After holding up decently as a freshman in 2012, Sherry seemed poised to handle the UNLV quarterback job for the next few years. Unfortunately, he started the 2013 season terribly (6-of-22, two picks) against Arizona and gave way to another quarterback, never to return. Well, Sherry is back and should get first crack at re-establishing himself as “that guy” for 2014. He looks the part of an effective pocket passer at 6-5, 235 with a big arm, but limited mobility, but will need to win back the team’s confidence in him.
Sherry was a three-star quarterback recruit out of Casa Grande High School in Petaluma, Calif., after passing for 2,700 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior. Led team to pair of Sonoma County League championships his last two seasons and played a little defensive end as well. Sherry was also a three-time letter winner in basketball.
College career began in 2011 with a redshirt season, and then got rolling as a redshirt freshman when he won the starting job and started 11 of 12 games for the Rebels. In all, he threw for 2,544 yards and 16 touchdowns on 226-of-426 passing. He did record 17 interceptions as his learning curve progressed. His yardage total was the second most for a freshman Rebel quarterback and fourth most in Mountain West history. In 2013, he started the opener against Minnesota, recording 226 yards on 36-of-50 passing, but had two picks to go along with his two touchdowns. After two more interceptions in game two against Arizona, then another pick on his only pass against Central Michigan, he lost his spot. In all, 2013 produced a 41-of-75 passing for 337 yards, three touchdowns and five interceptions.
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