15 April 2011

Fans Choice and 40 Years of Starters

Chase Daniel tops fans list
by MizzMatt - 4/15/11 on Twitter @mizzou_matt_j
The fans have spoken.  I asked who you thought was the greatest Mizzou quarterback was since the year 2000, which is only a list of five, and you have chosen Chase Daniel.

Name: Chase Daniel
Pos: QB
Ht: 6'1"
Wt: 225lbs
Born: 7 Oct 1986
Hometown: Southlake, TX
High School:  Carroll High School

In his tenure at Mizzou, Chase threw for 12,515 yards.  A school record.  He threw for 101 touchdowns and 41 interceptions.  His senior season (2008) was his best, as he posted a career high QB rating of 159.44.  His four-year average rating was 148.95.  Over his career at Mizzou, he posted a 30-11 record, including back-to-back 10-win seasons...the first such accomplishment in school history.  He helped lead Mizzou to their first number-1 ranking since 1960, when they beat then 2nd-ranked Kansas in the most watched football event in either school's history, along with the second-highest crowd at Arrowhead Stadium.  In 2008, during a two-game stretch against SEMO and Nevada, Chase tossed for more touchdowns (7) than incomplete passes (6).  On December 6th, 2008, Daniel became Missouri's all-time offensive leader with 13,256, surpassing Brad Smith's 13,088.  He was a Heisman candidate two years running, in 2007 and 2008, and his 4th-place finish was the second highest by a Tiger since Paul Christman finished 3rd in 1939.

Chase went undrafted in 2009, and was signed as a free agent by the Washington Redskins.  He was later cut by the Redskins and was picked up by the New Orleans Saints for the practice squad.  Despite never playing a down in the 2009-2010 season, Chase was a member of the Super Bowl championship team when he was resigned on December 11th, 2009 after being cut December 9th, 2009, and later promoted to the active roster on January 1st, 2010.

In 2011, Chase announced he would be establishing and endowing a scholarship that would be awarded to a Missouri football recruit from his home state of Texas.
Starting QBs since 1970
I've been a Mizzou fan for as long as I can remember, but there was one thing I did not know.  The list of quarterbacks of the last 40 years.  Over the last four decades, there have been a total of 22 different starting quarterbacks:
1970-71 Chuck Roper
1972-73 John Cherry
1974-75 Steve Pisarkiewicz
1976-77 Pete Woods
1978-80 Phil Bradley
1981 Mike Hyde
1982-85 Marlon Alder
1986 Ronnie Cameron
1987 John Stollenwerk
1988 Corey Welch
1989-90 Kent Kiefer
1991 Phil Johnson
1992-94 Jeff Handy
1995 Brandon Corso
1996 Kent Skornia
1997-98 Corby Jones
1999 Jim Dougherty
2000 Darius Outlaw
2001 Kirk Farmer
2002-05 Brad Smith
2006-08 Chase Daniel «fan choice
2009-10 Blaine Gabbert

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