Tommy Rees (American football)

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Tommy Rees
Tommy Rees Sun Bowl.jpg
Rees playing in the 2010 Sun Bowl.
No. --     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-05-22) May 22, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake Forest (IL)
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Tommy Rees
Tommy Rees Sun Bowl.jpg
Rees playing in the 2010 Sun Bowl.
No. --     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-05-22) May 22, 1992 (age 22)
Place of birth: Los Angeles, California
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Lake Forest (IL)
College: Notre Dame
Undrafted in 2014
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Unrestricted Free Agent
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Thomas Kevin Rees (born May 22, 1992) is an American football free agent quarterback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Rees holds the career record for passing completion percentage among Notre Dame quarterbacks. He was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Washington Redskins in 2014.

Early years[edit]

Rees was born to Bill and Susan (née Cantwell) Rees in Los Angeles, California[1] and grew up in Lake Bluff, Illinois.[2] His father played college football at Ohio Wesleyan and served as an assistant coach at Northwestern and UCLA. Tommy played football at Lake Forest High School where, as a senior in 2009, he completed 215 of 308 passes for 2572 yards and 23 touchdowns, including a 526 yard/6 TD performance against Bradford.[3] His brother Danny Rees played football at UCLA.[4]

College career[edit]

2010[edit]

As a Freshman at Notre Dame Rees saw limited action in games against Michigan and Navy, before being forced into action early against Tulsa when starting quarterback Dayne Crist ruptured his patellar tendon. Rees finished the game with 334 yards and four TD passes, but threw a costly interception in the waning minutes of the game which sealed the victory for the Golden Hurricane. Rees led the Irish to victories in his first four starts at quarterback, including upsets of Utah and USC, culminating in a 33–17 victory over Miami in the Sun Bowl. He finished the season with 1106 yards passing, 12 touchdowns and 8 interceptions.[5]

2011[edit]

Rees passed for 2,869 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Notre Dame went 8–4 in the regular season with a bowl loss. Andrew Hendrix and Everett Golson competed with Rees for the starting QB position in the 2012 season.

2012[edit]

Everett Golson was named the starter for the opening game against Navy in Dublin, Ireland. Golson played most of the second game of the 2012 season against Purdue, but was injured leading Rees to come in. Rees entered the game to a cascade of boos yet exited after piloting the game-winning drive, which ended in a winning field goal for Notre Dame.[6] However, after the game, Coach Brian Kelly indicated that the team was staying with their initial starter, Golson, for the third game of the 2012 season at Michigan State. Rees would go on to start two games that year as Notre Dame made the BCS title game.

2013[edit]

On June 5, 2013, it was announced Rees would start at quarterback for the 2013 season.[7]

Career Statistics[edit]

College football statistics
 PassingRushing
SeasonTeamGPGSCmpAttCmp%YdsTDsIntYPAAttYdsTDsAvg
2010Notre Dame9410016461.01,1061286.712−20−0.2
2011Notre Dame131226941165.52,87120147.031−560−1.8
2012Notre Dame112345957.6436227.44−131−3.3
2013Notre Dame121219736753.72,93827138.09−620−6.9
Career4530600100159.97,35161377.356−1331-2.4

Professional career[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, Rees was signed by the Washington Redskins on May 10, 2014.[8][9] He was released on May 17.[10][11]

Personal[edit]

Rees was suspended by head coach Brian Kelly for the first game of the 2012 season after the junior quarterback was arrested and charged with resisting law enforcement and illegal consumption of alcohol by a minor after fleeing from an off-campus party.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ California Births, 1905 – 1995. Family Tree Legends Records Collection
  2. ^ Notre Dame's Rees full of surprises. Articles.chicagotribune.com (2011-09-08). Retrieved on 2012-08-09.
  3. ^ Official Notre Dame player bio. Und.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.
  4. ^ Player Bio: Danny Rees, UCLABruins.com, 2010
  5. ^ ESPN Tommy Rees stats. Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved on 2012-08-09.
  6. ^ Ten players, ten reasons: Tommy Rees
  7. ^ "Brian Kelly says Rees will start for Notre Dame in 2013". USA Today. 2013-06-06. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  8. ^ Undrafted free agents 2014: Washington Redskins sign Silas Redd, Tommy Rees
  9. ^ Jones, Mike (May 15, 2014). "Notre Dame QB Tommy Rees rounds out Redskins’ list of undrafted rookie signings". WashingtonPost.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  10. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (May 17, 2014). "Redskins make moves, release S Jose Gumbs". CSNWashington.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  11. ^ Walker, Andrew (May 17, 2014). "Gruden: ‘Hats Off’ To Those At Rookie Minicamp". Redskins.com. Retrieved 2014-05-17. 
  12. ^ Tommy Rees suspended for opener sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 9/21/12.

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