"I don't mind either way; I just know if I get a chance I can impress the people there," Curtis said. Veach and Nagy also played for Raymond at UD. In Kansas City, the general manager is Brett Veach, Class of 2002 and 2004. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not willing to shut the door on a potential return of running back Ezekiel Elliott after the first wave of free agency and the draft, telling reporters the "ship has not sailed.". Phone: 302-831-2792. 2023 NFL Mock Draft (Day 2) | The Best Of The Rest, 2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Quinton Phillips, WR, Carson-Newman, Damond Talbot 2023 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from Draft Diamonds Owner & Final Predictions. Fletcher Cox vented this week that he "can't be as aggressive" in coordinator Jonathan Gannon's defense. He finished the season throwing for 1,700 yards with seven touchdowns and six interceptions. [32], Gannon played his first game of 1993 in Week 5 (October 4), a Monday night game, taking over for Cary Conklin against the Miami Dolphins and Dan Marino. "We're going to have to adjust on the fly a little bit because everybody comes from different places and different teams. I cant tell which one I like more. It's also where he put up some big numbers on the field. I took great pride in playing for Delaware, Gannon said. In his first season with the team, Gannon directed the 10th-ranked defense (328.8 ypg) in the NFL. Cobblestone Hotel, Official Sponsor of the Homecoming Football Game. Defensive Line DL 6'0" 300 lbs. I feel like Ray was one of the most influential leaders I have seen on a football field. Beyond fortifying UDs athletic facilities, Gannon truly hopes that his gift will transform the lives of student-athletes. My dad started me young, and I loved having the ball in my hands. Theres no limit as to what you can accomplish.. In 2001 and 2002 he won the Pro Bowl MVP award consecutively, a feat achieved by no other NFL player. But Curtis wanted to see game action so he transferred to Bryant University, an FCS school in Rhode Island. Gannon attended the University of Delaware where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon. [34] However, Gannon would play in limited roles in Weeks 6 and 7. Gannon's father-in-law was former Minnesota Vikings running back Bill Brown. Photos by Mark Campbell and Jim Graham Article by Tywanda L. Cuffy ); : The Cardinals are already headlong into an offseason of change. Once the Cardinals recommenced their search, they wasted no time tabbing Gannon to be the franchise's next leader. Another memory is whenever I threw the game winning touchdown to Sam East in the first play of overtime at Gannon. "Coming out of high school, I didn't know anything. 11.What are you looking forward to in your upcoming season? In 2017, he was named to the UD Alumni Associations Wall of Fame. After the pro day workout, he had individual workouts with the Miami Dolphins, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars and Pittsburgh Steelers. A serious neck injury in 2004 effectively ended his career. In the Super Bowl, Gannon threw a Super Bowl-record five interceptions three of which were run back for touchdowns in a 4821 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We won, and I got hurt, he said with a laugh. As a coach, I have seen firsthand how pivotal it is to have a strong alumni network, and I feel fortunate to have that here at Delaware.. 8.What type of energy do you bring onto the football field? Shortly thereafter, the younger Gannon found himself honored to start for Delaware under the leadership of legendary Delaware Coach Tubby Raymond. He spent two years with the Buckeyes and never took a snap in a game, but said he learned sitting in quarterback meetings and training with stars like Dwayne Haskins, Joe Burrow and JT Barrett. 