Minnesota’s Weber Reaches 10,000 Yards Passing

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota’s Adam Weber has become the fifth Big Ten quarterback in history to reach 10,000 career yards passing.

Weber’s second-quarter completion to tight end Eric Lair put him past the milestone in Saturday’s game against Penn State. The fourth-year starter for the Gophers joined Drew Brees and Curtis Painter of Purdue, Brett Basanez of Northwestern and Chuck Long of Iowa as members of the 10,000-yard club.

The scoreboard at TCF Bank Stadium flashed a congratulatory message for Weber a few minutes later, drawing a loud cheer from the crowd. Weber made his 46th consecutive start for Minnesota. He has been under center for every game of his career.

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