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Skelton Makes NFL Debut for Flailing Cardinals

Kevin Sammut

(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Fordham alum and NFL rookie quarterback, John Skelton, FCRH ’10, made his professional debut for the Arizona Cardinals (3-9) last night against the division-leading St. Louis Rams (6-6), replacing injured back-up Max Hall early in the fourth quarter.
Skelton threw for 45 yards on 3-of-6 passing in the Cardinals’ 19-6 loss, their seventh straight. “I really wasn’t too nervous,” Skelton said to ESPN. “I guess I was about as nervous as a third-string quarterback going into his first action.”

Disgruntled starter, David Anderson, was benched due to poor performance with 3:54 to go in the third. Hall was removed in fourth following a dislocated left shoulder.

In his four-year playing career at Fordham, Skelton set such University records for total offense, touchdown passes, passing yards, and pass completions. He was drafted in the fifth round by Arizona in the 2010 NFL Draft last April.

Cardinals head coach, Ken Whisenhunt, has yet to announce whether Skelton will start next Sunday against the Denver Broncos (3-9).

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