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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brett Hundley, QB

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 227 lbs.
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08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Brett Hundley, UCLA...Hundley became the first Bruin to throw for, run for and catch a pass for a touchdown in the same game during the 2013 contest at Utah. He finished the season with one interception in his last 158 passing attempts and none in his last 77 passes. His completion percentage of .668 was the highest by a Bruin starter since 1983. He was the first Bruin quarterback to lead the team in rushing (748 yards) since 1964. Hundley has also been named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award watch lists. - UCLA football

08/06/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: Brett Hundley (UCLA, Junior)...Hundley, who was a semifinalist for the award last season, has also been named to the Maxwell Award watch list. The Chandler, Ariz., native has run for or thrown for a touchdown in each of his 27 games. He enters 2014 ranked third on the school career list in touchdown passes (53) and total offense (7,914) while ranking fourth in passing yards (6,811). In 2013, the redshirt junior rated among the nation's best in completion percentage (14th-.668), passing efficiency (20th-152.9), touchdown passes (23rd-24), points responsible for (14th-216) and total offense (23rd-293.8). - UCLA football

08/06/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP AWARD WATCH LIST: QB Brett Hundley, UCLA...Hundley became the first Bruin to throw for, run for and catch a pass for a touchdown in the same game during the 2013 contest at Utah. He finished the season with one interception in his last 158 passing attempts and none in his last 77 passes. His completion percentage of .668 was the highest by a Bruin starter since 1983. He was the first Bruin quarterback to lead the team in rushing (748 yards) since 1964. Hundley has also been named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award watch lists. - UCLA football

08/06/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: Brett Hundley, UCLA, Quarterback, Junior...Hundley, a redshirt junior, has run for or thrown for a touchdown in each of his 27 games. He enters 2014 ranked third on the school career list in touchdown passes (53) and total offense (7,914) while ranking fourth in passing yards (6,811). In 2013, the redshirt junior rated among the nation's best in completion percentage (14th-.668), passing efficiency (20th-152.9), touchdown passes (23rd-24), points responsible for (14th-216) and total offense (23rd-293.8).

Hundley became the first Bruin to throw for, run for and catch a pass for a touchdown in the same game during the 2013 contest at Utah. He finished the season with one interception in his last 158 passing attempts and none in his last 77 passes. His completion percentage of .668 was the highest by a Bruin starter since 1983. He was the first Bruin quarterback to lead the team in rushing (748 yards) since 1964. - UCLA football

06/27/2014 - UCLA's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. QB Brett Hundley, RS Junior...It has been a long time since a Bruins' quarterback has excited NFL scouts. The last UCLA quarterback drafted, in fact, was Cade McNown, whom the Chicago Bears selected in the first round 15 years ago. While the wait has been long, Hundley is rewarding the UCLA faithful. With the athletic frame, arm and mobility to earn comparisons to a young Randall Cunningham, Hundley looks every bit the part of a future first round pick.

Hundley was convinced to leave the state of Arizona (where he played his prep ball) by Neuheisel but never played for the coach, redshirting his first year at UCLA. Under Mora and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone, Hundley has developed into a dual-threat star, either running or passing for a touchdown in all 27 games of his career. He's completed 66.8% of his passes for 6,816 yards and 53 touchdowns against just 20 interceptions. He's also run for 1,103 yards and 20 scores in just two seasons. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

06/27/2014 - UCLA's top NFL Draft-eligible prospects to watch in 2014: 1. QB Brett Hundley, RS Junior...Hundley looks the part with a tall, well-built frame and a quick set-up and delivery of the football. He has a terrific arm that can easily make any NFL throw. He is a dynamic athlete with vision and poise with the elusiveness and speed to turn short scrambles into long gains, like the 72-yard jaunt for a touchdown on his first snap in a UCLA uniform (Rice, 2012). While Hundley's talent is obvious, he made the correct decision in returning to the Bruins for another season of development.

