Anybody who watched him play at Trinity knew that Bobby Petrino Jr. was getting ready to make a name for himself as a player.
Now in Atlanta after his dad’s move to the Falcons as head coach, the younger Petrino is turning heads on both sides of the ball. Playing both ways for Greater Atlanta Christian, he had 112 rushing yards and recorded six tackles in the regular-season finale.
When his father left the University of Louisville to become coach of the Atlanta Falcons, the younger Bobby Petrino wasn’t all that excited about moving again.
“I wanted to stay,” he says, looking back.
Who could blame him?
He had lived in Louisville longer than any other place in his life, played for a tradition-rich school that had just won a record 17th Kentucky state championship and was a starting safety as a sophomore.
But a year later, the younger Petrino is at home in Georgia, and Greater Atlanta Christian is certainly glad to have him.