MICHAEL “Mike” GLENNON

Quarterback

North Carolina State University Wolfpack

#8

6:06.6-220

Centreville, Virginia

Westfield High School

 

OVERVIEW

Compared to his protégé, Matt Ryan (Atlanta), former Wolfpack head coach Tom O’Brien felt that Glennon would lead the team to the “promised land” that would include an Atlantic Coast Conference title and a berth in a BCS bowl game. The two-year starter was thrust into the lineup after O’Brien had informed State’s standout quarterback, Russell Wilson, to “seek employment elsewhere” before the 2011 season when the present Seattle Seahawk was unavailable for 2011 spring drills while pursuing a minor league baseball career.

 

Injuries and dismissals left Glennon with few targets to move the ball and the senior would go on to compile a 15-11 record as a starter, seeing his head coach dismissed before the Wolfpack suited up to face Vanderbilt in the 2012 Music City Bowl. Coming from a “football family,” the rifle-armed quarterback made do with the tools he had to work with.

 

Glennon had been well-groomed for the gridiron at Westfield High School, where he followed in the footsteps of older brother, Sean, who played quarterback at Virginia Tech from 2004-08. Their maternal great-grandfather, Paul Short, was the first family member to compete on the collegiate gridiron, playing at Lehigh University, where he earned MVP honors in 1933 and is enshrined in the Roger S Penske/Lehigh Athletic Hall of Fame (entered in 2000).

 

In 36 games with the Wolfpack, Glennon ranks third in school history with 646 pass completions and 7,411 aerial yards, while his 1,069 pass attempts rank third on that all-time chart. His best performance came during his final campaign, as he would attempt 564 passes as a senior, the second-highest total by an Atlantic Coast Conference quarterback. His 330 completions rank third, 4,031 aerial yards rank placed fourth and 31 touchdown passes in 2012 tied for fifth on the conference season-record lists.

 

A highly intelligent athlete, Glennon has excelled academically. The fifth-year senior graduated with two degrees from NC State, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies. His grade point average in the MALS program, which had an emphasis in leadership and sports management, was in the 3.8 range on a 4.0 scale. The curriculum included classes in financial management of corporations and investments and portfolio management.

 

Prior to arriving at North Carolina State, Glennon attended Westfield High School, where the Centreville, Virginia native earned Parade All-American honors and was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007. He was rated the third-best quarterback prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and ESPN.com after he completed 171-of-265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns that season. The four-star prospect was rated the nation’s fifth-best pro-style passer and 87th-best overall player in the nation by Scout.com.

 

Glennon added Virginia Player of the Year accolades from the Associated Press and was selected to the Elite 11 quarterback camp, as well as the inaugural Under Armour All-American game where he was named MVP for his team (completed 5 of 12 passes for 91 yards and ran for a score in that contest), where he won the “pass attack” portion of the varsity skills competition.

Glennon helped the team capture the Virginia AAA Division VI Championship his senior season, as they compiled an undefeated 15-0 record en route to adding first-team All-State, All-Region and All-District honors, as well. He was voted by the state’s coaches association as the Virginia Player of the Year. The previous season, he had garnered first- team All-District, District Player of the Year and Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention recognition.

 

After enrolling at North Carolina State in 2008, Glennon spent the year red-shirting with the scout team. He appeared in seven games behind Russell Wilson in 2009, but was limited to 24-of-39 passes for 248 yards and one touchdown in mop-up duties. Wilson took the bulk of offensive snaps under center the following season, relegating his “caddy” to just three brief appearances, as he hit on 9-of-13 throws for 78 yards, but no scores in 2010.

 

When Wilson transferred to Wisconsin for the 2011 season, Glennon finally got his starting opportunity. Having already graduated in May, 2011 with his first degree (business administration), the Academic All-ACC performer completed 62.47% of his throws (283-of-453) for 3,054 yards, marking just the seventh time in school history a player amassed over 3,000 aerial yards in a season. His 31 touchdown passes tied for fifth on the league season-record chart and matched Wilson’s 2009 total for second on State’s annual record list behind Philip Rivers (34 in 2003).

