award.
But it was not too long ago that Woodside found himself struggling just to get a Division I offer.
There was a great story highlighted on ESPN not too long ago where Woodside was scouring across the Mid-Atlantic going from football camp to football camp trying to garner a Division I offer. And at one of these camps he was named Co-MVP and ironically enough the MVP honors were shared with another quarterback. Notre Dame commit and now Florida transfer Malik Zaire won the other half of the trophy, a high touted QB with over thirty D1 scholarship offers.
When all was said and done Woodside earned two D1 scholarship offers from Troy and Western Kentucky and it was not until Woodside was on his way to Western Kentucky in order to commit when he received a call from Toledo.
Now Logan Woodside is one of the nation’s top quarterbacks and one that led the nation in passing touchdowns in 2016 with 45 TDs. Woodside is not entering his senior year and happens to be an elite college arm, while the Co-MVP from that football camp all those years ago has lost out on the starting job at both Notre Dame and Florida.
Now I know that the MAC is not known for exciting football but it will be this season thanks to the arm of Logan Woodside. Although chances are you have never heard of him, you should be rooting for him. I know that I will be.
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