|Riddle Signs With Jaguars|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Tuesday, 26 July 2011 13:06|
Former Elon University quarterback Scott Riddle has signed a contract to play professional football with the Jacksonville Jaguars.Riddle, the all-time passing leader in the history of the Southern Conference, led the SoCon in passing the last four years. He threw for league-leading 3,231 yards and 28 touchdowns last season.
He also topped the league in passing efficiency (154.5) and total offense (318.8 yards per game). On two occasions last season, Riddle, who played at Eastern Randolph High School in Ramseur, NC, threw for more than 400 yards, including a 452-yard, five-touchdown performance in the season-ending win over Western Carolina.
Riddle ended the year having thrown a touchdown pass in 22 consecutive games, surpassing his own mark of 21 set early in his career. Riddle finished 13th in the voting for the 2010 Walter Payton Award and was named to Phil Steele's 2010 FCS All-American Team.
Riddle also ranks fifth all-time at the FCS level with 13,264 career passing yards. During his four-year collegiate career, Riddle completed nearly 66% of his passes (1,168 passes in 1,779 attempts) and he threw a SoCon-record 105 touchdown passes. He passed for 200 or more in a game 40 times in his career; he had 23 300 yard games; and he threw for 400 yards on three occasions.
Riddle holds two of the league's top eight passing performances. His best effort came on Nov. 3, 2007 when he set a new SoCon record throwing for 534 yards against Furman. He was named a first-team All-America in 2007; he was the SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2007; he was a third-team selection on the Phil Steele All-America squad in 2010, and he also won the FCS Elite Quarterback Award in 2010. Riddle finished 13th in the voting for the Walter Payton Award last year.
Former Delaware quarterback Pat Devlin has signed a three-year deal with the Miami Dolphins. Devlin, who transferred to Delaware from Penn State, threw for 5,696 yards and 36 touchdowns the last two years. He led the Blue Hens to the FCS championship game last season.
And defensive end, Erik Clanton of The Citadel, a first-team All-SoCon selection last fall, has signed a free-agent deal with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Clanton was released by Montreal of the Canadian Football League in late June. Wide receiver Sean Jeffcoat of Elon has signed with the Arizona Cardinals. He caught 72 passes for 1,025 yards and seven touchdowns.
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