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Connor Halliday
No. 4     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1992-03-23) March 23, 1992 (age 28)
Place of birth: Lewiston, Idaho
Career information
College: Washington State
Undrafted in 2015
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Washington Redskins ( 2015)*
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
*NCAA FBS Record for most passes attempted in a single game (89)

Connor Halliday (born March 23, 1992) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Washington Redskins as an undrafted free agent in 2015. He played college football at Washington State. Halliday is tied for first on the NCAA Division I FBS single-game passing yardage record with 734 yards, which he set in a losing effort versus Cal in 2014.

Early yearsEdit

Halliday attended Joel E. Ferris High School in Spokane, Washington. As a senior, he threw for 4,198 yards and 43 touchdowns and was the Greater Spokane League (GSL) Offensive Most Valuable Player.

College careerEdit

Halliday committed to Washington State University and played for the Washington State Cougars football team from 2011 through 2014, redshirting in 2010.[1]

2011Edit

As a redshirt freshman in 2011, Halliday appeared in four games and made one start. In the game against Arizona State he passed for a Pac-12 and Washington State freshman record, 494 yards with four touchdowns.[2][3]

2012Edit

As a redshirt sophomore in 2012, he appeared in nine games with five starts. He finished the year completing 152 of 291 passes for 1,878 yards, 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions.

2013Edit

As a junior in 2013, he started all 13 games. He set or tied numerous Washington State, Pac-12 and NCAA records during the season. In the game against Oregon, he broke Drew Brees' record for pass attempts in a game with 89.[4][5] His 449 completions and 714 attempts were both Pac-12 and Washington State records.[6] His 4,597 yards were also a school record and his 34 touchdowns tied Ryan Leaf for most in school history.[7] In the 2013 New Mexico Bowl, he threw for 410 yards and six touchdowns in a loss against Colorado State.[8]

2014Edit

On October 4, during his senior season, he set the NCAA FBS passing yardage record by passing for 734 yards in a loss to Cal.[9] Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes would match this record in 2016. The previous record of 716 yards was set by Houston quarterback David Klingler in the 1990 Coca-Cola Classic. On November 1, Halliday suffered a broken tibia and fibula when his leg got caught underneath USC defensive lineman Leonard Williams, ending his college career.[10]

StatisticsEdit

Year Games Completions Attempts Comp % Yards YPA Long TDs Interception QB Rating
2010 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 4 59 103 57.3% 960 9.3 85 9 4 156.6
2012 9 152 291 52.2% 1,878 6.5 81 15 13 114.5
2013 13 449 714 62.9% 4,597 6.4 72 34 22 126.5
2014 9 354 526 67.3% 3,873 7.4 90 32 11 145.0
Career 35 1,014 1,634 62.1% 11,308 6.9 90 90 50 132.4

Professional careerEdit

Halliday signed with the Washington Redskins on May 2, 2015 after going unselected in the 2015 NFL Draft.[11] He was released on May 15, 2015, after not showing up to the team's minicamp.[12] It was later confirmed that Halliday had decided to retire.[13] On October 6, 2015, he was signed to the BC Lions' practice squad. He was released by the Lions on October 8, 2015.[14] He was signed to the Montreal Alouettes' practice squad on September 30, 2016. He was released by the Alouettes on October 17, 2016.[15] Halliday signed with the Alouettes on April 17, 2017 and was released on April 19, 2017.[16]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Johns, Greg (February 3, 2010). "WSU football notes: Ferris QB likely to redshirt". seattlepi.com. http://blog.seattlepi.com/seattlesports/2010/02/03/wsu-football-notes-ferris-qb-likely-to-redshirt/. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  2. WSU quarterback Connor Halliday up for challenges
  3. Halliday leads WSU past ASU in QB debut
  4. Connor Halliday breaks Drew Brees' record with 89 pass attempts
  5. Connor Halliday has record-setting day in 62-38 loss to Oregon
  6. Halliday topples records in defeat
  7. Season wrap: Washington State
  8. Washington State's Connor Halliday shines in New Mexico Bowl
  9. Bonagura, Kyle (October 5, 2014). "Connor Halliday sets passing record". ESPN. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11645936/washington-state-cougars-qb-connor-halliday-sets-fbs-single-game-passing-record-734-yards-california-golden-bears. Retrieved November 1, 2014.
  10. "Connor Halliday has broken leg". Associated Press. November 20, 2014. http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/11909828/connor-halliday-washington-state-says-broke-leg-not-ankle. Retrieved November 20, 2014.
  11. Thorpe, Jacob (May 2, 2015). "Connor Halliday signs with Washington". Spokesman.com. http://www.spokesman.com/blogs/sportslink/2015/may/02/connor-halliday-signs-washington/. Retrieved May 3, 2015.
  12. "Rich Tandler on Twitter". Twitter. May 15, 2015. https://twitter.com/Rich_TandlerCSN/status/599230726945579008. Retrieved May 15, 2015.
  13. Clarke, Liz (May 15, 2015). "Redskins' undrafted QB prospect, Connor Halliday, retires on eve of rookie minicamp, according to source". washingtonpost.com. https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2015/05/15/redskins-undrafted-qb-prospect-connor-halliday-retires-on-eve-of-rookie-minicamp-according-to-source/. Retrieved May 16, 2015.
  14. "TRANSACTIONS – 2015". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on December 31, 2016. https://web.archive.org/web/20161231032209/http://www.cfl.ca/transactions-2015/. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  15. "TRANSACTIONS – 2016". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on January 21, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20170121172235/http://www.cfl.ca/transactions-2016/. Retrieved January 21, 2017.
  16. https://en.montrealalouettes.com/2017/04/19/alouettes-transactions-6/

External linksEdit

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