Tuesday, January 11, 2011
UVA QB Marc Verica invited to inaugural all-star game
By ESPN.com staff
Virginia quarterback Marc Verica has been selected to take part in the inaugural Eastham Energy College Football All-Star Game at 7:30 p.m. ET on Jan. 23 inside Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State. The game will be televised live on Fox College Sports, including Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports West and Fox Prime Ticket Southwest.
Verica finished his career No. 6 all-time at UVA with 4,992 passing yards, including 2,799 passing yards in 2010. Verica’s passing mark in 2010 trails only Matt Schaub’s 2,976 yards in 2002 and his 2,952 yards in 2003 for most passing yards in a season at UVA. Verica finished his career No. 3 all-time at the school with 487 career completions and a .599 (487-of-813) career completion rate.
He also finished No. 3 all-time at Virginia with 14 career 200-yard passing games, including eight in 2010. Verica’s six-straight games with 200 or more passing yards in 2008 tied him with Schaub for a program best streak.
Players representing the six BCS conferences are participating in this inaugural event. This game will be benefiting local Arizona causes, Jared Allen's Homes for Wounded Warriors and Native American Connections.