Shaker Grad, Now Ithaca QB Lands on SC’s Top 10 with Football Fling
In a primarily run-first offense, Wahid Nabi showed more than flashes of his ability to be a downfield pocket passer his senior season at Shaker. Nabi played under a former Ithaca quarterback while he was wearing a Blue Bison jersey and now, he too is a Bomber and someone who can tell stories about the night he was on SportsCenter's Top 10.
As a sophomore, Nabi has led Ithaca to a 6-2 record this season and in the rainstorm on Saturday with St. Lawrence in town, the Section II product pulled off the ugliest, beautiful backyard throw of his career. On 2nd and 14 from midfield, the shotgun snap slipped through Nabi's hands who, by the time he retrieved it, had little choice but to fling the football with a submarine style to a receiver downfield. The result? A first down. (Don't take my word for it though, check out the video below.)
In his freshman season, Nabi took over as the starter and proceeded to lead Ithaca to a bowl game victory over Salisbury after the biggest win of his young career; a 48-20 blowout of rival Cortland in the Cortaca Jug. Nabi threw six of his 16 touchdown passes in that win.