University of Richmond record-setting quarterback, Kyle Lauletta, has been one of the best kept secrets in the country over the last three seasons. No longer. On Saturday afternoon in rainy conditions at the 2018 Reese’s Senior Bowl, the Exton, Pa. native put his talents on display for all to see in a performance that earned him Most Outstanding Player honors.
Lauletta was 8-12 for 198 yards and three touchdowns, all in the second half, to lead the South to a 45-16 victory over the North. He entered in the first half for just one play to replace an injured Kurt Benkert but took over in the second half and wasted no time setting a tone. In just his second drive of the half, and on the first play from scrimmage, Lauletta let loose an all-to-familiar deep ball that was hauled in by D.J. Chark for a 75-yard score and away he went.
On his next possession Kyle led a nine-play, 95 yard drive that culminated in a one-yard touchdown toss to Deon Yelder. During that drive he completed passes of 28 and 42, picking apart the North defense as he did to CAA units throughout his career. In the fourth quarter Lauletta put together another long drive, this time needing nine plays to 75 yards for another score.
Currently ranked 106th overall by ESPN NFL Draft analyst and University of Richmond alum, Todd McShay, Lauletta is projected to land somewhere on day three of the draft. Expect that stock to rise after this performance following a strong week of practice where he received high praise.