A big step for Central Washington QB Mike Reilly

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    A big step for Central Washington QB Mike Reilly
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    It's a big step up from NCAA Division II football to the NFL. When Central Washington quarterback Mike Reilly has visited with NFL teams in this draft process, they want to know if he's ready for such a step.

    "Coming from Division II, when I step in the huddle, they ask me how I'd handle it if say Adrian Peterson was telling me to hurry up and call the play," Reilly said. "I tell them I've played with big-name guys. I'm the quarterback. I don't care if I'm in the huddle with the Dallas Cowboys or a sandlot team back home. It's my role to take charge."

    Reilly was a major-college prospect coming out of high school, accepting a scholarship to play at Washington State. He transferred to Central Washington after his redshirt season and wound up third in Division II history in career passing yardage (12,448). He threw for 3,706 yards last season to finish as the runnerup for the Harlon Hill Trophy -- the Division II Heisman. Reilly then was invited to play in the East-West Shrine Game and also attend the NFL combine.

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