Netflix’s ‘QB1: Beyond the Lights’ Star QB Spencer Rattler Gets His Chance to Shine at Oklahoma

Spencer Rattler was the star quarterback of the Netflix series QB1: Beyond the Lights. The series follows three high school quarterbacks who are some of the best players in the country. Viewers got a chance to see what it was like for Rattler during his senior year.

Now Rattler will be the starting quarterback at the University of Oklahoma this upcoming NCAA football season.

Spencer Rattler had an impressive high school career

Rattler is a native of Phoenix, Arizona, and attended Pinnacle High School. As a freshman, he saw action on the field, and he was set to lead Pinnacle the next three years of his high school career. In season three of QB1: Beyond the Lights, Rattler was one of three quarterbacks featured. There was a lot of hype surrounding Rattler as he was starting his senior year. 

By the end of his sophomore year, he received 14 offers from top schools like Alabama, Notre Dame, and Miami (FL). During the summer of his sophomore year, he committed to Oklahoma and signed his letter of intent during his junior year. Rattler was also a member of the basketball team that won a state championship. During his senior year, he missed a few games due to an ankle injury, but he finished his career throwing for an Arizona state record 11,083 yards. Rattler also threw 116 touchdown passes. 

Even though Rattler missed the last few games of his high school career due to violating a district code of conduct, he was still considered one of the country’s best high school players. He finished his high school career playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, which features the country’s top high school players. 

Spencer Rattler plays with a lot of confidence

If you haven’t watched the Netflix series, make sure you do because you’ll see how much confidence Rattler has when playing. He certainly has put in the work, and there was a reason he was rated as the top dual-threat quarterback in the country by ESPN. Rattler is a competitor and always wants to win or come in first in whatever he does.

He was excited to attend Oklahoma, and he knew that he would have the opportunity to start in his first two years. During his first year at Oklahoma, he only played in three games, completing 7-of-11 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. He ended up redshirting his first year and was determined to become the starter during the 2020 season.

Spencer Rattler is now the starting QB at Oklahoma


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The time has come for Rattler, and this is why he chose to attend Oklahoma. On Tuesday, Sep. 1, Oklahoma head coach Lane Kiffin announced that Rattler would be the starting quarterback. In an ESPN article, Kiffin talked about why he chose Rattler to be the starter. 

“Spencer has played very well and certainly very deserving of it,” Riley said of the quarterback competition with redshirt sophomore Tanner Mordecai. “I just felt like there was enough separation right now.” Rattler will be the fourth starting quarterback for Oklahoma in the past four seasons. Baker Mayfield, Jalen Hurts, and Kyler Murray were the three starting quarterbacks before Rattler. This will be a big season for Rattler as he will look to lead Oklahoma to a successful season. He certainly possesses the ability to do so, and it will be exciting to watch how he performs.