Groshek embraces transition

Madison- Garrett Groshek led Amherst to the WIAA Division 5 state title... as a quarterback. This season, the Wisconsin redshirt freshman will complete his transition to running back. The psychological aspect of changing positions is difficult for any player, and the physical part is just as tough.

"The mental parts came a little easier but it's the physical part, having to get to the right spot, getting the right reads off stuff and it's really been trying to figure out how to play running back again," Groshek said.

Back-up quarterback Kare' Lyles is impressed with Groshek's adjustment and his ability to handle the learning curve. "He knows every single route on that - on the play, so knowing that whenever he goes 7 on 7 when it's a 3rd down long, that we need him with a pass play, he knows, he understands the whole concept, so he knows which areas we can attack and where he can attack too so it's a very big advantage for him."

Garrett's been getting advice from incumbent running back Taiwan Deal, and the tips are paying off. "He knows what he's talking about, so it's good to have that guy as an extra coach when Coach Settles is down with Chris and Brad, having Taiwan to help me and Sam out."