EUGENE – One would think that a college quarterback playing in Los Angeles, one would already be well-known by now right?
Clearly that isn’t the case for UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley.
Hundley, a 6’3, 222-pound quarterback out of Chandler, Arizona, has flown mostly under the radar in the Heisman conversation, thanks to his more publicized play of his peers such as Heisman front-runner Marcus Mariota, Teddy Bridgewater, Tajh Boyd and Jameis Winston. In addition to being underrated, he has also managed to sneak into the top ten of some early 2014 NFL mock drafts, should he decide to declare, as he is a redshirt sophomore.
Blessed with an enticing blend of athleticism and a strong arm, Huntley has the physical tools to be a franchise quarterback in the NFL is selected by the right team and placed in the right situation—which obviously rules out my beloved Browns.
According to the Inscriber : Digital Magazine’s UCLA Bruins writer, Matt Wagner, Hundley is a special type of player mature beyond his years, “Definitely a consistent dual threat. Accuracy can be off at times. Deep ball is great though. Good at play action fake. Only major weakness that I can think of is accuracy can be off at times on like the 7-10 yard routes. Other than that, he’s great. Doesn’t make too many mistakes. Mature beyond his years, considering he’s only a RS sophomore.”
Based on Wagner’s comments, the NFL team that does end up selecting Hundley will be getting a humble, hard-working and talented player.
For the year, Huntley has completed 133-of-199 yards for 1,661 yards, 13 touchdowns and six interceptions. Also a threat on the ground, Huntley has rushed for 287 yards and three touchdowns on 72 carries.
For those East Coast writers—such as myself—who don’t get much get to see Hundley play often on the West Coast, Hundley has all the makings of being a special type of player at the next level—same as his more esteemed Pac-12 rival and peer in Mariota.
In terms of winning the Heisman, winning at Autzen would certainly help his chances and put his name on the lips of many Heisman voters.
The only question, that needs to be answered is that will he be able to create and seize his own “Heisman moment” and make a statement that will garner him some much-needed attention?
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