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    12 Graeme McFarland  
    Graeme McFarland

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Birmingham, Ala.

    High School:
    Mountain Brook

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 215

    Position:
    QB


    Quarterback Graeme McFarland played in seven games in 2005. He finished the season by completing 10-of-25 passes for 91 yards and two touchdowns. McFarland was 5-of-8 for 34 yards and a touchdown at Michigan State, and he also threw a seven-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Walker-Roby at Michigan.

    In April, McFarland became the first Indiana football player since Kevin Speer (1981) to be inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

    McFarland did not participate during the 2004 season, but rejoined the team in February of 2005 and participated in spring practice.

    McFarland served as the second-string quarterback during his redshirt freshman season in 2003, making a start at Minnesota after Matt LoVecchio sustained a head injury versus Ohio State the week prior. McFarland completed 12-of-30 pass attempts for 152 yards against the Gophers.

    After LoVecchio's injury against the Buckeyes, McFarland led the Hoosiers downfield by completing 6-of-6 passes for 54 yards, capped by a touchdown pass.

    McFarland served as the primary holder on field goals and PATs in 2003.

    He redshirted as a true freshman in 2002.

    The Birmingham, Ala., native prepped at Mountain Brook High School before coming to Indiana. He completed over 66 percent of his passes for 2,600 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was an All-Southeast Region selection by PrepStar and a second team all-state choice. He played in the Alabama vs. Mississippi All-Star Classic as a senior. Coming out of school, he was rated the 24th-best quarterback by PrepStar. He also played baseball at Mountain Brook.

    McFarland was in the National Honor Society. The son of Carl McFarland was born December 28, 1983 and majors in biology.

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