Halliday signs: WSU QB to get a shot in D.C.

WHEN CONNOR HALLIDAY suffered his lower leg injury in the fall against USC, he fired up a tweet that broke the hearts of WSU fans everywhere. The Spokane native said he felt like his dream of playing in the NFL had come to an end. Not so fast. The Washington Redskins signed the WSU signal caller to an undrafted free agent contract Saturday night.

Halliday, widely projected to be a late-round draft pick or free agent signee, agreed to terms with Washington following the conclusion of the draft, Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun and the National Football Post reports.

Washington didn't use any of its 10 draft picks on a quarterback, but reportedly had been impressed by Halliday's Pro Day work out and then brought him out for a visit in early April. Halliday becomes the fourth quarterback on Washington's roster, joining Robert Griffin III, Kirk Cousins and Colt McCoy.

If he sticks with the team, Halliday will become the second Cougar and Spokane product to play QB in the nation's capital. Mark Rypien starred in Washington in the 1990s.

Halliday battled injuries throughout his career at WSU. Besides the broken leg, he suffered a lacerated liver against Utah as a second-year freshman. Nonetheless, he shattered records.

Halliday threw for a WSU-record 11,308 career yards and 90 touchdowns, and was on pace to set the Pac-12 record for career yards before breaking his leg.

In a 60-50 loss to Cal in 2014, Halliday completed 49-of-70 passes for an NCAA FBS single-game record 734 yards and six touchdowns.

Note: CF.C is working the phones trying to connect with Halliday.

Two of Halliday's Cougar teammates -- Xavier Cooper and Vince Mayle were drafted by Cleveland in the third and fourth rounds, respectively, while a former WSU teammate -- Eastern Washington All-American offensive lineman Jake Rodgers -- was selected in the seventh round by Atlanta. For more, CLICK HERE and HERE

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