February 6, 2008

Getting to know: Jack Elway

Englewood, Colo., Cherry Creek quarterback Jack Elway, son of NFL legend John Elway, is expected to sign of Letter of Intent with Arizona State today, after a senior season in which he threw for 2,182 yards and 25 touchdowns. Get to know Elway in his recruit feature.

Name: Jack Elway

Hometown: Englewood, Colo.
School: Cherry Creek HS
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6-2
Weight: 197
40-yard dash: 4.7
Bench max: 265
Squat max: 400
Powerclean: 240
Vertical leap: 32

Senior Stats: Completed 149-of-267 pass attempts for 2,182 yards with 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Senior Honors: All-league; all-state; team offensive MVP

Rivals.com Rankings: No. 14 overall prospect in Colorado

Offers: Arizona State, Oregon

Favorite Food: Rib Eye

Favorite Drink: Propel Lemon

Favorite movie: Dumb and Dumber

Favorite music type/artist: Rock/Aerosmith; Country/Rascal Flats

Favorite Female Celebrity: Angelina Jolie

Favorite NFL Player: Peyton Manning

Favorite hobbies: Piano not good but I like to play. Draw just whatever

Role Model: Peyton Manning

Best sports memory: "Last year when we won in the playoffs in the final minute against Arvada West. Down 21-7 at half we came back to tie and we got ball with two minutes left on our 20 yard line, drove down and kicked a field goal to win. And our kicker was a girl."

First time he knew he was good: "Probably the summer going into junior year. I just felt I was getting a lot better, if I could keep getting better like I was I could play college. Everything was starting to click."

On eventually moving to Arizona: "I can't wait. I'm so excited to go to Arizona, new place, meet new people. Can't stop thinking about it. The whole atmosphere there I love."

On his decision to attend ASU: "It was because of the coaches. Coach Erickson has been involved with my family forever. We know him and trust him a lot."

On his goals for the coming year: "I just want to get out there and do what I can. Get in the weight room get bigger, help the team out however I can, scout team or whatever. I'm not expecting to play so that's not on my list. I want to get the system down and get ready to compete."

On his signing day plans: "We're actually having a signing thing at 2 pm tomorrow; a press conference. I'll probably send it in earlier. We have a basketball game tomorrow night so that'll be right after the ceremony."


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