Hundley takes virtually every snap from shotgun and typically relies upon pre-snap reads in a relatively simple offense. When his intended target is covered up, Hundley doesn't always maximize other options downfield before tucking the ball and running it himself. Further, Hundley doesn't consistently hit his receivers in stride, limiting yardage-after-the-catch opportunities. On the surface, Hundley's skill-set seems every bit as tantalizing as Oregon's Marcus Mariota or Florida State's Jameis Winston. To leapfrog these two as the elite quarterback prospect in the country, however, Hundley will need to improve in the critical subtleties of the quarterback position - reading defenses and ball placement. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

06/05/2014 - ROB RANG'S MAY 15, 2014 TOP 32 BIG BOARD: 7. Brett Hundley, QB, 6-3, 222, rJr., UCLA: Hundley isn't yet as accurate as scouts would like, but he's a natural athlete with a fluid throwing motion who has made steady improvement throughout his career. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/06/2014 - Brett Hundley to Return for Junior Season...UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley will return for his junior season, the Chandler, Ariz., native announced on Monday. With the return of one of the most prolific quarterbacks in program history, the Hundley-led Bruins aim for a championship season in 2014. Hundley capped off a stellar sophomore campaign by leading UCLA to a 42-12 victory over Virginia Tech in the 80th Hyundai Sun Bowl on Dec. 31. The signal-caller accounted for four total touchdowns on the strength of 161 yards rushing on 10 carries with two scores en route to being named the co-MVP. He also passed for 226 yards and two touchdowns. His 161 yards on the ground were a Sun Bowl record for a quarterback.

In just two seasons under center, Hundley has ascended up the UCLA annals at a rapid pace. Hundley ranks third in UCLA history with 7,914 yards of total offense and fourth in passing yards with 6,811. His 53 passing touchdowns and 566 completions also rank third in school history. Hundley possesses the top two single season marks in school history in total offense with 4,095 yards as a redshirt freshman and 3,819 yards this past year. His 3,740 yards passing in 2012 were the most by any Bruin quarterback, and his 3,071 yards in the air this year rank fifth all-time.

The 6-3 quarterback has been one of the most efficient passers in the Pac-12, as Hundley led the conference with a 66.8 completion percentage, following up a 66.5 mark as a freshman that ranked third in the Pac-12. He also holds the school's top two single-season marks for completions. - UCLA football

01/05/2014 - Brett Hundley reportedly staying at UCLA...UCLA Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley has decided to return to school for his junior season rather than entering the 2014 NFL Draft, according to a report by ESPN.com. An official announcement is expected this week. Hundley was projected as a first-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com, but he also is considered a raw athlete who could go anywhere from the top 10 or slide to the bottom half of the round depending on pre-draft workouts.

By staying in school, Hundley will enter his junior season expected to compete with Oregon's Marcus Mariota to emerge as the top prospect available for the 2015 draft. Both quarterbacks have two years of eligibility remaining. Mariota is currently the top-rated quarterback in the 2016 class by NFLDraftScout.com, followed by Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel and Hundley. Manziel is expected to announce he will enter the 2014 draft. Hundley passed for 3,071 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions as a redshirt sophomore in 2013. - Derek Harper, The Sports Xchange

12/31/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: UCLA QB Brett Hundley, like QB Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech, Hundley is critical to every element of the Bruins' offense. He has completed 67.8 percent of his passes for 2,845 yards and 22 touchdowns, and leads the team with 587 yards and nine touchdowns on the ground. UCLA's offense begins and ends with Hundley, so stopping him will be imperative for the Hokies. - The Sports Xchange

12/31/2013 - Brett Hundley threw two touchdown passes and ran for two more scores to help No. 17 UCLA rout Virginia Tech 42-12 on Tuesday in the Sun Bowl. The Bruins (10-3) outscored the Hokies (8-5) 28-5 in the second half. Virginia Tech cut it to 14-10 on Michael Branthover's 22-yard field goal with 3:53 left in the third quarter. UCLA answered with a 12-play, 85-yard drive, capped by Paul Perkins's 5-yard run early in the fourth. Hokies backup quarterback Mark Leal then threw a pass under heavy pressure that linebacker Myles Jack intercepted and returned 29 yards for a touchdown that made it 28-10.

