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B.J. Symons
No. 13     Tampa Bay Storm
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: November 19, 1980 (1980-11-19) (age 29)
Place of birth: Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 7 / Pick: 248
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NFL.com

Brian Symons better known as B. J. Symons (born November 19, 1980 in Houston, Texas) is an American football quarterback, last playing for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League. He was originally drafted by the Houston Texans in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft (248th overall). He played college football for Texas Tech.

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High school career

He was a standout quarterback at Cypress Creek High School in Houston, Texas. Symons was offered scholarships by Texas Tech and Oklahoma.

College career

Symons getting sacked by a Navy defender during the 2003 Houston Bowl. Texas Tech defeated Navy 38–14.

Symons started for one season as quarterback for the Texas Tech Red Raiders. During his only season as a starter (his senior year), Texas Tech finished the season 8-5, and Symons broke the NCAA record for single-season passing yards at 5,833 yards. Symons set the NCAA 12-Game Passing Record with 5,336 yards in 2003. He broke Ty Detmer’s record of 5,188, set in 1990 at BYU. Symons also established a new NCAA 12-Game Total Offense Record with 5,476 yards this season. At the time of his graduation Symons held the Big 12 and Tech record with 48 touchdown passes in one season. Symons broke Kliff Kingsbury’s school and Big 12 single-season record of 45 touchdown passes. During the season, B. J. Symons tore his ACL while celebrating a touchdown pass against Iowa State. Although his statistics suffered slightly, he was still able to complete the most prolific season of passing in NCAA history. After finishing his career by extending his single-season passing record to 5,833 yards, he told reporters he will undergo reconstructive surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament.[1] Symons ended his senior year with 52 TD passes, second only to the 54 thrown by Houston's David Klingler in 1994. His favorite target, Wes Welker, tied an NCAA record by catching a pass in his 47th consecutive game.[1]

2003 Season statistics

Date Opponent G/GS C-A Yds Lg Int TD
8-30 SMU 1/1 23-38 297 42 1 3
9-6 New Mexico 1/1 37-54 418 52 1 5
9-20 at N.C. State 1/1 39-63 586 50 1 2
9-27 at Mississippi 1/1 44-64 661 70 1 6
10-4 Texas A&M 1/1 34-46 505 48 0 8
10-11 Iowa State 1/1 45-65 487 26 2 3
10-18 at Oklahoma State 1/1 42-67 552 32 2 5
10-25 at Missouri 1/1 40-62 408 32 3 4
11-1 Colorado 1/1 30-51 399 37 5 1
11-8 at Baylor 1/1 32-47 428 59 0 7
11-15 at Texas 1/1 32-56 365 26 0 3
11-22 Oklahoma 1/1 31-53 230 24 5 1
12-29 Navy (Houston Bowl) 1/1 41-53 497 1 4
Totals   13/13 470-719 5,833 70 22 52

Accolades

Professional career

In the NFL Combine, Symons weighed 211 pounds, was 6 feet 3 inches, and ran a 5.20-second 40 yard dash. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. After spending a season with the Texans and another with the Frankfurt Galaxy, he was cut by the Chicago Bears in 2006. He then played with the Berlin Thunder for the rest of the season. In 2007, he signed with the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League.

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