Dillon Sterling-Cole doesn’t let himself forget about his first collegiate throw.
He recounts the sequence of events in his head from time to time. How, as a true freshman who entered that first season in 2016 slated to redshirt as Arizona State’s fourth-string quarterback, a mountain of injuries under center forced him into action.
He remembers how he wasn’t prepared to enter a game again UCLA in early October, with the Sun Devils protecting a one-score lead late in the fourth quarter, how he lofted that throw off his back foot and watched it flutter into the hands of a Bruins’ defensive back.
Yes, Sterling-Cole’s first pass in college was an interception. And he wouldn’t ask for a chance to do it over.
“I wouldn’t ask for it back,” he said Friday, following ASU’s first practice of camp. “I was able to grow from that.
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