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Evan Shirreffs | Quarterback

Team: UNC Charlotte 49ers
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 210

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Charlotte redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs completed 8-of-14 passes for 78 yards with one interception in Saturday's 20-17 win over Southern Miss.
Shirreffs (6'5/216) got his first career win in a start today, but he wasn't overly sharp. Instead, it was his defense and running back Benny LeMay who put Charlotte in a winning position. The redshirt junior and Miami transfer only averaged 5.57 yards per pass attempt, while running for just 15 yards on six carries. Even with the mediocre game, Shirreffs and the 49ers will be stoked to escape with a win. Getting a win over Tennessee will be tough however. Oct 27 - 5:26 PM

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Charlotte redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs completed 20-of-40 passes for 209 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions in Saturday's 21-13 loss to Middle Tennessee State.

It was Shirreffs' (6'5/216) first career start after transferring from Miami this offseason. The redshirt junior was unable to do much with his first opportunity, but he will have weeks to improve on his 50-percent completion rate and 5.2 YPA with starting QB Chris Reynolds out for the season after undergoing ankle surgery. Shirreffs and the 49ers will take on Southern Miss next Saturday.
Oct 20 - 6:53 PM

Charlotte redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs is likely to take over as the starting quarterback for the 49ers.

He'll replace Chris Reynolds, who is going to miss the rest of the 2018 season after undergoing ankle surgery. The 6-foot-5, 216-pound quarterback left Miami to go to Charlotte after not being able to win the starting job with the Hurricanes. He'll now get his chance to play, albeit under injury circumstances. Charlotte will take on Middle Tennessee State this Saturday.
Oct 15 - 6:13 PM

Charlotte redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs replaced the injured Chris Reynolds in the second half of Saturday's 40-14 win over Western Kentucky.

Reynolds limped off with an ankle injury in the third quarter, so Miami transfer Evan Shirreffs (6'5/216) entered. Shirreffs was able to throw for a touchdown and run for a touchdown in relief to secure the win. If Reynolds is unable to suit up against Middle Tennessee next Saturday, Shirreffs will draw the start.
Oct 13 - 9:09 PM

Miami redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs transferred to Charlotte as a graduate.

Shirreffs (6'5/216) was unable to win the starting job over Malik Rosier last summer and after a season on the bench -- outside of a few brief spots of playing time -- he announced his transfer intentions in January. At Charlotte, he'll be competing with incumbent Hasaan Klugh for starting honors. That shouldn't be an insurmountable hurdle for the former three-star recruit, as Klugh offers a fair bit of juice as a runner (532 rushing yards in 2017) but almost nothing as a passer. He completed just 47.7% of his passes and owned a dreadful 10/13 TD/INT ratio for the most recent campaign.
Mar 28 - 12:38 PM

Transferring Miami redshirt junior QB Evan Shirreffs is appealing the program's restrictions on his movements.

Shirreffs (6'5/216) announced his intention to transfer in mid-January. He's currently being barred from hooking up with other ACC schools, as well as Florida, LSU, FIU, Toledo and Central Michigan (non-conference programs on Miami's 2018 and 2019 schedules). Just where the Hurricanes backup gunslinger might be eyeing as a potential landing spot is currently unknown. We should be receiving clarity on Shirreffs' appeal in the relatively near future, as it will be heard by a non-athletic committee next week.
Feb 2 - 2:36 PM

Miami redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs will transfer.

Props to Shirreffs on the academic side, as he will be moving on having graduated in just three years. This means he will be eligible to play immediately with his program-to-be come the start of the 2018 season. He'll have two years remaining to his name, to boot. Shirreffs was unable to beat out Malik Rosier for starting honors this past offseason and finished the 2017 campaign having attempted just seven passes. The 6-foot-5, 216-pounder was a three-star recruit coming out of high school in the winter of 2015. The offshoot of all this is that the Miami quarterback competition this spring and summer will likely boil down to returning starter Malik Rosier and much-heralded dual-threat N'Kosi Perry, who is entering his second year in the program.
Jan 15 - 3:32 PM

Miami HC Mark Richt says redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs is No. 2 on the depth chart.

The Hurricanes announced Malik Rosier as their starting quarterback on Tuesday. Shirreffs is currently ahead of true freshman N’Kosi Perry and Cade Weldon on the depth chart.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 02:37:00 PM

Miami QB coach Jon Richt said that redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs and redshirt junior QB Malik Rossier are currently leading the competition to start.

Richt explained that "as far as day to day, if we had to start right now, yeah, those two older guys are ready. They’ve been in the system for a year and a half." He noted that while highly-anticipated true freshman QB N'Kosi Perry possesses an "unbelievable talent base," Perry still understandably takes a little more time to process the field than the more experienced Shirreffs and Rossier.
Thu, Aug 17, 2017 04:37:00 PM

Miami redshirt sophomore QB Evan Shirreffs completed 7-of-17 passes for 75 yards and an interception in the team's final scrimmage of the spring.

Miami doesn't put on a full-fledged spring game, but their final spring scrimmage essentially serves that purpose. Shirreffs failed to truly impress, but remains locked in a battle with Malik Rosier (8-of-18 passes for 169 yards, two touchdowns, two interceptions) to replace Brad Kaaya heading into the summer. The wild card in this competition is true freshman QB N'Kosi Perry, who will be joining the team by August camp. ESPN's Andrea Adelson believes that the "safe assumption is that Perry will play at some point this season."
Tue, May 9, 2017 10:40:00 PM