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Summarized by Paul Pickett

ASU quarterback has UA genes
(Phoenix) AZ Republic 9Apr00 S2
By Don Ketchum: The Arizona Republic

PHOENIX, ARIZONA -- Son of a gun, can it really be true? The son of a Wildcat gun is a Sun Devil? The unthinkable is developing into one of the intriguing Arizona sports stories of the year.

Jeff Krohn, whose father, Jim, was the starting quarterback at the University of Arizona in the late 1970s, has a strong chance to become the starting quarterback for rival Arizona State. As a walk-on, no less.

"I'm just having fun right now," said Krohn. "If I really think about it, I'm kind of like everybody else. I don't believe it. ...Things have happened so fast over the last year. It's crazy. I realize how very fortunate I am to be in the position I am right now. I just want to continue to improve as much as I can."

Arizona State quarterback coach, John Pettas, said, "He's capable of doing some exciting things because of his athleticism. He seems to be grasping the offense. He has a few similarities to Jake (Plummer). He's not as far along in his throwing as Jake was, but he's heading that way."

Krohn said: "I'm just trying to gain respect. I can't tell people what to do yet, since I haven't done it myself in an actual college game. But I hope I get that chance."

Even if he does have a bit of Wildcat blood in him.

The 19 year-old Krohn is 6-2, 178-pound and wears number 22 on his maroon shirt.

Also competing for the starting quarterback position is Senior Griffin Goodman, a product of Mesa Mountain View High and Eastern Arizona Junior College.

Goodman is a 24-year-old former Mormon missionary who started for ASU in the Aloha Bowl after Kealy's injury against Arizona. A tight end in high school, Goodman was 4 of 8 for 29 yards on Saturday.


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