Quinn McQueary drafted by AAF’s Arizona Hotshots

LAS VEGAS — Former Montana Tech standout quarterback Quinn McQueary was drafted by the Arizona Hotshots in The Alliance of American Football’s “Protect or Pick” quarterback draft hosted by the Luxor Las Vegas.

McQueary was selected in the third round of the AAF draft by the Arizona Hotshots, who are coached by former UCLA Bruins quarterback and head coach Rick Neuheisel and offensive coordinator Hugh Freeze.

McQueary was a two-time all-conference honoree after passing for 6,682 yards and 52 touchdowns as the Oredigger signal caller. McQueary set the Montana Tech single game record for passing yards throwing for 414 yards against MSU-Northern, season completion percentage (65.7%), and tied the school record throwing for five touchdowns against Rocky Mountain College. McQueary helped guide Montana Tech’s offense to its highest offensive numbers in school history in 2017 when the Orediggers scored 43.4 points per game, averaged 543.8 yards per game, and 28.5 first downs per game.

The Alliance of American Football was founded by American television producer Charlie Ebersol and Pro Football Hall of Famer Bill Polian. Other notable executives for the league are ex-NFL stars Troy Polamalu, Hines Ward, Jared Allen, and Justin Tuck. The AAF has a partnership deal with CBS Sports and the CBS Sports Network to broadcast weekly games around the country.

The AAF begins its inaugural 10-week season on Saturday Feb. 9 with the league’s championship game slated for Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on April 28.

— Montana Tech