Mira Mesa is off to a (5 - 2) start to the football season, and one reason for their success has been the play of quarterback Noah Tumblin. The senior quarterback brings a lot of experience to the position as he's been the starter since in sophomore year. Noah says it's been a learning experience.
"My sophomore season was a mess, I was just thrown in there and I could do what I could do. Even though I was bad it made me a way better player my junior season. I don't really get nervous anymore as I'm prepared to play."
What makes Noah so special is that he's a dual threat quarterback. He can beat you with his feet or his arm. "I think it really tough to defend me because I can run and throw, and create plays out of nothing."
He may be the best dual threat quarterback in San Diego, and probably the most athletic, but Marauders head Coach Chris Thompson says there is more to Noah's game than just his athletic ability.
"He's a high academic kid. He's a four point oh and Ivy League schools are looking at him. He's a very talented individual, he's a point guard in basketball."
Asked whether he would rather throw a 50 yard touchdown pass, or run 50 yards for a touchdown, Noah says that is a no-brainer.
"I would have to go with the touchdown pass because I'm so close with my receivers and we can both celebrate together."