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Former Lafayette quarterback Marko Glavic ’04 was recently assigned to the Memphis Xplorers football team of Arena Football League 2 (af2).

Glavic graduated as the all-time Patriot League leader in passing yards (9,189) and total offense (10,064). He holds school records in career touchdown passes (62) and career completions (820), and is only the third quarterback in Lafayette’s history to pass for more than 2,000 yards in three different seasons.

“Marko Glavic is a big, physical QB with a strong arm,” says Xplorers head coach Danton Barto. “With the success that he had at the college level, we believe his game will translate well in the arena league.”

Glavic is originally from Ontario, which allows him to join the team as an international player — a separate spot on the final roster.

“With the af2 rule that allows us to have an additional international player, this is an even better catch for our team,” Barto says. “Glavic will compete for a starting position because of his talent. It is an added bonus that he also frees up another spot on the roster.”

“My goal is to just do the best I can,” says Glavic. “Hopefully I’ll have a great year and win as many games as I can for my team.”

During his final season at Lafayette, Glavic threw for 2,725 yards and 21 touchdowns with a 127.0 passer rating. He finished his career with 26 games of 200-plus yards passing, five 300+ and one 400+.

Two moments in his college football career stand out the most to Glavic.

“My first ever collegiate game was against Princeton during my freshman year,” he says. “I got thrown into the game at the end of the first half and threw the game-winning touchdown to PhilYarberough ’01 with two seconds left. My other memorable moment as a Leopard was in 2002 when we beat Lehigh at home 14-7. It was absolutely thrilling and it was the best feeling I have ever had as a football player.”

An anthropology and sociology graduate, Glavic spent time after graduation working with Barry Wellman ’63, sociology professor at the University of Toronto and chair of the Community and Information Technologies section of the American Sociological Association. He participated in the Connected Livesstudy , which details analyses of how people use computers in their everyday lives through surveys, in-depth interviews, and ethnographic observations.

“Marko turned out to be our best surveyor,” Wellman says. “He had good training and a good presence that made people want to respond. I wish him luck [with the Xplorers]. This is what he dreamed of.”

The Xplorers will begin their season on the road Sunday, April 3, against the Bossier-Shreveport Battlewings. Later in the season, Glavic will compete against former teammate Adriel Linyear ’02 and the Albany Conquest.

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