Fordham quarterback Tim DeMorat had a historic 2022 season, leading the Rams to the playoffs for the first time since 2015. The Rams’ 9-3 record capped an impressive rise for a football team that won only two games in 2018, DeMorat’s first year.

A consensus All-American, he broke a slew of Fordham and Patriot League records, including most passing yards (4,891) and most touchdowns (56) in a season, plus career marks for completions (1,032) and passing yards (13,454). He was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year—for the third straight time—and in January, he was the runner-up for the Stats Perform Walter Payton Award, which honors the offensive player of the year in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision (FCS).

Throughout his Fordham career, DeMorat demonstrated poise in the clutch. “I’ve always thought that I’ve had that ‘clutch gene,’” he told The Transfer Portal CFB earlier this month. “You trust in your teammates—they make great plays for me—and trust in the coaches. I love to be in those high-pressure situations. I feel like that’s when I play my best, throw my best balls.”

The Florida native, a communication and media studies major, added that he’s preparing for the 2023 NFL Draft, set for April 27 to 29. “I want to play in the NFL, so I’m going to train for that and see what happens. … It’s always been the goal, it’s always been the dream,” he said.

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Ryan Stellabotte is the Senior Editorial Director of FORDHAM magazine. He can be reached at 212-636-6537 or [email protected].