2017 NFL Draft

Brett Hundley, QB

School: UCLA  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 226 lbs.
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05/04/2015 - Aaron Rodgers can take a deep sigh of relief. Eliot Wolf, the team's player personnel director, had this to say amusingly to reporters after the Packers selected UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley in the fifth round Saturday: "You guys asked me (earlier in the day) if each draft pick had a chance to start. This one probably doesn't." Still, the Packers may have engineered one of the bigger steals in this year's draft when they traded up to get Hundley with the 147th overall pick. As Wolf explained it, the New England Patriots initiated a trade offer that Green Bay eventually accepted when it felt good that Hundley would be available to jump up 19 spots in Round 5. "It wasn't really planned," Thompson said. "It's just something that happened, and we felt like there was an opportunity there to do something that, quite frankly, we always would like to do. Sometimes, we don't have the ability to do it, but we like taking quarterbacks. We felt like that was a good value pick there."

Hundley is the first quarterback taken by the Packers in the draft since B.J. Coleman in the seventh round in 2012. Perhaps the only person stunned more than the likes of Thompson, Wolf and McCarthy that he was still sitting on the draft board Saturday afternoon was Hundley. The prolific leader of UCLA's offense the last three seasons was sure he would be selected Friday night, when the second and third rounds were held. - The Sports Xchange

05/04/2015 - A closer look at the Packers' eight picks: Round 5/147 -- Brett Hundley, QB, 6-3, 226, UCLA...Just the sixth quarterback taken by Thompson in his 11 years overseeing the draft for Green Bay could yield a bona fide understudy to Rodgers for the years to come. The Packers traded up 19 spots in the fifth round to snag Hundley, touted as one of the top quarterbacks in the draft who the team felt was worthy of a Day 2 selection before the fourth round commenced Saturday. A product of the spread offense with Rodgers-like daring mobility outside the pocket, Hundley will have time to hone his strong, but occasionally erratic passing skills. - The Sports Xchange

05/04/2015 - "After the second day, obviously not hearing your name called, it's not to say you get disappointed, but your expectations are hurt," Hundley said. "You expect to go then, at least, and you don't. So, then to sit around (Saturday) and have to wait and look and see quarterback after quarterback taken, it really just puts a chip on my shoulder." As the sixth quarterback taken in the draft after being projected to possibly be the next QB selected after top two overall choices Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota, Hundley is content going to Green Bay. Sitting and waiting in the wings behind Rodgers, the reigning NFL MVP who is only 31 years old, for an indefinite amount of time is OK with him.

"Aaron Rodgers is the greatest quarterback, one of the greatest quarterbacks, he's the quarterback I look up to just because of how good he is," Hundley said. "To be able to learn from him ... I know he still has a lot of years to play, but my job as a quarterback is to go in and compete and just play football and learn as much as possible. So, that's what I'm going to do." McCarthy said "there's a lot to like" with the 6-3, 226-pound Hundley, including his athleticism and toughness displayed as a mobile quarterback in UCLA's shotgun-oriented spread offense. The addition of Hundley gives the Packers four quarterbacks as their offseason program starts to heat up. They re-signed fifth-year pro Scott Tolzien to a one-year contract before the start of free agency in early March and later added second-year player Matt Blanchard, who was on injured reserve with the Carolina Panthers last season before being cut in December. The addition of Hundley likely means Green Bay won't bring back longtime backup Matt Flynn. - The Sports Xchange

03/11/2015 - QB Brett Hundley looks 'smooth' at UCLA pro day...Assuming Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota are off the board quickly, who will be the third quarterback drafted (and when) in the 2015 NFL Draft? UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley had his closing argument on Tuesday, throwing the ball for a large contingent of NFL teams at the Bruins' pro day. And according to one scout in attendance, he was "on point and smooth" during his passing session, showing off footwork and plenty of arm strength to make every NFL throw. With his physical skill-set, Hundley was expected to be at his best during a scripted throwing exercise, but the next level questions are tough to simulate at a pro day, most notably his questionable pocket presence and vision.

