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Season Preview: The Quarterbacks

Unproven no more. This quarterback room for the Bison only promises to get better over the next couple of years.

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Unproven no more. This quarterback room for the Bison only promises to get better over the next couple of years.

Last season’s heroics added Cam Miller to the pantheon of national championship winning quarterbacks to walk the halls at North Dakota State. Now, he and the rest of the Bison quarterback room are only looking to get better.

 

#7 Cam Miller

Junior, Solon, IA
Position: QB
Height: 6′ 1”
Weight: 212
High School: Solon HS

#16 Peter Anderson

Redshirt Freshman, Hoffman Estates, IL
Position: QB
Height: 6′ 1”
Weight: 203
High School: Barrington HS

#15 Cole Payton

Redshirt Freshman, Omaha, NE
Position: QB
Height: 6′ 3”
Weight: 230
High School: Westside HS

Q&A with Cam Miller

How does coming into the season feel a little bit different than the past couple of seasons?

I feel a lot more confident and comfortable just being around my team. I feel like I’ve gotten better in the last six or seven months during the offseason. So I’m very confident that I can go out there and win games for us.

In his press conference, Coach Entz talked about you taking on more of a leadership role this offseason. What does leadership look like to you?

I think just being more vocal to my teammates and holding people accountable, and doing the right things on and off the field. And just being a servant leader, doing everything for others and not myself. I feel like I’ve really improved in that aspect.

How do you go about working on those sorts of things?

I think it just really hit me this offseason that I only have three more years of eligibility. And I asked myself the question, ‘what do I want my legacy to be?’ and ‘do I want to be the quarterback that ruins the tradition here?’ Obviously, the answer is no. I want to leave this [program] in a better place than I found it. So doing everything to uphold that culture and standard that was set before.

This is pretty much a championship or bust program. And you’re in probably the most high pressure position that there can be. How do you go about navigating that pressure and those expectations?

I don’t really look into it. I try not to go on social media too much just because there’s a lot of negativity. People want to talk about the negative things and not the positive things. Just knowing who I am as a person, knowing my purpose [helps me navigate]. I’m not defined by how I perform on a Saturday. I’m defined by how I live my life.

What are some things you do to de-stress away from the game?

I feel like my faith and my family are two things in my life that have helped me to not be anxious.

Is there anything else you’d like to say to our readers that we haven’t touched on?

I’m just excited for the opportunity this year to really show what I’m capable of and what our team is capable of. We have a lot of weapons. I almost feel bad for Coach Roehl. He’s got a dream job and he’s got a tough job because he has to get all these playmakers the ball and I don’t know how he’s going to do that because we have so many.

Season Preview: The Quarterbacks
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