Ball State Cardinals QB Keith Wenning Has All The Tools To Make The Cut In the NFL

By Joseph Lisi
Ball State Cardinals
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With the 2014 NFL Draft fast approaching, many college seniors will be focused on making the cut to make their professional dreams a reality. For Ball State Cardinals quarterback Keith Wenning, the opportunity to be a potential top 50 selection is a reality. Wenning possesses all of the necessary attributes needed to succeed at the next level.

Wenning led the Cardinals to an impressive 10-2 record which included a road victory against ACC opponent Virginia. He spearheaded an aerial attack that was ranked 9th nationally averaging 333.3 passing yards per game. Wenning showed poise and leadership and was able to make the players around him better.

Wenning possesses NFL prototypical size, standing at 6-foot-3 and weighing 220-pounds.  He is able to make every throw that NFL scouts look for and has a very nice touch to his deep ball.

On the season, Wenning completed 65.2 percent of his passes (296-of-454) for 3,933 yards with 34 touchdowns and six interceptions. He led the MAC in yards,  touchdown passes  and passing efficiency (160.0).

He was able to get stronger as the season wore on and showed the ability to step up in big games. Wenning orchestrated Ball State to a 4-1 record over the last five games of the year. During that stretch, he completed 132-of-183 passes (72.1 percent) for 1,632 yards with 19 touchdowns and one interception.

Keith Wenning will play his last college game in the Cardinals bowl game this December and will have an opportunity to go out on top. While he does not get mentioned with other senior quarterbacks from bigger conferences he will be recognized come the 2014 NFL Draft.

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