Feel good stories don't come much better than Carson Meger. This time a year ago, the true freshman was the sixth and last quarterback on the roster, a Class 5A all-state player at powerhouse Plano who was too short to get a scholarship offer to a Division I-A school despite all his accomplishments.
So he walked on at UTEP and proceeded to move his way up the depth chart in a rather old-fashioned way -- performance on the field. He was outstanding all fall and even better in the spring when injuries reduced UTEP to to healthy quarterbacks.
He was already well ahead of Tim Curry on the depth chart when Curry transferred last week. That opened up a scholarship and now Meger is a former walk-on. He's also the No. 3 quarterback, making him the highest of the players who will return next year.
He's one of those guys who doesn't really look like a college quarterback until he puts the ball exactly where its supposed to be, over and over again. By the criteria that matters most -- performance -- Meger has been outstanding in a year-plus at UTEP and now he has something to show for it.