 

Coming off an 8-5 record as a junior, Glennon was primed for a banner senior season, but saw the Wolfpack struggle to a 7-6 mark. Despite that record, he put on an impressive aerial show, connecting on 330-of-564 passes (58.51%), joining Wilson (308 in 2010) and Rivers (348 in 2003) as the only Wolfpack passers to complete more than 300 passes in a season. With a career-best 4,031 yards, that total placed behind Rivers (4,491 in 2003) on the school annual record chart and was good for fourth in ACC annals.

 

Glennon would finish the 2012 season ranking 19th among active NCAA major college players with 66 touchdowns responsible for. He also placed tied for 13th with 63 touch-down passes, but as he was usually playing “catch-up” football, his 31 interceptions tied Chase Rettig of Boston College for the 18th-worst figure among active participants.

 

CAREER NOTES

Glennon started each of his final 26 games at North Carolina State, where he appeared in a total of 36 games…Finished with 646-of-1,069 passes (60.43%) for 7,411 yards, 63 touch-downs and 31 interceptions, scoring three times on 111 carries for losses of 280 yards, as he generated 7,131 yards (198.08 ypg) on 1,180 offensive plays…His 7,411 aerial yards rank 25th in Atlantic Coast Conference history and is good for fourth in school annals behind Russell Wilson (8,545 yards; 2008-10), Jamie Barnette (9,461; 1996-99) and Philip Rivers (13,484; 2000-03)…His 646 pass completions rank third in State history, topped by Wilson (682) and Rivers (1,087), while his 1,069 pass attempts finished fourth in school annals, joining Wilson (1,180), Barnette (1,283) and Rivers (1,710) as the only Wolfpack players to attempt more than 1,000 passes in a career…His 63 touchdown passes places him third behind Wilson (76) and Rivers (95) among State’s all-time passers and ties Chris Rix of Florida State (2001-04) for ninth on the conference career chart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 SEASON

Rated one of the nation’s elite passers by The Sporting News entering his final season, Glennon’s stints at the Manning Passing Academy and the “Elite 11” Camp during the summer put him solidly in the sights of the National Football League scouts and would eventually earn him a berth in the prestigious 2013 Senior Bowl…The fifth-year senior started all thirteen games, as he completed 330-of-564 passes (58.51%) for 4,031 yards, 31 touchdowns and 17 interceptions…His 3,867 yards in total offense, the sixth-best season total in ACC history, ranked 20th in the nation, with a generated average of 297.46 yards per game…His 620 offensive plays are the fourth-highest total in a campaign by an ACC performer…Scored twice on 56 carries for losses totaling 164 yards (minus 2.93 ypc)…His

33 touchdowns responsible for rank eighth on the ACC annual list, while his 330 pass completions rank second on the school season-record chart (Philip Rivers had 348 in 2003) and third in the ACC record book behind Matt Ryan of Boston College (388 in 2007)…Glennon’s 564 pass attempts bettered Russell Wilson’s old school record (527 in 2010) and rank behind Ryan (654 in 2007) in conference annals…His 4,031 aerial yards saw him join Rivers (4,491 in 2003) as the only State players to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season and rank fourth on the ACC season-record list, surpassed by Ryan (4,507 in 2007) and Chris Weinke of Florida State (4,167 in 2000)…Responsible for 33 touchdowns, tying Ryan’s 2007 total for eighth on the ACC annual record chart. Only Wilson (37 in 2010 and 35 in 2009) and Rivers (37 in 2003) accounted for more scores by a Wolfpack player…His 31 touchdown passes tied his 2011 total for fifth on the league season-record list and also tied Wilson’s 2009 mark for second in school history (Rivers had 34 in 2003)…Threw for at least 200 yards in all but the Virginia game (197), coming up with three 400-yard efforts that included 440 vs. Miami (seventh on the State charts, as he hit on 24-of-42 tries with four touchdowns); 467 vs. North Carolina (school’s fourth-best game, as he completed 29-of-52 chances), as his five touchdowns vs. the Tar Heels tied the school game-record he shares (Glennon had another five scoring strikes vs. Maryland in 2011) with Russell Wilson (vs. Florida State in 2009), Philip Rivers (vs. Indiana in 2000; vs. Navy in 2002 and vs. Kansas in 2003) and Terry Harvey (vs. Wake Forest in 1995)…His other 400-yard game saw Glennon throw for a career-best 493 with five more touchdowns on 29-of-53 attempts vs. Clemson…In the Music City Bowl, he closed out his career by completing 35-of-53 chances for 383 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions.

