Brett Hundley

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Brett Hundley
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Hundley in 2015
No. 7 Green Bay Packers
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-06-15) June 15, 1993 (age 23)
Place of birth: Chandler, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
High school: Chandler (AZ)
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 147
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Brett Alan Hundley, Jr. (born June 15, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA and was the Bruins starting quarterback from 2012 to 2014. He is the school's career leader in both total offense and touchdown passes. He was drafted by the Packers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL draft.

Early years[edit]

Hundley attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona. As a junior, he completed 107 of 170 passes for 1,517 yards with 16 touchdown passes and only two interceptions. As a senior, he completed 139 of 225 passes for 2,348 yards with 20 touchdowns and two interceptions. Hundley's overall record as a starter in high school was 16–8. He was ranked as the second best dual-threat quarterback recruit in his class by Rivals.com.[1]

College career[edit]

After red-shirting in 2011, Hundley was named the UCLA starting quarterback for the 2012 season.[2][3] In his first college game, against Rice, Hundley's first play was a 72-yard run for a touchdown that led to a 49–24 victory. In his second start against the No. 16 Nebraska Cornhuskers, Hundley had 305 passing yards and four touchdown passes as UCLA upset the Huskers 36–30 in their home opener. Hundley also helped UCLA defeat USC 38–28 for the first time since 2006, passing for 234 yards including 1 touchdown. In addition, Hundley ran for 2 touchdowns. The Bruins advanced to the Pac-12 Football Championship Game against Stanford, but were defeated 27–24. UCLA finished the season with a record of 9–5, and were ranked No. 17 by the Associated Press. Hundley set a UCLA season record with 3,740 yards passing.[4]

Hundley vs. USC in 2012

In 2013 Hundley led the Bruins to a 10-win season. The team beat USC, by a score of 35–14, marking consecutive wins over their crosstown rivals for the first time in over a decade.[5] UCLA won the Sun Bowl, 42–12, over Virginia Tech with Hundley being named the game's co-most valuable player with teammate Jordan Zumwalt. Hundley ran for 161 yards and two touchdowns on just 10 carries while also throwing for 226 yards and another two scores.[6] For the year, his 748 yards rushing were the school's third-most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback.[4] Two NFL teams told Adam Schefter of ESPN that Hundley was potentially the top quarterback of the 2014 NFL Draft if he left school early. However, Hundley elected to return for his junior year at UCLA.[7] Leading up to the draft, some scouts questioned Hundley's passing accuracy and decision making.[8]

Wary of the criticism of his passing skills, Hundley attempted to impress the pro scouts by running the ball less to begin the 2014 season.[8][9] The team began the season undefeated at 4–0 until the No. 8 Bruins were upset 30–28 by the Utah Utes. In the game, Hundley was sacked a career-high 10 times, renewing concerns over his pocket awareness.[10][11][12] Through 32 career games, he was sacked 107 times, the highest among active Football Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks.[13] Hundley eventually ran more, including 24 carries for a season-high 131 yards in a 17–7 win over Arizona.[8][9] Later in the season, he also became UCLA's all-time leader in touchdown passes, surpassing Cade McNown's record of 68;[14] McNown's record came in four years as a starter (1995–1998), while Hundley broke the record in just his third season.[4] Hundley also became the school's career leader in total offense, breaking McNown's previous mark of 11,285.[15] He was named to the All-Pac-12 second team.[16] He finished his career with 9,966 passing yards, second in school history behind McNown. He had also run for 1,747 career yards, behind only John Sciarra (1,813) among quarterbacks in UCLA history.[4][17]

After his red-shirted junior season, Hundley entered the 2015 NFL Draft and was chosen much later than expected, with the 147th pick (fifth round) by the Green Bay Packers.[18][19]

Career statistics[edit]

Season Team GP Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2012 UCLA 14 318 478 66.5 3,740 7.8 29 11 147.7 160 355 2.2 9
2013 UCLA 13 248 371 66.8 3,071 8.3 24 9 152.9 160 748 4.7 11
2014 UCLA 13 271 392 69.1 3,155 8.0 22 5 152.7 159 644 4.1 10
Career 40 837 1241 67.4 9,966 8.0 75 25 150.8 479 1,747 3.6 30

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 226 lb 4.63 s 1.62 s 2.72 s 3.98 s 6.93 s 36 in 10 ft 0 in
All values from UCLA Pro Day[20]

Hundley was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft.[21][22] On May 7, 2015, the Packers officially signed Hundley to a four-year deal.[23] He became the third-string quarterback on the depth chart behind Aaron Rodgers and Scott Tolzien. Despite not seeing any action in his rookie regular season, his success in the preseason and off-the-field maturity eventually led to his being named as the Packers' backup quarterback after Tolzien's departure.

Personal[edit]

Hundley's father, Brett Sr., was a running back at the University of Arizona, and his uncle played quarterback at Wichita State University.[24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rivals.com". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ Foster, Chris (August 10, 2012). "Brett Hundley named UCLA's starting quarterback". Retrieved September 18, 2016 – via LA Times. 
  3. ^ "UCLA names freshman Hundley as starting QB". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d Foster, Chris (November 1, 2014). "Brett Hundley ties UCLA record for all-time passing touchdowns with 68". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jenkins, Lee (August 29, 2014). "True Blue: UCLA's Brett Hundley preps for heralded year after passing on NFL". Sports Illustrated. Archived from the original on August 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Wang, Jack (December 31, 2014). "A look at the ups and downs of Brett Hundley's UCLA career". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. 
  7. ^ "QB Hundley to wait on NFL, return to UCLA". January 6, 2014. Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  8. ^ a b c Cook, Everett (November 2, 2014). "Brett Hundley says NFL pressure affected him earlier in the season". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  9. ^ a b Goodbread, Chase (December 9, 2014). "Scout foresees UCLA QB Brett Hundley as 'a bust'". NFL.com. Archived from the original on December 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ Fowler, Clay (October 5, 2014). "Sacks continuing to pile up for Brett Hundley, UCLA". Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ Brooks, Bucky (October 10, 2014). "Bucky's Best: Top CFB matchups to watch in Week 7". NFL.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ Goodbread, Chase (October 6, 2014). "Ex-scout: Brett Hundley lacks instincts to be good NFL QB". NFL.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ Hinton, Matt (October 10, 2014). "The Endangered Quarterbacks Clash: Can Oregon and UCLA Keep Mariota and Hundley Safe?". Grantland.com. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ Wang, Jack (November 8, 2014). "Brett Hundley sets new UCLA record for career touchdown passes". Los Angeles Daily News. Archived from the original on November 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ Foster, Chris; Hiserman, Hiserman (November 22, 2014). "UCLA's Paul Perkins jumps ahead in Pac-12 rushing yards". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on November 23, 2014. 
  16. ^ Klein, Gary (December 2, 2014). "USC places five players, UCLA one on All-Pac-12 first team in football". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on December 3, 2014. 
  17. ^ Foster, Chris (January 2, 2015). "Jim Mora, Bill Snyder share tense handshake after UCLA's Alamo Bowl win". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on January 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Jim Mora confirms UCLA's Brett Hundley will enter draft". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  19. ^ "2015 NFL Draft: UCLA coach Jim Mora says QB Brett Hundley going pro". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Brett Hundley". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved September 9, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Green Bay Packers draft UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley, but why?". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Packers trade up for UCLA QB Brett Hundley". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Brett Hundley signs with Green Bay Packers". Retrieved September 18, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Brett Hundley Bio". 

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