NFL teams have been impressed with the way Hundley carries himself and although Mariota receives the "squeaky clean" label from most, front office execs consider Hundley on the same level in regards to his extraordinary character. The scout in attendance also pointed out that he thinks Hundley will need time to sit before he's ready for next level snaps. And his college head coach agrees that Hundley isn't quite ready. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

03/11/2015 - QB Brett Hundley looks 'smooth' at UCLA pro day..."I think he's ready for the NFL, I don't know that he's ready to go in and start in the NFL," UCLA head coach Jim Mora said on the NFL Network set. "I think if he can find the right situation where he can go in and learn and have a couple years to work on his craft - because he will work on it, his work ethic is off the charts, character is off the charts - if he can get himself in the right situation where he's not thrown right into the starting line-up, then I think he can be a very productive NFL player."

Hundley, who is currently rated as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 3 quarterback, could be drafted anywhere from the late first to the third round, but he doesn't think much about where he will be drafted. "You can't be worried about where you're going to go, where you're going to get drafted or who is doing what," Hundley said after his workout on Tuesday. "You have to worry about yourself and I think that's what it comes down to. I'm trying to be as good as I can for whatever team picks me." - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

02/19/2015 - 2015 NFL Combine: 5 takeaways from quarterback interviews...1. Hundley starts off great: Not surprisingly, Mariota drew the largest crowd but Hundley made the strongest first impression, measuring in bigger than expected and showing his ease in the spotlight during his interview with national media. Hundley officially measured in at 6-foot-3, 226 pounds and with the biggest hands (10 1/2") of any of this year's quarterbacks. As NFLDraftScout.com has been reporting since January, Hundley will be performing all of the drills at the Combine, explaining that "we live for moments like this" and welcoming the challenge of competing against Winston, Mariota and the rest of a quarterback class that he thought was being unfairly characterized as mediocre.

Rather than fall back on the tired excuse of a lack of familiarity with receivers at the Combine, Hundley recognized the opportunity to throw to the best receivers in the 2015 draft. "Every receiver here has done great at his independent college and, you know, it'll be my honor to throw to them," Hundley said. "I'm going to have fun doing it. I'm going to get out and throw the rock a little bit." Hundley won't be able to silence critics of his poise in the pocket during a workout, but he may very well prove the most athletic of this year's quarterbacks and his smooth throwing motion and accuracy on the deep ball could help him stand out during the throwing session as well. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/17/2015 - 2015 DRAFT SCOUT PRE-COMBINE TOP 64 DRAFT PROSPECTS: 41/3. Brett Hundley, QB, UCLA, 6-3, 227, 4.64, 2...In a draft that some believe is the worst in years at quarterback, Hundley is the "other" guy when discussions begin, and often end, with opinions on Oregon's Marcus Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston. Regardless, Hundley is a big, athletic, dual-threat quarterback who was a recruiting coup by the Bruins after he earned a five-star rating at Chandler High School (Arizona) with 2,348 yards and 20 touchdowns passing and 856 yards with nine more touchdowns rushing.

After redshirting in 2011, Hundley looked like all that as he threw for a UCLA record 3,740 yards with 29 touchdowns against only nine interceptions as the Bruins finished atop the Pac 12 South. Hundley finished his career with 11,713 yards passing, 75 touchdowns and 25 interceptions. Despite the statistical success, scouts feel he has not improved in college and still lacks poise in the pocket. Those same scouts watched San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick struggle in 2014 for the same reason, which further hurt Hundley's draft stock. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/14/2015 - UCLA QB Brett Hundley declines Senior Bowl invitation...UCLA redshirt junior quarterback Brett Hundley has declined an invitation to the Senior Bowl and will not participate in the scouting all-star game, according to a source. The 2015 Senior Bowl is scheduled for January 24 in Mobile, Ala. at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota also received an invitation, but hasn't decided if he will play or not. If he declines, the final spot at the quarterback position will likely go to Auburn's Nick Marshall, who was expected to be in Mobile, but possibly at another position.

