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Former Hawk QB battling for starting job at Merced
Trevor Mew hasn't taken a meaningful snap at quarterback in over two years.

The Central Valley graduate opted to grayshirt as a freshman at Modesto Junior College in 2009.

When Oakdale High product Devin Combs became a Pirate this past season, Mew was asked to redshirt. Devastated, Trevor left the team before the start of the 2010 campaign.

"They decided to go in a different direction and there's nothing I could do about it," he said. "It's definitely frustrating. I've never had to deal with adversity like this before. It changed my perspective to not take anything for granted and work as hard as you can."

Trevor will continue his football career at Merced Community College this fall. He'll compete for the starting quarterback position for the Blue Devils, who finished 2-8 a season ago.

"Merced was the best option," Mew said. "I feel very confident in what they're trying to do there. I'm excited to get back on the field."

Mew worked with Central Valley's quarterbacks during the 2010 fall prep sports season.

He served as head coach of the Hawks' freshman boys basketball team during the winter.

Trevor practiced with his players.

He lifted weights every day.

He dedicated time to running.

Mew also reconnected with former Hawk teammate Rick Rogers.

Rogers plans to play cornerback for Modesto JC this year.

"I definitely expect to be the starting quarterback," Mew said. "That was the reason I decided to go there. But I know it's not going to be handed to me."

Merced College will play at Modesto JC during Week 5.

"It will definitely be emotional for me," Mew said. "I practiced with them for two years. I didn't get a chance to prove myself."

Mew didn't generate any interest from four-year schools while at Central Valley despite putting up gaudy numbers.

Trevor was voted Valley Oak League Offensive Player of the Year his senior year.

He had the second-best quarterback rating in the Sac-Joaquin Section (138) as a senior.

Mew completed 73 percent of his passes for 2,957 yards, 29 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.

Trevor had a completion percentage of 65, 5,623 yards and 45 TDs during his three-year career.

Mew had a 2-0 record as a starter in all-star games, completing 18 of 29 passes for 356 yards and five touchdowns.

"Everybody thought I was a product of the system," Trevor said. "My arm wasn't strong enough. I wasn't fast enough. I wasn't big enough. I feel like I can compete."