Call it Grambling’s White Tiger meets Bruce Eugene.
Dual-threat quarterback Codi Boek, unhappily switched out of position at Boston College, could be the next headline-grabbing transfer to the Tiger football program.
Boek signed with BC out of Sacramento (Calif.) American River Community College and — given his 6-3, 215-pound size — must have looked like a credible blocking threat at fullback. Too, Boek actually played offensive lineman through the eighth grade.
But he’s reportedly unhappy with the move, and looking around. That puts Grambling, which originally offered Boek, too, back on the radar.
Boek originally was set to play Idaho State, redshirting in 2006, but transferred to this hometown junior college when his father fell ill. When Boek’s dad saw his cancer go into remission, the younger Boek took up his dream again to play college quarterback. That’s apparently not going to happen at BC.
Boek, belying his bulk, reportedly runs a 4.6 in the 40-yard dash.
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Grambling’s White Tiger, of course, was James Gregory. The first white player to don a Tiger uniform, he served as a back up quarterback during the James Harris-Matthew Reed era under late coaching legend Eddie Robinson.
Eugene, though he often didn’t look the part while ballooning past 300 pounds, was Grambling’s most prolific passer ever — breaking every significant school record as a starter in 2002-03 and 2005.