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McGloin heads to Washington

May 1, 2013
The Altoona Mirror

Matt McGloin is with the Washington Redskins. At least for the time being.

The former non-scholarship quarterback who went on to have one of the most prolific passing seasons in Penn State football history has accepted an offer to attend the Redskins' rookie camp on Thursday.

McGloin was not signed with the Redskins after going undrafted, but he'll get his chance to change that with a good showing this week. If not, according to the Scranton Times, a press release from McGloin's agent said he would attend another team's camp next week.

"We waited for offers to come in and we had six to eight teams contact us and I decided to go to Washington, where I think I can go and make an impact," McGloin told the Times. "Hopefully, I will prove that i can get the job done and impress some people."

McGloin played in Altoona at the Pennsylvania Scholastic Football Coaches Association East West All-Star Game following his senior year at West Scranton High School before walking on at Penn State. The 6-foot-1, 210-pounder took over as the Nittany Lions quarterback during his sophomore year after an injury to Rob Bolden and never really relinquished it after that.

McGloin, who always received high marks for his leadership and confidence, thrived in first-year Penn State coach Bill O'Brien's offense in 2012. He connected on more than 60 percent of his passes for a team-record 3,266 yards, 24 touchdowns and just five interceptions as the Lions finished 8-4. After the season, he won the Burlsworth Award, presented each year to the top player in the nation who began his career as a walk-on and was selected to play in the Texas vs. The Nation senior all-star game.

He finished his career second on the all-time Penn State passing charts to Zack Mills with 6, 390 yards.

"Hopefully, I will prove that i can get the job done and impress some people," McGloin said. "It was a difficult process. We waited for offers to come in and we had six to eight teams contact us and I decided to go to Washington, where I think I can go and make an impact."

- From Mirror reports

 
 
 

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