Top 10 Running QBs in CFB - #1 Greg Ward


(Patrick) #1

From Pro Football Focus (We play #3, #4 and maybe #7):

TOP 10 RUNNING QBS IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL
The running element is huge for QBs in college. Editor-in-chief Jeff Dooley ranks the best signal-callers on their feet.

1. Greg Ward Jr., Houston Cougars
Ward was the most lethal running threat from the quarterback position in 2015. No QB compiled a higher PFF rushing grade or more total rushing yards. 613 of his 1,201 yards came after contact, a sign of his ability to avoid tackles (he broke 40 in 2015) with his combination of speed, elusiveness and power. He was an incredibly valuable rushing weapon for the Cougars in the red zone, frequently punching it in at close range on designed runs. All told, 19 of his 21 rushing touchdowns (by far the most among QBs) came on designed running plays, but he was still a very effective scrambler as well, frequently extending plays and averaging more than 10 yards per rush on scrambles.


#2

We also play #9


(Mike Higdon) #3

We play against #3 from Louisville and #9 from OU.


(Bill F.) #4

We also play #4… he might run well, but I think a lot of that is cause his team is well… not terrific at football.


(Ben B) #5

Heck, we could be playing four of these QBs if USF makes the champ game along with us.