Perception vs. reality

Dual-threat QBs fight to prove that they can pass just as well as they run

Originally Published: July 20, 2012
By Mitch Sherman | ESPN RecruitingNation

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. -- Johnny Stanton, a California state champion and Nebraska-committed quarterback, regularly fights the perception that because he runs well, he can't throw the football.

Scouts and coaches and fans, in offering praise, compare Stanton to Tim Tebow. He's heard Jake Locker comparisons, too.

Flattering assessments, but Stanton, who rushed for 1,528 yards and 25 touchdowns and threw for 2,439 and 13 scores as a junior at Santa Margarita Catholic, said he'd prefer ...

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