A quarterback returning kickoffs and punts? Not likely but Lamar Jackson is not your typical quarterback.
Coach Bobby Petrino revealed during a Central Cardinal Club fan meeting Wednesday that he has experimented with using freshman Jackson on punt returns.
“He probably could play other positions than quarterback,” said Petrino. “We’ve had him back the other day working on catching kickoffs and punts. He is a dynamic athlete. Probably one of the fastest guys on our team. Certainly can change directions and has great speed.
“But he is first and foremost a quarterback. He really throw the football. He has great instincts and vision. There are times he makes throws and we just say wow. He is a great athlete who can help out in a number of ways.”
Wouldn’t be too surprising either to see Jackson occasionally line up as a receiver if he’s that versatile.