Virginia Tech, which lost starting quarterback Logan Thomas to an injury in the second quarter, got its final points when UCLA punter Sean Covington stepped on the end line for a safety with 9:38 left. UCLA pushed it to 35-12 on Hundley's 8-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Duarte with 7:31 to play. The Bruins stayed aggressive late, and Hundley fired a 59-yard scoring strike down the right sideline to Shaquelle Evans for another score with 5:49 remaining. - AP Sports

12/04/2013 - Brett Hundley weighing return to UCLA as Mora recommits..."I'm not concerned at all," Bruins quarterback Brett Hundley told Jim Rome in his CBS Sports Radio interview Tuesday about the possibility of Jim Mora leaving for Washington. "He loves UCLA. He loves his players. And we love him." It turned out that Hundley was right not to worry. UCLA announced a six-year extension for Mora later in the afternoon, keeping the Huskies alum in Westwood for the forseeable future. But now, should Mora be concerned about his star quarterback?

The coach asked Hundley immediately following the Bruins' smackdown of rivals USC if he was coming back to UCLA in 2014 and putting off the NFL Draft for another season. The redshirt sophomore did not answer either way. "It was funny. It was the last question that I was thinking of at the moment," Hundley told Rome.

Asked the same question by Rome, Hundley said he would not make a decision until after UCLA's bowl game. "I'm still really not even really thinking about it too much," he said. "There's still a lot of time to decide. So I don't need to rush anything right now. I can sit back, worry about who we are going to play in the bowl game -- getting that 10th win which we really have to do this year and are really shooting for this year. "After that I can sit back, take my time, understand what's going on and go from there." - Jerry Hinnen, CBSSports.com

12/03/2013 - 2013 ALL-PAC-12 HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): QB Brett Hundley, So.,...Has been selected All-Pac 12 Honorable Mention for the 2013 college football season as voted on by the Pac-12 Head football coaches. - UCLA football

12/01/2013 - Brett Hundley passed for 208 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, leading UCLA past Southern California and winning the crosstown showdown for the second straight season. Linebacker Myles Jack and defensive end Eddie Vanderdoes also rushed for touchdowns as the Bruins (9-3, 6-3 Pac-12) earned their first win at the Coliseum since 1997, retaining the Victory Bell by grinding out just their third victory over USC (9-4, 6-3) in 15 years.

Javorius Allen rushed for 123 yards and a score for the Trojans, who had won five straight in their revitalized season under interim coach Ed Orgeron. Cody Kessler passed for 174 yards and hit Xavier Grimble with a TD pass for USC. But its defense couldn't handle Hundley, who rushed for 80 yards. - AP Sports

12/01/2013 - The USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins rivalry appears to have shifted. After being dominated by theTrojans for years, the No. 22 Bruins handled them 35-14 Saturday at the Coliseum to win their second straight in series that has spanned 83 games. UCLA is now 2-0 against their cross-town rivals under Jim Mora, and redshirt sophomore quarterback Brett Hundley notched his second win over the No. 23 Trojans in as many tries.

Hundley scored two running touchdowns -- including a back-breaking 5-yard end around to put the Bruins up 28-14 with 3:18 remaining in the fourth quarter -- and orchestrated five scoring drives as UCLA bounced back from a devastating loss to Arizona State last week to pick off their long-time rival. Meanwhile, the Bruins (9-3, 6-3) limited the Trojans (9-4, 6-3) to just 158 yards passing and single touchdowns in two halves to win going away. Hundley completed 18 of 27 passes for 208 yards and ran for 80 yards on 13 carries to lead the Bruins in both categories. - The Sports Xchange

11/02/2013 - UCLA proved the last two weeks that it's not yet among the elite teams in the Pac-12 conference. But in Brett Hundley, the Bruins certainly have someone they can comfortably insert into the conversation for the league's best quarterback. And that might just be enough to help them win the Pac-12 South Division. That's a question for another day, but thanks to Hundley, the No. 17 Bruins got back on the winning track Saturday with a 45-23 victory over Colorado.

