DJ Uiagalelei leads all Power 5 quarterbacks in 1 key stat
DJ Uiagalelei is off to a great start in 2022.
He has 16 completions on throws of at least 20 yards. That leads all Power 5 quarterbacks, according to Pro Football Focus:
D.J. Uiagalelei: 16 completions on throws 20+ yards
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He has been a consistent passer for Clemson in the first 4 games of the season. Most recently, Clemson benefited from Uiagalelei’s accuracy in Saturday’s 51-45 win over Wake Forest.
In the win, Uiagalelei passed for 371 yards and 5 touchdowns. He completed 26 of 41 attempted passes. He kept Clemson in the game and helped the team prevail in overtime. He showed the ability to throw the ball down the field with accuracy.
In 4 games, he has passed for 10 touchdowns, 1 interception, and 1,033 yards. He has a completion percentage of 64.3%. His accuracy has improved from last season and the offense has improved as a result of it.
Across the board, his numbers have improved from last season. In 2021, Uiagalelei had 9 touchdowns, 10 interceptions, and 2,246 passing yards. Through 4 games in 2022, he has already exceeded his touchdown total from 2021 and limited the number of interceptions. His completion percentage in 2021 was 55.6%.
Uiagalelei has an important game coming up against NC State. In the 2021 matchup against NC State, he passed for 111 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 interception. He will try to have a better performance in the latest meeting.
Clemson hosts NC State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. ET.