Last year future Husker Josh Freeman had a toss of 62 yards, good enough for second. This year, he bettered his mark, throwing for 64 yards, but once again, Freeman didn't take the title, North Platte's Nathan Enderle boasting two longer tosses, one of 67 yards and another a QB academy record 70 yards.
Finishing second was Steve Heiman with a toss of 66 yards and aside from this trio, there were three other quarterbacks that topped the 60 yard mark for the event.
Other competitions to come up will be the fast ball competition as the hurlers try to fire the ball into a net as fast as they can, while being tracked by a radar gun and the wet ball drill, a contest where each participant will have a chance to throw at a variety of stationary targets, but only after the football has been dipped in a bucket of water.
After the first day, Billing's, Montana's Mark Desin was sitting in first with Freeman in second. Competition resumes this afternoon and will conclude in the evening, the QB academy wrapping up tomorrow morning with the final events and the handing out of the awards.