Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Former GaTech QB Andy Hall having an impact at Delaware

Well, easy not to feel bad now that Reggie Ball in taking the snaps but check this out:

Quarterback Andy Hall, who was one of the highest -ated quarterbacks in the country coming out of high school and who played two years at Georgia Tech before transferring to Delaware, is having a spectacular senior season. Hall has completed 103 of his 161 pass attempts for 1,361 yards with 15 touchdowns and two interceptions. He is fifth in I-AA in pass efficiency (163.24)

In just two seasons at the University of Delaware after transferring from Georgia Tech, senior Andy Hall has put up some impressive numbers, including a 13-5 record as a starter in his 18 games. In his first season at Delaware in 2001, he threw for 1,832 yards and nine touchdowns while rushing for 863 yards and seven touchdowns. And he is off to an even better start this season, throwing for 1,361 yards and 15 touchdowns and rushing for 483 yards and four touchdowns in seven games. He ranks fifth in NCAAI-AA in passing rating (163.2) and 14th in total offense (263.4). Those numbers have played a big part in Hall being officially added to the Walter Payton Award Watch list by the The Sports network. The award annually honors the top offensive player in NCAA I-AA football and is selected by a vote of member sports information directors. The Cheraw, SC native has enjoyed some outstanding performances this season, throwing for a career-high 283 yards and three touchdowns in the season opener vs. The Citadel and rushing for a career-high 159 yards and two touchdowns, including a UD quarterback record 85-yarder, in the win over Hofstra. He also threw three touchdown passes in earlier wins over Richmond and West Chester and threw for 236 yards vs. William & Mary, his sixth career 200-yard effort. He accounted for five touchdowns in Saturday’s 55-10 win over Rhode Island, throwing for 153 yards and a career-high four touchdowns and rushing for 71 yards and another score. Hall, a pre-season All-Atlantic 10 second team pick, proved he is back at 100 percent after undergoing off-season rotator cuff surgery on his throwing (right) shoulder. Consider the following numbers:
• He currently has 262 career completions at Delaware to rank No. 7 all-time at UD in that category, 16 shy of sixth place.
• He has passed for 3,193 career yards for eighth place all-time at Delaware,499 yards shy of seventh place all-time
• He has 4,485 yards of total offense to rank No. 9 all-time at Delaware and heneeds just 253 yards to move into eighth place
• His career pass completion percentage stands at .574, well on the way to surpassing the UDcareer mark of .561 by Matt Nagy (1997-2000).
• He has rushed for 1,346 career yards to rank third all-time among Delaware quarterbacks and 33rd all-time among all UD runners. He owns the second and third longest single-game rushing totals in school history and his 85-yard run vs. Hofstra was the fifth longest in school history and the longest ever by a Blue Hen quarterback. The two other UD quarterbacks who have rushed for over 1,000 career yards are Bill Vergantino (2,564 in 1989-92) and current NFL standout Rich Gannon (1,509 in 1984-86).

hhhhhmmmmmm. The old "what could have been" thoughts going through my brain.