Sayville’s Jack Coan has manifested his dream.
The quarterback out of Notre Dame is now one of the newest members of the Indianapolis Colts. He signed an undrafted free agent deal once the NFL Draft concluded Saturday night, according to multiple reports.
As a Colt, Coan will have the chance to learn behind former league MVP in Matt Ryan while also vying for a back-up position against an otherwise unproven quarterback room. So far, his competition is the Colts’ 2021 sixth-round pick Sam Ehlinger and James Morgan, who has been on three practice teams since 2020.
Jack Coan spent four seasons, including one injured and out of the lineup, with Wisconsin before transferring to Notre Dame this past season as a graduate student.
He led Notre Dame to an 11-2 season and an appearance in the Fiesta Bowl, during which he threw for a Fiesta Bowl-record 509 yards and five touchdowns. His draft stock got a big boost after impressive showings at the NFL Scouting Combine and East-West Shrine Bowl.
At Sayville High School, Coan lit up the gridiron, earning the 2016 Hansen Award unanimously his senior year; it’s an award that goes to the best football player in Suffolk County.
Coan became the third Long Islander to find an NFL home this weekend, with Lindenhurst’s Jeremy Rucker getting drafted to the Jets in the third round and Newfield alum Denzel Williams signing a undrafted free agent deal with the Ravens.
Watch below the interview greaterlongisland.com‘s Jamie Stuart did with Coan ahead of the draft.
Top: Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan runs a drill during the NFL football scouting combine, Thursday, March 3, 2022, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)