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The Stubby Kid and the Quarterback Guru

LancasterOnline | Mike Gross | Sports Writer Sep 27, 2018


In 2018, “personal quarterback coach,’’ is a career path.

Thirteen years ago, “I was one of the only guys around doing the quarterback thing,’’ Jim Cantafio said Monday.

For over a decade now, kids with Peyton Manning dreams and gung-ho dads have been coming to Cantafio to help perfect the art and craft of the most important position on the football field.

Wisconsin’s current QB, Alex Hornibrook, is a Cantafio guy. So are Maryland’s Kasim Hill and Pitt’s Kenny Pickett.

One kid from New Jersey, and his Dad, started showing up in 2005 at Cantafio’s Susquehanna Valley Sports camps, mostly in Lancaster County. They took “all-in,’’ to another level.

The kid was Dwayne Haskins.