One year ago Monday, didn't go No. 11's way

One year ago Monday, didn't go No. 11's way

It was exactly one year ago from this time last year, that the No. 13 wasn't a lucky number for then sophomore quarterback Phillip Butterfield. Butterfield fell victim to a season ending injury, curtailing his season, forcing him to watch the Red Wolves undefeated Sun Belt Conference run from the sidelines. Go "Inside" to see how healthy he is today and how he is in a battle at QB.

It was exactly one year ago from this time last year, that the No. 13 wasn't a lucky number for then sophomore quarterback Phillip Butterfield.

Butterfield fell victim to a season ending injury, curtailing his season, forcing him to watch the Red Wolves undefeated Sun Belt Conference run from the sidelines.

AStateNation.com caught up with the talented signal caller to get his take on his current health status of his knees.

"I'm a 100 percent," Butterfield told two members of the media. When asked if he thought about the one year anniversary Monday afternoon after practice. He had this response. "I was pondering about practicing today, I wanted to get some work done. I thought it went pretty well for me."

Butterfield's injury last fall effected the playing calling of last year's coaching staff, make them wait until conference play before turning last year's Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year Ryan Aplin loose, free to run through conference opponents.

Butterfield now finds himself in a battle for the No. 2 spot at quarterback with true freshman Fredi Knighten.

"I think it's going really well for all of us," Butterfield said. "We are all putting a lot of hard work in, we are having some good spots, but still have a lot of work to complete."

Butterfield asked if he had ever found himself in such a battle for the No. 2 spot in his career, but he quickly said that wasn't how he was looking at this year's competition.

"For the two spot no," Butterfield said. "I'm not facing it that way. I always feel that I'm battling for the No. 1 spot. I'm going after Ryan Aplin's No. 1 spot, that way I push him and everyone else in the race. That's just the way I am."

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