Photo from King’s College Athletics Zachary Whitehead
Photo from King’s College Athletics
Zachary Whitehead

Quarterbacks have had their share of successes and failures in the Monarchs’ football program over the years. A difficult decision college football coaches face is who should replace the graduating quarterbacks.

Football head coach Jeff Knarr probably deemed his decision easy to start this month’s Athlete of the month for men’s sports, starting quarterback Zachary Whitehead.

Whitehead, a third-year Mass Communications major from Hockessin, Delaware, and a product of St. Mark’s High School in Wilmington, Delaware, he has embraced the opportunity given to him..

For the month, Whitehead leads the Middle Atlantic Conference and is 12th in Division III football, with 1165 yards passing.

A school record-setting 423 yard passing performance in King’s first ever win at Lycoming highlighted his success in September. He also has seven passing touchdowns against four interceptions, and five rushing touchdowns.

King’s quarterback coach Skyler Fultz acknowledged that as a quarterback, Whitehead had to “understand an offensive scheme and run within a scheme.”

Fultz also praised Whitehead’s off-the-field preparation and work ethic as he translates it to the gridiron on Saturday afternoons.

Defensive captain and senior Bobby Russell said that Whitehead “has stepped up and taken the starting QB role seriously which he has shown in his play through the first three weeks.”