| Sports

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

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

Ronald Vezzani Jr. | For the Daily News
Ringgold's Nico Law hands off to Chacar Berry against West Mifflin on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at West Mifflin.

TribLIVE Sports Videos

Email Newsletters

Sign up for one of our email newsletters.
Top high school sports
By Jason Mackey
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.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.



Show commenting policy

Most-Read Football

  1. Clairton among greatest WPIAL dynasties; Aliquippa, South Fayette close
  2. WPIAL Class AAAA final preview: Penn-Trafford looking to reverse trend of playoff losses to Central Catholic
  3. Karns City tops Bedford in state football playoffs
  4. WPIAL Class AAA final preview: Big-play passing attack paying off for defending WPIAL champion Central Valley
  5. WPIAL history full of football dynasties
  6. WPIAL Class A final preview: Jeannette proved it was up to challenge of facing Clairton during Eastern Conference matchup
  7. WPIAL Class AA final preview: Rivals South Fayette, Aliquippa to play for title for record 3rd straight season
  8. Central Catholic senior Jones plays key role in all phases for Vikings
  9. Morgan Fitch set for ‘Feast of Fists III’
  10. HS highlight reel: WPIAL runners named to all-state teams
  11. High school notebook: Knoch CF Bucko commits to Kent State