Luke Falk the latest member of college football’s most unique fraternity: the WSU Quarterbacks Club

Though it never had a name until now, this club most certainly exists. And it’s impacted the lives of many young men who’ve lined up under center for the Cougars the past three decades.

Luke Falk was an unheralded walk-on quarterback when he first arrived at Washington State in the summer of 2013 — so anonymous that his biography did not appear in the 2013 WSU football media guide.

Yet, shortly after Falk began his freshman year, former WSU quarterback Jack Thompson contacted Falk’s father, Mike, with a simple message: Have your son give me a call if he ever needs anything.

That was when Falk first realized the uniqueness of his position.

It didn’t matter that he wasn’t a scholarship athlete, or that he was buried on the depth chart. He was a quarterback at Washington State, and that buys a guy membership in one of the most unique fraternities you will find in college sports: The WSU Quarterbacks Club.

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It’s informal, unofficial, and so under-the-radar that even WSU coach Mike Leach doesn’t seem to know of its existence — “They don’t do a great deal, but they know each other,” Leach says in response to a question of how involved the Cougars’ former and current quarterbacks are in one another’s lives.

Though it never had a name until now, this club most certainly exists. And it’s impacted the lives of many young men who’ve lined up under center for the Cougars the past three decades.

“Some guys have used the word ‘fraternity’ to describe it, and I’d agree with that,” says Connor Halliday, Leach’s first quarterback at WSU who still holds the NCAA record for most passing yards in a game. “We’re not gonna see each other all the time or talk all the time, but any time one of us needs the other, we’re gonna be there for each other. I think that’s the best way to describe it.”

That’s been Falk’s experience. Since the day his father first heard from Thompson, Falk has been in semiregular contact with the Throwin’ Samoan and has gotten to know several other members of WSU’s rich quarterbacking lineage. Jason Gesser is a close friend and mentor, and Falk considers Drew Bledsoe a valued confidant.

Bledsoe was one of the few people Falk consulted last winter when trying to decide whether to leave WSU early for the NFL draft or return for his senior season.

“I didn’t give him advice or express an opinion…

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