Cal signee Luke Rubenzer has a new, two-word response whenever someone suggests he’s too short to play quarterback: Russell Wilson.
Rubenzer, listed at 6 feet, was out and about in his hometown of Scottsdale, Ariz., earlier this week when someone questioned his physical qualifications to play the position.
“I almost said, ‘Did you watch the Super Bowl?’” he said. “I’ll probably use that next time.”
Rubenzer, who made his commitment to Cal official on Wednesday, is modestly rated as a three-star prospect by most recruiting services. He knows the scouts graded him down because he’s not the prototype quarterback at 6-4.
Wilson, the former Wisconsin star who led the Seattle Seahawks to victory Sunday in the Super Bowl, is Rubenzer’s response to the stereotype.
“It’s really cool a guy like that, who is actually shorter than I am, having a big game in the Super Bowl,” Rubenzer said.
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