University of Delaware Quarterback Pat Devlin Begins National Football League Combine Today; Coverage on NFL Network
File Photo Courtesy of Mark Campbell
February 24, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS -- University of Delaware All-American quarterback Pat Devlin looks to move one step closer to a National Football League career this week as the talented Blue Hen signal caller will take part in the National Football League Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Devlin, a native of Downingtown, Pa. (Downingtown East High School) who led the Blue Hens to a 12-3 record under head coach K.C. Keeler and a berth in the NCAA Division I national championship game last month, is one of four Colonial Athletic Association players invited to the prestigious event - joining Villanova offensive lineman Ben Ijalana, Richmond defensive tackle Martin Parker, and Richmond defensive back Justin Rogers.
Television coverage, including workouts and behind-the-scenes footage from Lucas Oil Stadium, can be seen throughout the week and weekend on the NFL Network and NFL Network HD.
The 6-4, 222 lb. Devlin, who will be part of the 18 quarterbacks invited to the Combine, starts his four-day schedule today, Thursday, Feb. 24, and ends it Sunday, Feb. 27. He will wear “QB3” during his workouts.
He is the first Delaware football player to be invited to the combine since quarterback Joe Flacco took part following 2007 season and impressed the scouts enough to be a first round draft pick as the No. 18 selection overall. Flacco has started all three of his NFL seasons with Baltimore and has led the Ravens to the playoffs each season.
Devlin enjoyed a stellar season and was rated among the nation’s top-rated quarterbacks after passing for 3,032 yards and 22 touchdowns with just three interceptions in 2010. He led all NCAA Division I FCS quarterbacks with a 68 percent pass completion percentage and ranked No. 3 overall in passing rating with a mark of 151.64.
He was selected as the CAA Offensive Player of the Year and the ECAC Eastern Player of the Year and earned All-American honors by Phil Steele College Football, Associated Press, and the College Sporting News. He also was named the FCS National Performer of the Year by CollegePerformance.com, played in the East-West Shrine Game, and was a top 10 finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the top senior quarterback in the country. He also was named to the ESPN/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic first team and was a CAA All-Academic selection.
Ijalana was a three-time first team All-CAA selection while Parker earned consensus first team All-American honors and Rogers was an All-CAA pick as both a cornerback and punt returner.