Sayville’s Jack Coan has been tabbed by Pro Football Focus as one of college football’s six “hidden offensive gems” for the 2020 season.
The Wisconsin quarterback as a junior in 2019 led the Badgers to a Rose Bowl appearance and a No. 11 ranking in the final AP Top 25 poll. In his first full season as the starting quarterback, he threw for more than 2,700 yards and had 17 touchdown passes.
“With their use of different personnel groupings, formations and pass concepts, the Wisconsin passing attack is not necessarily a plug-and-play system for quarterbacks, but Coan performed admirably,” according to Pro Football Focus, a website that covers NFL and NCAA Division-I football.
The website pointed out that Coan, who recorded one of the highest pass completion percentages in the nation last season, is one of “only two … top 10 quarterbacks who threw at least 200 non-play-action straight dropbacks … the Power-5 level.”
Wisconsin finished last season 10-4, narrowly losing to No. 5 Oregon, 28-27, in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. Coan started every game behind center.
As Sayville’s quarterback for four seasons, Coan became a local legend. In 2016, he earned the Hansen Award as Suffolk County’s top football player.