By JOHN MARSHALLAP College Football Writer
TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) - Whether it was rough weather in western Idaho, a power outage or a stubborn steer on a cattle drive, Taylor Kelly learned how to adapt to adversity.
It's helped become the person and football player he is today.
The Arizona State sophomore has become the unquestioned leader of the Sun Devils, a humble, nimble quarterback who seems to be at his best under pressure. Kelly leads the Pac-12 and is ninth nationally with a passing efficiency of 182.2, throwing for 1,000 yards and six touchdowns while completing 72% of his passes.
More than his numbers, it's Kelly's ability to dazzle and with his arm and legs that has made it clear he was the right choice out of a three-way battle to be Arizona State's starting quarterback.