Sometimes, quarterback dreams die hard. And then there’s the case of Josh Kern.
Kern, a quarterback for his entire football life, didn’t sprint for the transfer papers when the Arizona coaches told him after last season they would like him to stop throwing passes and start catching them.
“I came here to play football, not quarterback,” Kern said after Friday morning’s workout. “It’s not really that big of a deal.”
Kern just completed his first week of practice as a tight end for the Wildcats, doing so with a smile.
“I’m finally getting to play some football,” he said.
“It’s physical. Playing quarterback, I didn’t get hit that much. I was joking around the other day, the last time I got tackled was my last high school game.”