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The National Football League loves big, strong, accomplished quarterbacks.  6’3 quarterbacks who can move in the pocket and throw the ball consistently downfield makes NFL draft experts and scouts drool.  

Jarret Doege – or what Jarret Doege will become – is just the kind of quarterback that the National Football League is looking for.  Doege, only a Redshirt Junior with two full seasons remaining, has an incredible opportunity to not only leave his mark at West Virginia University but also have a sensational career playing professionally.

Accomplishments

Doege, who threw for 2,660 yards, 27 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on a really bad Bowling Green team last season, led the Mid-American Conference in passing yards and touchdowns and he was ranked in the top 50 in the country in points, passing yards and touchdowns, completions per game and completion percentage.

This season, he’s played in three games and started two, snapping the Mountaineers’ 5-game losing streak in his first start.  Doege has passed for 606 yards, 5 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.  More impressive than his statistics has been his calm, patience and mobility in the pocket behind a very poor West Virginia offensive line.  While former starting quarterback Austin Kendall often looked rushed and panicked, Doege has been cool and comfortable with defenders in his face.

Pedigree

Jarret’s older brother Seth was the starting quarterback for the Texas Tech Red Raiders while Neal Brown was the offensive coordinator there.  Seth Doege finished 3rd in the nation in passing yard (4,205) and touchdown passes (39) while completing 70.2% of his passes.  He finished his Texas Tech career as the 3rd ranked passer in Texas Texas history with 8,646 passing yards, 69 touchdown passes, 1,187 pass attempts and 819 completions.

In other words, Seth Doege was one of Texas Tech’s most prolific, productive quarterbacks in their football program’s history and he accomplished that in only two seasons as a starter.  Following his illustrious career at Texas Tech, he was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Atlanta Falcons.  He also played briefly with the Saskatchewan Roughriders in the Canadian Football League before retiring.

Opportunity

Doege has every chance in the world to succeed while at West Virginia University.  The starting quarterback role is Doege’s for the next two season and Neal Brown will surround him with talent.  Wide receivers Sam James, T.J. Simmons, Sean Ryan, Winston Wright, Isaiah Esdale, Bryce Wheaton and Ali Jennings are extraordinarily talented and will make things very easy for Doege in the future.

While the offense has struggled throughout this season, Doege moved the ball effectively against a very good Kansas State defense and the West Virginia offense will only get better and better as he gels with the talent around him.

Future

Jarret Doege hasn’t been mentioned as a potential NFL Draft prospect yet, but two full years as the unquestioned starter in Neal Brown’s offense surrounded by loads of talent will produce big numbers and impressive wins.  Huge numbers and team success equals attention from scouts and general managers of NFL teams.

Doege will succeed in Morgantown and he will play in the National Football League.  Depending on the team that drafts him, his potential at the next level is limitless.

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