Scheelhaase Named Starting Quarterback for Fighting Illini
June 2, 2010
"Following spring ball, our coaching staff had some time to review the quarterback situation and felt Nathan proved himself as a leader both on and off the field," Zook said. "He showed the ability to run Coach Petrino's offense at a high level, and we thought it was important to establish Nathan as a team leader entering summer workouts."
Scheelhaase is a redshirt freshman from Kansas City, who led Rockhurst High School to a state title as a junior and was named the Kansas City Metro Player of the Year as a senior after passing for 1,726 yards and 17 touchdowns, while rushing for 864 yards and 18 scores.