Following a record-setting, Bushnell Cup-winning senior season, Chad Kanoff can now add another historic achievement to his Princeton resumé; the Tigers’ all-time leading passer has reached an agreement with the Arizona Cardinals.
Kanoff joins an impressive legacy of Princeton football players who have made the transition to the NFL. Two of his teammates from the 2013 Ivy League champion Princeton football team, Caraun Reid ’14 and Seth DeValve ’16, are currently on NFL rosters, while 2012 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year Mike Catapano played for both Kansas City and the New York Jets before injuries impacted his career.
“We are thrilled for Chad in his next step of his football journey,” said head coach Bob Surace. “He is going to a tremendous organization that spent a lot of time with him during the offseason, and I believe it’s a terrific fit. I’m confident he will make the most of this opportunity and I know he is excited to get started.”
Prior to the draft, Kanoff shared some thoughts on his journey from the end of the Princeton season, including advice he received from both Reid and DeValve. You can listen to that podcast below.
Here is a reminder of Kanoff’s historic achievements both this season and throughout his career at Princeton:
• broke the Princeton career record for passing yards with 7,510 … previous mark was Doug Butler ’86 (7,291)
• moved into sixth place in the Ivy League career passing yards list … Gavin Hoffman is fifth with 7,542
• broke the Princeton AND Ivy League record for single-season passing yards with 3,474 … previous Ivy mark was Jeff Mathews (3,412, 2011) and previous Princeton mark was Butler (3,175, 1983)
• broke the Princeton AND Ivy League record for single-season completion percentage with 73.2% … previous Ivy mark was Gavin Hoffman (70.5, 2000) and previous Princeton mark was Jason Garrett (68.2, 1988)
• finished second on the Princeton rankings and fourth on the Ivy League rankings in career completion percentage (64.5%)
• broke the Princeton pass efficiency single-season record and finished third on the Ivy list with 168.4 … previous Princeton mark was 151.64, set by Quinn Epperly in 1983
• broke the Princeton record for single-season completions and finished third on the Ivy League single-season list with 284 … previous Princeton mark was 224 (Butler, 1983) … only Brown’s James Perry (309, 1999) and Eric Webber (289, 2000) completed more
• broke the Princeton record for career completions and finished fourth on the Ivy League career list with 655 … previous Princeton mark was 542 (Butler, 1983-85) … only Mathews (901), Perry (789) and Cornell’s Ricky Rahne (678) have more
• broke the Princeton record and finished second on the Ivy League list for passing touchdowns with 29 … previous Princeton mark was 25 (Butler/Epperly) … only Webber has more (30, 2000)
• finished second on the Princeton career touchdown passes list with 43 … Butler threw 47 touchdown passes
• set Princeton record and finished sixth on the Ivy League list with 11 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass
• tied the Ivy League record for most 400-yard passing games (three) and 300-yard passing games (eight) in a single season