Depending on how you view it, Mason Rudolph might be the best signal-caller in Oklahoma State history. He’s shattered nearly every career passing record at OSU, and is on course to leave a legacy for the Cowboys.
Replacing his production next season will be a huge challenge Mike Gundy. The sad truth is that we probably won’t another Mason for a long time. RS Jr Taylor Cornelius and RS Fr Keondre Wudtee lead the pack as possible starters next season. Cornelius has served as the main backup when healthy; Wudtee’s ability to run gives him some leverage as well, but there is another name that should be learned: Spencer Sanders.
BIO: Spencer Sanders
6’2’’, 190 lbs
2018 4-star QB commit
Denton, Texas (Ryan HS)
This guy can flat out play.
Ranked as a top 10 dual-threat quarterback, Sanders has a great arm that mixes with impressive speed and agility. He has improved statistically in each year of his high school career. He has combined for 36 touchdowns in his senior season, putting him at 138 for his career. So what gives him the opportunity to come in and play right away? First off, the uncertainty of a starter going into next season leaves the battle wide open. Sanders is as competitive as they come, and his accurary and efficiency shows his poise and confidence.
Sanders: “I feel like my strength is I can throw just a good as any quarterback, but what really separates me from others is I can also standout with my feet like escaping the pocket turning a 5 yard sack in to a 10 yard gain I need. To improve on everything I do, you can always get better. Some things are just better than others right now.”
The Texas native suffered a season-ending ACL injury during the playoffs last season, but has picked up right where he left off by putting up career numbers this year. It doesn’t appear that the injury has had any lingering effects.
His style of play fits very well with the explosive offense of Oklahoma State. Although straying away from the traditional pocket-passing quarterbacks we’ve seen in the program’s recent past, don’t be surprised if Gundy gives the freshman-to-be a legitimate look once we move to camp next fall.