Greensburg Tribune-Review Q&A: Ringgold's Nico Law

Ringgold's Nico Law hands off to Chacar Berry against West Mifflin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Mifflin.
Ringgold's Nico Law hands off to Chacar Berry against West Mifflin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Mifflin.
Photo by Ronald Vezzani Jr. | For the Daily News
| Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, 10:15 p.m.

Nico Law's emergence as an elite playmaker — just don't call him a running quarterback — has coincided with Ringgold's reemergence as a Class AAA power. So far he's thrown for 1,117 yards, run for 885 more and totaled 23 touchdowns.

Law and Rams coach Matt Humbert enjoy a back-and-forth relationship, one Law opens up about after an audible call against Elizabeth Forward.

Q: You've taken a giant step forward, why is that?

A: It all started in the offseason. I put in a lot of work with Coach Humbert, working hard in the weight room.

Q: You and Humbert are like brothers and snipe at each other quite a bit.

A: We go back and forth quite a bit this year. We're a lot closer.

Q: Does that happen even on the sidelines?

A: Every game. We have to keep a high spirit between us.

Q: What's been the funniest exchange?

A: Last week against Elizabeth Forward (52-36 win), I changed the play at the line. He was getting mad about it, then we scored a touchdown. He still asked why I changed the play, but he was happy we scored.

Q: What was it like going against Pitt recruit JaQuan Davidson?

A: I love competing against other quarterbacks in our conference, especially one who's going D-I. Since he's a Division I athlete, I wanted to play 10 times better and showcase what I got.

Q: What's it been like trying to erase last year's 4-6 record?

A: It's been very enjoyable. Actually starting to like it now that we're winning more. Last year was kind of a down year, but we've really turned it around a lot.

Q: Do you feel more comfortable running or throwing?

A: I feel more comfortable throwing. I hate being called a running quarterback. That's my No. 1 pet peeve.

Q: What would you prefer to be called?

A: I'll take dual threat, but I'm more of a passer in my opinion. When I hear someone call me a running quarterback, it gets on my nerves because I like to think that I'm a pass-first guy.

Q: What do you still need to do as a team?

A: We need to win out, so we can secure that 7-2 season and have a good year. Have some momentum going in the playoffs.

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