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Randy Hippeard
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Hippeard in 2017
No. 12     
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1985-12-06) December 6, 1985 (age 34)
Place of birth: Stafford, Virginia
Career information
College: Virginia–Wise
Undrafted in 2009
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Winterthur Warriors (2009–2010)
Career highlights and awards
* Mid-South Conference Player of the Year (2008)
Comp. / Att.     1,271 / 1,969
Passing yards     15,185
TDINT     323–49
QB rating     117.22
Rushing TD     37
Stats at ArenaFan.com

Randy Hippeard (born December 6, 1985) is an American football quarterback for the Atlantic City Blackjacks of the Arena Football League (AFL). He was signed by the Winterthur Warriors of Nationalliga A in Switzerland as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at University of Virginia's College at Wise.

Early lifeEdit

Hippeard attended Colonial Forge High School in Stafford, Virginia. Hippeard played both football and baseball[1] at Colonial Forge. As a junior in 2002, Hippeard threw for 1,503 yards and 13 touchdown passes. As a senior in 2003, he threw for 2,223 yards and 22 touchdown passes.[2]

College careerEdit

Hippeard chose to continue his football career at the University of Virginia's College at Wise.[3] Hippeard started every game for the Cavaliers except the final three of his freshman season.[4] He earned Victory Sports Network NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2006 and 2007 and CollegeFanz Sports Network NAIA Honorable Mention All-American honors in 2008.[5][6][7] Hippeard set 24 single-season records for the Cavaliers and finished with the 4th most passing yards in NAIA history when his career ended.[4] In 2014, he was inducted into the Virginia–Wise Highland Cavaliers Athletics Hall of Fame.[4]

StatisticsEdit

Hippeard's college statistics are as follows:[8][9]

NAIA collegiate career statistics
Virginia–Wise Highland Cavaliers
Season Games Games
started
Record Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int QB rating Yards TD
2004
Redshirt
2005 8 8 4–4 102 199 1,448 51.3 11 6 124.6 1 0
2006 11 11 8–3 211 361 3,100 58.4 25 11 147.3 10 2
2007 11 11 9–2 226 359 3,455 63.0 37 9 172.8 56 2
2008 11 11 8–3 217 354 3,637 61.3 38 9 177.9 102 3
NCAA career totals 41 41 29–12 756 1,273 11,640 59.4 111 35 159.5 169 7

Professional careerEdit

Hippeard was rated the 85th best quarterback in the 2009 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[10]

Columbus LionsEdit

In 2012, Hippeard played for the Columbus Lions of the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL).[11] Through 7 games, Hippeard was the leading passer in the PIFL.[12] Hippeard was named Second Team All-PIFL for his play.[13]

Knoxville NightHawksEdit

In 2013, Hippeard signed with the Knoxville NightHawks and was named their starting quarterback.[14]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

File:Burley and Hippeard (cropped).jpg

On April 18, 2013, Hippeard was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm.[15] Hippeard saw limited action during his first 9 games with the Storm, serving as the backup to Adrian McPherson. On June 22, 2013, Hippeard made his first career start for the Storm when McPherson was placed on injured reserve.[16] Hippeard and the Storm fell 49–50 to the Chicago Rush in his first career start, with Hippeard 315 yards passing and 6 touchdowns.[17] Hippeard started the next 3 games for the Storm, but the Storm lost all four of Hippeards starts in 2013, and he was benched in favor of Shane Boyd.[18] In 2014, Hippeard became the Storm's full-time starting quarterback.[19]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

Hippeard signed with the Orlando Predators for the 2015 season.[20]

Tampa Bay StormEdit

On October 14, 2016, Hippeard was assigned to the Tampa Bay Storm during the dispersal draft.[21] He threw for 3,506 yards and 80 touchdowns in 2017, earning AFL MVP, Offensive Player of the Year and First Team All-Arena honors.[22][23] He helped the Storm advance to ArenaBowl XXX, where they lost to the Philadelphia Soul by a score of 44–40.[24] The Storm folded in December 2017.[25]

Baltimore BrigadeEdit

On March 20, 2018, Hippeard was assigned to the Baltimore Brigade.[26]