Hundley accounted for 344 total yards, 272 of which came through the air on 19-of-24 passing and two touchdowns as UCLA (6-2, 3-2) rebounded from back-to-back losses to Stanford and Oregon. Colorado (3-5, 0-5) remains winless in the Pac-12, although the Buffaloes did push the Bruins in the first half before Hundley and UCLA ran away with two third-quarter touchdowns to go ahead 35-13. - The Sports Xchange

10/31/2013 - Jay-Z, UCLA QB Hundley's reps reportedly meet...Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports could be in line to represent UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley if the redshirt sophomore decides to enter the NFL Draft next year. According to reports, representatives for Jay-Z's agency and Hundley have talked. Hundley is considered one of the top college quarterbacks and pro prospects who would be eligible for the 2014 draft.

Hundley is the No. 31 player and the fifth-ranked quarterback in NFLDraftScout.com's 2014 rankings. In leading UCLA to a 5-2 record this season, Hundley has completed 67 percent of his passes for 1,725 yards and 14 touchdowns with eight interceptions. Four of the interceptions came in the past two games in losses to Oregon and Stanford.

Roc Nation Sports also has been linked to South Carolina defensive standout Jadeveon Clowney, who is considered a potential No. 1 pick in the draft next year. Since Jay-Z formed his agency earlier this year, he as signed some high-profile clients, including New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith and New York Yankees second baseman Robinson Cano. - The Sports Xchange

10/13/2013 - Brett Hundley reacted to the most prolific passing performance of his UCLA career with a dismayed shake of his head. Anthony Barr mostly remembered the plays that got away in another smothering defensive effort. The 11th-ranked Bruins weren't content with mere dominance against struggling California. They know they'll have to be much closer to perfect to meet their tougher October challenges. Hundley passed for a career-high 410 yards and three touchdowns, and Paul Perkins rushed for an early score in a 37-10 victory over Cal on Saturday night.

Devin Fuller, Thomas Duarte and Shaq Evans caught touchdown passes as the Bruins (5-0, 2-0 Pac-12) grinded out a win over their upstate UC rivals in their final rehearsal for back-to-back road games at Stanford and Oregon. UCLA wasn't perfect, but a 488-yard offensive performance was enough to beat the Golden Bears (1-5, 0-3). "There is a lot left out on the field, and we can get that much better," Hundley said. "I did all right. I did OK. It just shows me personally, I can do so much more."

UCLA struggled with nine penalties and an unimpressive running game in the absence of injured tailback Jordon James, but Hundley went 31 for 41 while picking apart the Bears' injury-depleted defense and avenging the Bruins' embarrassing loss in Berkeley last season. - AP Sports

10/04/2013 - Quarterback Brett Hundley hit the trifecta Thursday night with one touchdown apiece throwing, receiving and rushing to lead No. 12 UCLA to a 34-27 victory over Utah that lifted the Bruins to 4-0 for the first time since 2005. The Bruins' defense did more than its share, as well, intercepting six of Utah quarterback Travis Wilson's passes, including on the last drive after Wilson led the Utes to the UCLA 23 with less than a minute left.

Hundley, who went 17 for 27 for 211 yards, also had an interception, throwing an ill-advised pass into the flat that Keith McGill picked off and returned 19 yards for a touchdown to tie it at 24 with 13:23 left. But the sophomore quarterback followed with a meticulous, 13-play, 48-yard drive - completing a pair of passes to convert third downs, then scrambling for 8 yards to set up the go-ahead field goal. - AP Sports

10/03/2013 - Hundley and Bruins have been well-balanced...Hundley, an elusive quarterback, contributes to UCLA's running production. He is second on the team with 157 yards on 32 carries. His versatility prevents defenses from loading up on the line to blitz or just falling back in coverage. On Thursday, Mazzone will match wits against his former boss, Dennis Erickson, who is the co-offensive coordinator at Utah. Mazzone was part of Erickson's staff at ASU. UCLA coach Jim Mora said the addition of Erickson to Kyle Whittingham's staff has made Utah's offense more dynamic.

