PERU – When you see Peru State left tackle Quentin King on campus, he’ll throw you a curve ball on what he wants to do after he wraps-up classes in December.
While he’s studying sports psychology, the 6’2″, 269 pound senior plans to pursue his singing career for the first part of the new year. He also plays piano and guitar.
King, one of the team’s five captains, is in charge of making sure his offensive line knows what their assignments are on each play. While he won’t be singing his commands on the field anytime soon, he will lead his team by example, according to Head Coach Steve Schneider.
When the Bobcats found success in the running game in last week’s 45-28 loss to No. 8 Grand View, it was on the left side of the line. Peru State finished with 237 yards of total offense.
Schneider says King’s work ethic makes him a great role model to not only the younger offensive line, but the entire group.
“Kind of a strong, silent type I would call him. He doesn’t have a whole lot to say, but when he does it usually is pretty profound and means something. We’ll definitely miss him as we move forward in the coming years. He’s been a three-year starter for us. He earned some all-conference recognition last year and I’m sure he will this year, as well.”
Peru State (2-5) travels to Oskaloosa, Iowa on Saturday to play William Penn. The Statesmen are 3-4 this season and defeated Culver-Stockton (Mo.), 24-21, last Saturday. Kickoff is at noon and will air on Otoe County Country (KNCY 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncnsportsnow.com).
Peru State at William Penn
When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Lacey Complex Stadium, Oskaloosa, Iowa
Radio: 1600 AM, 105.5 FM and ncnsportsnow.com