|High School:||Manheim Central|
AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He returned to the offensive side of the ball for spring drills, this time as a tailback; but he was switched over to wide receiver the first day of August camp. He also figures to be the holder again on placement kicks. Thus, he will now have played three positions on offense counting his freshman year when he was a quarterback. He had nice spring at tailback, rushing five times for 25 yards which included a 12-yard touchdown run in the spring game, with two receptions for 22 yards.
2011 (Fr.-RS)-He played in 12 games (no starts), and was the holder for all 48 placement snaps (32 PAT, 16 field goal), as he had emerged as the first-teamer at the position following the spring. He did not get into the Oregon game as the Buffs did not try a placement kick. He moved to defensive back (safety) from quarterback during spring practice.
2010 (Fr.)-Redshirted; he practiced primarily at quarterback and was a key scout team performer: he was the Scout Team Offense Player of the week for the Hawaii game as selected by the coaching staff, which also named him the recipient of the Offensive Scout Award for the entire season. He joined the team as an invited walk-on for August drills.
HIGH SCHOOL-He was a first-team All-Lancaster-Lebanon League performer as a senior, and an honorable mention selection as a junior. As a senior, he had 3,237 yards of total offense, as he became just the sixth player in Pennsylvania history to rush for 1,000 yards and throw for 2,000. He completed 152-of-266 passes for 2,116 yards with 20 touchdowns and 11 interceptions, completing 57.1 percent of his passes. He also rushed 177 times for 1,121 yards and 20 touchdowns, averaging 6.3 yards per attempt (long run of 61 yards); he had four 100-plus rushing games and five games of 300 or more yards in total offense. As a junior, he completed 60-of-109 passes for 929 yards and six touchdowns (three picks), while rushing for 280 yards on 69 tries and seven scores-one of which came on a 99-yard run against Cocalico. He also caught 10 passes for 178 yards and a score. He threw for 258 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 145 yards and two scores as a sophomore. Top games as a senior included a 17-14 win over Cocalico, when he completed 24-of-40 passes for 304 yards and a touchdown; a 42-12 win over Lancaster Catholic (17-of-26, 270, 2 TDs) and in a 49-0 rout of Garden Spot (12-of-13, 183, 2 TDs passing, 7-141, 3 TDs rushing). As a junior, in a 45-14 win over Eastern Lebanon County, he completed 11-of-14 throws for 271 yards and 3 TDs. Manheim Central was 15-1, losing in the state championship game his senior year, 11-2 his junior season and 6-5 his sophomore year under coach Mike Williams; MCHS were the district champions his junior and senior years. He also lettered once in track (personal best of 10.8 in the 100-meters) and one in baseball (centerfielder).
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business (Financial Management) at Colorado. As a redshirt freshman, he earned second-team Pac-12 All-Academic Team honors (with a 3.70 grade point average).
PERSONAL-He was born May 4, 1992 in Lancaster, Pa. He is an avid turkey hunter and travels all over the United States in doing so. His mother (Sherri) played college basketball for Elizabethtown (Pa.), and an older sister, Kelsey, is a senior midfielder on the soccer team at Messiah (Pa.) College.