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Former Century Patriot Learning from FCS Best

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Brock Jensen is the most notable player on the NDSU Bison Football team.

But right behind the record setting quarterback is Bismarck Century grad Carson Wentz.

"During the week, I prepare as if I'm the starter. I'm one snap from going in there and taking over," says Wentz.

With Jensen healthy and on fire. Wentz's playing time is slim.

Wentz has played in 8 of the regular season games and taken 35 snaps while passing for 1 touchdown.

"To be motivated for that opportunity and take advantage of it. You never know when opportunity will arise and you have to stay hungry for it always," says Wentz.

Coach Craig Bohl says, "Carson is a bright, bright, football player with a strong arm."

While the sophomore has spent most games waiting on the sidelines for his nod. He's gained great experience playing under Jensen.

"Brock Jensen is playing real well but both of those have made each other better. When I watch Carson in practice he works real hard to improve and works hard. Being a back up quarterback is not an easy job, because you are one snap away from running the whole offense," says Bohl.

Wentz is still a young when it comes to the quarterback position. He played only 8 games as QB in high school.

Bohl says, "Carson was a guy who emerged during his senior year, grew senior year and had a great career as a senior."

"I was asked that coming out of high school, why going to NDSU? My answer was always, "I want to win. I want to go to a winning program." That choice was spot on, I don't regret it at all," says Wentz.

Wentz is waiting in the wings, knowing if he works hard this off season, next year he'll be the face of NDSU football.

Carson Wentz has completed 16 of his 28 pass attempts this season for 184 yards.

He's also rushed for 64 yards.

The Bison get a bye this week for the first round of the FCS playoffs.

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