Not many people had ever heard of nineteen-year-old Garrett Gilbert when he was rushed onto the field last night at the Rose Bowl to substitute for the injured Colt McCoy. Garrett is better known here where he led his Lake Travis team to two state championships.
His father Gale played QB in the NFL, for Seattle, San Diego and Buffalo. And, despite his lapses last night, including fumbles, interceptions and overthrown passes, Garrett is not used to losing. In fact, “the last time he lost a game, he won the next 30 straight.”