Keith Wenning

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Keith Wenning
Ball State CardinalsNo. 10
QuarterbackSenior
Major: Business
Date of birth: (1991-02-14) February 14, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Coldwater, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
High school: Coldwater (OH) Coldwater
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • First player in Ball State history to pass for over 10,000 yards with 11,402 yards passing (2013)
  • Holds Ball State’s career passing touchdown record with 92 (2013)
  • Holds both of Ball State’s career passing attempts and completions records (2013)
  • Holds Ball State's single-season passing touchdown record with 35 (2013)
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Keith Wenning
Ball State CardinalsNo. 10
QuarterbackSenior
Major: Business
Date of birth: (1991-02-14) February 14, 1991 (age 23)
Place of birth: Coldwater, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career history
High school: Coldwater (OH) Coldwater
 College(s):
Career highlights and awards
  • First player in Ball State history to pass for over 10,000 yards with 11,402 yards passing (2013)
  • Holds Ball State’s career passing touchdown record with 92 (2013)
  • Holds both of Ball State’s career passing attempts and completions records (2013)
  • Holds Ball State's single-season passing touchdown record with 35 (2013)
Stats at ESPN.com

Keith Wenning (born February 14, 1991) is an American football quarterback. He played college football at Ball State. He was the Cardinals starting quarterback from 2010 to 2013.[1]

High school[edit]

Wenning lettered in baseball, basketball and football at Coldwater High School. His senior year he set the Coldwater High School single-season records for most passing yards in a season (3,699) and most touchdown passes in a season (40). Wenning was named Ohio Division V Offensive Player of the Year as a senior. The Coldwater Cavaliers finished as runners-up in the Ohio state championship in Wenning’s senior year. In that game, Wenning set the Ohio state championship game records for completed passes (40) and passing yards (414).

College career[edit]

2010 season[edit]

Wenning played in all 12 games and started in the final 10 games of his freshman year under then head coach Stan Parrish. His first college start came on September 18 against Purdue; the Cardinals would lose 24-13. This game was followed by another Big Ten matchup against #18 ranked Iowa. The Cardinals would finish the 2010 season at 4-8, leading to the dismissal of head coach Stan Parrish.

2011 season[edit]

Ball State’s season opener under new head coach Pete Lembo was an in-state cross conference match versus the Big Ten’s Indiana University at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on September 3. Wenning threw for 173 yards, 2 touchdowns and ran in a 1-yard quarterback keeper to upset Indiana 27-20. Ball State would finish the season 6-6 with another win over Army 48-21 and two notable losses to #22 ranked South Florida and #2 ranked Oklahoma. Wenning would finish the season with 2786 yards passing and 19 touchdown passes.

2012 season[edit]

Wenning lead the Ball State Cardinals to a 9-3 season with important wins over #25th ranked Toledo 34-27, the then Big East’s South Florida 31-27 and for a second year in a row the Big Ten’s Indiana University 41-39. The three regular season losses came to # 12 ranked Clemson, Kent State and Northern Illinois. Both Kent State and Northern Illinois would go on to be ranked in the top 25. Wenning lead Ball State to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl game in St. Petersburg Florida where they were ultimately defeated by the University of Central Florida 38-17. Wenning would finish the season with 3095 yards passing and 24 touchdown passes.

2013 season[edit]

Wenning lead the Ball State Cardinals to another successful season, finishing 10-3 after the loss to Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl on Jan 5th, 2014. Wenning under head coach Pete Lembo helped the Ball State Cardinals become bowl eligible for the third consecutive year. Wenning's favorite target in 2013 is the wide receiver Willie Snead IV who has racked up 1516 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns.

In the Cardinals 48-24 win over Akron, Wenning crossed the 10,000 yard career passing mark to make the List of NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks with at least 10,000 career passing yards.[2]

Wenning currently holds Ball State's records for most career passing yards, most pass attempts, most pass completions and most career passing touchdowns.[3]

After the 6 touchdown passes thrown during Ball State's 55-14 win over Miami, Keith Wenning career passing touchdowns total hit 91 and he has been added to the List of NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks with at least 90 career passing touchdowns.

Wenning added a 215 yards passing and a TD to his totals in the 20-23 loss to Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl. Wenning set a new BSU record with 92 career passing TD's. With the 215 passing yards in the GoDaddy Bowl Wenning's season total hit 4,148 passing yards. Wenning now has the third-most single season passing yards in Mid-American Conference history falling just behind behind Byron Leftwich of Marshall (4,268 in 2002) and Ben Roethlisberger from Miami (4,486 in 2003).[4]

Keith Wenning has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game on Jan 18th, 2014.[5] He will be playing on the west team along with two other quarterbacks Notre Dame's Tommy Rees and Washington's Keith Price.[6]

College career statistics[edit]

YearPassingRushing
CompAttYardsTDsIntRatingAttYdsTD
20101282351,3731414111.332-32
20112874492,7861911125.1571823
20123014603,0952410134.8561053
20133194984,148357154.435475
Totals1,0351,64211,4029242131.717732313

College awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Keith Wenning Profile". ESPN.com. ESPN.com. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Breiner, Ben. "Keith Wenning throws 5 TDs as Ball State enjoys stress-free 42-24 triumph at Akron". Visalia Times-Delta. A Gannett Company. Retrieved 26 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Keith Wenning infographic". Ball State Athletics. Ball State Athletics. Retrieved 3 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Huguenin, Mike (6 January 2014). "Ball State's Keith Wenning bothered by wind in bowl loss". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "player page". RotoWorld. NBC Sports. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Team Roster". www.shrinegame.com. www.shrinegame.com. Retrieved 6 January 2014. 
  7. ^ News-Sentinel staff report. "Ball State athletes honored for excellence in classroom, field". news-sentinel.com. news-sentinel.com. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ "2013 Maxwell Award watch list". NCAA.com. NCAA.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  9. ^ "2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List". Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Foundation. Goldenarmfoundation.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  10. ^ "2013 Davey O'Brien Award Watch List". NCAA.com. NCAA.com. Retrieved 10 November 2013. 
  11. ^ Scheessele, Keith. "2013 All-MAC Teams Announced, Huskies Lead the Way". hustlebelt.com. SB Nation. Retrieved 18 December 2013.