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Princeton Football BIO
4 Quinn Epperly

At Princeton — 2014: despite injury-plagued season, completed 100 of 171 (58.5%) passes for 981 yards and four touchdowns … rushed 70 times for 244 yards and 12 touchdowns … had 16 carries for 118 yards and four touchdowns in home opener against Davidson … accounted for 10 touchdowns (seven rush, three pass) in first three games; after injury in fourth game, accounted for six touchdowns in final seven Princeton games … rushed for three touchdowns at Yale … recipient of the program's Ronald A. Rogerson Award. 2013: became Princeton's eighth Bushnell Cup recipient when he was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Year … finished 10th in the Walter Payton Award voting as the FCS National Player of the Year … led the nation in points responsible for per game (26.6) … matched the Princeton single-season record for passing touchdowns (25) and was one short of single-season rushing touchdown mark (18) … broke the NCAA consecutive completion record when he completed 29 straight passes in a 53-20 home win over Cornell … broke the Princeton single-game completions (37) and touchdown passes (six) record in a 51-48 triple-overtime win at Harvard … set the Ivy League record by winning the Offensive Player of the Week award six times, including five straight weeks; each honor came after an Ivy League win … ranked fifth in the nation in completion percentage (68.0%) … threw multiple touchdown passes in seven of Princeton's last eight games; in two of the games he didn't throw multiple touchdowns, he ran for either four (Georgetown) or three (Brown) scores … rushed for at least one touchdown in nine of 10 games; accounted for at least three touchdowns in final nine games of the season … led Princeton back from road deficits of 17 (at Brown), 16 (at Penn) and seven (in overtime at Harvard) to help Princeton win 10th Ivy League title in program history, and first since 2006 season … helped Princeton break Ivy League records in both scoring offense (43.7) and total offense (511.6) … helped offense record five 50-point games during eight-game win streak; team had scored 50 points only four times in previous 467 games. 2012: shared time at the quarterback position and completed one of the most memorable passes in Princeton history, a 34-yard touchdown to Roman Wilson with 13 seconds remaining in a 39-34 comeback win over previously unbeaten Harvard … completed 45 of 77 passes for 480 yards and six touchdowns … also rushed 71 times for 314 yards and team-best six touchdowns … averaged 4.4 yards per carry … either threw for or rushed for a touchdown in seven of Princeton's last eight games … rushed for two touchdowns and threw for two touchdowns at Cornell … rushed for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown in Princeton's first win at Yale since 2006 … threw for more than 100 yards against both Columbia and Dartmouth; Columbia game included career-long 44-yard touchdown pass to Roman Wilson … completed at least 50% of his passes in final eight games. 2011: earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors after starting at quarterback in season finale and rushing for 73 yards and two touchdowns; became first freshman to start a game at quarterback since David Splithoff '04 in 2000 season … ended season with 43 rushes for 215 yards … completed 23 of 52 passes for 259 yards … had season-high 93 rushing yards against Cornell … completed nine passes for 104 yards at Penn … had season-long rush of 21 yards and season-long pass of 23 yards against Cornell … saw significant playing time in final four games of the season.

FINAL PRINCETON CAREER RANKS

Category Rank Total
Total plays 4th 905
Total offense 3rd 5,200
Rush TDs 2nd 38
Pass TDs 2nd 35
Pass yards 6th 3,857
Pass attemps 4th 606
Pass completions 4th 376
Completion percentage 2nd 62.0
Interception percentage 1st 1.6

At Christian Academy — two-time all-state quarterback ... two-team District Offensive MVP and all-district selection ... seven-time Player of the Game/Week honoree ... chosen to PrepStar Magazine All-Southeast Region team ... Preseason All-Academic selection ... named as one of Top 222 Seniors in FNF of Tennessee ... Offensive MVP of East vs. West Tennessee All-Star Game and Tennessee vs. Kentucky All-Star Game ... Christian Academy Male Athlete of the Year ... threw for nearly 6,000 yards and 61 touchdowns in final two seasons ... also rushed for 577 yards and 11 touchdowns ... led team to double-digit wins as both a junior and senior ... team captain and all-star game captain.

Personal — born April 9, 1993 ... son of Don and Kathy Epperly ... father is owner of Allstate Trailers; mother is a homemaker ... father played college football at Anderson ... has a younger sister Ashley ... may study economics.

PASSING STATISTICS

Year Att/Cmp/INT Yds Pct. TD Long Avg/Gm
2011 52-23-3 259 44.2 0 23 43.2
2012 77-45-2 480 58.4 6 44 48.0
2013 306-208-3 2137 68.0 25 57 213.7
2014 171-100-4 981 58.5 4 49 122.6
Totals 606-376-10 3857 62.0 35 57 84.6

RUSHING STATISTICS

Year Rushes Yds Avg. TD Long Avg/Gm
2011 43 215 5.0 2 21 35.8
2012 71 314 4.4 6 30 31.4
2013 115 570 5.0 18 59 57.0
2014 70 244 3.5 12 23 50.8
Totals 299 1,343 4.5 38 59 39.5
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 215
Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
High School: Christian Academy
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