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Trent Hurley
Player Profile:
Trent Hurley 920131
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 210
Year: Junior
Hometown: Connellsville, Pa.
High School: Greensburg Central Catholic
Other College: Bowling Green
Major: Biology
Experience: 1 Letter

Third-year starting quarterback for the Blue Hens in 2014 • could establish himself as one of the finest quarterbacks in Delaware's long history of outstanding signal-callers • named to 2014 CFPA Watch List as one of the nation's top quarterbacks • will become first UD player to start at quarterback for three straight seasons since All-American and former Arena League All-Star Matt Nagy in 1998-2000 • enters 2014 season having thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 straight games •
tough and talented quarterback who has an accurate arm and is not afraid to pull the ball down and run • has good size at 6-4 and 215 lbs. • strong leader with a great presence on the field • has played and started 20 games in his career at Delaware and posted a record of 10-10 • has completed 357 of 562 passes (.635) for 4,171 yards, 32 touchdowns, 21 interceptions, and a 137.18 passing rating for his career • has also rushed for 318 yards and five touchdowns • has thrown for 200 yards or more 10 times • No. 2 all-time at Delaware in career pass completion pct. (.635 - record .661 by Pat Devlin in 2009-10), No. 4 in total offense (224.9 per game), No. 6 in passing rating (137.18), No. 9 in completions (357 - needs 143 to become only third UD player with 500), No. 10 in pass attempts (562), No. 10 in passing yards (4,171), and No. 12 in touchdowns (32) • ranks No. 3 at Delaware with a career average of 208.5 yards passing per game, trailing only current NFL quarterbacks Joe Flacco (271.0 in 2006-07) and Devlin (227.8 in 2009-10).

Established himself as one of the top signal-callers in the Colonial Athletic Association following an outstanding junior season • played in and started 10 games under center, missing games vs. Towson and William & Mary late in the season due to injuries • completed 172 of 268 passes for 2,207 yards and 22 touchdowns with just seven interceptions • completed 64.2 percent of his passes, averaged 220.7 yards passing per game, and compiled a 155.22 passing rating • also carried 62 times for 158 yards (2.5 avg.) and one touchdown • even caught a touchdown pass during the season when he hauled in a 13-yard scoring pass from wide receiver Rob Jones in the season finale vs. Villanova • led team with 2,365 yards (236.5 avg.) of total offense • led the CAA and ranked No. 8 in the NCAA in passing rating (155.2/5th best in UD history), was No. 4 in the CAA and 35th in the NCAA in passing yards (220.7 yards per game), and was No. 5 in the CAA in total offense (236.5) • ranked No. 5 in the CAA and No. 24 in the NCAA in pass completion pct. (.642/4th best in UD history) • 220.7 yards passing per game was the sixth highest total in UD history • 22 touchdowns passing was sixth best in UD history • became first player in UD history to throw four touchdowns passes three times in a single season • earned Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week and CFPA National Weekly Honor Roll notice vs. Delaware State when he completed 24 of 31 passes for 328 yards and four touchdowns to lead Hens to 42-21 win in First State Cup and earn the Nate Beasley Game Most Valuable Player Award • threw for 200 or more yards seven times with career-high of 328 vs. Delaware State • also threw for 286 yards vs. Richmond, 238 vs. Jacksonville, 233 vs. James Madison, 231 against Villanova, 226 vs. James Madison, and 207 vs. Albany • had season-high 24 completions vs. Delaware State and season-high 35 attempts vs. Richmond • threw a touchdown pass in all 10 games with career-high four vs. Delaware State, Wagner, and Richmond • did not throw an interception in five of his 10 games • .833 passing pct. (10 of 12) vs. Wagner was the third best single game mark in UD history • set a UD single game record with a 351.53 passing rating against Wagner when he completed 10 of 12 passes for 226 yards and four touchdowns • threw season-long 80-yard touchdown pass to Michael Johnson vs. Richmond (ninth longest in UD history) and had a 77-yard for a touchdown to Johnson against Wagner • named to CAA Academic Honor Roll • missed spring drills with an injury. 

