Sean Renfree

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Sean Renfree
Sean Renfree 2014.jpg
Sean Renfree in 2014
No. 12 Atlanta Falcons
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-04-28) April 28, 1990 (age 25)
Place of birth: Scottsdale, Arizona
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school: Scottsdale (AZ) Notre Dame Prep
College: Duke
NFL draft: 2013 / Round: 7 / Pick: 249
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 3× Academic All-ACC (2010–2012)
  • Jim Tatum Award (2012)
Career NFL statistics
Stats at

Sean Patrick Renfree (born April 28, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for Duke University, he was drafted by the Falcons in the seventh round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Renfree attended Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he was a four-year letterman in football. On the field, Sean gained the nickname "Reverend Renfree" because he was seen by his teammates as an individual who could answer their prayers. He was voted as the team's "Most Valuable Player" his junior and senior year. As a senior, he completed 197 of 357 passes for 3,353 yards and 41 touchdowns with just six interceptions. In his junior year, Renfree, threw for 2,483 yards and 25 touchdowns with five interceptions. Renfree finished off his high school career by completing 23 of 33 passes for a state championship game record 411 yards and five touchdowns against Cottonwood Mingus. He was named Arizona's Big School Class 5A and 4A Player of the Year and to the All-Arizona team as a senior by The Arizona Republic.He was also named to the Parade All- American High School Football team in his senior year, 2008. [1]

Collegiate career[edit]

Renfree in 2012.

As a freshman in 2009, Renfree played in five games as a backup and completed 34 of 50 passes for 334 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. In 2010, Renfree started 11 of the 12 games, and was the recipient of the Carmen Falcone Award as Duke's Most Valuable Player. On the season, he completed 285 of 464 pass attempts for 3,131 yards with 14 touchdowns and 17 interceptions. In 2011, serving as a team co-captain, Renfree started all 12 games and completed 282 of 434 pass attempts for 2,891 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. This set the Duke single-season record for pass completion percentage. In 2012, Renfree completed 297 of his 442 passes for 3,113 yards, 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He ended career owning Duke single-season standards for pass completion percentage (.673 in 2012. He sustained a torn right pectoral muscle in is right (throwing) arm on the last play of Duke's last game (Belk Bowl)requiring surgical repair and, as a result, was unable to participate in the NFL combine or Duke's Pro-Day. Additional awards in 2012 include: National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award recipient ... Pop Warner National College Football Award recipient ... ACC’s Jim Tatum Award recipient as the top senior student-athlete for football ... National Football Foundation William V. Campbell Trophy finalist ... Senior CLASS Award finalist ... named to the AFCA’s Good Works Team for community service ... Capital One Academic All-District Team selection ... recipient of the 2012 Carman Falcone Award as Duke’s Most Valuable Player [2][3]

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 5 in 219 lb 32 in 9 in
All values from NFL Scouting Combine[4]

On April 27, 2013, Renfree was drafted in the seventh round (249th overall) by the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League.[5] He signed with the team on July 24.[6] Terms were undisclosed.


  1. ^ "Sean Renfree's Notre Dame Prep 2007 Football Profile". CBS Interactive. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Duke Sports Information (August 14, 2012). "Sean Renfree Bio - Duke University Blue Devils". Duke University. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Sean Renfree, Duke, QB : 2013 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Sean Renfree Draft Profile". National Football League. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  5. ^ Carp, Daniel (April 27, 2013). "Sean Renfree becomes Duke's first NFL Draft selection since 2004". The Duke Chronicle. Retrieved April 30, 2013. 
  6. ^ Ledbetter, D. Orlando (July 24, 2013). "Falcons sign seventh-round pick Renfree". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 24, 2013. 

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