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Gunner Kiel | Quarterback

Team: Cincinnati Bearcats
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 208

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Although Cincinnati redshirt sophomore QB Gunner Kiel is on the NFL radar, he "has yet to prove he can be a productive college quarterback," writes CBS Sports' Dane Brugler.
Everybody expects Kiel to beat out senior Munchie Legaux for starting duties. Assuming he does, the 6-foot-4, 208-pound quarterback will display intriguing NFL tools. The former five-star recruit, who spent one season behind Everett Golson and Tommy Rees at Notre Dame before transferring, will helm an offense that returns seven starters. Jul 18 - 9:38 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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NFL.com predicts that Cincinnati sophomore QB Gunner Kiel will beat out senior Munchie Legaux for starting duties.

The site also doesn't believe JUCO transfer Jarred Evans should be discounted. Kiel is certainly the most highly touted candidate in the competition. The former top Notre Dame recruit spent one season behind Everett Golson and Tommy Rees before enrolling with the Bearcats in April. "Kiel has a great grasp of the offense -- he had to sit out a year after transferring and looked very sharp during the Bearcats' spring game," wrote staff writer Bryan Fischer. "Legaux is still recovering from a horrific knee injury he suffered last year and is a bit of an unknown despite being a starter last year. Don't be surprised if Tommy Tuberville has Kiel start the opener and allows Legaux to rotate in at times if he's healthy and can run at full speed in the fall."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 21 - 5:26 PM

ESPN's Joe Schad reports former Notre Dame QB Gunner Kiel will remain committed to Cincinnati.

Kiel spent one season behind Everett Golson and Tommy Rees, but transferred to the Bearcats in April. Irish fans hoping Kiel changes his mind are likely wasting their time, as a U-turn back to South Bend is very unlikely.
Sun, May 26, 2013 10:51:00 AM

Former Notre Dame sophomore QB Gunner Kiel will transfer to Cincinnati.

Kiel recently visited Cincinnati, Ball State and Miami University in Ohio and considered visiting Mississippi, while also discussing Kansas State and Mississippi State as possible landing spots. "Kiel will have three years of eligibility remaining and said he wanted a chance to compete for a starting position in 2014," per ESPN.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 01:16:00 PM

Notre Dame freshman QB Gunner Kiel intends to transfer to a different program, according to the Irish Sports Daily.

"His motives for transferring or his future plans aren't immediately clear," the report states. "One source claims Notre Dame would leave the door open for Kiel possibly changing his mind and sticking out in South Bend." The Irish would love to have him back, but they understand things don’t always work out. Kiel spent the season on the Irish scout team and flashed arm strength and accuracy, but was unlikely to challenge sophomore Everett Golson. Out of high school, Kiel was set on attending LSU, but changed his mind out of nowhere and moved north to South Bend.
Thu, Mar 7, 2013 07:28:00 PM

It’s only one spring practice session, but QB Gunner Kiel made a nice first impression.

As far as this spring is concerned, Kiel has exactly one month of workouts and study to digest the Irish offense and show what he can do with it. The 6-foot-4 freshman is among four quarterbacks vying for the starting job and he is eager to absorb as much as he can the next few weeks. The Notre Dame spring game is April 21.
Thu, Mar 22, 2012 01:32:00 PM

Distance from home was a key reason, though not the only one, behind Indiana's Gunner Kiel choosing Notre Dame over LSU.

Being close to home was important, for sure, but not the only reason Kiel decided to stay in-state. Even after the Irish's recruitment of the quarterback hit a bit of a snag in December, coach Brian Kelly continued to show plenty of interest. Ultimately, that played a key role in the young man's decision as well.
Fri, Jan 20, 2012 11:21:00 AM