Put in a solid effort at quarterback for Delaware in his first season after transfer from Bowling Green • won starting berth in pre-season and went on to start 10 games • did not play vs. Rhode Island and was limited vs. Old Dominion due to injury • became just the second quarterback in UD history to win his first four starts (Dale Fry won five in 1991-93) • completed 185 of 294 passes for 1,964 yards and 10 touchdowns with 14 interceptions • completed 62.9 percent of his passes (No. 8 all-time at Delaware) and had a long throw of 63 yards in UD debut vs. West Chester • 185 completions was the 10th best single season effort in UD history • also ran for 160 yards and a team-high four touchdowns • ranked No. 4 in the CAA in passing yards per game (196.4/No. 10 all-time at UD) and was No. 2 in total offense (212.4 yards per game) • completed 20 or more passes five times with season-high of 25 vs. Towson and threw for over 200 yards three times, including 310 yards vs. West Chester (UD record for most yards in a collegiate debut), 309 yards vs. Towson, and 265 yards vs. Richmond • fired three touchdown passes vs. West Chester and had two each against Delaware State, Old Dominion, and Towson • was named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week vs. Towson • scored touchdowns on runs vs. Delaware State, Bucknell, William & Mary, and New Hampshire • rushed for season-best 47 yards vs. Old Dominion •  transferred during Winter Session (2012) and took part in spring drills • earned one of three UD Strength & Conditioning Grinder Awards for 2011-12 for showing consistent improvement.

Two-year team member at NCAA Division I FBS affiliate Bowling Green for head coach Dave Clawson • team went 7-17 over his two seasons.

Played in four games as a backup quarterback as a redshirt freshman • completed 9 of 16 passes for 115 yards and one interception for the season • also rushed four times for 31 yards • was 6 of 10 for 69 yards vs. Western Michigan • hit on 3 of 4 passes for 46 yards in win over Morgan State • was 0 for 2 passing vs. Northern Illinois • team went 5-7 under Clawson.

Did not see game action and retained freshman eligibility • team went 2-10 under Clawson.

Standout quarterback at Greensburg Central Catholic for head coach Muzzy Collosimo • team captain and four-year letterwinner • helped lead his team to a conference championship and an appearance in the state AA finals • played in East-West Pennsylvania All-Star game • first team All-State as a senior by the Associated Press • two-time all-section and two-time all-area selection • holds the school record for passing yards in a season and career • rated a 3-Star Prospect by • also a four-year starter in basketball as a guard and forward • National Honor Society member.

Trenton James "Trent" Hurley • born Aug. 6, 1991 • son of James and Lauren Hurley • has one brother and one sister • biology major at Delaware • would like to be an optometrist • father is a chiropractor • enjoys fishing and snowboarding in spare time • brother, Clay, played college football and baseball at Case Western Reserve • grandfather Lawrence “Bobby” Locke pitched for Cleveland, Philadelphia, Cincinnati, and California in Major League Baseball • has worked at lacrosse camps during the summer.


Year G/S Rating Comp. Att.
Pct. Yards
TD Int.
2014 12/12 129.47 207 319 64.9 2275 13 14 86
2013 10/10 155.20 172 268
64.2 2,207
22 7 80
2012 10/10 120.74 185 294 62.9 1,964 10 14 63
TOTALS 32/32 133.14 564 881 64.0 6,446 45 35 166


Year G/S Rush Att. Yards
TD Long.
2014 12/12 83 47 0.6 4 29
2013 10/10 62 158
1 41
2012 10/10 103 160 1.6 4 18
TOTALS 32/32 248 365
9 41

Passing Yards: 328 yards vs. Delaware State, 2013; 310 vs. West Chester, 2012
Completions: 25 vs. Towson, 2012
Touchdowns: 4 vs. Delaware State, Wagner, Richmond, 2013

Rushing Yards: 48 vs. James Madison, 2013

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