Last year, under offensive coordinator Brian Johnson, a former Utah quarterback, the Utes finished with 19 pass plays of at least 25 yards and nine runs of at least 20 yards. After only four games this season, the Utes already have 10 runs of at least 20 yards and 13 such passes. Whittingham hired Erickson to scheme along with Johnson. "His mindset has always been about the big play," Mora said of Erickson. "I think they're looking for that a little bit more with Dennis there. I think it's an interesting combination, quite frankly, Dennis being there. I think he adds a lot to their offense." - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2013 - Scouting the UCLA passing game: Hundley looked almost human against New Mexico State in the last game, throwing two interceptions in the red zone and missing on a couple of passes to open receivers. He remains one of the most efficient quarterbacks in the nation, completing 61 of 92 passes (66.3 percent) for 848 yards through three games. He has connected on eight touchdown passes and run for two more, accounting for 10 of the offense's 20 touchdowns. - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2013 - Hundley and Bruins have been well-balanced...Much to his credit, quarterback Brett Hundley has not tried to entirely take over the offensive production as the Bruins prepare for their Pac-12 opener at Utah on Thursday. With prolific running back Johnathan Franklin off to the NFL, offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone could have made the Bruins a pass-first offense. But Jordon James has emerged as one of the nation's top running backs, ranking fifth in the country with 141.3 rushing yards per game.

UCLA ranks fourth in both rushing offense and passing offense in the Pac-12. The Bruins are the only team to rank in the upper division (top six) in both categories in the conference. "It's a balance," Hundley said. "It's a big balance with this team. I feel like this offense, it balances itself out. At the end of the day, teams can't decide which one we're going to do just because we can do either/or." - The Sports Xchange

10/03/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Brett Hundley ranks 16th in the nation in pass efficiency but is the fourth-best quarterback in that stat among Pac-12 quarterbacks (behind Stanford's Kevin Hogan, Washington's Keith Price and Utah's Travis Wilson). He is 11th in total offense, producing 335 yards a game. His matchup with Wilson on Thursday in Salt Lake City should be interesting. Wilson is seventh in the nation with 342.3 yards per game. - The Sports Xchange

09/22/2013 - Brett Hundley passed for 280 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 13 UCLA honored late receiver Nick Pasquale during its 59-13 victory over New Mexico State on Saturday night. Jordon James rushed for a career-best 164 yards and two scores as UCLA (3-0) routed the undermanned Aggies (0-4) in its first home game since Pasquale was hit by a car and killed two weeks ago.

The Bruins ran their first offensive play with 10 men on the field in the walk-on sophomore's honor, and the Rose Bowl crowd waved blue towels and wore T-shirts emblazoned with his No. 36. Steven Manfro, Devin Fuller and Shaq Evans caught scoring passes from Hundley for the Bruins, who blew out the Aggies even while committing three turnovers inside the New Mexico State 5. The Aggies have lost 15 straight games. - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - UCLA's win over Nebraska came just six days after wide receiver Nick Pasquale was killed when he was struck by a vehicle while walking in his hometown of San Clemente. Pasquale was a redshirt freshman who joined the program as a walk-on last season. "You can't believe how tough it was on them," UCLA coach Jim Mora said after the win over Nebraska. "You never want to say you won one for somebody. We didn't win one for Nick. What we tried to do today is go out and play with the type of energy, enthusiasm, and passion for the game that would reflect what he meant to us."

UCLA wore No. 36 patches on their jerseys and a moment of silence was held before the game. The Cornhuskers took an early 21-3 lead before UCLA rallied for a 41-21 win. "The first half there was so much emotion, I'm not going to lie," UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley said. "I just had so much emotion going into the game. There were a lot of things that added up to it." - The Sports Xchange

09/16/2013 - Hundley wows in UCLA's comeback over Nebraska...Hundley began the game by mocking the boisterous Nebraska crowd as he and his UCLA teammates lined up for the snap from scrimmage. Rather than feed off the attention, however, Hundley fumbled. He took the snap and ran right, gaining five yards before the ball was poked free by Huskers' defensive end Randy Gregory. The Bruins recovered but Hundley made a second poor decision moments later when he attempted to fit in a quick pass to wideout Darius Bell, who was closely covered by Ciante Evans. Evans, who entered the game with three interceptions already on the year, easily knocked the pass away.

