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Mullin's McMurry football journey almost never began

Published On: Oct 01 2012 06:12:25 PM CDT
Updated On: Oct 01 2012 09:32:36 PM CDT
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Jake Mullin has transformed himself into a touchdown machine since restarting his football career in 2009.

Funny to think that almost no intention of getting back on the gridiron until he got a call from an old friend while Mullin was in the middle of an all-american career in baseball.

"My roommate Courte Gilbert was at Tarleton State and he wanted to transfer," Mullin told KTXS. "He was actually my receiver in high school that i threw to mainly and he wanted to transfer, so I was like if you come to McMurry then I'll play."

Mullin started getting back into football by joining the McMurry inter-mural league. In 2009 Hal Mumme was brought in as the new head coach with his historic air-raid offense.

Jake earned the starting job and went on to throw for 2,749 yards, 25 touchdowns and just nine interceptions in nine games. It was a historic freshmen campaign to kick started Mullin's transformation into the most decorated passer the War Hawks have ever had.

In McMurry's 42-33 win over Oklahoma Panhandle State, Mullin passed the 10,000 passing yards mark in his career. He now has 10,281 passing yards heading into Saturday's game with Southern Nazarene.

He has that accomplishment to go along with 18 other passing records he has set since 2009.

To top it all off, with two more passing touchdown's Jake can join the likes of Steve McNair, Colt McCoy, and Case Keenum as one of 58 quarterbacks in NCAA history to throw for 10,000 passing yards, and 100 touchdowns.

"It's a great honor and it's been a long journey coming here," Mullin told KTXS. "There's been a lot of ups and downs. Being one of Coach Mumme's quarterbacks is a great honor and being the only quarterback that's played all four years for him is also a great honor."