Origin mythJaylen Prater has one of the more interesting origin myths, sports-wise, that we've done here so far. First off, he's a linebacker for Northwestern, and played linebacker in high school at Hamden (Ohio) Wellston, leading his team in tackles as a senior. But he was also the team's quarterback. It seems like he mainly just ran with the ball, but he does throw a few BOMBS in this video:
As you can see, he also took some kickoff returns, but probably the best play in that video is him decleating an unsuspecting wide receiver on an interception return. (There is also video of him KTFO'ing a kid in a boxing match.) Despite all that versatility, Prater wasn't a particularly highly touted recruit, in part because a high school QB with a lot of running skills is a sort of difficult player to figure out. He was ranked as a two-star outside linebacker by most services and a three-star running back by 247. He had offers from Indiana, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Toledo, and picked Northwestern right before the start of his senior year.
At NorthwesternPrater redshirted last year, as did everybody on the damn planet.
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Bryce McNaul was also a talented LB for Northwestern, but anybody wearing No. 51 at Northwestern has big shoes to fill, especially if they're LB's.