Casey Pachall

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Casey Pachall
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1990-11-14) November 14, 1990 (age 28)
Brownwood, Texas
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Brownwood (TX)
College:TCU
Undrafted:2014
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Casey Pachall (born November 14, 1990) is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He played college football for the Horned Frogs of Texas Christian University.[1]

Early years[edit]

Pachall attended Brownwood High School in Brownwood, Texas. He took over the role as Brownwood's quarterback when Shelby Miller suffered a staph infection. When Miller returned, he did so as a wide receiver.[2] As a senior, he passed for 2,808 yards with 31 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

College career[edit]

After being redshirted as a freshman in 2009, Pachall spent 2010 as Andy Dalton's backup. He appeared in eight games and attempted nine passes with six completions for 78 yards and a touchdown. He also ran for 94 yards on 15 attempts with two touchdowns.

In 2011, Pachall took over as the starting quarterback.[3] After seven games, Pachall had completed 131 of 188 passes for 1,566 yards and 17 touchdowns.[4] At that point, his quarterback rating of 165.2 ranked ninth among all NCAA FBS quarterbacks.[5]

He was arrested on Thursday, October 4, 2012, and charged with DWI. At the time, he was suspended indefinitely; playing without Pachall that Saturday, TCU lost its first game of the season, 37–23, to Iowa State. On October 9, TCU announced that Pachall would withdraw from TCU to enter an inpatient rehab facility for substance abuse treatment.[6][7]

Pachall was named TCU's starting quarterback for 2013. He started their opening game against LSU. By the close of his Horned Frog career he held impressive all-time rankings. After 24 games he led in completion percentage (62.9) and ranked third in passing yards (5,415), completions (431), and touchdown passes (42).[8]

Professional career[edit]

Pachall entered the 2014 NFL draft but was not selected. On May 16, 2014, Pachall was signed as a free agent by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.[8] He made the final cut and was on the roster but did not see any playing time. He was listed as inactive through the first 10 games and was released by Toronto on September 6, 2014.[9] He was signed to the Calgary Stampeders practice roster on September 17, 2014.[10] He was released on October 13, 2014.[11]

Pachall was on the developmental league Fall Experimental Football League's Hudson Valley Fort team as starting quarterback at the beginning of the 2015 season.[12] He participated in The Spring League Showcase game on July 15, 2017, on the East team. He completed 4-for-6 passes for 84 yards and a 67-yard touchdown.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 7, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2014.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/mwest/2011-08-21-mountain-west-preview_n.htm
  3. ^ Purple spotlight aimed at Casey Pachall
  4. ^ "Casey Pachall profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  5. ^ "Quarterback Rating Leaders - Qualified". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 23, 2011.
  6. ^ "National writer: TCU coach made wrong call with quarterback Casey Pachall". Dallas News. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  7. ^ "QB Casey Pachall to leave TCU". ESPN. Retrieved October 9, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Stevenson, Stefan (May 14, 2014). "Former TCU QB Casey Pachall headed to Canada". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Retrieved May 16, 2014.
  9. ^ Argos Sign QB Kilgore, DB Johnson
  10. ^ [1]
  11. ^ "Transactions". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  12. ^ Haynes, Stephen (October 9, 2015). "Hudson Valley Fort ready to kick off season". The Poughkeepsie Journal. USA Today Network. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  13. ^ Travis (July 19, 2017). "Spring League Showcase Player Stats". FloFootball. FloSports. Retrieved August 31, 2017.

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