2023 NFL Mock Draft (Day 2) | The Best Of The Rest, 2022 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Gary Bright, DB, Saint Augustine University, Damond Talbot 2023 Mock Draft: Notable Picks from Draft Diamonds Owner & Final Predictions. [18], Gannon won his first career start in Week 9 (November 4) with a 2722 win over the Denver Broncos. NFL.com editors assess the QB hierarchy entering the final quarter of the 2020 NFL season. Following the first round of the NFL Draft on Friday night, Patriots HC Bill Belichick gave QB Mac Jones a vote of confidence heading into 2023. The Cardinals are tied to Murray, who is in Year 2 of a massive $230 million extension the team signed him to last offseason. My mindset on the field is best described as If not me then who. The official 2022 Football Roster for the Gannon University Golden Knights Skip To Main . Curtis is also working on his athleticism and wants to get down to 230 pounds. My favorite memories of my football life come from different areas. But the majority of those candidates either took other jobs or took themselves out of the running. That type of leadership makes the game more enjoyable and a team more dangerous. Rich Gannon (center), along with UD Director of Athletics and Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak (left) and Anne Barretta, of the Class of 1983 (right) at the Blue White Spring Football game on May 6, 2017, where Gannon was inducted into the UDAA Wall of Fame. Gannon played three games in 1988. Following a touchdown off an interception by Todd Scott, Gannon led a touchdown drive with four consecutive passes, the last one to Cris Carter in the end zone. If you identify its quarters, alert the post. [39], In the Redskins' 30 loss to the New York Jets in Week 15 (December 12), Gannon was benched in the fourth quarter in favor of Mark Rypien, but the Redskins could not handle the Jets' defense. Richard Joseph Gannon (born December 20, 1965) is an American former football quarterback who played 18 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). 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Some of my favorite things about playing football for Gannon have been the relationships I have created with my teammates, coaches and training staff. This is something that Ive been dealing with lately with the loss of my best friend Dwayne. Arizona self-reported the violation to the NFL because the phone call took place during a no-contact period since Gannon was still coaching, which violated the NFL's anti-tampering policy. Arizona self-reported the violation to the NFL because the phone call took place during a no-contact period since Gannon was still coaching, which violated the NFL's anti-tampering policy. The Patriots traded Gannon to the Minnesota Vikings before the 1987 season. "You can process a little better and a little faster and you can get a little more respect being an older guy.". NFL Draft Grades through the First Two Days of the 2023 NFL Draft | Who Is Winning? PSAC. Gannon quarterback Kory Curtis began his football journey began at seven years old playing flag football in Cape Coral, Florida. We answered the biggest post-draft question for all 32, LB Barrett's 2-year-old daughter drowns in pool, Deion 'ashamed' after only 1 HBCU player drafted, Sources: NFL eyes May 11 to release schedule, Teams set NFL record with 43 trades during draft, Jets coach Saleh: Rodgers making 'presence felt', Cowboys scout emotional as team drafts his son, Rams use 'Mr. "I got confidence from playing. Office of Communications & Marketing [16] The Vikings lost that game to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in overtime 2320. Growing up in South West Philly there are a lot of negative things you could find yourself doing and my parents worked hard to keep me away from those influences. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. NFL footage NFL Productions LLC. (Complete Story). He also previously served as an assistant coach for the Atlanta Falcons, Tennessee Titans, Minnesota Vikings, Indianapolis Colts, and Philadelphia Eagles . A team would get someone who is a student of the game and someone who works harder than the rest on and off the field. He was soon traded to the Minnesota Vikings and would play with the Vikings until 1992. vs. Clarion. While covering a game in Indiana, he ran into alumnus Mike Adams, safety for the Carolina Panthers (who then played for the Indianapolis Colts). Southwest Florida has produced plenty of NFL-caliber players, filling the area's football dossier with Super Bowl champions, All-Pros, and Pro Football Hall-of-Famers. Once again, congratulations! He played eighteen seasons for teams like Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders. 259 overall pick to select Toledo defensive lineman Desjuan Johnson, otherwise known as the new Mr. [29][30], On August 19, 1993, the Vikings traded Gannon to the Washington Redskins for a conditional 1994 fifth-round draft pick. NBA. With 59 seconds left, Gannon threw an interception to the Dolphins' Troy Vincent to