Wall of Fame #7: Billy VandeMerkt
More completions than Donovan McNabb
January 15, 2014
If you’re a quarterback playing under Coach Otto Zeman, that means you’re going to do about three things: pass, pass, and—yep you guessed it–pass.
That is exactly what former Bulldogs quarterback Billy VandeMerkt during his tenure at RB. VandeMerkt holds the state record for first and second most completions in a game with 56 and 54. That means no one in IHSA history has ever had more completions in a game, not even NFL great Donovan McNabb (Mt. Carmel). VandeMerkt is also tied for third all-time completions in a season, in state history(287). Along with his numerous other records, Billy also earned two All-State selections.
VandeMerkt is currently playing for Saint Joseph College (Division II), in Rensselaer, Indiana. On October 22, of last year Billy set a GLVC record with nine touchdowns thrown in one game. His performance earned him the Division II player of the week award.