Joel Sambursky
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    Joel Sambursky

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Liberty, Mo.

    High School:
    Liberty

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 195

    Position:
    QB

    Birthdate:
    09/13/1982


    SIU's career leader in TD passes (43) and completion percentage (57.9)...Has started 36-straight games at quarterback and has a career record of 24-12...An excellent runner who has the most rushing yards (1,075) by a quarterback in school history...A fiery competitor and team leader.

    2004: Gateway Conference Player of the Year...Finished eighth in the Payton Award balloting...His 163.04 passing rating ranked second in I-AA...Named to the Gateway All-Academic First Team...Named Gateway Player-of-the-Week against Indiana State on Nov. 13...Named to the I-AA Athletic Director Association Academic All-Star team.

    2003: Named Second-Team All-Gateway Conference...Earned conference "Player of the Week" honors against Indiana State...Had a career-high 258 yards passing at UNI...Named to the Gateway All-Academic First Team.

    2002: Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Gateway Conference...Began the season with a string of 97 passes without an INT... Threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Brandon Robinson against Western Illinois as time expired...Had a career-high 129 yards rushing at Eastern Michigan.

    High School: Seond-team all-state, first team all-metro, all-area, all-district and all-conference...Had a 27-5 record as a starting quarterback...Passed for 1,200 yards and rushed for an additional 600 yards as a starter...Also lettered four years in track.

    Worth Knowing: Earned a degree in finance and is pursuing an MBA...Son of Gary and Teresa Sambursky... Born Sept. 13, 1982...Gifted public speaker who is active in community service programs.

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