MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Josh McGregor named CFPA National Performer of the Week
When you throw for 405 yards and six touchdowns in a game, you’re going to turn some heads nationally.
That’s what JU quarterback Josh McGregor did and on Monday he was named the College Football Performance Award’s National Performer of the Week after posting the fourth-highest yardage total in a game in 2010 while also registering the most touchdowns by a quarterback in the country.
McGregor’s strong performance solidified his lead among the active quarterbacks in the country in career passing efficiency rating (151.81). McGregor is now ninth among active quarterbacks in career passing yards (6,349) and is fifth in touchdown passes (68).
For the season, McGregor is third nationally in passing yards per game (303.0) and is second in total passing yards (1,212). He leads the country in touchdown passes (13) and is tied for fifth in touchdowns responsible for (13).
McGregor already owns the JU record for most career passing yards, career passing touchdowns and career completions. He set the single-season record for passing yards as a freshman, broke it again as a sophomore, and is on pace to shatter that record this season.
All of this has been accomplished by a young man who was a last second invite to training camp in 2008 and quickly shot up the depth chart, earning the starting nod in the second half of the season opener.
“This award is an honor for our entire offense and what they did on Saturday,” said JU head coach Kerwin Bell. “Our offensive line did its job of protecting Josh and opening up holes for our running game, which in turn, opened up things for our passing game.
“The national honors are nice, but we can’t rest on one game. We’ve got another tough game coming up against San Diego this Saturday.”
The Dolphins will christen their new AstroTurf field on Saturday as they host perennial PFL power San Diego at Noon.