Jamie Cunningham(Southern Guilford HS) leads Howard to a one-point win over Morehouse at RFK Stadium in Washington

Posted by Andy Durham on September 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm under College, High School | Read the First Comment

from the Washington Post:

When Howard football Coach Gary Harrell arrived at RFK Stadium for Saturday’s Nation’s Football Classic against Morehouse College, he still harbored thoughts of redshirting true freshman quarterback Jamie Cunningham.

When Harrell stepped up to the dais for his news conference following an improbable 30-29 victory over the Maroon Tigers, he named the youngster his starter next week against Rutgers.

With sophomore starter Greg McGhee ineligible and backup Randy Liggins Jr. struggling, Harrell trusted the last signal-caller left on the roster to lead the Bison in his first college game. Cunningham responded with a pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives, finishing his debut by connecting with junior tight end David Wilson on a 13-yard fade pass for the go-ahead touchdown with 22 seconds left.

“My coaches always tell me, ‘Stay calm, stay cool, there’s no pressure,’ ” said Cunningham, who finished 10 of 11 for 79 yards with one touchdown. “We all get first team reps, so it’s nothing new, and when the opportunity came, I was ready for it.”

Read more on Jamie Cunningham and the Howard win from the Washington Post and see photos too when you CLICK HERE….


  • SG Supporter said,

    And to think, A&T didn’t even recruit this guy!