Posted April 10, 2013 on AP on Fox
Syracuse quarterback Charley Loeb is a self-described football junkie. That explains why he knows all about Todd Philcox, the Orange starting quarterback two years before Loeb was born. ''I know he got drafted in the NFL and played well as a backup for a number of years,'' said Loeb, who redshirted his freshman year at Syracuse when Greg Paulus was the starter. ''He did well in his single season as a starter here.'' Philcox was a rare breed, starting only during his final year at Syracuse because a guy named Don McPherson, who finished second in the 1987 Heisman Trophy balloting, was firmly entrenched. The wait was worth it: Philcox was 141 of 234 for 2,076 yards and 16 TDs with 11 interceptions in 1988, becoming one of only seven quarterbacks at Syracuse to throw for more than 2,000 yards. He went on to play nearly a decade in the NFL as a backup. Loeb's career path so far has been somewhat similar. He's watched both Paulus in 2009 and the...
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