Written By Evan McShane (@very_reasonable)
Richard Lagow, Quarterback, Kansas City Chiefs Mini-Camp Invite
Richard Lagow received an invite to the Kansas City Chiefs’ mini-camp almost immediately following the NFL Draft on Saturday. The Chiefs have plenty of questions at the quarterback position after trading Alex Smith to Washington. Lagow’s wild journey has earned himself a chance to fulfill his dreams and make an NFL roster. Lagow took a long and winding road that ultimately led him to IU for the final two seasons of his college career. The young QB is battle-tested and ready to take whatever road it takes to earn a spot on an NFL roster this fall.
Lagow’s two seasons at Indiana were memorable and filled with ups and downs. Lagow’s most prized assets coming into IU were his size and arm strength. He proved it on the field by completing a plethora of deep passes. During his junior year, he put up enormous numbers while leading Indiana to a second straight bowl berth. Despite being just his first season in the Big Ten, Lagow finished the year second in passing yards, fourth in completions, and fifth in touchdowns. He racked up 3,362 passing yards with a completion percentage of 58. He threw for 19 touchdowns, ran for two, and caught one more.
Lagow finished his final college season compiling 1,936 yards with 15 touchdowns and just eight interceptions. Perhaps his most memorable performance came in the season opener against Ohio State where Lagow completed 40-of-60 passes for 410 yards and three touchdowns. Lagow cemented his place in the Indiana football record books by the time it was all said and done. Lagow is Indiana’s all-time leader in 400-yard passing games with two. He finished sixth in passing touchdowns with 34 and eighth in passing yards with 5,298. In addition, Lagow placed in the top ten in school history in completions, attempts, completion percentage, and total offense. In hindsight, these are truly remarkable feats given Lagow only started 21 games as the Hoosiers’ quarterback.
A chance is all Richard Lagow needs. He already seized the moment with some dazzling throws at the Tropical Bowl, and his size and smarts will offer him more opportunity. Hoosier nation will be rooting for Richard Lagow throughout his pursuit of a professional football career with the Kansas City Cheifs. Richard Lagow will undoubtedly find success in life, whether in the NFL or elsewhere. We at Hoosier Huddle and all of Hoosier nation wishes Lagow the best of luck moving forward!
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