Devin Gardner QB2 --> WR1 --> QB1

Submitted by RealJabrill on September 8th, 2013 at 1:12 PM
This might go back years in college football history. But has there been a player in college who has had similar or better stats than Devin Gardner as a receiver and quarterback ? Last year he had 11 throwing TD's and 4 receiving. I'm not talking about rushing TD's because it's not often that players recruited to play at QB end up switching from receiver back to QB in their college career (or rather in the same season).

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MaizeNBlu628

September 8th, 2013 at 9:31 PM ^

Tannehill's Receiving Stats Fresh and Soph year. Looks like he switched to QB as Jr (though he did have 11 receptions):

 

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2008 Texas A&M Big 12 FR WR 2 -8 -4.0 0 55 844 15.3 5 57 836 14.7 5
*2009 Texas A&M Big 12 SO WR 4 -5 -1.3 0 46 609 13.2 4 50 604 12.1 4
*2010 Texas A&M Big 12 JR QB 51 76 1.5 1 11 143 13.0 1 62 219 3.5 2

 

Brown Bear

September 8th, 2013 at 1:15 PM ^

I heard Jesse Palmer say on espn how he is a converted WR so he has athleticism that makes him a threat. No Jesse, he was a converted QB playing WR. Shouldn't be surprised by espn and its lack of knowledgable analysts but I still get irritated by it.

RealJabrill

September 8th, 2013 at 2:24 PM ^

Cain Colter played a lot at QB and in the wild cat. In 2012, in his most prolific year he:
Pass: 8 td. 872 yd. Run: 12 td. 894 yd. Catch: 3 td. 169 yd.

Tannehill played receiver his first two years with decent production. In 2011, in his tweener year where he started as a receiver and switched to QB where he:
Pass: 11 td. 1638 yd. Run: 1 td. 76 yd. Catch: 1 td. 143 yd.

Devin Gardner sat the bench behind Tate and Denard his first two years. In 2012, In his tweener year he:
Pass: 11 td. 1219 yd. Run: 7 101 yd. Catch: 4 td. 270 yd.

I think Gardner had one of the best single seasons at both receiver/quarterback production.

Wolverine Devotee

September 8th, 2013 at 3:16 PM ^

I love Devin Gardner. He is the definition of what The Team, The Team, The Team is all about. What will help the team. Playing WR last year and then came and led the team when Denard went down. 

 

MaizeNBlu628

September 8th, 2013 at 9:28 PM ^

I was going to say Antwaan Randle El at Indiana, but when I looked up his stats, it seems her hardly played receiver at all.

Seems like he did everything for them though, played QB, RB, and returned some kicks/punts.

 

Passing
Year School Conf Class Pos Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A AY/A TD Int Rate
1998 Indiana Big Ten   QB 127 273 46.5 1745 6.4 5.0 6 11 99.4
1999 Indiana Big Ten   QB 150 279 53.8 2277 8.2 8.3 17 7 137.4
2000 Indiana Big Ten SR QB 133 277 48.0 1783 6.4 4.9 10 14 103.9
2001 Indiana Big Ten SR QB 118 231 51.1 1664 7.2 7.0 9 5 120.1

 

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
1998 Indiana Big Ten   QB 227 873 3.8 10 2 54 27.0 1 229 927 4.0 11
1999 Indiana Big Ten   QB 224 788 3.5 13 1 6 6.0 0 225 794 3.5 13
2000 Indiana Big Ten SR QB 218 1270 5.8 13 0 0   0 218 1270 5.8 13
2001 Indiana Big Ten SR QB 188 964 5.1 8 4 30 7.5 0 192 994 5.2 8