 

2011 SEASON

A member of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Academic Honor Roll and an Academic All-ACC pick, Glennon took over signal calling duties after Russell Wilson transferred to Wisconsin…Ranked 60th in the nation with 2,944 yards in total offense (226.46 ypg), as the fourth-year junior connected on 283-of-453 passes (62.47%) for 3,054 yards, 31 touch-downs and twelve interceptions, as he also ran for a score on 51 carries for minus 110 yards…The May, 2011 graduate’s aerial yards tied Philip Rivers (2000) for sixth on the school season-record chart, as his 283 pass completions and 453 attempts placed fourth, and his 31 touchdowns tied for second on the Wolfpack’s annual record list…Threw for over 300 yards in three contests, gaining 334 yards with two scores on 25-of-36 tries vs. Cincinnati; 315 yards on 24-of-41 throws that yielded three scores vs. Wake Forest and 306 yards, as he tied a school game-record with five touchdowns on 36-of-55 attempts vs. Maryland…Threw for four touchdowns in each of the South Alabama (17-of-20 for 274 yards) and Central Michigan (hit on 20-of-36 passes for 244 yards).

 

2010 SEASON

Glennon appeared briefly vs. Western Carolina, Boston College and Wake Forest, as he completed just 9-of-13 attempts (69.23%) for 78 yards and no touchdowns, carrying once for a 3-yard gain…Was perfect on all four tosses vs. Wake Forest, tallying 28 yards.

 

 

 

 

2009 SEASON

Glennon played in seven games behind Russell Wilson, finishing with 248 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions while completing 24-of-39 chances (61.54%)…Carried three times for losses of 9 yards…In for a season-high 31 snaps vs. Gardner-Webb, he connected on six of his seven attempts for 65 yards…Threw his first career touchdown vs. Clemson, where he was 4-for-6 and 56 yards in that contest.

 

2008 SEASON

Red-shirted as a freshman.

 

INJURY REPORT

No major injuries reported.

 

AGILITY TESTS

5.12 in the 40-yard dash…1.75 10-yard dash…2.90 20-yard dash…4.47 20-yard shuttle…

7.52 three-cone drill…29 ½-inch vertical jump…8’7” broad jump…32 3/8-inch arm length… 9 3/8-inch hands…78 ¾-inch wingspan.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

Glennon attended Westfield (Fairfax County, Va.) High School, playing football for head coach Tom Verbanic…Earned Parade All-American honors and was named the state’s Gatorade Player of the Year in 2007…Rated the third-best quarterback prospect in the nation by Rivals.com and ESPN.com after he completed 171-of-265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns that season…The four-star prospect was rated the nation’s fifth-best pro-style passer and 87th-best overall player in the nation by Scout.com…Added Virginia Player of the Year accolades from the Associated Press and was selected to the Elite 11 quarterback camp, as well as the inaugural Under Armour All-American game where he was named MVP for his team (completed 5 of 12 passes for 91 yards and ran for a score in that contest), where he won the “pass attack” portion of the varsity skills competition…

Helped the team capture the Virginia AAA Division VI Championship his senior season, as they compiled an undefeated 15-0 record en route to adding first-team All-State, All-Region and All-District honors, as well…Voted by the state’s coaches association as the Virginia Player of the Year…The previous season, he had garnered first- team All-District, District Player of the Year and Washington Post All-Metro honorable mention recognition.