seal the Dolphins' 1710 victory. [28], With Minnesota leading the NFC Central with an 83 record, Dennis Green benched Gannon in favor of Salisbury following the Week 12 (November 23) win over the Cleveland Browns. We just went through a coaching staff change and our team had been working really hard to earn a win. ", Raeburn added, "Korys greatest strengths are his leadership and arm strength. Search our extensive list of all NFL players now. He threw for 305 yards in the season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers, including a 40-yard touchdown strike to Doug Gabriel. Im looking forward to getting the opportunity to show the work our team has been putting in. New York Giants general manager Joe Schoen says receiving high draft grades on the team's 2023 NFL Draft class doesn't win games in April. The draft will be aired live on ESPN and the NFL Network. However, Philadelphia would win 1714 on a touchdown reception by James Joseph. Coach your favorite college team - Recruit players, set game plans and dominate. What sets you apart from other quarterbacks? He set 21 school records, including total offense (7,432 yards), passing yards (5,927), pass attempts (845) and completions (462) and was the only Delaware player at the time to achieve at least 2,000 yards of offense three years in a row. In 2002, he set NFL and franchise records in leading the Raiders to their third straight AFC Western Division title and advancing to Super Bowl XXXVII as the AFC champions. He started all 22 games and threw for 5,134 yards, and 47 touchdowns with 11 interceptions, including for 2,879 yards, a school-record 27 TDs, and four interceptions in 2022. At the Rams' 27, Gannon's 23-yard pass intended for Art Monk bounced off Rams safety Anthony Newman's hands and into Michael Stewart's hands for an interception, sealing the victory for the Rams. Players. Challenges. When Gannon looks back to his first game as a starting quarterback, two distinct things come to mind. Then-UD quarterback Rich Gannon playing vs. Rhode Island on Sept. 7, 1985. In a Week 5 (October 2) 247 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Gannon completed 7 of 15 passes for 90 yards but was sacked twice for 15. It felt amazing because throughout the season we kept perfecting our craft and never allowed our circumstances to detract from our goal. It was a byproduct of his work on his fundamentals and his film study to gain a greater command of our system.". 2023 NFL Enterprises LLC. Five years later, Tom would go on to play at Delaware, too. Green have announced their retirements. [49] Gannon is a practicing Roman Catholic.[50]. He threw to Indiana University of Pennsylvania's Duane Brown and Duquesne's Dwayne Menders Jr., two receivers he had not met before, but he said they clicked right away. 2.What made you decide you wanted to be a football player? Rich Gannon is a former National Football League quarterback who spent eighteen years in the National Football League (NFL). The Official Athletics Website of GannonUniversity, Copyright 2023 Gannon University GoldenKnights, Cobblestone Hotel, Official Sponsor of the Homecoming Football Game. Irrelevant. Staying more closed and concise," Curtis said. We call them diamonds in the rough. The two ended up splitting snaps in 1998, after Grbac was injured in Week 1. [32] After a 27 start, Redskins coach Richie Petitbon announced he would bench Mark Rypien and start Rich Gannon once Gannon recovered from the injury. The Buccaneers' defense was aided by the fact that their new head coach was Jon Gruden, who had knowledge of the Raiders' playbook as well as Gannon's mannerisms and even some audibles, which Raiders head coach Bill Callahan had left unchanged after Gruden's departure.[46]. What made you decide you wanted to be a football player? The 6-foot-4 lineman played in all 12 games in 2022 after an injury-marred first campaign in Tempe. [2][3] With the Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens football team, Gannon first played as a punter before switching to quarterback in sophomore year. In addition to Kingsbury being fired, there also was a change at general manager, with Monti Ossenfort being named the new GM to take the place of Steve Keim, who stepped down after the season for health reasons. Gannon then played 12 seasons as a quarterback for the Vikings, the Washington Redskins and the Kansas City Chiefs, before joining the Oakland Raiders in 1999. Gannon was the