Declining the invitation isn't an unprecedented move for Hundley as several prospects, especially quarterbacks, have turned down the chance to play in the all-star event over the years, choosing instead to prepare for the NFL Combine or the school pro day. With all 32 teams in Mobile, it can be risky if a player struggles in an unfamiliar environment, but it's also a great opportunity to show off a player's skill-set. Buffalo Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel helped himself with a positive week and was eventually drafted in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. According to NFLDraftScout.com, Hundley is currently rated as the No. 3 quarterback prospect for the 2015 NFL Draft, behind Mariota and Florida State's Jameis Winston. He has first round tools and is the favorite to be the third signal caller drafted after the two Heisman winners, but his inconsistencies on tape are why Hundley isn't a lock first round pick going into the draft process. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/14/2015 - UCLA QB Brett Hundley declines Senior Bowl invitation...If Hundley performs well at the NFL Combine and his pro day, then his decision to skip the Senior Bowl will likely be forgotten. But if he struggles over the next few months, then deciding to avoid Mobile will prove to be a missed opportunity for the talented passer. All-star settings are set up for prospects with immense physical gifts to shine, like Arizona Cardinals quarterback Logan Thomas last year, which is why some see Hundley passing on the Senior Bowl as a head-scratching decision.

Hundley and Mariota are only juniors, but Senior Bowl executive director and former NFL general manager Phil Savage instituted a new rule that allows fourth-year juniors who are already graduated to participate in the annual event, normally reserved for seniors. Auburn wide receiver Sammie Coates and Penn State offensive tackle Donovan Smith both declared early for the 2015 NFL Draft and are taking advantage of that opportunity this year. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

01/03/2015 - Even with a 31-6 halftime lead, UCLA coach Jim Mora knew the Bruins had a lot of work to do to finish off Kansas State in the Valero Alamo Bowl. "We're playing the 11th-ranked team in the country, and it's not going to be easy," Mora said. "You know they're going to fight back. If they don't fight back, they don't deserve to be No. 11." The No. 14 Bruins held on, beating the Wildcats 40-35 on Friday night. Kansas State coach Bill Snyder bristled at the thought that TV broadcasters might say the same thing about his Wildcats that they did about Florida State in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual.

"We had a TV announcer indicate in another ballgame that a football team had quit, and that's the last thing in the world anybody wants to hear on national TV, I assure you," Snyder said. "I reminded our youngsters of it, that we weren't about to let somebody say that about us. And they didn't." Waters was 31-of-48 for 338 yards but was sacked seven times -- twice by Butkus Award winner Eric Kendricks -- and threw two interceptions and lost a fumble. Lockett had 13 catches for 164 yards for Kansas State. Hundley ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries, and passed for 136 yards. Mora has said Hundley is forgoing his senior season to enter the NFL draft. - AP Sports

11/11/2014 - Jim Mora's return to Washington and the showdown between dual-threats Myles Jack and Shaq Thompson became a showcase for UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley. Hundley threw two touchdown passes to become the school's career leader, ran for two more scores and No. 18 UCLA completed a perfect season on the road with a 44-30 victory over Washington on Saturday night. The Bruins went 6-0 away from the Rose Bowl, capping their road slate with an impressive offensive performance led by Hundley. "He played with great certainty," Mora said. "He looked extremely poised in the pocket. I thought he stepped up and there the ball well, with accuracy. ... He practiced that way all week and performed that way tonight."

