7 P.J. Blazejowski
7 P.J. Blazejowski
Height: 6-0
Weight: 193
Year: Jr.
Hometown: St. Augustine, Fla.
High School: Bartram Trail
Position: QB

2015 — Appeared in only one of Furman’s first six games but put together a strong second half to the season, seeing action in the final five contests and posting three starts...first start came against Samford (20-17 win), when he helped the Paladins rally from a 17-0 halftime deficit...completed 14-of-28 passes for 174 yards and a touchdown, which came on a game tying 26-yard strike to Chad Scott, capping an 11-play, 72-yard drive midway through the fourth quarter...with one minute remaining in the game and Furman trailing 20-14 against Mercer, relieved an injured Reese Hannon (concussion) and completed passes covering 34 and 37 yards to set up a game tying touchdown with 43 seconds remaining...passed for 215 yards (14-of-23) and three touchdowns in season finale at Wofford...performance included a 60-yard touchdown strike to Jordan Snellings...finished the season completing 52-of-93 pass attempts for 716 yards and four touchdowns...ran 48 times for 112 yards...completed 12-of-21 passes for 202 yards and two scores (one interception) in leading Furman’s Purple team to a 14-7 win in spring game on Apr. 2...scoring tosses covered 19 yards to Deon Sanders and 17 yards to A’lencio Graham.

2014 — Fashioned an impactful true freshman campaign, rising from the position of No. 3 signal caller in the preseason to starter in Furman’s final seven games...in all saw playing time in eight contests...named to the SoCon All-Freshman Team and took home Furman’s 2014 John Bagwell Offensive MVP honor following the season...honored as SoCon Freshman of the Week three times and as Sports Network National Player of the Week after completing all 15 pass attempts for 305 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-14 dismantling of Wofford...in all passed for 1,376 yards and nine touchdowns and rushed for 363 yards and four scores in his eight-game campaign...made his collegiate debut (off the bench in relief of Dillon Woodruff) versus Western Carolina on Sept. 27, in Furman’s fifth game of the season, passing for 75 yards (4x15) and a score (28 yards to Jordan Snellings) and rushing nine times for 56 yards...registered his first career start and collected the first of three league freshman of the week scrolls the following Saturday versus FCS third-ranked Coastal Carolina after guiding Furman to a near upset (37-31 2OT loss)...connected on 12-of-18  passes for 127 yards and a touchdown and rushed 14 times for 81 yards and a score (27-yard run) versus the Chanticleers, helping the Paladins rally from a 21-7 third quarter deficit to force overtime...established a new Furman single game total offense record by tallying 382 yards and four touchdown responsibilities in a 42-35 overtime setback at The Citadel...completed 20-of-29 passes for 307 yards and three touchdowns (no interceptions) covering 24, 27, and season long 65 yards versus the Bulldogs...also rushed nine times for 75 yards, including a 12-yard scoring burst...new total offense standard clipped the previous Furman mark of 380 yards set by Chris Forcier versus Samford (2011)...307 passing yards marked the 15th highest single game passing tally in program history and netted him a second SoCon Freshman of the Week honor...followed up his strong outing versus The Citadel by completing a school record 15 consecutive passes (15x15) for 305 yards in the win over Wofford, topping the previous game mark (12x12) set by David Henderson versus Marshall (1978)...performance versus Wofford, which featured 61 and 59-yard touchdown strikes to Snellings and Andrej Suttles, respectively, made him only the second quarterback in Furman history to record back-to-back 300-yard passing performances...sustained a fractured ankle in an intramural basketball game in early December of 2014 and was forced to miss all of spring practice.

High School: 2014 graduate of Bartram Trail (6A) High School...football coach was Darrell Sutherland...played quarterback...two-year starter who passed for 4,500 yards and 46 touchdowns and rushed for 1,300 yards and 26 scores in his career...named 2013 FloridaHSFootball.com first team all-state and second team all-state in voting by the media after throwing for 2,468 yards/17 TDs and rushing for 874 yards/14 TDs in helping Bartram Trail to a district runner-up finish and appearance in the state playoff semifinals...squad started 0-5 before winning eight straight to finish 8-6...passed for 291 yards and rushed for 108 yards in 50-20 quarterfinal round playoff victory over Ed White...selected St. Augustine Record 2013 Player of the Year...also played baseball and competed in track & field during his prep career.

Personal: Full name is Paul Joseph Blazejowski, Jr....born November 2, 1995, in Springfield, Massachusetts...son of Tawny and Paul Blazejowski...has two brothers, Devin and Logan, and a sister Kayla...father played football at Bridgewater State...communications major.