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6 Kurt Benkert QB

Virginia Cavaliers

Key Stats
GPPYDSPCTTDsINT
13320758.5259

Draft Prospect Outlook:

Volatile quarterback prospect with outstanding displays of great arm strength, confidence, and accuracy and many more instances in which he's fooled by coverages, has poor ball placement and struggles under pressure.

College Recap:

A three-star recruit according to the 247Sports Composite out of Cape Coral, Fla., Kurt Benkert took a winding road to appearing on the NFL Draft radar. After signing with East Carolina and then-head coach Ruffin McNeil, Benkert redshirted in 2013 before seeing action in three games in 2014. Tabbed as the starting quarterback heading into the 2015 season, a knee injury forced Benkert to miss the campaign. Meanwhile, McNeil resigned his position and became the defensive coordinator at Virginia following 2015 season. Benkert, a graduate transfer, picked UVA and was immediately the favorite to start under center for new head coach Bronco Mendenhall. In Benkert’s first year in Charlottesville, despite injuring his shoulder in the third game of the season, he passed for 2,552 yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in 12 games. As a senior, Benkert looked like a different player. Confident and finally healthy, Benkert passed for a UVA record 3,207 yards, along with 25 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and helped lead the Cavaliers to a bowl game for the first time since 2011. - Jamie Oakes

Game Log
 PassingRushing
GamedateOppResultAttCompPctYdsYdsAttTDIntAttYdsAvgTD
09/02WMMARYW 28-10392769.22626.7303-17-5.70
09/09INDL 17-34663959.12593.910300.00
09/16UCONNW 38-18403075.045511.4313103.30
09/22@BOISEW 42-23291965.52739.430362.00
10/07DUKEW 28-21432455.81824.2325173.40
10/14@UNCW 20-14311961.32498.0206-17-2.80
10/21BCL 10-41331751.51263.8014-17-4.30
10/28@PITTL 14-31422252.42125.021720.30
11/04GATECHW 40-36432148.82606.0316183.00
11/11@LVILLEL 21-38361952.82145.9117-30-4.30
11/18@MIAMIL 28-44372875.738410.4417-25-3.60
11/24VATECHL 0-10341750.01865.5007-6-0.90
12/28@NAVYL 7-49361644.41454.0014-4-1.00
Passing Stats
SeasonTEAMGATTCOMPYDSINTTDSSACKEDRATING
2014-15East Carolina310858100108.7
2016-17Virginia114062282552112131120.6
2017-18Virginia13509298320792531124.1
TOTAL 279255345817214662122.4
Rushing
SeasonTEAMGATTYDSTDS
2014-15East Carolina35232
2016-17Virginia1160-940
2017-18Virginia1365-630
TOTAL 27130-1342
Fumbles
SeasonTEAMGFUMBFUMBLOST
2014-15East Carolina311
2016-17Virginia1144
2017-18Virginia13113
TOTAL 27168
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/215
Birthplace:
USA
Team:
Virginia Cavaliers
Class:
Freshman