Thank You, Dan Lefevour

Erin McLaughlinSenior Analyst IIJanuary 8, 2010

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - SEPTEMBER 20:  Quarterback Dan LeFevour #13 of the Central Michigan Chippewas runs the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium on September 20, 2008 in West Lafayette, Indiana.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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To say this guy will be missed in Mt. Pleasant would be the biggest understatement of the year. What Tim Tebow was to Florida, Dan Lefevour was to Central Michigan. That is not bad for a kid who wasn't highly recruited and didn't even play quarterback until his senior year in high school.

How Brian Kelly found Lefevour is beyond me but thank God he did. All he did was put up numbers that only the great Vince Young compares to. He scored more total touchdowns than any player in college football history.

The GMAC Bowl was a classic and will always be remembered in Chippewa history. That was a great way for Lefevour to go out. He was really a general in that fourth quarter comeback. The way he saw the field and was pointing out what to do really showed his maturity.

Like all CMU alumni, this writer will continue to root for Lefevour as he goes to the NFL and tests his skills there.

It will be weird to watch CMU football next fall without Lefevour. When I went to school there, there was a running back named Brian Pruitt. He was a superstar tailback. The team lost so much when he graduated.

Lefevour is the biggest superstar in Mt. Pleasant since Pruitt. Ryan Radcliff is set to replace him and did look good in limited action this season. But still, it is hard to imagine that there will ever be another quarterback at CMU again.

Thank you Dan Lefevour for taking my alma mater to heights it has never been to before. Good luck in the NFL.