A former Utah high school prep star was recently featured in the San Francisco Chronicle.
Dallas Lloyd played quarterback at Pleasant Grove High before leaving to serve an LDS mission in Viña del Mar, Chile. Lloyd is now a true freshman in fall camp with his new team, the Stanford Cardinal, where he is one of seven quarterbacks.
The 6-foot-3 gunslinger told Chronicle sports writer Tom FitzGerald that his mission “was the best experience of my life.”
“We talked to people about Jesus Christ, and we invited them to come unto him and basically make changes in their lives. We spent 24/7 looking for people to help,” Lloyd said. “I learned so many valuable lessons that I wouldn’t have learned if I had gone directly to Stanford.”
Lloyd also described his mission experience for Cardinal Sports Report.
Lloyd was recruited to Stanford in 2010 by then head coach Jim Harbaugh. He was 19-1 as a starter for Pleasant Grove and was known for his field vision and scrambling ability when plays broke down.
The article contains a quote from Stanford head coach David Shaw regarding Lloyd, who apparently reported to camp in good shape, although he says he feels “rusty.”
“He’s exactly what we had hoped for,” Shaw told FitzGerald. “Athletic, quick, throws the ball well. Has a command in the huddle – that’s one of the first things I learned about Dallas.”