Turns out Bryce Petty isn't perfect

August, 3, 2014
Aug 3
10:39
AM CT
DALLAS -- Baylor quarterback Bryce Petty is the best offensive player in the Big 12, a prototypical 6-foot-3, 230-pound wizard with a cannon arm and quick feet who added 4,200 passing yards, 46 total TDs and one conference title to his résumé last season.

He's also beloved by his community in Waco, where he volunteers regularly and runs a Bible study. He'll finish his Master's in December. It's impossible for Baylor fans to love their humble, friendly golden boy any more than they already do. And yet, they will exceed those limits this fall.

"He has every attribute you want in a quarterback and a leader of your football team," Baylor athletic director Ian McCaw said.

"That's Zeus himself," Baylor defensive end Shawn Oakman said. "That's the man. I want to be like Petty when I grow up." His go-to receiver, Antwan Goodley, added: "He can date my daughter."

Petty can't possibly be that good, can he? All of the glowing praise and uncontrollable swooning might fool most people, but it's all starting to get a little too suspicious.

What is Bryce Petty hiding? What are the flaws he doesn't want you to know about? ESPN attempted to answer those questions at Big 12 media days with a brief but thorough investigation.

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Big 12 reporter

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