Thursday, December 3, 2009

Richmond has its own outstanding QB

For all the understandable attention directed at Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards, his counterpart Saturday night -- Richmond quarterback Eric Ward -- has an impressive resume as well.

Both Edwards and Ward have been the starting quarterbacks in 41 wins at their respective schools, a remarkable number.

Ward isn't as dynamic as a runner or passer as Edwards but his success record is impressive. Ward is 17-6 in his career against teams ranked in the FCS top 25 and he's 7-1 in the playoffs. Like Edwards, he's not accustomed to losing.

The senior is Richmond's all-time leader in passing yards (8,767), total offense (10,122), touchdown passes (60) and completions (767). He's also 41-11 as a starter.

After losing to the Spiders in the season opener this year, Duke safety Matt Daniels said, "Eric Ward is a great QB. He really has great pocket presence and we had a hard time getting back there to him. When we did, he made plays with his feet while at the same time still looking downfield to make a throw. He's a great player."

-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

Let's see which QB gets the most yardage and wills his team to a win. Coach Moore will take the cuffs off Armanti this week and he will dominate...

Go Apps!