East Titans’ Bailey Zappe Makes Patriot Debut in Preseason Game
East Titan graduate Bailey Zappe is living the dream! His number was called tonight for the New England Patriots during their first preseason game versus the Giants. While the Patriots came up short during the preseason matchup, Zappe's final stat line was impressive: 19/32 for 205 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception. Including a perfect touchdown pass to 'Lil Jordan Humphry's and early season chemistry with Nixon. Once a Titan always a Titan! Bailey continues to make his hometown of Victoria very proud!
ZAPPE LIGHTS UP THE STAT SHEET IN COLLEGE FOR WESTERN KENTUCKY:
Zappe transferred from Houston Baptist to Western Kentucky in 2021 and that is when things just took off. Just last year, Zappe broke two college football records. He is now the all-time FBS passing yards and touchdowns leader for a single season. Zappe's single-season record for passing yards is 5,997 yards! Zappe also broke the record for touchdown passes in a season recently set by LSU quarterback Joe Burrow during the Tigers' 2019 national championship season. Burrow had 60, and Zappe now has 62! Not bad for a Victoria boy!
SEE THE MOMENT ZAPPE HEARD BELICHECK'S VOICE:
Back in May, his name was called during the 4th round as the 137th pick. Now thanks to a video posted on social media by Adhaam M on Facebook we get to see the reaction of Bailey and friends and family. Imagine getting a call from one of the most successful coaches in the NFL as an NFL draft hopeful. According to NFL.COM, Zappe has a great football IQ, which will help the Patriots' QB room and give him a chance to develop into a reliable professional backup. I have watched this video multiple times and I love everything about it.