|City/State:||Colorado Springs, Colo.|
AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.) -- Enters the fall listed third on the depth chart at quarterback, but will likely duke it out for backup honors in camp. He goes into his junior season ranked 31st in passing yards (737) and tied for 24th in touchdown passes (6).
2003 (Soph.) -- He saw action in six games, including two starts, as he performed admirably after starter Joel Klatt missed the better part of three games during the first half of the season. He briefly appeared in game two against UCLA, as his third quarter action was his first in a game since he took two late snaps against Missouri in 2000—prior to his Mormon mission. He finally threw his first collegiate pass the following week against Washington State; his second pass was intercepted but his fourth went for a 46-yard touchdown to Derek McCoy, tying the earliest career pass for a score by a quarterback in CU history (Kordell Stewart’s fourth career throw to Michael Westbrook in 1992 went for a TD against Colorado State). He then made his first career start the following week at Florida State of all places; he completed 14-of-30 passes for 192 yards against the Seminoles, with one TD and no picks (though he was 10-of-12 for 146 yards at the half before FSU clamped down defensively). In his other start against Baylor two weeks later, he completed 16-of-29 passes for 346 yards (2 TD/1 INT), the second most passing yards by a walk-on or former walk-on in CU history at the time (trailing Joel Klatt’s 402 against CSU earlier in the year); it still ranks as the third most yards. His 737 yards on the season were the sixth most by a backup in school history as well, as he completed 49-of-92 passes with six touchdowns and three interceptions.
2001-02 -- He was on sabbatical from the team, as he served his Mormon Mission, as required of 19-year olds in the Church of Latter Day Saints.
2000 (Fr.-RS) -- He dressed for all games, and got in at the tail end of one, Oklahoma State, but did not have any statistics. He was placed on scholarship for the season.
1999 (Fr.) -- Redshirted; did not see any action. He practiced the entire season at quarterback, and was actually No. 3 on the depth chart at times due to injuries and other attrition at the position. He joined the team as a walk-on prior to the start of August drills.
HIGH SCHOOL -- He lettered three times as a quarterback at Rampart, setting a school record for passing yards and touchdowns as a senior. He earned first-team all-state (4A) and all-league honors as a senior, when he completed 106-of-153 passes for 2,053 yards, throwing 27 touchdown passes and only seven interceptions. Rampart was 14-0 his senior season, winning the state's 4A title, and was 9-1 his junior year and 10-1 his sophomore season under coach Mike Sirko. He also lettered three times in baseball (outfielder), starting all three years and helping Rampart to a league title as a senior.
ACADEMICS -- He is majoring in Spanish for the professions at Colorado. In high school, he earned honorable mention academic all-state honors as a senior and was an honor roll student.
PERSONAL -- Born Oct. 2, 1980 in Mesa, Ariz. Hobbies include all sports. He served his two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in the Bolivia Cochabamba Mission from January 2001 to December 2002.
Season G Att-Com-Int Pct. Yds TD Long Att Yds Avg. TD Long
2003 6 92- 49- 3 53.3 737 6 81t 14 - 30 -2.1 0 5
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—NCAA Rating: 135.6 (2003). Sacked/Yards Lost: 7/35 (2003).