A couple of years ago, it seemed inconceivable to Caleb Fisher that he’d be Washington’s starting QB as a
“I didn’t think I was going to be a quarterback,” Fisher admitted. “I was a little chunky kid. I wasn’t really a quarterback shape. I didn’t care.”
That little chunky kid is now the leader of the Washington offense. He earned the starting spot after a summer-long tryout.
“He surpassed my expectations for a sophomore, really,”‘ said Washington offensive lineman Dan Witherspoon. “Playing only nine freshman games and starting varsity is a big task. I think he does it well.”
He won the job after playing just one season as a QB, last year’s on the freshman team.
“It’s faster, I expected though because I played freshmen,” said Fisher. “It’s definitely a lot faster but I came into it knowing it would be.”
Fisher is the third member of his family to be a Washington quarterback. He’s following in the footsteps of brothers Austin and Isaac, who’ve been valuable resources for Caleb.
“They help me with stuff I could’ve done,” Fisher said of his brothers. “Help me out for the next game. It’s nice to have them two.”
Fisher says he’s still learning the position. But he no longer wants to be anything but a quarterback.
“Last year, I wanted to play wide receiver then the competition for quarterback started,” Fisher said. ” I didn’t want to lose the competition.”