Atlantic City BlackjacksEdit

On March 22, 2019, Hippeard was assigned to the Atlantic City Blackjacks.[27]

AFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Att Yds TD
2013 Tampa Bay 111 186 59.7 1,300 24 4 104.46 17 40 5
2014 Tampa Bay 350 597 58.6 4,406 93 23 104.58 45 126 16
2015 Orlando 247 333 74.2 2,997 61 6 133.47 21 44 2
2016 Orlando 235 359 65.5 2,966 65 8 121.36 36 81 1
2017 Tampa Bay 328 494 66.4 3,506 80 8 119.82 39 120 7
Career 1,271 1,969 64.6 15,185 323 49 117.22 158 411 37

Stats from ArenaFan:[28]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Angela Watts (June 3, 2004). "Gibson Gets Sherando Started". www.washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A11343-2004Jun2.html. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  2. "Passing through history". The Free Lance-Star. August 31, 2006. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=20060831&id=MS4zAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dAgGAAAAIBAJ&pg=1427,9364473&hl=en. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  3. "Colonial Forge's Road Takes Turn for Better". www.washingtonpost.com. The Washington Post. May 4, 2004. https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/sports/2004/05/04/colonial-forges-road-takes-turn-for-better/88aaeb70-0ea1-4ea3-ae3b-fa8de985b670/. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Set For Saturday". www.uvawisecavs.com. UVA-Wise Cavaliers. February 10, 2014. http://www.uvawisecavs.com/news/2014/2/10/fb_0210140930.aspx. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  5. Dannelly, Jason (January 11, 2007). "The Victory Sports Network 2006 NAIA All-American Team". victorysportsnetwork.com. https://www.webcitation.org/6trwVIRwu. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  6. Dannelly, Jason (January 29, 2008). "Victory Sports Network Announces 2007 NAIA Football All-American Teams". victorysportsnetwork.com. https://www.webcitation.org/6trwYO43C. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  7. "Local football players earn All-American honors". mtstandard.com. January 20, 2009. https://web.archive.org/web/20170930173536/http://mtstandard.com/sports/local-football-players-earn-all-american-honors/article_48cb596d-635a-56dc-849d-3c8893e18170.html. Retrieved September 30, 2017.
  8. "Virginia–Wise Single Season football records". www.uvawisecavs.com. University of Virginia at Wise. http://www.uvawisecavs.com/custompages/Stats/Football/histseas.htm. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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  11. Tim Hayes (April 16, 2012). "INDOOR FOOTBALL: Former UVa-Wise players doing well". www.tricities.com. BH Media Group Holdings, Inc.. http://www.tricities.com/sports/indoor-football-former-uva-wise-players-doing-well/article_aa534685-099e-562a-a771-447ad0a84b5f.html. Retrieved April 17, 2015.
  12. Matthew Hester (May 9, 2012). "Columbus Lions vs Knoxville NightHawks preview". www.columbuslions.net. Columbus Lions. http://www.columbuslions.net/2012-lions/30-alabama-columbus-4-25-2015/detail/346-alabamacolumbus4-25-2015-4.html?tmpl=component. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
  13. "Five Columbus Lions receive All-PIFL honors". www.ledger-enquirer.com. Ledger-Enquirer. June 21, 2012. http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/latest-news/article29233696.html. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  14. Dave Link (March 29, 2013). "Knoxville Nighthawks hope for boost in home opener after 0-3 start". www.archive.knoxnews.com. Knoxville News Sentinel. http://archive.knoxnews.com/sports/knoxville-nighthawks-hope-for-boost-in-home-opener-after-0-3-start-ep-358522605-356001681.html. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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  17. "Coffman's conversion pass carries Rush past Storm". www.chicagotribune.com. Chicago Tribune. June 22, 2013. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-22/sports/chi-chicago-rush-tampa-bay-storm-20130622_1_tampa-bay-storm-chicago-rush-carson-coffman. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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  20. Alicia DelGallo (September 25, 2014). "Preds sign former Tampa Bay Storm QB Randy Hippeard". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. http://www.orlandosentinel.com/sports/orlando-predators/os-preds-sign-former-tampa-bay-storm-qb-randy-hippeard-20140925-post.html#. Retrieved September 26, 2014.
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