QUARTERBACK SPOTLIGHT – Jimmy Strickland – Holy Redeemer
40 Yard Dash: 4.6
Class of: 2014
Jersey: # 11
Years with Varsity: 2-years
Other Sports: Baseball
Starting experience: 2-years
2012 Stats: Strickland led the conference in pass attempts (291) completions (163) percentage (56%), TD’s (19) and passing Yards (2425) and Rush for (6) TD on the ground. Now he has thrown for 3076 yards in his 2 years as a starting QB.
2012 Highlights: He completed 22 of 28 for 447 yards and five touchdowns against Nativity BVM
Records: Jimmy passed for 481 yards on 25 of 38 passes and five touchdowns against Hanover Area last year. He broke the District 2 single-game passing record held by Riverside’s Nick Dranchak. The previous mark was 474 yards.
Coaches Q&A with Pat Reece:
Will he play defense?
“On defense he probably would be one of our best tacklers. But as a quarterback you don’t want to risk getting him hurt. Unless we need him, he won’t play too much on the defensive side.”
What are his strengths?
“He is a mobile quarterback. He can run and get around the corner. The thing about him is he can sit in the pocket or roll out. So, he can hurt you with his feet or passing the ball. He is great at getting everyone involved in the game. He is a smart player and makes good decisions and he is good at running the hurry up offense. Sometimes we do that different times in the game to tire out the defense. He makes the calls off those plays.”
Does he play any where for you on the field?
“He is also a good receiver too. So don’t be surprised if you see him out there at times. He is very athletic.”
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