The Texas A&M football team sees a lot of talented quarterbacks come and go. Even though Aggie fans may have grown accustomed to Kellen Mond heading the offense for so long, generally speaking, quarterbacks have quick stays in College Station.
Just look at Zach Calzada, who started for a single season in 2021 before entering his name into the NCAA transfer portal.
But Calzada wasn’t the first — not long before him, the Aggies saw a quarterback that was lost in the depth chart transfer out of Aggieland for greener pastures. This week, that quarterback earned his first start at Virginia Tech.
The results weren’t there, but former Texas A&M football QB Connor Blumrick did well in his first start
The quarterback that I’ve been referring to is Connor Blumrick, a former three-star commit who came to Aggieland before Jimbo Fisher was around.
Blumrick committed in 2016 under Kevin Sumlin but would rarely see the field for the Aggies. The Aggie quarterback was barely in the top-1,000 of 247Sports’ composite rankings in high school and simply couldn’t compete with the other talent on this team’s roster.
The TAMU passer did, however, see somewhat significant time on the field with special teams, where he played in 18 games during his three-year tenure in Aggieland. That said, he was never really close to earning the starting spot.
In December of 2020, Blumrick entered his name into the transfer portal.
He’d transfer to Virginia Tech, where he would find himself on the bench again. That said, this time around, he put himself in a position to see the field at Virginia Tech, where he earned his first start for the Hokies. Unfortunately, the game didn’t go well for VT.
That said, Blumrick played a decent game of football for a run-heavy Virginia Tech scheme. The former Aggie passer only threw 15 passes in his team’s 54-10 loss against Maryland, completing nine of them. He didn’t throw a touchdown or an interception and to be quite honest, looked like an early-season Zach Calzada in 2021.
That said, it’s great to see Blumrick getting his opportunity to shine at the Power Five level. Hopefully, this start will translate to more down the road for the former Aggie.