Courtesy of UR Athletics

This past weekend, the University of Rochester football team opened their season against the Catholic University of America. UR beat them comfortably 45-28, becoming UR’s  highest-scoring opening game since 1892. 

Quarterback Daniel Bronson had an extremely impressive showing, completing 19 of 33 passes for 237 yards, as well as 98 yards rushing. Bronson tallied five touchdowns and a lone interception to complete an impressive performance. 

Expectations are high for the formerly-named Liberty League Rookie of the Year, especially after this dominant first look at the ‘Jackets offense.

1. How did you first get involved in the game of football?

I’ve been involved in football for as long as I can remember. My dad has been coaching at Lockport High School for 30 years, and ever since I could walk, I helped out as a ball boy on the sidelines at every game.

2. What do you think are the best and worst parts about playing quarterback? Why?

The best and worst part about playing quarterback kind of go hand in hand. When the game is on the line, you know the ball is going to be in your hands and you will control the outcome for the most part. But going along with that is when you lose, everyone looks to you as the reason you lost. With that said, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

3. How did you feel after recording five touchdowns in Saturday’s game? What was going through your mind as it was happening?

It felt like any other game, honestly. The most important thing is winning the game; that’s what I was thinking about the whole time. I just try to get the ball into the right man’s hands every play. If that happens to be me, then I do my best to make a big play whenever I can.

4. How does it feel to play a major role in the highest scoring UR season opener since 1892?

It feels good to help be a part of something special for UR football, but there’s no way I could’ve done it on my own. All of my teammates played integral parts in putting together such a great performance, especially my receivers, running backs and my offensive line, specifically: Chris Martin, David Berry, Mike LaPorte, Bruce McKenty, Trevor “T-Rob” Robinson-Gray and Jeremiah Bill.

5. How do you plan to utilize the momentum of this win as the team continues into the season?

The win last weekend was important because we put up 45 points but we (myself. specifically) left a lot of points on the field. We had a far-from-perfect performance and still scored that much; we are really close to being on the verge of excellence.

6. Would you rather be in a rap battle against Christopher Walken or Morgan Freeman? Why?

I would rather rap battle Christopher Walken because when I lose, I would rather have to be mad at him than Morgan Freeman because I love Morgan Freeman’s movies.

Eber is a member of  the class of 2017.

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