Jameel Sewell

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Jameel Sewell
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No. 10     Nebraska Danger
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-10-19) October 19, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Richmond, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (191 cm) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Richmond (VA) Hermitage
College: Virginia
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Green Bay Blizzard
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 1st Team All-IFL (2013)
  • IFL MVP (2013)
  • IFL Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
Career Arena football statistics
Comp. / Att. 2 / 6
Passing yards 20
TD-INT 0-0
QB Rating 43.75
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Jameel Sewell (born October 19, 1987 in Richmond, Virginia) is an American football quarterback who currently plays for the Nebraska Danger of the Indoor Football League. He played college football for the Virginia Cavaliers

High school[edit]

Jameel Sewell attended Hermitage High School in Richmond. As a senior he had 106 completions in 175 attempts for 2,001 yards and 27 touchdowns and threw six interceptions; as a junior, he completed 65 of 135 passes for 1,032 yards and 16 touchdowns. Sewell also rushed for three touchdowns and intercepted two passes from his safety position as a senior. He was named first-team All-Metro by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

College[edit]

During the 2005 college football season, Sewell redshirted as a true freshman. Entering the 2006 season, he was third on the depth chart behind redshirt senior Christian Olsen and redshirt junior Kevin McCabe. When Olsen struggled during the season opener, a loss to Pittsburgh, both McCabe and Sewell received playing time. Sewell did not play in the following game, when McCabe relieved Olsen and led the Cavaliers to a victory over Wyoming. McCabe started in the next game, against Western Michigan, but was benched in favor of Sewell after halftime. Sewell started Virginia's remaining nine games in the 2006 season, beginning with a game at Georgia Tech. The Cavaliers posted a record of 4-5 in those games to finish the season with a 5-7 record. Despite generally positive opinions of Sewell's progress by fans and the media, Virginia finished near the bottom in most offensive categories in NCAA Division I-A.

After the season ended, coach Al Groh said he was not ready to "anoint" Sewell as the unquestioned starter for the 2007 season.[1] McCabe transferred to another school and the other two returning quarterbacks had not taken a game snap, but highly recruited quarterback Peter Lalich joined the Cavaliers in 2007. In the season opening loss at Wyoming, Lalich replaced an ineffective Sewell. Lalich continued to be the quarterback in a few series for the next few games until Sewell led the Cavaliers to several narrow victories with fourth quarter scoring drives. Lalich temporarily replaced an injured Sewell in games against N.C. State, Maryland, Virginia Tech, and Texas Tech. Virginia lost three of those four games. Sewell was not allowed to enroll at the University for the spring 2008 semester due to his academic standing.[2] He decided against transferring to a Division I-AA school which have would allowed him to play in the 2008 season and announced plans to return to Virginia for the spring 2009 semester.[3]

Sewell rejoined to the team in January 2009 and after a bad performance by Vic Hall in the opening game, Sewell regained the starting job. After starting out 0-3, UVA went on a three game winning streak to a 3-3 record. But then UVA lost the last six games of the season to finish 3-9. Sewell Exploded after he took the starting job passing 1,116 yard and rushing for 887 yards. [4]

Professional[edit]

Milwaukee Mustangs[edit]

On February 28, 2011, Sewell signed with the Milwaukee Mustangs of the Arena Football League (AFL).[5] Sewell appeared in one game with the Mustangs before his release.

Green Bay Blizzard[edit]

On March 16, 2011, Sewell signed with the Green Bay Blizzard of the Indoor Football League (IFL). He was then traded to the Nebraska Danger in October of 2011.[6]

Nebraska Danger[edit]

After playing sparingly for the Danger in 2012, Sewell took off for the Danger in 2013. Sewell threw for 2,531 yards while throwing 52 touchdowns and only 5 interceptions. His duel-threat abilities also resulted in him rushing for 654 yards and scoring 25 rushing touchdowns. After leading the Danger to a 10-4 record, the Danger advanced to United Bowl V, where the Danger fell to the Sioux Falls Storm 43-40.[7] After the season, Sewell was named the IFL's MVP as well as the Offensive Player of the Year awards.[8] Sewell re-signed with the Danger for the 2014 season.[9]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Doughty, Doug (2006-12-07Q). "Groh not ready to ‘anoint’ Sewell". The Roanoke Times. 
  2. ^ Jenkins, Jay (2008-01-23). "Sewell looking to move forward". The Daily Progress. 
  3. ^ Doug, Doughty (2008-02-26). "UVa DE Leaves School". The Roanoke Times. 
  4. ^ "2009 UVa football roster". The University of Virginia athletic departmeIt. 
  5. ^ "Jameel Sewell Signs with Mustangs". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. February 28, 2011. Retrieved October 22, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.greenbayblizzard.com/PlayerDetail.php?ID=305
  7. ^ "Crowd Tilts Wild Second Half In Storm Favor". www.kdlt.com. NBC. June 30, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sewell Named 2013 IFL MVP". www.1011now.com. Gray Television, Inc. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013. 
  9. ^ "League MVP Sewell returning for Danger". www.theindependent.com. The Grand Island Independent. January 28, 2014. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
Sporting positions
Preceded by
Marques Hagans (2005 starter)
Marc Verica (2008 starter)
Virginia Cavaliers Quarterback
2006-2007, 2009
Succeeded by
Marc Verica
Preceded by
Chris Dixon
Indoor Football League MVP
2013
Succeeded by
incumbent