Once the No. 1 QB recruiting prospect in the nation, Gunner Kiel made his college football debut in an outstanding performance for Cincinnati.
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Gunner Kiel, once the No. 1 QB in the nation by recruiters, had a strange road to get onto the field, but in his debut for the Cincinnati Bearcats he carved up Toledo to the tune of 6 TDs, 411 passing yards and 11.3 yards/attempt.
The 6 TDs set an FBS record for a QB making his college football debut. The Cincinnati Bearcats won the game 58-34.
Kiel was the No. 1 ranked QB prospect in the nation in 2012. He initially committed to Indiana and then LSU before choosing Notre Dame. He spent all of 2012 in Notre Dame, the year the team went to the BCS National Championship, as the backup to Everett Golson.
In 2013 Kiel went to Cincinnati where he sat as a redshirt freshman.