Will Furrer

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Will Furrer
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Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1968-02-05) February 5, 1968 (age 51)
Danville, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school:Pullman (WA)
College:Virginia Tech
NFL Draft:1992 / Round: 4 / Pick: 107
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards:572
TD-INT:2-10
QB Rating:31.4
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

William Mason Furrer (born February 5, 1968) is a former American football quarterback in the National Football League for the Chicago Bears, Phoenix Cardinals, Denver Broncos, Houston Oilers, St. Louis Rams, and Jacksonville Jaguars.

High school[edit]

Furrer attended Pullman High School, on the Palouse in southeastern Washington, and graduated in 1986. A baseball player, he did not play organized football until his sophomore year, and was the quarterback on the junior varsity.[1] The next year he was a backup to senior Timm Rosenbach, another future NFL quarterback, and became the starter for the Greyhounds as a senior in the fall of 1985.[1][2][3][4]

College career[edit]

As a quarterback with Virginia Tech, Furrer became one of the top quarterbacks in school history and he is currently ranked third on its list of all-time career passing leaders. Finishing with a career record of 16–18–1 (.471), Furrer is, as of 2013, the last full-time starting quarterback to have a losing record for Virginia Tech, however his accomplishments at the university led to his induction into its sports hall of fame in 2015.

Furrer was one of only eight to be named a national recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award in 1991, his senior year.

 Year
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
Td
1988
128
279
45.9
1384
6
1989
45
88
51.1
589
3
1990
173
293
58.4
2122
19
1991
148
257
57.6
1820
15
Career
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
TD
4 Years
494
920
53.7
5915
43

NFL Europa career[edit]

 Year   Team
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
Td
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTd
1995 Amsterdam
51
85
60.0
542
6.38
38
4
2
84.5
32
2.3
1
1996 Amsterdam
206
369
56.0
2689
7.31
48
20
13
82.6
189
7.3
1
Career
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
TD
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTds
2 Years
257
454
58.0
3231
6.85
48
24
15
83.6
224
4.8
2

NFL career[edit]

Furrer was selected by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 1992 NFL Draft, the fifth quarterback taken and 107th overall.[1] When he was drafted he was quoted as saying "One of my biggest problems will be trying to figure out whether to call Mike Singletary mister or sir."[5]

 Year   Team
G
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
Td
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTd
1992 Chicago
2
9
25
36.0
89
3.6
16
0
3
7.3
0
0
0
1995 Houston
7
48
99
48.5
483
4.9
48
2
7
40.1
20
2.5
0
Career
G
Comp
Att
Pct
Yds
YPA
Long
TD
Int
Rate
RYds
RAvg
RTds
2 Years
9
57
124
42.3
572
4.3
48
2
10
23.7
20
2.5
0

After football[edit]

Furrer was a partner with Tony Boselli and Jeff Novak in Intra Focus Marketing & Advertising with offices in Georgetown, Texas and Jacksonville, Florida.[6] Prior to founding IF marketing & advertising, he was Director of Web Technologies for S1 Corporation.

Will Furrer now serves as the Senior Vice President of Product for Q2, and is responsible for leading Q2's overall product, marketing, and branding efforts.

Will sits on the Fork Union Military Academy Board of Trustees. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Virginia Tech where he serves on the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and has held positions on the Distinguished Alumni Board for English.[7]

Awards[edit]

  • 2015 Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.
  • 2006, inducted into the Fork Union Military Academy Hall of Fame.[8]
  • 1987, Pullman High School (Washington): All-league Honors
  • 1991, National Recipient of the National Football Foundation and College Hall of Fame Scholar Athlete Award,
  • 1991, one of seven finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award
  • 1991, All-Big East Conference Second Team Selection

Records[edit]

  • Virginia Tech: Most Pass Completions – 494
  • Amsterdam Admirals: Most Passes Attempted in a Season – 368 in 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Sullivan, Tim (April 27, 1992). "Will Furrer says Pullman got him to the big time". Moscow-Pullman Daily News. (Idaho-Washington). p. 3C.
  2. ^ Bunch, Jeff (October 26, 1985). "Greyhounds have it their way, blast Bantams". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 1B.
  3. ^ "Cheney wins 1st Frontier crown, 17-8". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). November 8, 1985. p. 25.
  4. ^ Devlin, Vince (November 13, 1985). "Greyhound drives go flat at goal line". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. C1.
  5. ^ Colston, Chris: Tales from the Virginia Tech Sideline, page 70, ISBN 1-58261-728-7, Sports Publishing 2003
  6. ^ [1] Florida Times-Union, October 2, 2009, "Briefs: Boselli marketing firm opens Jacksonville site"
  7. ^ https://q2ebanking.com/about-q2/leadership-team/will-furrer
  8. ^ [2], Hokie Sports website, June 13, 2006, "Will Furrer to Be Honored by Fork Union"

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