third-stringer behind starter Mark Rypien and backup Cary Conklin. Erie, Pa. McConnell Family Stadium. You read the widest defender to the wheel side. [42] In 1995, Gannon signed with the Kansas City Chiefs. As a redshirt sophomorein his first collegiate start, Curtis set a school single-game record with 394 passing yards against Brown in a 35-30 loss. Curtis took time out of his schedule to sit down with NFL Draft Diamonds lead scout Jimmy Williams for this exclusive Zoom Interview. He played in two games in 2020, only throwing for 153 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. ERIE, Pa. - Gannon's Kory Curtis (Cape Coral, Fla./Island Coast) and Melvin Blanks (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills) are scheduled to play in the 2022 FCS Bowl on Sunday, December 11. Early years [ edit] [1] Name: Gannon Grider Position: OL College: Benedictine University (Illinois) Height: 6'6 Weight: 308 lbs Twitter: @ gannongrider12 Instagram: @ gannon.grider What made you decide you wanted to be a football player? I stand by that slogan. Day 1: Flowers is shifty, knows how to separate and complements what the Ravens have at the position well. With 6:40 left in the fourth quarter, Gannon led a 78-yard touchdown drive that included the Vikings' seventh straight first-down play of the game. Radio: 90.5 WERG. 3.What are your favorite moments from your football life? This game is special because you have to depend on youre teammates to be successful. (); : (); : Gannon's. The official athletics website for the Gannon University Golden Knights Im excited to compete and leave it all out there this season. The following University of Delaware alumni and their spouses have made major gift commitments to this project: Robert E. Ashby '77 and Sandra Keene Ashby '77, Lawrence R. '58 '66M and Barbara V. Catuzzi, Vance A. Funk III '65 and Elaine Trzcinski Funk '69, Thomas E. Hall '78 and Patricia Kilbane Hall '78M, Joseph V. Jerkovich '62 and Janet Coote Jerkovich '63, Alfred L. Minite '80 and Susan Gilman Minite '80, David W. Price '90 and Kristin Shannon Price '88, Joseph J. Purzycki '71 '77M and Sharon Kirk Purzycki '71, Thomas W. Van Grofski '66 '68M and Jacqueline Harding Van Grofski '63. [27], In Week 7 (October 15), Gannon started against the Detroit Lions and completed 8 of 10 passes for 146 yards and two touchdowns for a 240 lead. They liked that and they like I can extend the pocket.". The united effort will help create an extraordinary student experience at UD and extend its impact on the region and the world. Some of my favorite football moments from my life come from when I played youth football for the Rhawnhurst Raiders. The official source for NFL news, video highlights, fantasy football, game-day coverage, schedules . "We did that with other candidates, and we did that with Jonathan. I wake up at 7am and pray/stretch. news Offensive Player Rankings, Week 14: Teams whose 2021 starting QB isn't on the current roster [23] Gannon would replace Wilson as starter for the last 11 games of 1991, and the Vikings went 65 with Gannon as starter for an overall 88 season. The list goes on and on. "I made a mistake," Ossenfort said during a news conference Thursday night. Rich Gannon is a former American football quarterback who played in the NFL. The Raiders nearly won the game over a Steelers team that finished the 2004 season with 15 victories. I thought UD would be a great place to get a great education and play for a really solid college football program, Rich Gannon said. Gannon balked at the idea, and he was quickly traded to the Minnesota Vikings. [33] Gannon injured his foot during the game. Visit ESPN to view the Gannon Golden Knights team roster for the current season All that success has come without much help from under center as Collier and Lee counties have never had a quarterback drafted. "She had no idea it was gonna happen," Curtis said. "Guys who come out early don't have the same maturity as someone who's played 2-3-4 years. Gannon was 211-for-354 in completed passes for 2,166 yards, 12 touchdowns, and 6 interceptions. He was sacked 34 times and rushed 52 times for 268 yards. For every Event that happens in your life you have a Response that determines your Outcome. [44] He was passing at a record pace with more passing yards than any quarterback in history through 14 games at the time but fell off the pace in the last few weeks.
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