Hamdan Drafted By Redskins

Gibran Hamdan was responsible for the highlight of IU's football season last year, when he threw three touchdown passes in the final 16 minutes as Indiana came back from a 19-point deficit and beat the 23rd ranked Wisconsin Badgers 32-29. Now, he'll be playing for Steve Spurrier in Washington D.C.

Gibran Hamdan has the arm to be an NFL quarterback; just ask Redskins Coach Steve Spurrier. Spurrier compared Hamdan's ability to throw the football to that of number one pick Carson Palmer and another first rounder in Kyle Boller. Hamdan was picked with the 232nd pick in the draft in the seventh round.

Hamdan will have an opportunity to show what he can do as he will join fellow quarterbacks Patrick Ramsey and Rob Johnson on the Redskins roster. Neither quarterback is an established starter, and Spurrier is infamous for giving each of his quarterbacks the chance to prove what they can do. Of course that's more of a result of Spurrier's impatience than his fairness.

Yet, Hamdan says he is excited to be playing for an established quarterback developer like Steve Spurrier. His 2,115 yards passing puts him at seventh best all time at Indiana despite sharing the quarterback duty with Tommy Jones last year.

Surprisingly, Hamdan was selected before the Miami Hurricane's quarterback Ken Dorsey, who only lost twice in his college career.

Hamdan will report to the Redskins on Thursday and will begin his first NFL workouts later on in the week.

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