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QB Elijah Warner, Kurt's son, commits to Temple

Field Level Media
28 Jan 2022, 06:40 GMT+10

Quarterback Elijah "EJ" Warner, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame member Kurt Warner, committed to play at Temple.

The younger Warner played at Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix. He intends to make his commitment to Temple official next Wednesday on National Signing Day.

"EJ is one of the sharpest and smartest football players I have ever been around," Brophy head coach Jason Jewell told USA Today. "He absolutely loves football and is a student of the game."

In the 2021 season, he passed for 2,742 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions, per USA Today. Brophy was 7-5 on the season, and Kurt Warner was the quarterbacks coach.

"He was our point guard," Jewell said of EJ Warner. "Got us in the right plays and protections. So happy that he landed at Temple."

The 6-foot, 200-pound Warner is ranked as a three-star prospect and the No. 123 quarterback by the 247Sports composite. His dad, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player, was undrafted out of Northern Iowa and cut by the Green Bay Packers in training camp in 1994.

Kurt Warner went to work stocking shelves in a grocery store and played in the Arena Football League before getting his chance as a backup in the NFL with the St. Louis Rams in 1998. A year later, he was league MVP, a first-team All-Pro and Super Bowl champion.

--Field Level Media

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