Doyle Staying In The Game!

March 27, 2009 by  

BURBANK – Former Bellarmine-Jefferson football player playing professionally: The opportunity to keep playing football after finishing their college career is an opportunity not many athletes get to enjoy.

However, for former Bell-Jeff and Glendale Community College standout Brendon Doyle, he is getting the chance to do just that.

While enjoying a successful stint at Weber State University, Doyle was noticed by the owner of the Ogden Knights, a team in the newly formed American Indoor Football Assn.

Fourteen teams in the league play a fast-paced game similar to Arena Football, with eight players competing on offense and defense.

Doyle, a 6-foot-3, 230-pound quarterback, plays for a Knights, a team from Utah. He reportedly didn’t have to try out for the Ogden squad after getting strong endorsements from Weber State coaches.

The Knights opened their season Monday with a 42-37 loss to New Mexico.

Doyle played the entire second half. He threw one touchdown pass to James Owens.

Doyle has been able to make a career of football since graduating from Bell-Jeff in 2004.

At Weber State (10-4), he was a backup for the Wildcats, as the No. 12-ranked team advanced to the quarterfinals of the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, losing to Montana, 24-13, on Dec. 6.

Weber State beat Montana, 45-28, on Oct. 4, as the teams shared the Big Sky Conference regular season title.

Doyle had a nine-yard touchdown pass in the Wildcats 49-35 opening-round upset win Nov. 26 against No. 3 Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

On the season, Doyle played in 10 games and was seven of 13 for 63 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions. He also ran 13 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns.

Before Weber State, Doyle played for the Vaqueros, helping them to a 9-2 record and a win in the Western State Bowl in 2006 to earn all-conference honors.

He was an All-CIF award-winner for the Guards before heading to L.A. Valley College.

Doyle earned his second straight All-CIF Southern Section Division XII first-team honor in 2003, as he helped the Guards to an area-best 7-3 record his senior year.

At quarterback, he completed 78 of 161 passes (48.5%) for 1,337 yards, 14 touchdowns and four interceptions. He also rushed for 174 yard and five touchdowns.

The All-Area honoree played defensive back, nabbing six interceptions.

In his final two seasons at Bell-Jeff, Doyle threw for 2,890 yards and 27 touchdowns.

Jeff Tully – Burbank Leader

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