Dan LeFevour (born March 19, 1987 in Downers Grove, Illinois) is an American football quarterback who was drafted by the Chicago Bears (181st overall pick in the sixth round). He played college football at Central Michigan University. Known as a dual-threat quarterback, LeFevour has the most total touchdowns in NCAA history.
LeFevour graduated from Benet Academy in Lisle, Illinois in 2005. He started his high school career as the freshman team running back. Due to injuries at quarterback on the freshman team Dan stepped up in the final game and led the team successfully as their signal caller. After success at quarterback, he joined the varsity team his sophomore year. LeFevour became the full-time starting quarterback midseason. He continued on to start both his junior and senior years and was named the Offensive Player of the Year during his senior campaign. During his career at Benet, he threw for 2,929 yards (3rd most in school history), and completed 173 passes, 24 for touchdowns. His senior season, LeFevour passed for 945 yards and 7 touchdowns while compiling 634 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns. LeFevour broke the all-time touchdown record for Benet with 54 scores in his career. He was named to the ESCC All-Conference team his senior year, and was also recognized as honorable mention all-state.
LeFevour led CMU to a bowl victory in the 2006 Motor City Bowl. He was named the bowl game's MVP, winning as a redshirt freshman. Dan was one of 35 players named to the Manning Award Watch List in August 2007. He was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks in October 2007, and again in the second week of November. Lefevour also garnered USA Today's Player of the Week for the week of October 16, 2007. On December 1, 2007 LeFevour became the second player in Division I FBS history to pass for over 3,000 yards and rush for over 1,000 yards in a single season (Vince Young was the first). On September 12, 2009 at Michigan State, LeFevour passed Byron Leftwich to take over as the MAC all-time leader in total offense in a career. He was honored multiple times by the College Football Performance Awards, including National Performer of the Week once. He was named an Elite National Performer and Elite Quarterback Performer by the College Football Performance Awards for 2009. He currently holds Mid American Conference records for career completions, attempts, passing yards, passing touchdowns, total touchdowns, and total offensive yards. LeFevour is the only player in NCAA history with over 12,000 passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards and currently sits 2nd all time in total offensive yards. He also holds the FBS record for total touchdowns with 149.