Missing football while the sports world is on hold? Philadelphia Eagles fans can fill the void by throwing it back with some Carson Wentz high school football highlights from 2010.
Not exactly a high-profile recruit before committing to North Dakota State, Wentz did show some flashes of promise for Century High School in Bismark, ND.
Wentz' athleticism was on full display in high school, playing both quarterback and defensive back while also playing on the baseball and basketball teams. Despite this, the 2011 century high valedictorian received only one offer to an FBS school (Central Michigan) and decided to go to the FCS at North Dakota State.
He went on to impress for the Bison. His first year as the starting QB (as a junior in 2014) he racked up 3,111 yards and 25 touchdowns through the air while also rushing for 642 yards and 6 scores. He played seven games his senior year, throwing for another 1,651 yards and 17 touchdowns and rushing for 294 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The Eagles took a chance on him with the No. 2 overall pick in 2016, and while he's had some struggles staying healthy, Philly can't be too disappointed with his 14,191 yards and 97 touchdowns through four seasons. The future of the Eagles' offense looks bright with Wentz at the helm.
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