When the top gunslingers college football had to offer in 2017 were discussed, former Texas Tech standout Nic Shimonek’s name is one that was rarely mentioned, if ever.
Even when it boiled down to just the Big 12, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield and Oklahoma State’s Mason Rudolph stole the show, and understandably so, but even beyond that, West Virginia’s Will Grier was the quarterback who often earned praise as an elite field general.
Headlining what finished as a 6-7 Texas Tech squad, Shimonek was often outside of the national spotlight, but he certainly performed well enough to be mentioned among college football’s premier passers.
For example, Shimonek’s 135.4 passer rating on deep passes was the best effort in all of college football, as detailed by Pro Football Focus.
Nic Shimonek found great success on deep passes in 2017 pic.twitter.com/UmGa0Ux3AU
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) February 16, 2018
When the 2017 season concluded, Shimonek wrapped up his first and only season as a starter at Texas Tech with 3,963 yards through the air, which ranked 11th nationally and third in the Big 12, along with 33 touchdowns.
As soon as he emerged, though, he was gone.
A senior in 2017, the next step for Shimonek will working towards an NFL opportunity after completing his collegiate career with 4,445 passing yards and 39 touchdowns, as well as just 11 interceptions.
The same size may not be large, but what is there points to promise, especially when Shimonek is throwing down the field.
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