Wolford is on fire

Bishop Kenny (Jacksonville, Fla.) quarterback and 2014 ECU commit John Wolford is having a monster senior season. Inside ECU Sports caught up with him about some recent accolades.

As a pro-style quarterback for Bishop Kenny, John Wolford is having a season to remember.

After committing to ECU for the 2014 class back in September, Wolford has let loose on gridiron and is beginning to put up video game numbers.

Through seven games, Wolford is 125 for 183 for 2023 yards through the air with 23 touchdown passes and four interceptions. If that's not enough, he's also rushed for 534 yards on 46 carries with eight rushing touchdowns.

He leads all quarterbacks in Jacksonville in passing yards and passing touchdowns.

Days after his commitment to the Pirates, Wolford had a record-setting performance when he threw for five touchdowns and ran for a sixth during a 45-18 win over visiting Wolfson.

Wolford's five-touchdown game helped him pass Tim Tebow as Northeast Florida's all-time leader for touchdown passes. Tebow, a two-time Heisman Trophy winner at Florida, threw 95 touchdown passes at from 2003-05 playing at Nease High School.

"Breaking Tebow's record was a great start to the season," said the 6-foot-2, 205-pound Wolford. "But the most important thing was that we were picking up wins. The record was just icing on the cake."

Since his record-breaking performance, Wolford has not slowed down.

"I have 111 td passes now," he said. "I'm second in state history (behind current Marshall QB Rakeem Cato) for touchdown passes and I need one more touchdown pass to tie it and two more to break it."

Wolford was selfless when asked how his team is having so much success. He credited it as being a combination of things and the guys around him playing great.

In his first three seasons, Wolford threw for more than 7,400 yards and had 88 TD passes. On the ground he rushed for more than 1,800 yards and scored 21 times.

This commit is confident in his ability and ready to get to get to the college level.

"I'm confident in my abilities," said Wolford. "I think that I will be able to carry over my skills to the next level."

Wolford will have a chance to make history tonight at home when Bishop Kenny will host Baker County. I expect Wolford to be the all-time leader in touchdown passes in Florida history by tomorrow.


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