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Grant Noel
Position(s)
Quarterback
Jersey #(s)
11
Born July 11, 1980 (1980-07-11) (age 29)
Low Moor, Virginia
Career information
Year(s) 20032003
Undrafted in 2003
College Virginia Tech
Professional teams
* Baltimore Ravens (2003)*
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career stats
TD-INT 0-0
Yards 0
QB Rating 0.0
Career highlights and awards
  • No notable achievements

David Grant Noel (born July 11, 1980 in Low Moor, Virginia) is a former American football quarterback who played college football at Virginia Tech. He was given the job of replacing dual-threat quarterback Michael Vick when he left early for the National Football League. During the 2001 season, he took over the starting job and had a successful year leading the team to an 8-4 record. However, this was considered lackluster when compared to the 11-1 record the Hokies had the last two years (1999-2000) with Vick. He was blasted by fans on Internet message boards after the Hokies lost four of their last six games. Despite his above-par play, fans blamed him for the Hokies' poor performance at the end of the 2001 season.[1] He finished the season with 1,826 yards on 146-of-254 passes[2] and a school record 16 touchdown passes. His record would only stand for a few years as Marcus Vick threw for 17 touchdown passes in 2005.[1]

During his senior season (2002), Noel was made the backup due to injury problems and the strong performance of backup quarterback Bryan Randall.[3] Against #1 Miami, Noel stepped into the game in relief of Randall and completed a seven-yard touchdown pass to Ernest Wilford to bring the Hokies within two scores of the 'Canes, though a late Hokies rally would fall short.[4] He finished his career with the Hokies in the backup role and played briefly the following summer with the Baltimore Ravens.[5] Noel is now a sales consultant for Globus Spine.[1]

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Preceded by
Michael Vick
Virginia Tech Starting Quarterbacks
2001
Succeeded by
Bryan Randall
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