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Dan LeFevour

School

Central Michigan University

Position
Quarterback
Major
Interpersonal Communication

Classroom

LeFevour maintains a 3.57 GPA. He is a three-time Academic All-Mid-American Conference selection. He was named to the 2008 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV second team. He is a member of Chi Alpha Sigma, a national student-athlete honorary.

Character

LeFevour was elected a co-captain by his teammates as a junior in 2008. He was a nominee for the 2009 AFCA Good Works Team. He was one of three quarterbacks in his recruiting class and entered the 2006 season opener as the backup quarterback. After the starter was injured on the second play of the opening game against Boston College, LeFevour stepped in and threw for 221 yards and a touchdown and ran for 72 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-24 loss. LeFevour missed 2-1/2 games due to injury in 2008 but helped prepare CMU’s other quarterbacks; his replacement, Brian Brunner, led CMU to wins over Western Michigan and Indiana and was named Walter Camp Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week following the win at Indiana.

Community

LeFevour annually volunteers with his teammates at the State of Michigan Special Olympics Summer Games and the Isabella County American Red Cross canned food drive. He participated in the Tackling Malaria Youth Clinic, a free football skills clinic for youth that raised awareness of the malaria epidemic in Africa and collected donations for Chip Away Malaria. He has volunteered with teammates at the Motor City Bowl to help the Salvation Army serve breakfast on Christmas morning at the Masonic Temple in Detroit. He is a regular participant in CMU football program initiatives that send players to area elementary schools to read to students and play with students at recess. He has also has volunteered with the Isabella County Christmas Outreach program, the Isabella County Animal Control Department and the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event, which raised awareness and funds for the fight against gender violence and sexual violence.

Competition

Among active NCAA Bowl Subdivision quarterbacks, LeFevour ranks first in completions, second in passing yards and fourth in touchdown passes. As of Sept. 28, ranks 11th in NCAA Bowl Subdivision history with 12,604 career yards of total offense and is 127 yards shy of ninth place. In a 48-21 win over Akron on Sept. 26, LeFevour became the seventh quarterback in Mid-American Conference history to eclipse 10,000 career passing yards. He is the only player in Bowl Subdivision history to collect 10,000 career passing yards and 2,000 career rushing yards. He is one of just two players in NCAA history to pass for 3,000 yards and rush for 1,000 yards in the same season (2007), and is one of just two players to throw 20 touchdown passes and score 20 touchdowns in the same season (2007). He is a three-time All-MAC selection (first team 2006, 2007; second team 2008) and 2007 MAC Offensive Player of the Year. In 2006, he was selected the MAC Freshman of the Year. In 2007, he earned the MAC Championship Game MVP award. He was also the Motor City Bowl MVP in 2006. He holds CMU career records for passing yards, completions, attempts, touchdown passes and total offense; single-season records for passing yards, completions, attempts, touchdown passes and total offense; holds the single-game record for total offense and shares the record for touchdown passes. As of Sept. 28, LeFevour ranks first in Mid-American Conference history in career total offense, second in completions and seventh in touchdown passes and passing yards. He tied a record for any bowl game with six touchdowns (four passing, two rushing) in the 2007 Motor City Bowl. He has been his team’s leading rusher each of the last two seasons. He is the first quarterback in school history to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and the first quarterback in school history with 2,500 passing yards in three different seasons. He is an eight-time MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week honoree during career. He has nine career 100-yard rushing games and owns three of the top four CMU single-season totals for completions, touchdown passes and total offense.