Blake

LaRussa

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Quarterback
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 186
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
High School: Bishop Sullivan

Bio

2018: Conference USA Honorable Mention ... Played in 11 games, starting eight at quarterback ... Completed 249-of-393 passes for 3,015 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... Had one rushing touchdown ... Led Conference USA with six, 300-yard passing games and was third in passing yards ... Was 4-for-4 for 40-yards in the opener at Liberty ... Completed 8-of-15 passes for 143-yards and a touchdown against FIU, including a season-long play of 83-yards for a touchdown to Jonathan Duhart ... Completed 30-of-49 passes for 495-yards and four touchdowns in the win over No. 13 Virginia Tech ... The 495 passing yards were the second most ever allowed by a Tech defense ... Earned C-USA Offensive Player of the Week, as well as multiple National Offensive Player of the Week honors ... Was 21-of-36 for 250-yards and two touchdowns at ECU ... Had a season-high 39 completions on 51 attempts for 390-yards and two touchdowns at FAU ... Completed 31-of-54 for 296-yards and two touchdowns against Marshall ... Was 21-for-32 for 327-yards and a touchdown in the win at WKU ... Passed for 333-yards on 26-of-35 passes and two touchdowns against Middle Tennessee ... Down 28-0, led ODU to a come-from-behind 34-31 win over North Texas ... Completed 21-of-43 for 301-yards and two touchdowns ... Was 15-for-20 for 128-yards and two touchdowns in the win over VMI ... In the finale at Rice, completed 33-of-54 for 312-yards and a touchdown ... Tossed a touchdown pass in 10-straight games.

2017: Appeared in five games, starting four at quarterback ... ODU was 3-1 in games he started ... Completed 38-of-67 passes for 420 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions ... Also rushed 13 times for 68 yards ... In his first career start, he completed 14-of-20 passes for 161 yards, a touchdown and two INT's in the win over Albany ... Was 10-of-22 for 129 yards and a touchdown in the win at UMass ... Was a perfect 5-for-5 for 25 yards in the win over Charlotte.

2016: Played in 10 games as the backup quarterback ... Completed 14-of-24 passes for 140 yards ... Completed his first career pass at App State for a 17-yard gain ... Was 3-of-4 for 17 yards at Charlotte ... In his most extensive action of the season, completed 6-of-8 passes for 68 yards against FIU, including a 40-yarder to Isaiah Harper at the end of the first half that came up a yard short of a touchdown.

2015: Redshirted. Earned C-USA Commisioner's Academic Medal. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

High School: Earned VISAA All-State Team accolades as a senior ... Completed 101-of-199 passes for 2,060 yards and 22 touchdowns ... Named First-Team All-Tidewater honors as a junior ... Passes for 3,794 yards and 52 touchdowns and was named Tidewater Conference Player of the Year.

Personal: Son of Michael and Cathy LaRussa ... Two brothers, Bryan and Mike ... Majoring in finance.

BLAKE LARUSSA CAREER PASSING STATS

Year Games Comp. Att. INT Yards TD's Long Pct.
2016 10 14 24 1 140 0 40 58.3
2017 5 38 67 3 420 3 55 56.7
2018 11 249 393 10 3015 19 83 63.4
TOTAL 26 301 484 14 3575 22 83 62.2

BLAKE LARUSSA CAREER RUSHING STATS

Year Games Attempts Yards TD's Long Avg.
2016 10 6 -14 1 1 -1.4
2017 5 13 68 0 21 5.2
2018 11 51 -68 1 20 -1.3
TOTAL 26 70 -14 2 21 -0.2
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2017 Football Media Day: Blake LaRussa