Friday, December 09, 2016

Illinois QB Announces Transfer To Dartmouth

The Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette breaks the news that former Illinois quarterback Jimmy Fitzgerald is transferring to Dartmouth. Find the story HERE.

From the story:
Fitzgerald told The News-Gazette on Thursday he will join the Big Green upon his formal acceptance in March. He will start classes in the fall.
And this:
He considered Dartmouth and Harvard, picking the Big Green in mid-September.
He will remain with his current job until late December. Then, he is moving to Hanover, N.H., where he has an internship starting in January with a real-estate company.
“The campus community is what really swayed me to Dartmouth,” Fitzgerald said. “Coach Teevens is a guy with extremely high character, and we really connected. There was a cooperative effort between the coaches, students and faculty that I was really attracted to.” 
Fitzgerald was a three-star quarterback according to ESPN and Rivals and Scout.

Fitzgerald played just two games his senior season of high school football before suffering an ACL injury but still threw for 3,741 yards and 34 touchdowns (in his career ;-). Those numbers come from a News-Gazette story written about his decision to leave the Illinois program. (LINK)

Find his Illinois bio (below), which reports he was the No. 27 quarterback in the nation as a high school senior, HERE.