Monmouth University fifth-year senior quarterback Kenji Bahar (Baltimore, MD/Calvert Hall) was named Big South Conference Preseason Offensive Player of the Year to start the season and today he showed why we need to be talking about him.
Today, Bahar led Monmouth to a huge win over the University at Albany. He finished the game with 291 yards passing and 3 touchdowns completing 62.2 of his passes with a 149.6 passer rating. Bahar looked great and we wanted to talk about him in our latest Diamond Talk feature.
Bahar, a fifth-year senior, has started 34 games for the Blue & White and was a Second Team All-Big South selection a season ago. Last year, Bahar set the Monmouth record for passing yards in a season while leading the Big South in passing yards, efficiency, yards per game, yards per completion and passing touchdowns. He is the first Monmouth player to earn Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the Year honors.
The Baltimore native has started 26 consecutive games for the Blue & White and has appeared in 34 total contests, which is third all-time for an MU signal-caller. Last season he accounted for 23 total touchdowns, including passing for 20. Bahar ranks fourth or higher in five of six career passing records at Monmouth and is just 1,855 yards away from taking the top spot from Brian Boland (2003-06).
Bahar is a 6030, 195-pound quarterback that can crush you on the ground and threw the air. On the season so far, Bahar has 674 passing yards, 5 touchdowns, and two interceptions. Bahar is a fun prospect and I wanted to showcase him on Draft Diamonds for doing such a great job as a leader today for the Hawks. Great job Kenji!