 

PERSONAL

Glennon graduated in May, 2011 with a degree in Business Administration and graduated with a second degree (Master of Arts in Liberal Studies) in December, 2012…The two-time Atlantic Coast Academic Honor Roll choice attained a 3.8 grade point average in the MALS program, which had an emphasis in leadership and sports management. The curriculum included classes in financial management of corporations and investments and portfolio management…Brother, Sean, was a quarterback at Virginia Tech (2004-08). Their maternal great-grandfather, Paul Short, was the first family member to compete on the collegiate gridiron, playing at Lehigh University, where he earned MVP honors in 1933 and is enshrined in the Roger S Penske/Lehigh Athletic Hall of Fame (entered in 2000)…Born on 1/01/91 in Centreville, Virginia.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PLAYER STATISTICS

PASSING STATISTICS
STATS ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD YD/ATT YD/CMP INT I/PCT LG GM/AVG
2009   039    024 61.54    0248  01     6.36     10.33  02  5.13 24    035.43
2010   013    009 69.23    0017  00     1.31     01.89  00  0.00 17    026.00
2011   453    283 62.47    3054  31     6.74     10.79  12  2.65 87    234.92
2012   564    330 58.51    4031  31     7.15     12.22  17  3.01 83    310.08
TOTAL 1069    646 60.43    7411  63     6.93     11.47  31  2.90 87    205.86

 

RUSHING STATISTICS
STATS GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG
2009 07 00   03     -009 -3.00  00    04
2010 03 00   01      003  3.00  00    03
2011 13 13   51     -110 -2.16  01    15
2012 13 13   56     -164 -2.93  02    14
TOTAL 36 26 111     -280 -2.52  03    15

 

TOTAL OFFENSE
STATS GM PLAYS PASS RUSH YARDS TDR P/AVG GM/AVG
2009 07      042    0248     -009    0239   01   5.69    034.14
2010 03      014    0017      003    0081   00   5.79    027.00
2011 13      504    3054     -110    2944   32   5.84    226.46
2012 13      620    4031     -164    3867   33   6.23    297.46
TOTAL 36    1180    7411     -280    7131   66   6.04    198.08

 

GLENNON GAME BY GAME LOG

2012 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

TTL
TDs

Tennessee 08/31/12 Tennessee 21-35

Yes

6

34

28

6

0

46

27

4

288

1

0

52

294

0

Connecticut 09/08/12 at Connecticut 10-7

Yes

8

10

33

-23

0

30

15

0

204

1

0

38

181

0

South Ala. 09/15/12 South Ala. 31-7

Yes

5

9

19

-10

0

34

24

0

257

3

0

39

247

0

Citadel 09/22/12 Citadel 52-14

Yes

6

5

13

-8

2

24

19

0

233

1

0

30

225

2

Miami (FL) 09/29/12 at Miami (FL) 37-44

Yes

2

0

19

-19

0

42

24

2

440

4

0

44

421

0

Florida St. 10/06/12 Florida St. 17-16

Yes

2

8

5

3

0

55

30

1

259

2

0

57

262

0

Maryland 10/20/12 at Maryland 20-18

Yes

2

0

15

-15

0

47

23

0

307

2

0

49

292

0

North Carolina 10/27/12 at UNC 35-43

Yes

6

0

28

-28

0

52

29

2

467

5

0

58

439

0

Virginia 11/03/12 Virginia 6-33

Yes

6

1

34

-33

0

46

23

3

197

1

0

52

164

0

Wake Forest 11/10/12 Wake Forest 37-6

Yes

2

0

14

-14

0

41

25

1

258

2

0

43

244

0

Clemson 11/17/12 at Clemson 48-62

Yes

6

6

25

-19

0

53

29

1

493

5

0

59

474

0

Boston College 11/24/12 Boston College 27-10

Yes

2

16

0

16

0

41

27

0

245

3

0

43

261

0

Vanderbilt 12/31/12 Vanderbilt 24-38

Yes

3

0

20

-20

0

53

35

3

383

1

0

56

363

0

Season Totals

56

89

253

-164

2

564

330

17

4031

31

0

620

3867

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2011 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

