GALESBURG, Illinois – A 3rd Quarter 32-yard touchdown pass to junior Malik Hamilton to put Knox up 21-14 over Lake Forest made senior Quarterback Matt
McCaffrey Knox’s new career leader in passing yards.
McCaffrey came into the game needing 108 yards to surpass the mark previously held by Bob Monroe. Monroe was the quarterback from 1984 to 1987, compiling a record 6,404 yards of passing during that time.
Against Lake Forest, McCaffrey went 12-for-22 on the day for 135 yards. That puts him at 6,431 yards for his career with 5 games still remaining.
During his tenure at Knox, McCaffrey has already put together a stellar career. Besides being the record holder for career passing yards, he holds a collection of other records for the Prairie Fire. He is arguably one of the best dual-threat quarterbacks Knox has ever seen. This season alone, McCaffrey has thrown for 859 yards and 7 touchdowns, while rushing for 330 yards and 4 touchdowns.
His career marks include 6,431 yards of passing with 38 touchdowns and 1,288 rushing yards with 23 touchdowns. Combined he has put up 7,719 yards of total offense and 61 career touchdowns, both of which are Knox all-time records.
The senior quarterback will look to add more to his illustrious career this Saturday as Knox hosts Grinnell in the Knosher Bowl for a 1:00 p.m. kick-off.
*McCaffrey’s Career Records (1st All-Time):*
– Career Passing Attempts – 1,081
– Career Passing Completions – 646
– Career Completion Percentage – 59.75% (on pace to break record)
– Career Games over 200 Passing Yards – 13
– Career Total Touchdowns – 61
– Career Yards of Total Offense – 7,719
– Career Rushing Yards by a Quarterback – 1,288
– Career Rushing Touchdowns by a Quarterback – 23
– Career Rushing Yards per Carry by a Quarterback – 4.35