Will Furrer

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Will Furrer
No. 2, 7, 10, 17
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-02-05) February 5, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth: Danville, Pennsylvania
Career information
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Debuted in 1992 for the Chicago Bears
Last played in 1996 for the Amsterdam Admirals
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

William Mason Furrer (born February 5, 1968, Danville, Pennsylvania) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, St. Louis Rams, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

College career[edit]

As a quarterback with Virginia Tech, Furrer became one of the top quarterbacks in school history and he is currently ranked third on the list of all-time career passing leaders for Virginia Tech. Finishing with a career record of 16-18-1, Furrer is, as of 2010, the last full-time starting quarterback to have a losing record for Virginia Tech.

He was one of only eight people to be named a national recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award in 1991, his senior year.


 Year
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
Td
1988
128
279
45.9
1384
6
1989
45
88
51.1
589
3
1990
173
293
58.4
2122
19
1991
148
257
57.6
1820
15
Career
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
4 Years
494
920
53.7
5915
43

NFL Europa career[edit]

 Year   Team
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
Td
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTd
1995 Amsterdam
51
85
60.0
542
6.38
38
4
2
84.5
32
2.3
1
1996 Amsterdam
206
369
56.0
2689
7.31
48
20
13
82.6
189
7.3
1
Career
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
TD
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTds
2 Years
257
454
58.0
3231
6.85
48
24
15
83.6
224
4.8
2

NFL career[edit]

Furrer was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft. When he was drafted he was quoted as saying "One of my biggest problems will be trying to figure out whether to call Mike Singletary mister or sir".[1]

 Year   Team
G
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
Td
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTd
1992 Chicago
2
9
25
36.0
89
3.6
16
0
3
7.3
0
0
0
1995 Houston
7
48
99
48.5
483
4.9
48
2
7
40.1
20
2.5
0
Career
G
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
TD
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTds
2 Years
9
57
124
42.3
572
4.3
48
2
10
23.7
20
2.5
0

After football[edit]

Furrer is a partner with Tony Boselli and Jeff Novak in a firm called Intra Focus Marketing & Advertising with offices in Georgetown, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida.[2] He also sits on the Fork Union Military Academy Board of Trustees and is President of the Georgetown Soccer Association Board.

Awards[edit]

On June 15, 2006, Furrer was inducted into the Fork Union Military Academy Hall of Fame.[3]

  • Pullman High School (Washington): All-league Honors, 1987
  • National Recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award, 1991
  • One of seven finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, 1991
  • All-Big East Conference Second Team Selection, 1991

Records[edit]

  • Virginia Tech: Most Pass Completions - 494
  • Amsterdam Admirals: Most Passes Attempted in a Season - 368 in 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ Colston, Chris: Tales from the Virginia Tech Sideline, page 70, ISBN 1-58261-728-7, Sports Publishing 2003
  2. ^ [1] Florida Times-Union, October 2, 2009, "Briefs: Boselli marketing firm opens Jacksonville site"
  3. ^ [2], Hokie Sports website, June 13, 2006, "Will Furrer to Be Honored by Fork Union"

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