News Calgary Stampeders sign New QB

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    Former GSU QB Nick Arbuckle agrees to CFL deal

    Georgia State football adds another alum to the professional football ranks as former Quarterback Nick Arbuckle has signed a three year deal with Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

    Nick was an immediate impact performer for the Panthers putting up video game like stats in his two year career at GSU. He is Georgia State's career passing leader with 7,651 yards and 51 touchdowns in 25 games. Arbuckle was just the third Division I quarterback in the state of Georgia history with multiple 3,000-yard passing seasons joining the University of Georgia’s Eric Zeier and Aaron Murray.

    Arbuckle speaking exclusively to PantherTalk at GSU Football practice on Thursday confirmed the deal and he will leave on Monday for Calgary. Nick had been serving as a volunteer assistant coach for head coach Trent Miles and the offensive staff for the 2016 season.
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    As I have suspected for awhile, it was only a matter of time before Mr. Tate would have a new "home, as a starter, for another team." (Calgary gets in return, Canadian offensive lineman? defensive lineman? 1st round pick? All three?) This signing may expedite this process. After all, you don't sign a player to a 3 year contract if you do not have great hopes/plans for his future with your organization!

    ATHLETIC HONORS:
    • 2015 Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year
    • 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference (first team)
    • 2014 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)
    • 2014 Sun Belt All-Newcomer team
    • Four-time Sun Belt Player of the Week

    ACADEMIC HONORS:
    • 2014-15 Sun Belt Honor Roll
    • Semifinalist for 2015 Campbell Trophy NFF Scholar-Athlete Award
    • Athletic Director’s Honor’s Roll, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

    AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-time all-conference quarterback and Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year who owns nearly every Georgia State record for passing and total offense in a game, season and career as well as several Sun Belt marks ... Junior college transfer who enrolled at Georgia State in January 2014 and won the starting job in spring practice.

    GSU's career passing leader with 7,651 yards and 51 touchdowns in two seasons (25 games) ... Also scored eight rushing touchdowns for a school-record 59 TDR ... Career average of 306.0 passing yards per game ranks fourth among all active FBS quarterbacks, behind only Washington State’s Luke Falk, Cal’s Jared Goff and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes ... Just the third Division I quarterback in the state of Georgia history with two 3,000-yard passing seasons; Georgia’s Eric Zeier and Aaron Murray are the others ... Four-time Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week.

    2015: Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year and first-team All-Sun Belt quarterback ... Set new Sun Belt records with 4,368 yards passing and 4,273 yards of total offense, surpassing Levi Brown of Troy (4,254 passing, 4,261 total offense) as well as GSU season records for completions (307), touchdown passes (28), total offense (4,273) and TDR (34) ... Led the Sun Belt in passing yards (336.0 pg, 6th NCAA) and total offense (328.7, 12th NCAA) and was second in completion percentage (63.2), pass efficiency (152.7) and TD passes (28) ... Three-time Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 19, 2015, Nov. 16, 2015, Dec. 7, 2015) ... On GSU’s four-game winning streak to earn bowl eligibility, he averaged 374 yards passing and completing 66 percent of his passes with 10 TD passes, two touchdowns rushing and just three interceptions ... Helped GSU lead the Sun Belt in third-down conversions.
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