Cole Stoudt

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Why be excited: Long-time recruiting guru Max Emfinger describes Stoudt as one of the "best quarterbacks in the country not rated as such." He comes with a strong passing arm and impressive running skills, as demonstrated by his quarterback-best marks of 4.13 in the pro-agility shuttle and 36 inches in the vertical jump at Emfinger's Super Combine last summer. Generally ranked among the nation's top 25 pro-style quarterbacks, Stoudt got a late start on the recruiting scene when he suffered a broken leg midway through his junior season. Stoudt jumped at his Clemson recruiting offer during the fall, shortly after he had committed to Wyoming.

You may not know: Stoudt grew up in an NFL family, as his dad, Cliff, won a pair of Super Bowl rings as a backup quarterback to Terry Bradshaw with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He comes from the same high school as former Notre Dame star quarterback Brady Quinn.

How he fits into the depth chart: Stoudt enrolled at Clemson in January and will go head-to-head with Tony McNeal in competition to back up projected starter Tajh Boyd. Whoever ends up third at the end of preseason practice will be a candidate to red-shirt.


Position: QB
High School: Dublin Coffman (Ohio)
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 190 lbs.

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