Worse, Hundley's first pass of UCLA's next series was picked off. A mix-up with wide receiver Shaquelle Evans led to an interception by Nebraska's Stanley Jean-Baptiste. Evans appeared to be running a vertical but Hundley's pass was short, as if he expected his talented wideout to break off for a possible back-shoulder fade. Jean-Baptiste easily plucked the ball for his third interception of the young season, joining his teammate at the top of the NCAA leaderboard. The Huskers took an early 7-0 lead when Nebraska quarterback Taylor Martinez hit wide receiver Quincy Enunwa four plays later for an 11-yard score. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/16/2013 - Hundley wows in UCLA's comeback over Nebraska...Like any gem, a little more polish could significantly add to Hundley's value. With two more seasons of potential collegiate eligibility, he certainly has the time to improve. Scouts, however, can already appreciate Hundley's upside. The mental toughness required to come back and win this game was impressive as Hundley and his Bruins were facing especially tough circumstances Saturday.

Playing in front of a raucous Lincoln crowd is a challenge for any quarterback and strong wind gusts made complicated matters. This isn't the most gifted of Bo Pelini's defenses but senior cornerbacks Evans and Jean-Baptiste are NFL prospects with three interceptions apiece already this season. The Bruins also came into this contest with heavy hearts as freshman wide receiver Nick Pasquale was hit by a car and killed September 8. The Bruins and Cornhuskers each recognized Pasquale by wearing with patches (UCLA) and stickers (Nebraska) memorializing No. 36. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/16/2013 - Hundley wows in UCLA's comeback over Nebraska...It was easy to see the traits that have scouts so intrigued. The 6-3, 227-pound quarterback is a smooth athlete with an easy throwing motion and a strong, accurate arm. Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone's offense asks him to make aggressive downfield throws and his quarterback showed the courage to attempt these passes even with defenders in close proximity to his targets. Hundley completed 16 of 24 passes for 294 yards and three touchdowns against just the one interception. He also rushed for 61 yards, including for a first down on a 3rd and 12 in which he showed incredible balance, elusiveness and determination to extend what turned out to be the Bruins' first touchdown-scoring drive of the game.

While Hundley's talent is obvious, so too is his inexperience. Saturday's tilt in Lincoln was just his 16th career start and his lack of polish showed with the quarterback appearing tentative when the pocket collapsed around him. Hundley was officially sacked three times but in each case the Bruins' offensive line gave him an opportunity to scan the field and he was taken down after simply holding the ball too long. Hundley does not yet show the awareness and timing in the pocket he'll need to have long-term success in the NFL. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/16/2013 - Hundley wows in UCLA's comeback over Nebraska...With the Bills' EJ Manuel the only quarterback selected in the first round a year ago, the NFL is hoping the game's most important position will be much better represented in 2014. The senior class offers some intriguing prospects, including Clemson's Tajh Boyd, who NFLDraftScout.com currently ranks as a first-round prospect. The real gems of the group, however, could lie with the underclassmen, not the least of which is UCLA's redshirt sophomore Brett Hundley.

Hundley, a highly regarded prep prospect who redshirted under Rick Neuheisel in 2011, looked the part of a future blue-chip NFL prospect in guiding the Bruins to the Pac-12 South championship last year with coach Jim Mora. Hundley threw for a school-record 3,740 passing yards, including 29 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions in his first season. Hundley was efficient in the Bruins' 2013 season-opening win over Nevada (22/34 for 274 yards and two TDs) but scouts were eager to see how the young passer would handle the jump in competition Saturday with the Bruins traveling to Lincoln to face Nebraska.

