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New Jersey Sports Writers Association Names Mike Teel BIG EAST Player of the Year
Rutgers Senior QB to Be Given Award Sunday in Edison
  • Posted on January 22, 2009 5:12:11 PM
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  • Mike Teel
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    PISCATAWAY, N.J. Rutgers quarterback Mike Teel (Oakland, N.J.) has been named the BIG EAST Player of the Year by the New Jersey Sports Writers Association. The record-setting quarterback will be in attendance Sunday, January 25 at the 73rd annual New Jersey Sports Writers Awards Banquet at The Pines Manor in Edison, N.J.

    Teel was named the MVP of the PapaJohns.com Bowl after finishing the game 22-of-37 passing for 319 yards and two touchdowns. He led the BIG EAST in passing yards per game and passing efficiency in 2008 after throwing for 3,418 yards and 25 touchdowns.

    Below is a breakdown of Teel’s final statistics and where he ranks in school and BIG EAST history:
    9,383 career passing yards ranks third in BIG EAST history (school record)
    59 career touchdowns – ranks seventh in BIG EAST history (school record)
    661 career completions – ranks second in school history and fourth in BIG EAST history
    1,142 career attempts – ranks second in school history and third in BIG EAST history
    10 300-yard passing games – ties a school record and is the second-most in BIG EAST history
    9,173 yards of total offense ranks sixth in BIG EAST history (school record)

    2008 Single-Season

    3,418 passing yards – ranks third in BIG EAST history (school record)
    25 touchdowns – tied for the seventh-most in BIG EAST history (school record)
    243 completions – ranks second in school history and sixth in BIG EAST history
    396 attempts – ranks third in school history

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