Kansas State QB Jesse Ertz Expects To Regain Starting Job After Recovering From Torn ACL

Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Jesse Ertz won the starting job and was expected to have a big season for K-State in 2015. Those expectations were short-lived, however, as he tore his ACL on the first drive of the year, causing him to miss the rest of the season.

“I couldn’t have asked for a worse start to the season,” Ertz said, via the Kansas City Star. “I learned a lot from it, though. You get a lot tougher going through things like that.

"I had high expectations for myself. Obviously, not having any previous game experience, there was some wonder going through my mind on how this was going to go. But I was looking forward to it."

Ertz is now fully recovered from the injury, and he says he expect to win the starting QB again.

“It puts a lot of doubt over me from other people that maybe I’m not durable,” he said. “I don’t really pay attention to what people think. It doesn’t correlate to reality. It definitely made me work harder. I think it made me a better player.” 

Ertz is competing for the job with Joe Hubener, who started 11 games last season, and Alex Denton. 

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