Bill Stull
No. 13
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-12-18) December 18, 1986
Place of birth: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Spokane Shock
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena football statistics as of 2013
Completions 125
Attempts 220
Yards 1,442
TDs 25
INTs 9
Stats at ArenaFan.com

William Thomas "Bill" Stull (born December 18, 1986 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He played college football with the University of Pittsburgh Panthers.

Early years

Stull was actually born in Warren, Ohio. He lived in the small town of Newton Falls when in elementary school he moved with his family to Canfield, OH, Poland OH, Mt. Lebanon PA and then to Pittsburgh later. Stull started during his junior and senior years of high school, where he compiled a record of 19-4 for the Rebels. In his senior year, he threw for 3,310 yards, becoming the only quarterback in WPIAL history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a single season. Stull also threw 40 touchdowns and only 15 interceptions, completing 239 of 387 passes (61.76%).[1]

College career

2005–2007

Stull first came on as a relief quarterback for starter Tyler Palko. In 2005, he played briefly in a game against Youngstown State and completed a 17-yard pass.[2] In 2006, he completed 6 for 8 passes for 69 yards and a touchdown over the course of four games.[1]

Following Palko's graduation, Stull was elevated to the starting position in 2007 as a junior.[3][4] However, an injury to his thumb in the opening game against Eastern Michigan ended his season and he received a medical redshirt.[1] Pat Bostick and Kevan Smith started at the position for the rest of the season.[5]

2008

Stull completed 188 for 330 passes in twelve games in 2008 for 2,356 yards, throwing 9 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.[1] This is the only season in Stull's career that he threw more picks than touchdowns.[6] The Panthers finished the season with a 9-3 overall record. This placed them in a tie for second in the Big East, qualifying them for the 2008 Sun Bowl,[7] which they lost 3-0 to Oregon State.[8]

2009

In his last year at the University of Pittsburgh, Stull threw for 2,633 yards, 21 touchdowns, and only 8 interceptions.[6][9] At the end of the season, Stull and the Panthers won the Meineke Car Care Bowl, defeating North Carolina 19-17. He became the first quarterback since Dan Marino in 1981 to lead Pitt to 10 wins.[10]

Professional career

Hartford Colonials

Stull went undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft and was later signed by the Hartford Colonials of the United Football League. Stull was released after receiving an offer from the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League to attend training camp.[11]

Kansas City Chiefs

Stull was signed by the Chiefs on August 17, 2010.[9] Stull was released on August 30, 2010.[12]

Spokane Shock

Stull was signed by the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League on March 1, 2011. He was released on June 30, 2011. With the Shock, Stull completed 7 of 11 passes for 68 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He also had 2 carries for 12 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Pittsburgh Power

Stull was signed by the Pittsburgh Power on July 1, 2011. He was named the starter for the Power's July 22 season finale against the Philadelphia Soul. Against the Soul, Stull completed 24 of 40 passes for 260 yards and 6 touchdowns, earning him National Guard MVP Honors for the game.

New Orleans VooDoo

Stull was assigned to the New Orleans VooDoo on April 25, 2013.[13]

References

  1. ^ a b c d "11 Bill Stull". University of Pittsburgh. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  2. ^ Biertempel, Rob (2005-09-25). "Notebook: Stull gets his first action". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  3. ^ Grdnic, Dale (2007-03-16). "With Palko graduated, quarterback position is open". Beaver County Times. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  4. ^ Gorman, Kevin (2007-08-23). "Stull claims Pitt QB job". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  5. ^ Grdnic, Dale (2008-03-25). "Pitt Tries To Get All 4 QBs Reps". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  6. ^ a b "Bill Stull". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  7. ^ "No. 23 Pittsburgh beats UConn 34–10 for bowl bid". USA Today. Associated Press. 2008-12-06. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  8. ^ "Wannstedt: Stull will be Pittsburgh's starting quarterback". USA Today. Associated Press. 2009-08-19. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Chiefs Sign Free Agent QB Bill Stull". WDAF-TV. Associated Press. 2010-08-17. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  10. ^ "No. 16 Pittsburgh rallies past North Carolina at Meineke Bowl". USA Today. Associated Press. 2009-12-27. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  11. ^ Crawford, Conor Nestor (2010-08-24). "Stull Exemplifies Harsh NFL Realities". Scout.com. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  12. ^ Grupp, John (2010-09-05). "Pitt rookies make NFL rosters". Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Retrieved 2011-01-29. 
  13. ^ Rachel Whittaker (April 25, 2013). "New Orleans VooDoo acquires quarterback William Stull in wake of injury to Kurt Rocco". www.nola.com. NOLA Media Group. Retrieved April 26, 2013. 

External links

  • Pittsburgh Panthers bio
Preceded by
Pat Bostick
Pitt Starting Quarterback
2008–2009
Succeeded by
Tino Sunseri