Bryce Schulte established himself as Xavier's top quarterback two years ago when he was only a sophomore, but now he's excited about playing an even bigger role with the Saints this season as a senior.
Schulte has been getting a good look in preseason drills as a "rover" on defense, working as a hybrid strong safety and linebacker in certain situations.
"We're going to put him where we need him, and that includes defense," Xavier Coach Duane Schulte said Friday night after the Saints had a scrimmage with Western Dubuque.
The Saints host Iowa City Regina in the season opener Friday night at 7 in a battle of Catholic school powers.
Bryce Schulte, the head coach's son, welcomes the opportunity to play defense in his final year at Xavier.
"The past two years I've practiced defense before the first week of the season," he said. "Last year I played on one drive versus Assumption and then I got pulled. And I went in a couple times over the year when guys got hurt."
His playing time on defense figures to jump significantly this year. Read more...