Hundley threw his 69th career touchdown pass on a 57-yard strike to Kenneth Walker III in the first quarter to give the Bruins ay 14-0 lead and pass Cade McNown on the school's list. Hundley added touchdown runs of 4 and 6 yards as UCLA (8-2, 5-2 Pac-12, No. 18 CFP) kept alive its hopes of winning the Pac-12 South. Hundley was 29 of 36 for 302 yards, his fourth 300-yard passing game this season and ninth of his career. "We moved really efficiently, got the ball out in (the receivers) hands. Ran the ball, threw the ball, had some fun," Hundley said. While Hundley's performance deserved the attention, Jack's 28-yard touchdown run in the second quarter was one for the highlight reels. - AP Sports

11/05/2014 - UCLA QB Hundley ready to unjleash run...When quarterback Brett Hundley decided to return to school, bypassing a great chance of being a first-round pick, he knew what the scouts were saying about him. He was too quick to take off when feeling pressure in the pocket. He didn't look beyond his initial read. Hundley set out to prove something to the scouts, but even as his completion percentage went up, his effectiveness dropped -- as did his draft stock. Hundley wasn't playing to his strengths, wasn't letting the game come to him. He was so determined to establish his pocket presence that he was holding the ball too long and taking sacks he didn't need to take. And perhaps he was being cautious about how much he ran, not wanting to risk taking a big hit in the open field.

"People don't realize how much pressure there is," Hundley was quoted saying in the L.A. Daily News. "But I think at the end of the day, when you think of what got you to this point, you have to stay on your foundation and stay on what got you to this point. That's what I had to do. This game showed it." The game he referred to was last week's 17-7 win over Arizona. The offense didn't put up a lot of points, but Hundley was back to being a true dual-threat, rushing a career-high 24 times for 131 yards, his highest mark of the season. All but a few of those carries were improvisational runs. "We are better when he is a dual threat," coach Jim Mora said. - The Sports Xchange

11/03/2014 - Nine games and two months deep in a thoroughly unsatisfying season, UCLA's defense finally put it all together and shut down powerful Arizona. Even Brett Hundley had to marvel at his teammates' defensive dominance in a win that preserved the Bruins' postseason dreams for another week. Hundley passed for 189 yards and ran for 131 more, and No. 25 UCLA pulled its season back from the brink with a 17-7 victory over No. 14 Arizona on Saturday night. UCLA (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12, No. 22 CFP) held the Wildcats scoreless for the final 57 minutes and limited them to 255 yards - nearly 287 below their season average. It wasn't flashy, but it was incredibly effective.

"Today was the first game that I felt defensively like we did what we were supposed to do on every play," UCLA coach Jim Mora said. "Don't pop a gap. Just do your job. Trust your teammate. We did that. You saw the result. ... It was a big win for us, and it keeps us alive, and that's what we're after." Arizona (6-2, 3-2, No. 12 CFP) hadn't scored fewer than 26 points in any game this season, but the Bruins finally turned into the defensive powerhouse that Mora hoped they could be - even if the Wildcats blamed themselves for the least productive offensive performance in coach Rich Rodriguez's three seasons. "The offense was poor," said Rodriguez, who hasn't beaten UCLA in three tries. "It was poorly called, poorly executed, poorly played. You can start with the coaching staff." - AP Sports

10/28/2014 - The winning play wasn't actually designed for Brett Hundley to run with the ball. Try telling him that in the huddle, though. The junior quarterback saw something he liked - a defensive lineman crashing the play - faked the handoff and scored untouched on an 8-yard keeper in double overtime to give No. 25 UCLA a 40-37 victory over Colorado on Saturday. "One thing we're really good at is being resilient," Hundley said. UCLA (6-2, 3-2 Pac-12) squandered a 17-point lead in the fourth quarter as Colorado tied the game on a 35-yard field goal by Will Oliver with 36 seconds remaining. The teams traded field goals in the first OT. The Bruins then stopped the Buffaloes (2-6, 0-5) in the second OT and they settled for a 34-yarder from Oliver.

