Cade Wyant isn’t a typical quarterback, his coaches at Rocklin High School stress.
The junior will gladly jump into any physical fray to mix it up, forearms, driving legs and all.
“Cade’s a gamer,” Rocklin coach Greg Benzel said. “He’s very passionate, sometimes to a fault. Sometimes, we go, ‘Hey, Cade. Probably shouldn’t lower your shoulder into an all-star defensive lineman, and just slide or run out of bounds.’ ”
Not likely to happen.
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Wyant earned Bee Prep of the Week honors through voting on sacbee.com for his routinely steady play in beating Woodcreek 52-21. He had two touchdown passes to Daniel Roberts and has provided balance this season for a punishing ground game. The Thunder (6-2) can enhance their playoff seeding and Sierra Foothill League title hopes in the final two regular-season games against No. 1 Folsom and No. 5 Granite Bay.
Wyant comes from good stock. His father, Drew Wyant, played quarterback at Sacramento State in the 1980s and has been Rocklin’s QB coach for seven seasons.
Drew Wyant is a captain for the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. Cade’s twin brother, Cole, plays defense for Rocklin, though he’s sidelined with an arm injury.
“I remember Cade and Cole running around here as ballboys, and now they’re varsity players,” Benzel said. “It goes that fast.”