Friday Flashback: Feckley threw for more yards than any Alaska QB
The ultimate pocket passer, Conor Feckley of Anchorage picked apart defenses on the gridiron with surgical precision.
The quarterback threw for nearly 12,000 yards in high school and college combined – the most for a player from Alaska at both levels.
His 2016 season at the University of Dubuque was one for the ages.
His 634 yards in the season opener against Bethel University were the fifth-most in the history of NCAA D3 football. His eight TD passes in the game were a school record.
That season also included a 353-yard, 5-TD game against Loras, a 349-yard, 5-TD game against Central and a 358-yard, 3-TD game against Buena Vista.
Feckley finished third in NCAA D3 football with 37 touchdown passes in 10 games and ranked No. 15 nationally with 3,129 yards.
In 2017, he threw for 1,289 yards and 11 scores as a senior. In 2018, he was selected to the NFL Draft Diamonds Small School Prospect list.
Feckley finished his career with 4,700 yards and 51 TDs – the most for an Alaskan at the college level. By comparison, Sean Duffy, who also played for Dubuque, ranks second in both categories with 4,347 yards and 49 TDs.
In high school, Feckley threw for a state record 7,106 yards during his career with the West Eagles between 2010 and 2012. He accounted for 87 TDs – 67 through the air and 20 on the ground. In 2011, Feckley set the state’s passing record with 2,559 yards to beat out Service’s Amu Aukusitino (2,471) in the same season.
Friday Flashback is a series created by Alaska Sports Hall of Fame blog editor Van Williams that looks back on great Alaska athletes from the past. To read about other Alaskans featured in this series, click here.