Former Aggie QB O'Sullivan Named Co-MVP Of NFL Europa
O'Sullivan will lead the Frankfurt Galaxy into World Bowl XV on Saturday.
June 22, 2007
DAVIS, Calif. - Former UC Davis quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan, who will lead the Frankfurt Galaxy into NFL Europa's World Bowl championship game on Saturday against Hamburg Sea Devils, was named the league's Co-MVP on Friday along with running back Derrick Ross of the Cologne Centurions.
O'Sullivan played for UC Davis from 1998-2001 and holds the program's career passing records for yards (10,745) and touchdowns (96) while also setting a school record for total offense (11,544). The three-year starter led the Aggies to a trio of NCAA Division II Playoff appearances, including a 12-1 mark in 2000 when UC Davis advanced to the national semifinals.
O'Sullivan, in his second NFL Europa season, was selected by the New Orleans Saints in the sixth round of the 2002 NFL Draft and has been on several rosters. He is currently a member of the Chicago Bears who allocated him to NFL Europa.
Frankfurt advanced to the World Bowl with a 7-3 record. O'Sullivan led the league with 2,201 passing yards and a passing rating of 104.8, while tying for league-high honors with 16 touchdown passes. He enjoyed particular success against Hamburg, throwing for five touchdowns in two games. O'Sullivan completed 27 of 37 passes for 376 yards and four touchdowns in a tough 36-31 to the Sea Devils on June 9.
O'Sullivan also surpassed 300 passing yards when he completed 27 of 37 passes for 333 yards and three scores during the Galaxy's 25-22 win over the Berlin Thunder on June 2, a game in which Frankfurt came back with 22 unanswered points in the final 11 minutes. He is making his second World Bowl appearance after leading Frankfurt into the title game in 2004.
Ross shared MVP honors with O'Sullivan after rushing for 802 yards for the Centurions, a total helped by four 100-yard games.
World Bowl XV will be broadcast live on Saturday by the NFL Network, beginning at 10 a.m. (PDT).
J.T. O'Sullivan is UC Davis' all-time leading passer.
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