The play call was for Hundley to hand it off. He saw the defense biting, took the ball back and coasted in for the winning score. Hundley finished with 110 yards rushing. He also threw for 200 yards and one TD pass, giving him 67 in his career and moving him one away from tying Cade McNown for most in program history. He struggled with his accuracy on a breezy day, his passes sailing and soaring on him. Nothing wrong with his speed, though - or his improvisation skills at the end. "In those tough times as a QB, you have to be able to lead your offense," Hundley said. - AP Sports

10/22/2014 - Brett Hundley threw for 330 yards and two touchdowns and added a third score on the ground to help UCLA snap a seven-game skid at California with a 36-34 victory Saturday. Hundley accounted for 424 yards of offense to overcome his own fumble and interception as the Bruins (5-2, 2-2 Pac-12) won at Memorial Stadium for the first time since 1998. It wasn't easy with the Bruins not taking the lead for good until Ka'imi Fairbairn kicked his third field goal, a 26-yarder with 3:40 remaining that provided the go-ahead score and helped UCLA get back on the winning track after losses to Utah and Oregon. The win was sealed when Marcus Rios made a juggling interception on a Jared Goff pass at the 2-yard line with 51 seconds left to thwart Cal's comeback attempt.

Goff threw for 303 yards and two touchdowns for the Golden Bears (4-3, 2-3), who have lost back-to-back home games after an impressive 4-1 start to the season. There was a scary moment late in the game when Cal's Trevor Davis had to be taken off the field on a stretcher after being injured on a kickoff return. Davis was down on the turf for several minutes as teammates watched anxiously. He was able to move his legs and talk, and gave a thumb's up to the crowd. There was no immediate word on the extent of the injury. UCLA moved the ball with ease for most of the game, punting just three times on 15 drives. But they committed three turnovers that turned into short touchdown drives for Cal, which proved to be a big factor in the game. - AP Sports

10/13/2014 - SEPT 29 PAC-12 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: UCLA Quarterback Brett Hundley, a junior from Chandler, Ariz., threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to lead UCLA to a 62-27 win at No. 15 Arizona State last week. The four scoring passes tied Hundley's personal best and two of his scoring tosses went for 80 yards to Jordan Payton and Eldridge Massington. The touchdowns made him the first UCLA player to ever complete two passes of at least 80 yards in one game. Hundley connected on 18-of-23 attempts for 355 yards. Hundley's 427 yards of total offense were the fifth-most in school history and extended his own school record to 13 games with 300 yards of total offense. He also became the first UCLA player in school history to have three career games with 400 yards total offense, moving past Cade McNown who had two. Also nominated for Offensive Player of the Week: Jared Goff, QB, CAL; Sefo Liafau, WR, COLO; Cody Kessler, QB, USC; Devontae Booker, RB, UTAH; Vincent Mayle, WR, WSU. - Pac-12 football

10/08/2014 - UCLA's Brett Hundley has plenty in common with Oregon's Marcus Mariota. Both quarterbacks possess dynamic dual-threat skill sets, and both could be top NFL draft picks and potential franchise cornerstones. Hundley and Mariota have something else in common, something that may well decide the game between the No. 12 Ducks (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) and 18th-ranked Bruins (4-1, 1-1) at the Rose Bowl on Saturday. They've both been sacked with extraordinary frequency in recent weeks. It's a trend that Hundley wants to end and UCLA's defense wants to continue.