The game started ominously for the young quarterback but by leading the Bruins to touchdowns on each of their four possessions of the third quarter, he helped UCLA overcome an 18-point deficit and sent his own stock skyrocketing along the way. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/16/2013 - WEEK 3 COLLEGE FOOTBALL STARS: Brett Hundley, UCLA, threw three TD passes in the third quarter and the No. 16 Bruins came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 in a monumental Cornhusker collapse at Memorial Stadium. - AP Sports

09/16/2013 - Hundley wows in UCLA's comeback over Nebraska...While Hundley struggled early, he improved as the game wore on, demonstrating not only the physical traits to explode as a dual-threat passer in the NFL but the mental toughness so critical for success at the next level, as well. Hundley showed flashes in the first half. He threw an accurate deep pass to wideout Grayson Mazzone on UCLA's third series that ultimately put UCLA in position to gain their first points of the game on a Ka'imi Fairbairn field goal. He threw a similar ball to receiver Devin Fuller for a 32-yard gain that led to a Paul Perkins' 10-yard touchdown run late in the second quarter that gave UCLA some momentum as halftime approached but still down 21-10.

If Hundley flashed in the first half, he spewed fire in the second, turning a deficit into a blowout victory. Hundley came out of halftime on fire, hitting eight consecutive passes to help the Bruins outscore the Huskers 28-0 in the third quarter. He completed passes requiring touch and velocity, with his best throw of the game coming on a 28-yard touchdown toss to Evans, in which Hundley perfectly placed the ball over his wideout's right shoulder, leading him away from tight coverage applied by Nebraska cornerback Josh Mitchell midway through the quarter to give UCLA its first lead. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

09/14/2013 - Brett Hundley threw three touchdown passes in the third quarter and No. 16 UCLA came back from an 18-point deficit to defeat No. 23 Nebraska 41-21 in a monumental Cornhusker collapse at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Huskers (2-1), wearing alternate black jerseys instead of their traditional home red, looked to be in total control the first half. Then they couldn't stop Hundley and a UCLA offense that gained 653 yards while beating them a year ago at the Rose Bowl.

The Bruins (2-0) scored 35 unanswered points in 16 minutes. The barrage started with Paul Perkins' 10-yard touchdown run to cut Nebraska's lead to 21-10 at the half. Jordon James scored from 3 yards before Hundley threw TD passes of 28 yards to Shaquelle Evans, 12 yards to Phillip Ruhl and 3 yards to Nate Iese. - AP Sports

09/11/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: QB Brett Hundley is the first UCLA quarterback to throw for at least 300 yards in three straight games starting with 305 against Nebraska last year. He then passed for 320 yards against Houston and 372 against Oregon State. He is the third to total at least four 300-yard games in a season. With four 300-yard passing games in his career he is seven shy of Cade McNown's school record of 11. - The Sports Xchange

09/11/2013 - Scouting the UCLA passing game: Brett Hundley established himself as one of the nation's best during the 58-20 victory over Nevada on Aug. 31. Hundley will make his 15th consecutive start when UCLA plays at Nebraska on Sunday. They were 4-2 on the road with him as quarterback last year with the two losses coming against a bad Cal team but also a close defeat at Stanford in the Pac-12 championship game. - The Sports Xchange

09/01/2013 - Brett Hundley passed for 274 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores, leading No. 21 UCLA's second-half surge to a 58-20 victory over Nevada on Saturday night. Jordon James rushed for 155 yards and a touchdown, and Phillip Ruhl returned a blocked punt for a short touchdown as UCLA thoroughly spoiled the debut of Nevada coach Brian Polian with a 41-point second half.

Shaq Evans had six receptions for 81 yards and a score, and Malcolm Jones caught a late TD pass during a dominant effort by the UCLA offense, which piled up 647 total yards. Cody Fajardo passed for 164 yards and rushed for two TDs, but the Wolf Pack couldn't keep up in their debut under Polian, the 38-year-old picked to replace Hall of Fame coach Chris Ault. - AP Sports

08/29/2013 - MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER: QB Brett Hundley is an NFL draft-eligible prospect as an academic junior after sitting his freshman year in 2011 as a redshirt. Knowing that he can be playing at the next level this time next year, Hundley is taking control of the UCLA offense in all phases, including his decision-making. The Bruins had far too many sacks last year (52) because Hundley showed a tendency to hold on to the ball too long instead of throwing the ball away or making quicker reads. Despite the sacks, Hundley showed poise and consistency passing for 3,745 yards and 29 touchdowns with only 11 interceptions. - The Sports Xchange

