Michigan State’s Kirk Cousins: A Star in the Making

Posted by Joe G on September-25-2009 Add Comments

Just last season, Kirk Cousins was an unheralded freshman. An anonymous two-star recruit from Holland, Mich. taking snaps for Brian Hoyer during mop-up duty, like at the end of the Ohio State blowout, and long after the Capital One Bowl had been decided.

Cousins has exploded onto the scene in 2009, turning heads and dissecting opposing defenses.

After the first three starts of his collegiate career, Cousins stands as the 14th most efficient passer in the FBS, with a rating of 164.3. That puts him ahead of Colt McCoy, Jevan Snead, Todd Reesing, Darryl Clark and Max Hall. He's just behind sophomore sensation Kellen Moore—only Moore has an entire year of starting experience on Cousins.

The young man from Holland is pu...

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