Posted: 1:56 pm Thursday, February 27th, 2014
By D. Orlando Ledbetter
Former Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray is set to get grilled about his football knowledge by ESPN’s Jon Gruden on his popular “Gruden’s QB Camp” show.
Murray and eight other of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL draft are scheduled to participate including 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M, two-time BCS National Champion A.J. McCarron of Alabama, and Louisville standout Teddy Bridgewater.
The other quarterbacks include Central Florida’s Blake Bortles, Clemson’s Tajh Boyd, Fresno State’s Derek Carr, Eastern Illinois’ Jimmy Garoppolo, and Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch.
Over the past four years, Gruden has interrogated Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, Cam Newton and Super Bowl XLVIII champion Russell Wilson. Of the 29 quarterbacks (from 27 different schools) who have participated in the one-on-one film sessions, 14 were regular starters during the 2013 NFL season.
The special on Manziel is scheduled to premiere Thursday, March 27 (7:30 p.m.ESPN), the same day the Aggies quarterback will participate in his individual Pro Day in College Station, Texas. Most of the shows will air on Tuesdays, beginning in late April at 9 p.m. on ESPN. Shows will also re-air on ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft. The entire show program schedule will be released in March.
Over his illustrious collegiate career, Murray became the first quarterback in SEC history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in four consecutive seasons. He passed for 3,075 yards and 26 touchdowns with nine interceptions and rushed for a career best 186 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Murray left Georgia as the SEC record-holder for career touchdown passes (121), passing yards (13,166), total offense (13,562) and completions (921).
He injured the knee in the second quarter of UGA’s 59-17 win over Kentucky on Nov. 23 on Senior Night. He had surgery the following Tuesday.