The Frankfurt Universe coaching staff did not have to go far to find their quarterback for 2019 with the return of Steve Cluley from William & Mary University.
Cluley played four games for Frankfurt in 2018 throwing for 923 yards and 11 touchdowns before suffering a season-ending injury in May against the Stuttgart Scorpions.
The 25 year old, 6’3″, 215 lb native of Manasquan, New Jersey, was a three year starter at William & Mary (NCAA Div. I) in Williamsburg, Virginia where he was one of the most productive quarterbacks in school history. He finished his career in 2016 with 35 consecutive starts,and ranked among the program’s top-10 in seven categories – sixth in passing yards (6,864), sixth in total offense (7,128), fourth in passing attempts (959), third in passing completions (577), tied for fifth in completion percentage (60.2), eighth in passing touchdowns (39) and seventh in 200-yard passing performances (16).
Cluley’s best season with the Tribe came during his junior campaign when he earned All-Colonial Athletic Association honors after completing 222 of 354 passes for 2,768 yards with 16 touchdowns and 10 interceptions. His 212.9 passing yards per game ranked second in the CAA,while his completion percentage (.627) led the conference and ranked 20th nationally.
Cluley owns the single-game school record for completion percentage (91.3), which he set against Towson in 2015 when he completed 21 of 23 passes. Additionally, he posted a pair of impressive stretches of 176 and 138 consecutive passing attempts without an interception. He attended New York Giants mini camp earlier last year.