Shaw exclusive among SEC QBs in skydiving experience

July 18, 2013 

SEC South Carolina Football

South Carolina quarterback Connor Shaw talks with reporters during the Southeastern Conference football media days in Hoover, Ala., Tuesday, July 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Dave Martin)


Connor Shaw didn’t receive enough votes to make the preseason All-SEC team, but he did boast something over the other eight quarterbacks who attended SEC Media Days.

He was the only one who has jumped out of a plane.

The other eight were each asked over three days in Hoover if they’ve ever skydived, as Shaw did on June 22. Each said no, although some had a quantifier.

James Franklin, Missouri: “No, but I would like to.”

Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M: “No, not yet. It’s on my bucket list.”

Zach Mettenberger, LSU: “No, but I’ve been trying to. I haven’t been able to find the time yet.”

Aaron Murray, Georgia: “No. I’m scared of heights. My sister has been bugging me to do it.”

A.J. McCarron, Alabama: “No. I don’t like heights.”

Florida’s Jeff Driskel, Ole Miss’ Bo Wallace and Mississippi State’s Tyler Russell each just said no.

- David Cloninger

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