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THE NFL DRAFT REPORT PRESENTS

THE 2009 HEISMAN TROPHY RACE

A DARK HORSE EMERGES TO CHALLENGE

THE TOP QUARTERBACK THOROUGHBREDS

 by Dave-Te' Thomas

The NFL Draft Report

The 2009 Heisman Trophy hype centered around three “thoroughbred” quarterbacks entering the season, with 2009 award recipient Sam Bradford-Oklahoma, 2008 award winner Tim Tebow-Florida and Colt McCoy-Texas garnering most of that attention. But, based on their season-opening performances, this trio might have to start looking over their shoulders, as a “dark horse” candidate, Tony Pike-Cincinnati made a resounding opening statement that should make this a very interesting race throughout the season. Throughout the 2009 campaign, The NFL Draft Report will track the progress of the top five quarterbacks expected to enter the 2010 NFL Draft, as they vie not only for the Heisman Trophy, but also the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, Davey O’Brien Award and Manning Award, national honors reserved for the best quarterback in college football. To compile this “report card,” we examine each athlete’s performance in detailed categories listed below;

 

QUARTERBACK TALE OF THE TAPE

PLAYER

SCHOOL

COLLEGE POSITION

HEIGHT

WEIGHT

40-YD

BRADFORD,Sam

Oklahoma

Quarterback

6:03.6

223

4.72

LeFEVOUR,Dan

Central Michigan

Quarterback

6:02.7

238

4.91

McCOY,Colt

Texas

Quarterback

6:02.2

212

4.68

PIKE,Tony

Cincinnati

Quarterback

6:05.7

222

4.76

TEBOW,Tim

Florida

Quarterback

6:02.6

245

4.68

AVERAGE

 

 

6:03.4

228

4.75

 

 

2009 PASSING STATISTICS

PLAYER

GP

ATT

COMP

PCT

YARDS

TD

INT

G/AVG

PE

BRADFORD

01

   14

     10

71.43

      096

  1

  0

  96.00

152.60

LeFEVOUR

02

   77

     51

66.23

      436

  3

  2

218.00

121.46

McCOY

02

   76

     51

67.11

      654

  5

  2

327.00

155.84

PIKE

02

   71

     50

70.42

      591

  6

  1

295.50

195.52

TEBOW

02

   39

     25

64.10

      425

  5

  0

212.50

197.95

AVERAGE

 

55.4

  37.4

67.51

  

4.0

1.0

244.67

154.50

 

NOTE-GP indicates games played in…ATT indicates pass attempts…COMP indicates pass completions… PCT indicates percentage of passes completed…G/AVG indicates average yards gained per game…PE indicates passing efficiency rating.

 

 

PASSING YARDAGE COMPARISON CHART

PLAYER

YD/A

RK

YD/C

RK

TD/A

RK

TD/C

RK

PCT

RK

PE

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