James McNear III

 Quarterback
 Height: 6'1
 Weight: 178
 College: Concordia University (MN)
CAREER STATS:
 Career Stats Passing Rushing  
 Year Team G Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Rtg Rsh Yds Avg TD FM FR
 2015 Fort Wayne 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0  
 2016 Fort Wayne 14 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0  
 2017 Fort Wayne 14 42 65 64.6 428 2 2 80.8 1 -2 -2.0 0 0 0  
 2018 Wichita 14 8 11 72.7 92 2 0 137.1 3 -6 -2.0 0 0 0  
 2019 Wichita 14 5 6 83.3 61 1 0 148.6 0 0 0.0 0 0 0  
 2020 Wichita 14 242 373 64.9 3,160 19 5 102.8 32 100 3.1 1 5 2  
 2021 Wichita 14 308 448 68.8 3,589 21 6 102.8 62 96 1.5 1 1 0  
 2022 Wichita 14 311 470 66.2 3,759 18 2 101.5 46 51 1.1 0 5 2  
 2023 Wichita 14 260 381 68.2 3,231 17 4 104.8 50 108 2.2 1 2 1  
 2024 Wichita 14 322 480 67.1 3,829 20 4 101.6 56 199 3.6 0 3 0  
 2025 Wichita 14 331 478 69.2 3,650 14 4 97.9 49 149 3.0 1 2 1  
 11 Seasons 154 1829 2712 67.4 21,799 114 27 102.4 299 695 2.3 4 18 6

PROFILE:

FIFL Experience: Drafted 46th overall in the 3rd roound of the 2015 FIFL Draft by the Fort Wayne Safari. Released following the 2017 Draft when Fort Wayne drafted QB Rob Flowers. McNear was signed before Training Camp by Wichita who released QB Will Burch. Took over as the starter in 2020 in Wichita. Had a fumble recovery for a touchdown in 2025. Holds a career 46-35-1 records as a starter.

Professional Experience: McNear played quarterback for the Omaha Beef from 2006 to 2013 in one of the top Indoor Football Leagues, earning team MVP honors five times and league MVP honors in 2012 with numerous All-League honors. McNear was inducted into Omaha Beef Ring of Honor in 2015.

College:James McNear III was a three-sport athlete during his tenure at Concordia University, St. Paul. He was a four-year starter on the Golden Bear football team from 2002 to 2005, had a standout season in track & field in 2005 and as a fifth year senior, was a reserve outfielder for the 2006 CSP Baseball team that tied the school wins record (29-12-1) and finished 3rd in the NSIC (13-5). McNear, nicknamed 'The Matrix' for his exceptional ability to evade the pass rush and make game-changing plays downfield through the air and on the ground, quarterbacked the Golden Bears to a pair of NSIC Championships in 2003 and 2005, leading the program to its first two postseason games in school history as CSP earned an invitation to the Mineral Water Bowl in both seasons. The Golden Bears went 33-13 during the McNear era, including a 24-7 mark in NSIC play. As a starting quarterback, McNear led CSP to a 19-0 record at Griffin Stadium (the 'Griff Myth').

McNear was a Harlon Hill candidate in 2005 after earning multiple All-American accolades and NSIC Offensive Player of the Year honors. He was a preseason All-American that season and was twice named National Player of the Week. In 2003, McNear earned his first NSIC Offensive Player of the Year honor and his first All-NSIC first team honor.  He was named All-NSIC second team in 2004 and was an honorable mention selection in 2002 along with being named NSIC Newcomer of the Year.

McNear was the first player in NCAA Division II history to record four straight seasons of at least 2,500 yards of total offense; record 2,500-plus career rushing and 8,000-plus career passing yards; record 3,000-plus yards rushing and 9,000-plus yards passing; and 300-plus passing and 200-plus rushing in a single game (309p, 215r vs BSU).  McNear ended his career ranked second in NCAA Division II football history in career total offense (12,447 total; 9,420 passing & 3,027 rushing) and still ranks No. 23 all-time today. The dual threat quarterback combined for 105 total touchdowns (68p, 37r) in his career, and as a senior had an 18-6 TD-INT ratio with 2,440 passing yards and 1,249 rushing yards with a 7.2 per carry average and 12 touchdowns for a career-high 30 touchdown season, picking up his team's second NSIC title.

In 2005, McNear was named NSIC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year after he was the NSIC Championship high point performer. During the championship he won the 55m hurdles, the triple jump and the high jump.  During the outdoor season he again earned meet high point performer honors after competing in six events, including winning the long jump and finishing second in the triple jump. He set CSP records in the following events: triple jump (45-6.75), long jump (22-2.5) and heptathlon.

Personal: Hometown of Des Moines, IA. Attended Roosevelt Highschool. Nicknamed "The Matrix". Following his career with the Beef, McNear was employed with Coca-Cola refreshments and now works for Orbis as a regional account manager in Raleigh, North Carolina.  He also had stints as quarterback coach at Northern Iowa Area CC and Iowa Western CC from 2006 to 2009.