Weight: 220 lbs
Sports: Football, Swimming
- 2013/14: Second Team All City, First Team All Catholic
- 2013/14: 200 Yard Medley Relay All American, 200 Yard Freestyle Relay All American
Football Career Stats (At La Salle)
Passing Yards: 4,088
Passing Touchdowns: 46
Completion Percentage: 60.6%
Kyle Shurmur might as well be considered the engine behind the locomotive that is the La Salle Explorer Offense. The Vanderbilt bound senior made an immediate impact after transferring in from national powerhouse St. Edward's High School in Ohio. Over his career as an Explorer he has put up huge numbers in only one and a half season. A First Team All Catholic selectee last year as a junior, he put up 2,472 yards passing for 25 touchdowns. That's a pretty solid way to put your impression on the Catholic League. Half-Way through this season he already has thrown for 1,616 yards and 21 touchdowns, on pace to surpass both of those marks from last year with at multiple games left. As if being good at football wasn't enough, Shurmur won a state championship with the La Salle swim team and was named an All-American in the 200 Yard Medley Relay and the 200 Yard Freestyle Relay.
As a junior, Shurmur broke himself loose in a loss against Imhotep. He threw for a school single game record 384 yards for 3 touchdowns. Or who could forget his performance against Father Judge in the PCL semifinals? Shurmur threw for 258 yards on 18-of-22 passing and tied a city playoff record with 5 touchdown tosses. Shurmur has continued to make himself an essential leader of the Explorers throughout the season. With the St. Joe's Prep rivalry game coming up this Friday, I had a chance to ask Kyle some questions regarding his career and the upcoming game.
What was the transition like coming from St. Edwards in Ohio to La Salle?
Kyle Shurmur: The transition was scary at first as I was going to be entering a new school mid-way through high school. However, the people at La Salle have been great and I feel like I'm at home now.
What have you experienced the St. Joe's Prep rivalry with La Salle to be?
KS: I have faced them in football and swimming. It's a fun rivalry and it is cool that a lot of people have bought into the hype of the rivalry.
What's different in your role on this year's team compared to last year's?
KS: Last year I was a junior and I was the new quarterback. This year I am a senior and a captain. I feel like I know all the guys a lot better this year and we are very close as a unit this year.
How has the success of the season up to this point felt? How has it impacted the team as a whole?
KS: The success of the team, so far, has been great. Young players are starting to play with confidence, and we are starting to have a lot of confidence as a team. It has been fun an exhilarating so far this year and we look forward to having great opportunities moving forward.
If you could sum up this year's rivalry game in one word, what would it be? Why?
KS: Fun. Two of the best teams in the state will face off on a Friday night under the lights... it doesn't get much better than that.
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