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Kendall Hinton: The QB and.....Returner?

There was a buzz yesterday at camp involving some special teams work..... for the quarterback?

NCAA Football: Wake Forest at Notre Dame Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Wake Forest starting QB Kendall Hinton is not eligible to play due to suspension for the first three games of the 2018 season due to broken team rules. While extremely disappointing still, even as camp is underway, there is no point in crying over spilled milk.

Coach Clawson will undoubtedly coach a QB up and have a gameplan that will maximize the team’s strength (most likely leaning on the strong offensive line, S/O Beef Boys).

That being said, there was a stir in Winston-Salem with Hinton making plays in camp as a punt and kick returner.

Let’s not get carried away. This is likely just a testament to Hinton’s athletic ability and the staff wanting to develop some of the strengths that he possesses. Hinton also did impress with his arm yesterday, with two long touchdown throws to Steven Claude and Jaquarii Roberson.

All in all, I don’t think this is something to worry about or even consider that would happen. More than likely, just seeing if Hinton could do it in a pinch while also looking for the staff to find options to protect Greg Dortch’s workload as much as possible, are the likely reasons for the move.

Hinton will be missed in the first three games of the 2018 season without a doubt. His dual-threat abilities as the signal-caller are legitimate and will be hard to recreate with the other quarterbacks on the roster. But, you don’t have to worry about Hinton, the punt/kick-returner, any time soon.