Anytime a quarterback emerges out of the home of the NFL’s greatest players, football fans from all walks of life usually take notice. Since there is an expectation of football excellence when the city Canton, Ohio is announced as the hometown of a football player, there’s no question a lot of pressure is on Abbie Sullivan, the rookie quarterback of the LFL’s Cleveland Crush.
Add in the storied football history of the state of Ohio – and the infamous history of football in Cleveland – and it would start to seem that Sullivan really has some big expectations and long suffering Cleveland fans to cater to in the Crush’s first season.
In the Crush’s debut – a 1-point loss to the Baltimore Charm – Sullivan did not disappoint. Playing on both sides of the ball, Sullivan accounted for all three of the team’s touchdowns. Sullivan tossed two touches through the air on the offensive side of the ball, and as a defensive back also returned a 53-yard pick six. She logged 62 total yards on offense, completing 5 of 13 passes and carrying the ball 8 times. As if that wasn’t enough, Sullivan also logged four tackles.
Although she’s officially listed on the Cleveland Crush website as a QB and DB, Sullivan obviously has the athletic ability to be a multi-positional threat for the Crush if necessary. She started the season on the team depth chart as a wideout, but transitioned to QB at the advisory of LFL executives.
Find Abbie’s vital stats, plus an in-game photo of Sullivan’s pick six and a 15-minute interview Sullivan did with the Dugout Sports Show in Ohio in July AFTER the jump…
Sullivan played soccer, bball and track in HS and college, albeit at the NAIA level for Walsh College, a catholic university in Ohio famous for its football program, which has been a mainstay in the NAIA top 25. Vitals following the photo.
- Height: 5’6″
- Weight: 138
- Age: 25
- Hometown: Canton, Ohio
- Closest NFL Player Comparison: Joshua Cribbs, Cleveland Browns
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