Eric Czerniewski

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Eric Czerniewski
No. --     Free agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-05) March 5, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Montgomery City, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 187 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school: Montgomery County High School
College: Central Missouri
Undrafted in 2011
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Career highlights and awards

Eric Czerniewski (born March 5, 1988) is an American football quarterback who won the Harlon Hill Trophy as the top player in the NCAA Division II in 2010 in his senior year at University of Central Missouri.

High school[edit]

Czerniewski was born in Montgomery City, Missouri. He led his Montgomery County High School to its first Class 2 State Championship game in 2005. He set state records for completions (775), attempts (1,235), yards (11,557), and touchdowns (140) in a career. He also set those records for a single season, going 285-of-452 for 4,407 yards and 52 touchdowns compared to only six interceptions.[1] He married his high school sweetheart Danielle in 2010.[2]

College[edit]

He was the nation's fourth-ranked passer with an average of 371.9 yards per game. He was the leading passer in Division II with 5,207 total passing yards and 46 touchdown passes. His passing yardage would be a record in all but Division I FBS.[3] He completed 447 of 670 pass attempts and had a 66.7 completion percentage. During his career at Central Missouri he had 12,847 passing yards, 107 career touchdown passes and 1,043 career pass completions -- all records in the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association.[4]

Czerniewski led Central Missouri to its first ever quarterfinals in NCAA Division II where it lost to defending national champion Northwest Missouri State which was led quarterback Blake Bolles who also one of three finalists for the award. The third finalist was Zach Amedro from West Liberty University and was also a finalist in 2009.[4] Czerniewski received 164 total points to Amedro's 158 -- the closest vote in the award's 25-year history. Bolles was a distant third with 64 points.[5]

In January 2011 he was named the most valuable offensive player in the Cactus Bowl Division II All Star Game after passing for 187 yards and two touchdowns.[6]

Statistics[edit]

    Passing   Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD INT Sack Att Yds TD
2006 Central Missouri 2 135 21 13 62 143 1 0 NA 5 -14 0
2007 Central Missouri 9 120 268 148 55 1741 14 10 NA 48 35 1
2008 Central Missouri 11 152 349 205 59 2938 27 6 NA 67 72 6[7]
2009 Central Missouri 11 137 370 230 62 2818 19 11 NA 48 42 5
2010 Central Missouri 14 150 670 447 67 5207 46 15 NA 49 -4 2
Totals 47 143 1648 1043 305 12847 107 42 NA 217 131 14

Note: Uses NCAA (rather than NFL) passer rating model

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