Garrett Gilbert has suddenly turned into a running QB, dashing for 15 TDs in three playoff games.
Friday night Gilbert rushed for five TDs and threw for one to lead defending state champ Lake Travis (13-0) to the Class AAAA regional finals with a 55-32 victory over unbeaten Alice in the Alamodome.
Not that Gilbert has forsaken the pass; he's got seven aerials for TDs in the playoffs as well (that's 43 for the season if I remember correctly).
In the Austin A-S story his coach asserts:
"On the sidelines I was telling Garrett, 'That's why you are who you are.' Some people have said Garrett's been a classic dropback passer, that he can pass but not run," Lake Travis coach Chad Morris said. "That's bull. He's a multi-dimensional player."
Although Gilbert doesn't have notable speed, it's good to know he has acquired some running skills. I wonder if Colt's tough running this season has been an influencing factor.