Gunner Kiel

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Gunner Kiel
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Kiel at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl, 2012
Free agent
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-23) July 23, 1993 (age 24)
Columbus, Indiana
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Columbus (IN) East
College: Cincinnati
Undrafted: 2017
Career highlights and awards

Gunner Trey Kiel (born July 23, 1993) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and later for the Cincinnati Bearcats.

Early years[edit]

Kiel attended Columbus East High School in Columbus, Indiana. He played on the Columbus East football team. As a senior in 2011, he won the Indiana Mr. Football Award.[1]

Kiel was considered the best quarterback recruit in the nation by the and recruiting networks.[2][3]

College career[edit]

Kiel originally committed to Indiana University and Louisiana State University before officially enrolling at the University of Notre Dame on January 17, 2012.[4]

After spending the 2012 season on the depth chart behind Everett Golson, Tommy Rees, and Andrew Hendrix, Kiel announced his decision to transfer from Notre Dame.[5]

On April 10, 2013, Kiel announced he would transfer to the University of Cincinnati for the 2013 season. Kiel made his college debut on September 12, 2014 against the Toledo Rockets, throwing six touchdown passes, the most by an FBS quarterback in a first game.[6]

Prior to the 2016 season, Cincinnati head coach, Tommy Tuberville, announced that Kiel, now a fifth-year senior, would be the third-string quarterback behind sophomore Hayden Moore (starter) and redshirt freshman Ross Trail (second-string).[7] On October 20, Kiel was named the starter.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Gunner's uncle, Blair Kiel was a quarterback at Notre Dame and played in the National Football League,[9] His brother, Drew Kiel was QB for Illinois State and brother Dusty Kiel, was a QB for Indiana University.


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