Kriss Proctor

Good article on Big Bear’s stud quarterback in the L.A. Times this morning. The story is right here. I guess the Times is a competing paper, but its a good story none the less.

I’ve gotten a chance to talk to Proctor quite a bit in my year-plus here at the Sun and he’s one of the more humble, down-to-earth athletes that I’ve ever met. He seems like a genuinely nice guy, which is something that should be praised. And the way he handles the ball in Big Bear’s spread option – I’ve seen them play six times and there are still plays where I have no idea where the ball is – is poetry in motion.

At last check, he’s down to Stanford, San Diego State, Utah and Princeton as far as college choices. At Stanford, San Diego State and Utah, Proctor would probably play defensive back or even fill a jack-of-all-trades role, similiar to the one Alta Loma graduate and San Diego Chargers rookie Eric Weddle performed at Utah. Proctor can run, throw, defend, tackle, kick, and apparently according to Eric Sondheimer, gut a fish and barbecue it right away. All of those traits (even the gutting, ask Twentynine Palms and Aquinas what it’s liked to have your heart pulled out by Proctor) are useful on the football field.

I’d like to hear any one else with stories on Kriss Proctor, or any other athletes that might be worth that type of praise. So like Pat Benatar says below, hit me with your best shot.