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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Small School Stud of the Week: Conner Hempel, QB, Harvard, Sr.

This Week: 25-of-31 passing for 382 yards, three touchdowns; 12 rushing attempts for 52 yards, two touchdowns
Opponent: Princeton
Conner Hempel accounted for five total touchdowns and more than 400 total yards, as Harvard dismantled Princeton, 49-7, in an Ivy League matchup on Saturday.
Efficient through the air while also able to make some plays with his legs, the 6’3”, 210-pound quarterback put skills on display Saturday that could earn him an NFL opportunity, according to Emory Hunt of
Hempel displayed excellent pocket presence throughout the course of the game; he stayed calm in the face of pressure, making subtle moves within the pocket to find room and consistently kept the offense on pace in the passing game...What was most impressive was his complete understanding of the passing game.
Hempel has missed some time this season with a back injury, but it certainly seems as though he is healthy now.
He remains a long shot to be drafted, but could have a chance to follow in Ryan Fitzpatrick’s footsteps, and make it from Harvard to playing NFL quarterback, if he can keep up his high level of play the rest of the year.

Current Draft Projection: Round 7 or undrafted free-agent signing


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