Brett Hundley

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Brett Hundley
Brett Hundley (cropped).jpg
Hundley in 2012
UCLA BruinsNo. 17
QuarterbackRedshirt Junior
Major: Economics and African American Studies
Date of birth: (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Chandler (AZ)

 College(s):

Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Brett Hundley
Brett Hundley (cropped).jpg
Hundley in 2012
UCLA BruinsNo. 17
QuarterbackRedshirt Junior
Major: Economics and African American Studies
Date of birth: (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 227 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Chandler (AZ)

 College(s):

Career highlights and awards
Stats at ESPN.com

Brett Hundley, Jr. (born June 15, 1993) is an American football quarterback. He played college football at UCLA and was the Bruins starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. He is the school's career leader in both total offense and touchdown passes.

Early years[edit]

Hundley attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. As a junior, he completed 107 of 170 passes for 1,517 yards with 16 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. As a senior, he completed 139 of 225 passes for 2,348 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hundley's overall record as a starter in high school was 16–8. He was ranked as the second best dual-threat quarterback recruit in his class by Rivals.com.[1]

College career[edit]

After redshirting in 2011, Hundley was named the UCLA starting quarterback for the 2012 season.[2][3] In his first college game, against Rice, Hundley's first play was a 72-yard run for a touchdown that led to a 49–24 victory. In his second start against the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers, Hundley had 305 passing yards and four touchdown passes as UCLA upset the Huskers 36–30 in their home opener. The Bruins advanced to the Pacific-12 Football Championship Game game against Stanford, but were defeated 27–24. UCLA finished the season with a record of 9–5, and were ranked No. 17 by the Associated Press. Hundley set a UCLA season record with 3,740 yards passing.[4]

In 2013 Hundley led the Bruins to a 10-win season. The team beat USC, marking consecutive wins over their crosstown rivals for the first time in over a decade.[5] UCLA won the Sun Bowl 42–12 over Virginia Tech with Hundley being named the game's co-most valuable player with teammate Jordan Zumwalt. Hundley ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries while also throwing for 226 yards and another two scores.[6] For the year, his 748 yards rushing were the school's third-most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback.[4] Two NFL teams told Adam Schefter of ESPN that Hundley was potentially the top quarterback of the 2014 NFL Draft if he left school early. However, Hundley elected to return for his junior year at UCLA.[7] Leading up to the draft, some scouts questioned Hundley's passing accuracy and decision making.[8]

Wary of the criticism of his passing skills, Hundley attempted to impress the pro scouts by running the ball less to begin the 2014 season.[8][9] The team began the season undefeated at 4–0 until the No. 8 Bruins were upset 30–28 by the Utah Utes. In the game, Hundley was sacked a career-high 10 times, renewing concerns over his pocket awareness.[10][11][12] Through 32 career games, he was sacked 107 times, the highest among active Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks.[13] Hundley eventually ran more, including 24 carries for season-high 131 yards in a 17–7 win over Arizona.[8][9] Later in the season, he also became UCLA's all-time leader in touchdown passes, surpassing Cade McNown's record of 68;[14] McNown's record came in four years as a starter (1995–1998), while Hundley broke the record in just his third season.[4] Hundley also became the school's career leader in total offense, breaking McNown's previous mark of 11,285.[15] He was named to the All-Pac-12 second team.[16] He finished his career with 9,966 passing yards, second in school history behind McNown. He had also ran for 1,747 career yards, behind only John Sciarra (1,813) among quarterbacks in UCLA history.[4][17]

After his junior season, Hundley entered the 2015 NFL Draft.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

PassingRushing
SeasonTeamGPCompAttComp %YardsAvgTDINTRATAttYardsAvgTD
2012UCLA1431847866.537407.82911147.71603552.29
2013UCLA1324837166.830718.3249152.91607484.711
2014UCLA1327139269.131558.0225152.71596444.110
Career40837124167.499668.07525150.847917473.630

Personal[edit]

Hundley's father, Brett Sr., was a running back at the University of Arizona, and his uncle played quarterback at Wichita State University.[20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivals.com
  2. ^ Brett Hundley named UCLA's starting quarterback
  3. ^ QB Brett Hundley to start for UCLA
  4. ^ a b c d Foster, Chris (November 1, 2014). "Brett Hundley ties UCLA record for all-time passing touchdowns with 68". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jenkins, Lee (August 29, 2014). "True Blue: UCLA's Brett Hundley preps for heralded year after passing on NFL". Sports Ilustrated. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wang, Jack (December 31, 2014). "A look at the ups and downs of Brett Hundley’s UCLA career". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ http://m.espn.go.com/general/story?storyId=10246277&city=losangeles&src=desktop
  8. ^ a b c Cook, Everett (November 2, 2014). "Brett Hundley says NFL pressure affected him earlier in the season". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Goodbread, Chase (December 9, 2014). "Scout foresees UCLA QB Brett Hundley as 'a bust'". NFL.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fowler, Clay (October 5, 2014). "Sacks continuing to pile up for Brett Hundley, UCLA". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ Brooks, Bucky (October 10, 2014). "Bucky's Best: Top CFB matchups to watch in Week 7". NFL.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ Goodbread, Chase (October 6, 2014). "Ex-scout: Brett Hundley lacks instincts to be good NFL QB". NFL.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ Hinton, Matt (October 10, 2014). "The Endangered Quarterbacks Clash: Can Oregon and UCLA Keep Mariota and Hundley Safe?". Grantland.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Wang, Jack (November 8, 2014). "Brett Hundley sets new UCLA record for career touchdown passes". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ Foster, Chris; Hiserman, Hiserman (November 22, 2014). "UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ Klein, Gary (December 2, 2014). "USC places five players, UCLA one on All-Pac-12 first team in football". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ Foster, Chris (January 2, 2015). "Jim Mora, Bill Snyder share tense handshake after UCLA's Alamo Bowl win". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ Jim Mora confirms UCLA's Brett Hundley will enter draft
  19. ^ 2015 NFL Draft: UCLA coach Jim Mora says QB Brett Hundley going pro
  20. ^ "Brett Hundley Bio". 

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