Verica Selected to Play in Eastham Energy All-Star Game
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia quarterback Marc Verica has been selected to take part in the inaugural Eastham Energy College Football All-Star Game on January 23. The all-star game will be contested inside Sun Devil Stadium on the campus of Arizona State, in Tempe, Ariz. The game will be televised live across the country on Fox College Sports, including Fox Sports Arizona, Fox Sports West and Fox Prime Ticket Southwest. Kickoff in the desert will be at 7:30 EST.
Verica (Lansdowne, Pa.) finished his career No. 6 all-time in the UVa annals with 4,992 passing yards, while notching 2,799 passing yards in 2010. Verica’s passing mark in 2010 trails only Matt Schaub’s 2,976 yards in 2002 and his 2,952 yards in 2003 for most passing yards in a season at UVa. Verica set the UVa standard for passing yards in a game when he hurled 417 yards on 24-of-46 throwing at Duke, while chipping in four TD passes.
Verica concludes his career No. 3 all-time at UVa with 487 career completions and a .599 (487-of-813) career completion rate. The signal caller also finished No. 3 all-time at Virginia with 14 career 200-yard passing games, including eight in 2010. Verica’s six-straight games with 200 or more passing yards in 2008 tied him with Schaub for a program best streak.
Players representing the six BCS conferences are participating in this inaugural event. This game will be benefiting local Arizona causes, Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors and Native American Connections. Tickets can be ordered by clicking here.