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Delaware’s Pat Devlin to be Featured on ESPN Sports Science Program Tonight — Thursday, April 14

Apr 14, 2011, 8:37 AM EDT

Pat Devlin, who led the University of Delaware football team to a berth in the national championship game this past fall while earning All-American honors, will be one of seven quarterbacks featured on ESPN’s Sports Science: QB Combine Special this Thursday, April 14, at 7 p.m.

(credit: Mark Campbell)

The show is part of ESPN’s ‘Year of the Quarterback’  initiative in April with four new programs that draw back the curtain on one of the most critical, coveted and talked-about positions in all of sports.

The four programs, NFL Films’ The Brady 6 documentary, Sport Science: QB Combine Special, the three-part Three for the Show and SportsCenter Special: Gruden’s QB Camp – The Draftees, are all part of ESPN’s YQB year-long initiative that explores the story of quarterbacks on and off the field. Three for the Show will be shown on Apr. 19, Apr. 26, and May 3 while the Gruden’s QB Camp program will air on Apr 21.

(credit: Mark Campbell)

The Sport Science: QB Combine Special will test and challenge the projected top quarterbacks in the 2011 draft through the use of eye-tracking software, accelerometers and custom built high-tech targets in the Sport Science laboratory.

This year’s combine special will highlight the reaction time, speed, and accuracy of Devlin, Colin Kaepernick (Nevada), Tyrod Taylor (Virginia Tech), Ryan Mallet (Arkansas), Christian Ponder (Florida State), Greg McElroy (Alabama), and Andy Dalton (TCU).  The show will be hosted by John Brenkus.

Devlin, a native of Downingtown, Pa. (Downingtown East High School), led the Blue Hens to a 12-3 record under head coach K.C. Keeler and a berth in the NCAA Division I National Championship game in January.

Devlin enjoyed a stellar season and was rated among the nation’s top-rated quarterbacks after passing for 3,032 yards and 22 touchdowns with just three interceptions in 2010. He led all NCAA Division I FCS quarterbacks with a 68 percent pass completion percentage and ranked No. 3 overall in passing rating with a mark of 151.64.

He was selected as the CAA Offensive Player of the Year and the ECAC Eastern Player of the Year and earned All-American honors by Phil Steele College Football, Associated Press, and the College Sporting News. He also was named the FCS National Performer of the Year by, played in the East-West Shrine Game, and was a top 10 finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the top senior quarterback in the country. He also was named to the ESPN/CoSIDA District 2 All-Academic first team and was a CAA All-Academic selection.