Small School Spotlight: Week 6
Every week, Draft Breakdown will bring you three standout players from “small” schools. We’ll cover a player from Division 1-AA, Division II and Division III. Here are this weeks spotlight players.
QB – Delaware
6’4″ 220 lbs
Redshirt Junior QB Pat Devlin had a great game against Masschusetts this week. The Penn State transfer is hoping to follow in the foot steps of Joe Flacco after his transfer from Pittsburgh. Devlin led the Blue Hens to a victory by going 19/26 for 284 yards, 4 TDs and 1 INT.
LB – Western Alabama
6’2″ 205 lbs
Senior linebacker Tariq Ali was a defensive force against Delta State this week. Ali, who was forced to redshirt in 2008, was named All-Golf South Conference as a true Junior in 2007. This week, Ali led the defense with 10 tackles, 2 INTs and a recovered fumble in the 34-14 victory.
QB – Case Western Reserve
6’1″ 190 lbs
Senior quarterback Dan Whalen led the Spartans to victory this week over The College of Wooster, 53-32. Whalen finished the game 26 of 37 for 396 yards and 4 touchdowns. Whalen also rushed for a touchdown and completed a 2 point conversion. The QB also showed his versatility, punting the ball twice for an average of 47.5 yards.
Whalen is off to a “whale” of a season so far. He currently has the best passer rating (211.20) in the entire NCAA, and is third in the division in yards per game with 364.6. Dan has also completed a whopping 75.5 percent of his passes so far and thrown for 23 touchdowns.
Check back next week for more Small School Spotlight players!