08/14/2013 - 2013 MANNING AWARD WATCH LIST: Brett Hundley So. UCLA 68.8,...Hundley had a record-setting debut season in 2012, establishing new school marks for single-season completions (318-old mark Drew Olson, 2005 -242), single-season passing yardage (3,740 yds-old mark Cade McNown, 1998-3,470 yds) and single-season total offense (4,095 yds-old mark Cade McNown, 1998-3,652 yds). A starter in all 14 games, Hundley scored a touchdown on his first collegiate play, a 72-yard run in the season-opener at Rice. His 404 yards of total offense against Oregon State was the second-highest ever by a Bruin freshman (Tommy Maddox 445 v. USC, 1990) and the fifth-highest in school history. - UCLA football

08/13/2013 - TOP UCLA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. QB Brett Hundley (6-3, 227, 4.68)*...With so much of the Bruins' success on offense last year due to Franklin's brilliant senior campaign, it might seem premature to list Hundley -- just a redshirt sophomore -- among the team's potential 2014 NFL Draft prospects. Hundley enjoyed a terrific campaign of his own in 2013, however, and boasts the physical and mental traits scouts are looking for as dual-threat quarterbacks took the league by storm last year. Hundley was considered one of the nation's elite prep quarterbacks when he signed with the Bruins in 2011. Then-head coach Rick Neuheisel elected to redshirt him, giving Mora and Mazzone a unique opportunity a year later to reap the benefits of Hundley's talents.

While Mazzone's offense pre-determines some of the quarterback's reads, it wouldn't be fair to characterize Hundley's jaw-dropping success in his first collegiate season as inflated. Hundley sprinted 72 yards for a score against Rice on his first snap and ran for 355 yards on the season, including nine scores. More importantly, Hundley completed 66.5% of his passes for 3,740 yards and 29 touchdowns against just 11 interceptions. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2013 - TOP UCLA PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 2. QB Brett Hundley (6-3, 227, 4.68)*...Hundley's mobility was utilized often by Mazzone, who frequently called upon his quarterback to simply run the ball shortly after taking the shotgun snap. Even more impressive than Hundley's elusiveness and acceleration, however, is his vision and poise while buying time in the pocket. Hundley feels pressure well and is willing to step up and re-set while keeping his passing options open, critical for long-term success in the NFL. As a passer, Hundley shows all of the key characteristics scouts want of a top-flight prospect. He has a quick set-up and release, consistently places the ball so that his receivers can run after the catch and possesses the velocity and touch to make any throw.

It has been a long time since a Bruins' quarterback has excited scouts. The last UCLA quarterback drafted, in fact, was Cade McNown, whom the Chicago Bears selected in the first round in 1999. It remains to be seen if Hundley will develop to the point where scouts will regard him as highly as McNown but for the first time this century the Bruins boast a legitimate NFL prospect at the game's most important position. And with Hundley possessing three more years of potential collegiate eligibility, the Bruins have time to enjoy his development. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/13/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: QB Brett Hundley should help carry the banner of Pac-12 excellence at quarterback in the next couple of seasons after a standout redshirt freshman season in which he completed 318 of 478 passes for 3,740 yards, with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also moves well, as he showed on his first play from scrimmage when he went 72 yards for a score against Rice. - The Sports Xchange

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08/11/2014 - 2014 PRESEASON JOHNNY UNITAS GOLDEN ARM AWARD WATCH LIST: Brett Hundley, UCLA...Hundley became the first Bruin to throw for, run for and catch a pass for a touchdown in the same game during the 2013 contest at Utah. He finished the season with one interception in his last 158 passing attempts and none in his last 77 passes. His completion percentage of .668 was the highest by a Bruin starter since 1983. He was the first Bruin quarterback to lead the team in rushing (748 yards) since 1964. Hundley has also been named to the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien Award watch lists. - UCLA football
 

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