"We have similar traits," said Hundley, who spent time with Mariota at the Manning Passing Academy in Louisiana this summer. "He is a fast quarterback. He is very efficient in his offense. He can throw the ball around and run when he needs to." Both quarterbacks also have been under siege this season, with Hundley being sacked 10 times and Mariota taking five sacks in their last outings alone. UCLA ranks 123rd out of 125 FBS teams in sacks allowed this season, while Oregon has given up 12 sacks in its first two Pac-12 Conference games. - AP Sports

09/29/2014 - Hundley, UCLA take apart Arizona State...The miscreant who scratched "UCLA" into Arizona State's painted pitchfork at midfield two hours before the game was right. The 11th-ranked Bruins pretty much owned Sun Devil Stadium on Thursday night. UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for another score, and the Bruins rolled to a 62-27 victory over the 15th-ranked Sun Devils. As the Bruins did early warmups, "UCLA" was scratched onto the maroon and gold symbol. Stadium personnel repainted the pitchfork, and a security guard stood watch until moments before kickoff. "I was just laughing about how frantic they rushed to the field to cover it up," UCLA wide receiver Thomas Duarte said. "It was amusing to see how serious they took it."

Hundley, showing no ill effects from the left elbow injury that knocked him out in the first quarter of a victory over Texas on Sept. 13, threw 80-yard touchdown passes to wide receivers Eldridge Massington and Jordan Payton during a 42-3 run in the second and third quarters that turned a 17-6 UCLA deficit into a 48-20 lead. "The first series he seemed tight to me, just reading his body language," UCLA coach Jim Mora said. "His eyes, the way he looked. Then he just relaxed. He played fearless. That's what we were looking for. I'm sure that's what he was looking for. Not worrying about his elbow. Just playing." Hundley completed 18 of 23 passes, tied a career-high with the four touchdown passes and also rushed for 72 yards on eight attempts. He received treatment every day since the Texas game, teammates said, although Mora did not specify exactly when the medical staff cleared Hundley to play. - The Sports Xchange

09/29/2014 - Noticing the letters "UCLA" carved into the giant pitchfork at midfield, Arizona State officials scrambled to cover up the blemish. They did so quickly and posted a security guard to make sure no one else defiled the fork, even chasing away a UCLA player who dared step on the logo. Once the game started, the Bruins were all over the logo - and everywhere else in Sun Devil Stadium. Ishmael Adams gave UCLA a boost with a 95-yard interception return for a touchdown just before halftime and followed with a 100-yard kickoff return for another score in the third quarter, sparking the 11th-ranked Bruins to a 62-27 rout against No. 15 Arizona State on Thursday night. "We thought it was kind of funny that that were scrambling to cover it up so fast," UCLA receiver Thomas Duarte said. "When something like that happens, you know you've got the edge, that they're letting little things get under their skin."

UCLA (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) won its first three games by a combined 18 points against non-ranked opponents, raising questions about just how good the Bruins are this season. They provided an emphatic answer - at least on offense - by turning a matchup of the past two Pac-12 South champions into a rout, scoring 28 points during a 7-minute span of the second and third quarters. UCLA had 582 yards of total offense, five plays of 80 yards or longer and scored the most points in the 55-year-history of Sun Devil Stadium. Brett Hundley was the catalyst, returning from a left arm injury to hurdle defenders, dive for first downs and complete passes all over the field. He threw for 355 yards and four touchdowns on an efficient 18-of-23 passing, including an 80-yard score to Jordan Payton to open the second half. - AP Sports

09/12/2014 - Brett Hundley was all smiles, mostly because of his defense. Seventh-ranked UCLA scored three defensive touchdowns in the second quarter Saturday and Hundley led them on a critical second-half scoring drive as the Bruins escaped Virginia 28-20 in the opener for both teams. "Sometimes a game like this might be good to get our team understanding that every game we have to come with it," the quarterback said. "We have to understand what we train for and we have to do it. ... We have a lot of stuff to work on."

Hundley, widely regarded as one of the nation's top quarterbacks, was harassed all day by Virginia's pressure defense, which sacked him five times, and made the biggest play of the day for UCLA with his feet. It came on a 6-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter when safety Quin Blanding met him around the 3 yard-line, and Hundley overpowered him. "Great players made plays when they need to be made," Bruins coach Jim Mora Jr. said. - AP Sports

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 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 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 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


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