Rush through the roster: #2 Steven Bench

Posted: August 22, 2014 in Football
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How much playing time will Bench see in 2014? (Picture credit: http://www.tampabay.com)

We’ve come to the end of the Rush through the roster series! We now end the entire series with a look at quarterback Steven Bench.

Steven Bench – 6’2″ 220 lbs. – Quarterback – Junior – Bainbridge, GA (Cairo HS) (Penn State)

2013 Stats: 26 for 64, 392 yards (40%), 2 touchdowns, 3 interceptions. 24 carries for -30 yards.

Bench appeared in 7 games last season after he transferred from Penn State, starting 2 games. He was limited due to an ankle injury and eventually became the back-up to freshman Mike White in the second half of the season (also limited by injuries).

2014 Bull Rush prediction: Bench had an up and down 2013 season, a season that saw everyone struggle on the offensive side of the ball. Bench played catch up learning the offense once he arrived on campus and eventually got hurt after just a few games, limiting him during the season. This allowed Mike White to take the starting roll for the rest of the year.

Bench had a very impressive spring game, completing 19 out of 24 pass attempts for 317 yards, including 3 touchdowns.┬áHowever, despite the close battle, Mike White has won the starting job to enter the year but while it doesn’t mean Bench will lead the team onto the field for the first offensive series, it doesn’t mean we won’t see him at some point. He is a mobile quarterback that could be brought in for special packages like zone read plays, etc. He also has to be prepared in case something ever happened to White. He would be the next man up to take the helm.

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