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High completion percentages key to modern QB

Stanford QB Jim Plunkett won the Heisman in 1970, but the position has evolved so much since then, he might not have even made the team in 2005.

Updated: August 12, 2005, 3:39 PM ET
By Pat Forde | ESPN.com

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville sophomore quarterback Brian Brohm had just finished throwing completion after completion in a 7-on-7 passing drill in the summer heat. In an hour's time, you could count on one hand the number of Brohm's passes that hit the ground.

When he was done, I ran some theoretical quarterback stats by the kid.

"Suppose a guy throws for 2,700 yards, with 18 touchdowns and 18 interceptions, and completes 53 percent of his passes," I said. "Where would ...

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