Football | 6/21/2016 1:20:00 PM
After a breakout junior season in which he took down the Murray State football single-season passing record, KD Humphries
continues to catch the eye of the national media prior to his senior campaign.
The Montgomery, Alabama native and seventh place finisher in the voting for 2015 STATS National Offensive Player of the Year was recently featured in article by Athlon Sports entitled "10 FCS Quarterbacks to Watch in 2016." The article was written by one of the nation's top FCS reporter Craig Haley of STATS.com. Haley said of Humphries:
"Although Murray State has struggled to win games, that hasn't held back Humphries. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound signal-caller has led the FCS in completions per game each of the past two years, including 30 per outing as a junior. His 3,778 passing yards also led the nation in 2015 and he ranks first among active FCS quarterbacks in career passing yards per game (262.2), with most of his 7,342 yards and 50 touchdown passes coming over the last two years. He's improved his decision-making to limit turnovers, throwing just seven interceptions in 532 attempts as a junior (down from 12 picks in 473 attempts in 2014)."
However, this is not the first piece to be written about Humphries heading into the 2016 season. He has been referred to by STATS.com "one of the top FCS quarterback candidates for the 2017 NFL Draft" and InsideThePylon.com has said that he "might be the best [2017 NFL Draft] prospect from [the FCS]." He is also currently ranked as the nation's 25th
best quarterback prospect for the 2017 draft across all divisions by DraftScouts.com.
This weekend Humphries will travel to Thibodaux, Louisiana, as he has also caught the eyes of the first family of American quarterbacks, the Mannings. While in Louisiana, he will serve as counselor for the elite Manning Passing Academy, an opportunity only afforded to a select few collegiate players.