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Richmond's Stacy Tutt Inks Free Agent Deal With New York Jets

Richmond Football
May 2, 2006
Contact: Scott Meyer, 804.287.6313

Richmond's Stacy Tutt Inks Free Agent Deal With New York Jets
Former Spider quarterback signs a free agent contract with the New York Jets.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Former Spider quarterback Stacy Tutt officially signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets of the National Football League Tuesday afternoon. The 2005 Dudley Award Finalist will report to Jets’ Mini-Camp Friday, May 5, and remain in the New York area working with the franchise throughout the summer months in its off-season program.

“I am very excited,” Tutt said. “Coming from a small town I had dreams of being able to play a professional sport. Now I have the opportunity and I am really excited.”

As a senior, Tutt threw for 2,219 yards including 16 touchdowns, after being re-inserted at the quarterback position following the Spiders first two games in 2005. His single-season passing total ranked fourth all-time at Richmond, while his TD pass count came in at seventh all-time. Tutt finished his career with 5,318 yards through the air which ranks third all-time for the Spiders and his 36 career touchdown passes are fourth-best ever at Richmond.

“I am looking forward to the upcoming mini-camp,” Tutt said. “I will be going into it as an H-back. I have already spoken to the coaches who I will be working with and we are all looking forward to getting up there and to start learning.”

Tutt also placed his name among the leaders at Richmond in rushing and total offense as well. His 828 yards on the ground led the Spiders in 2005, while his 12 rushing touchdowns rank tied for fourth all-time.

“I am comfortable with being an H-back,” Tutt said. “Being a quarterback you have to know what everyone does so I think all of the positions I played here at Richmond have helped me. I think just being in this system with Coach (Dave) Clawson for the last couple years will definitely help me a lot in the future.”

Combining his passing and rushing accomplishments place Tutt among the greatest to ever play at Richmond. His 3,047 yards of total offense in 2005 ranked as the best-ever at Richmond, while his 6,872 career total offense numbers rank second all-time for the Spiders. His 160 points scored in a career are the fourth-most ever at Richmond while his 72 points scored 2005 are the sixth-best ever.

“I am extremely happy for Stacy,” Richmond head coach Dave Clawson said. “He has worked extremely hard the past couple of years to get an opportunity like this. It is a great compliment to how hard he has worked. The entire Richmond Football family is extremely happy for him and the opportunity he is getting.”

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