TTL
TDs

Liberty 09/03/11 Liberty 43-21

Yes

6

17

43

-26

0

31

18

0

156

1

0

37

130

0

Wake Forest 09/10/11 at Wake Forest 27-34

Yes

1

4

0

4

0

41

24

1

315

3

0

42

319

0

South Ala. 09/17/11 South Ala. 35-13

Yes

8

6

30

-24

0

20

17

0

274

4

0

28

250

0

Cincinnati 09/22/11 at Cincinnati 14-44

Yes

9

17

40

-23

0

36

25

2

334

2

0

45

311

0

Georgia Tech 10/01/11 Georgia Tech 35-45

Yes

3

0

23

-23

0

29

20

1

163

2

0

32

140

0

Central Mich. 10/08/11 Central Mich. 38-24

Yes

1

0

4

-4

0

36

20

0

244

4

0

37

240

0

Virginia 10/22/11 at Virginia 28-14

Yes

1

11

0

11

0

36

20

2

231

3

0

37

242

0

Florida St. 10/29/11 at Florida St. 0-34

Yes

3

3

11

-8

0

34

19

2

130

0

0

37

122

0

North Carolina 11/05/11 North Carolina 13-0

Yes

4

4

11

-7

0

33

16

1

164

1

0

37

157

0

Boston College 11/12/11 at Boston College 10-14

Yes

4

1

9

-8

0

40

28

1

220

0

0

44

212

0

Clemson 11/19/11 Clemson 37-13

Yes

3

1

12

-11

0

29

19

0

253

3

0

32

242

0

Maryland 11/26/11 Maryland 56-41

Yes

7

22

28

-6

1

55

36

1

306

5

0

62

300

1

Louisville 12/27/11 Louisville 31-24

Yes

2

9

6

3

0

33

21

1

264

3

0

35

267

0

Season Totals

52

95

217

-122

1

453

283

12

3054

31

0

505

2932

1

 

2010 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

TTL
TDs

Western Caro. 09/04/10 Western Caro. 48-7

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

5

2

0

31

0

0

5

31

0

UCF 09/11/10 at UCF 28-21

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Cincinnati 09/16/10 Cincinnati 30-19

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Georgia Tech 09/25/10 at Georgia Tech 45-28

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Virginia Tech 10/02/10 Virginia Tech 30-41

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Boston College 10/09/10 Boston College 44-17

Yes

1

3

0

3

0

4

3

0

19

0

0

5

22

0

East Carolina 10/16/10 at East Carolina 27-33

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Florida St. 10/28/10 Florida St. 28-24

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clemson 11/06/10 at Clemson 13-14

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wake Forest 11/13/10 Wake Forest 38-3

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

4

4

0

28

0

0

4

28

0

North Carolina 11/20/10 at North Carolina 29-25

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Maryland 11/27/10 at Maryland 31-38

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

West Virginia 12/28/10 West Virginia 23-7

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season Totals

1

3

0

3

0

13

9

0

78

0

0

14

81

0

 

2009 Season

Date

Opponent

Score

Played

Rushing

Passing

Total
Offense

No

Gain

Loss

Net

TDs

Att

Comp

Int

Yards

TD

Conv

Plays

Yds

TTL
TDs

South Carolina 09/03/09 South Carolina 3-7

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

2

0

0

Murray St. 09/12/09 Murray St. 65-7

Yes

1

4

0

4

0

7

6

0

65

0

0

8

69

0

Gardner-Webb 09/19/09 Gardner-Webb 45-14

Yes

1

0

5

-5

0

4

3

0

20

0

0

5

15

0

Pittsburgh 09/26/09 Pittsburgh 38-31

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Wake Forest 10/03/09 at Wake Forest 24-30

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Duke 10/10/09 Duke 28-49

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

2

1

1

24

0

0

2

24

0

Boston College 10/17/09 at Boston College 20-52

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

15

8

1

72

0

0

15

72

0

Florida St. 10/31/09 at Florida St. 42-45

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Maryland 11/07/09 Maryland 38-31

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Clemson 11/14/09 Clemson 23-43

Yes

0

0

0

0

0

6

4

0

56

1

0

6

56

0

Virginia Tech 11/21/09 at Virginia Tech 10-38

Yes

1

0

8

-8

0

3

1

0

11

0

0

4

3

0

North Carolina 11/28/09 North Carolina 28-27

No

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Season Totals

3

4

13

-9

0

39

24

2

248

1

0

42

239

0

 

Data provided by Dave-Te Thomas, Publisher of The NFL Draft Reports for TonySoftli.com; Tony Softli Draft Board