North Carolina A&T QB Lamar Raynard Is Most Efficient Passer In FCS

North Carolina A&T lost one of the most electric players in the country from last year with the graduation -- and subsequent Chicago Bears' selection -- of Tarik Cohen. But those hoping the Aggies would take a step back on offense have been sorely disappointed through four games this season.

That's because quarterback Lamar Raynard has been nothing short of spectacular. Raynard was good a season ago, before a chest injury ended his redshirt sophomore campaign three weeks early.

But this season? Raynard is out there putting up video game numbers. The 6-foot-4, 203-pounder has completed 71 percent of his throws for 1,000 yards and 12 touchdowns with no interceptions heading into NC A&T's road trip to South Carolina State on Saturday at 6 PM ET.

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Raynard's passer efficiency rating of 202.8 is the best in the FCS -- and second only to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield across all of Division I.

These numbers beg the question: Is Lamar Raynard a created player?

Some investigative research (…OK, just a Google search) turned up Raynard's prospect profile, which lists the High Point T.W. Andrews (NC) product as an unranked recruit out of high school. He tested well but nothing crazy -- above-average speed, above-average arm.

These revelations confirm that Raynard is simply the result of talent, opportunity, and hard work coming together.

"Lamar just continues to get better," Aggies head coach Rod Broadway said. "The four games prior to him getting hurt (last season) he was playing at a really high level. He started this season right where he ended last season, and we expect great things out of him."

Raynard says his goals for this season are just to "stay healthy and ball." So far, so good.

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