AT COLORADO; This Season (Jr.)-He enrolled at Colorado for the spring semester and participated in spring football; he enters the fall listed third on the depth chart. In the three main spring scrimmages, he completed 10-of-25 passes for 100 yards (2 touchdowns/1 interception), with one of the touchdowns a 22-yard toss to Kyle Slavin in the spring game. He has two years to play two in eligibility.
AT WESTERN ARIZONA (2010/Soph.)-He completed 79-of-140 passes for 1,219 yards with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions in seven games before being injured, compiling a 6-1 record for Western Arizona. The Matadors climbed to the top of the NJCAA rankings the third week of the season and after suffering a loss that week, didn't lose again in the regular season. They won the Western States Football League championship and tied the school record for wins with a 10-2 record. In the second game of the year, against Phoenix College, he completed 15-of-25 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns in a 47-17 victory, which setup the Matadors for the nation's top ranking.
AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE (2008-09/Fr., Fr.-RS)-After redshirting the 2008 season, he saw action in seven games (one start) as a redshirt frosh for MTSU in 2009. As primarily the backup quarterback, he completed 13-of-25 passes for 160 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions as MTSU ran up a 10-3 record including a victory over Southern Miss in the New Orleans Bowl (he was 2-of-3 for 45 yards and a touchdown in the bowl game). He replaced the injured Dwight Dasher and completed one pass for 22 yards on 2nd-and-15 and then threw a 23 yard touchdown to put MTSU up 28-20 late in the third quarter as the Blue Raiders went on to a 42-32 win. He was 3-of-3 for 47 yards and a touchdown against Western Kentucky and in his first collegiate start against Mississippi State, he completed 7-of-15 passes for 48 yards.
HIGH SCHOOL-ESPN ranked him as the No. 44 quarterback in the country, the No. 19 player from Tennessee (the third ranked quarterback). He was named to Scout.com's Tennessee Super 14 as one of five quarterbacks on that list. He earned the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association Mr. Football Award and was the Player of the Year for Tennessee by Tennessee Football Magazine, Sports Locker and Rebel Nation. He was the Offensive Player of the Year by the Knoxville News Sentinel and Maryville Daily Times and named the All-Southern Player of the Year by the Orlando Sentinel. He was the Region 3 most valuable player as a senior and named to both the Tennessee Sports Writers Association and Tennessee Athletic Coaches Association first-team All-State teams as both a junior and senior, when he also earned All-Blount County and All-Region 3 honors. He finished his career with school records of 6,408 passing yards and 67 touchdowns. He ranked fifth all-time for career passing yards in TSSAA history and No. 2 among players from eastern Tennessee. As a senior, he completed 228-of-325 (70.2 percent) of his passes for 3,521 yards with just seven interceptions. The 3,521 yards ranked third in TSSAA history and his 38 touchdowns second, with both marks the best by a player from eastern Tennessee. He also owns Maryville season records for completions, pass attempts, touchdowns and passing yards, and the single game record of five touchdowns, which he did in the 2007 state playoffs against Red Bank. His junior year he completed 101-of-146 passes for 2,019 yards and 18 touchdowns, and as a sophomore, he passed for 868 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was named the MVP of the state championship game as a senior when he competed 15-of-22 passes for 222 yards two touchdowns in the 28-13 win over Maplewood. He compiled a 30-0 record as a starter, 45-0 record in his three years primarily on varsity and a 60-0 mark in his four years of high school at Maryville under coach George Quarles, winning the state championship each season. He also lettered in baseball (third baseman).
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Psychology at Colorado; he is interested in attending medical school after his football playing days are over.
PERSONAL-He was born October 5, 1989 in Knoxville, Tenn. His hobbies include going to the lake, fishing, skiing, hanging out with friends, golf and playing the guitar. His father, Tommy, played football at Eastern Kentucky and his uncle, Jerry Burnette, played basketball at Loyola Marymount. He played summer baseball in the same program that turned out Colorado Rockies All-Star and Gold Glove winner Todd Helton. He traveled to Colorado with his baseball team when he was seven years old and took runner-up at the AABC World Series (in Wheat Ridge).