Luke Drone

Luke Drone (born December 18, 1984) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2008. He played college football at Illinois State.

Luke Drone
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Personal information
Born: (1984-12-18) December 18, 1984 (age 36)
Evansville, Indiana
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Mount Carmel (IL)
College:Illinois State
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-Gateway (2006)
Career Arena statistics
Passing yards:2,082
QB rating:104.65
Rushing yards:66
Rushing TDs:18
Player stats at

Early yearsEdit

Drone attended Mt. Carmel High School, Illinois, and was a four-year starter in baseball and a three-year starter in football and basketball. As a senior, he threw 30 TDs and passed for over 2,000 yards, while rushing for over 1,000 yards with 15 TDs. Drone was a First-team All-State selection and was academic All-State as well. He was voted the conference MVP as his team posted a 25-3 record during his junior and senior years, finishing as the state runner-up both seasons. As a junior, Drone passed for over 1,900 yards and 22 touchdowns. He averaged 17 points per game his senior season in basketball, while hitting .400 at the plate in his final year as a prep.

College careerEdit

As a senior at Illinois State Drone completed 192 passes for 2,222 yards and 18 touchdowns. In 2006 Drone was a First-team All-Gateway selection after starting every game at quarterback. He completed 203 passes for 2,961 yards and 19 touchdowns. The prior season, 2005, he was an honorable mention All-Gateway selection and started all 11 games at quarterback as a sophomore. He passed for 2,930 yards and 22 touchdown passes In 2004, he played in seven games and completed one pass on two attempts for 10 yards.

Professional careerEdit

Drone was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2008 (practice squad).[1] He signed with the Peoria Pirates of the AF2 for the 2009 season.

Coaching careerEdit

In August 2019, Drone was named football coach for the El Paso-Gridley High School Titans.[2][3]


  1. ^ "Bills waive two players, sign fourth-round pick Corner". Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  2. ^, Randy Reinhardt. "Former ISU QB Luke Drone brings experience to EPG". Retrieved 2021-01-28.
  3. ^ Staff. "Former ISU star QB Luke Drone named El Paso-Gridley coach". Journal Star. Retrieved 2021-01-28.

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