CHICAGO - Saint Xavier University former standout quarterback Jimmy Coy (Park Ridge, Ill./Valdosta State/El Camino College/Maine South) was invited to try out in a Chicago Bears rookie mini-camp this May. The 6-0, 210 pound signal caller was named the 2012 NAIA Football National Player of the Year back in December and helped the Cougars win the University's first national championship back in December 2011 when he was named the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Game. Coy showcased his skill sets at Northwestern's Pro Day in March and drew the interest of a number of pro scouts.
Despite missing nearly two full games due to injury last fall, Coy ended the 2012 campaign ranked third nationally in both total offense yardage (3,656) and total passing yards (3,427). He completed 60.2 percent (265-of-440) of his passes and tossed 35 touchdowns. Coy eclipsed the 300-yard mark in eight games, including a career-high 426-yard performance against Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) in the Cougars' 2012 season opener. He also threw at least two touchdown passes in 10 of his 11 games. Coy tallied a career-high seven scores on October 20, 2012, against Taylor (Ind.). Coy, who was also named to the 2012 American Football Coaches' Association (AFCA)-NAIA All-America Team in December finished his career at Saint Xavier with 7,688 passing yards and 82 touchdowns (five rushing). He guided the Cougars to a 25-2 record as the starter and a 6-1 mark in NAIA Football Championship Series contests during his tenure, including the national title in 2011. He was recognized twice as a Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) All-Mideast League First Team selection and named the MSFA Mideast League Player of the Year last season.
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