AT COLORADO: This Season (Jr.)—Joined the CU program in July after completing all his degree requirements at the University of Kansas; he is taking advantage of an NCAA rule which allows a player to continue his career, provided if he has time remaining on his 5-year eligibility clock, and the school he transfers to has a program that is not offered at his previous university. He started 19 games at Kansas (4-15 record), throwing for 3,079 yards with 20 touchdowns and 20 interceptions.
AT KANSAS (2011, Soph.)—He started all 12 games, completing 179-of-281 passes for 1,884 yards (13 TD/12 INT), with three 200-plus yard games. Top game came against Oklahoma State, when he was 25-of-36 for 316 yards and two touchdowns in a 70-28 loss; he had 281 versus Northern Illinois (on 21-of-30 passing) and 239 versus Texas Tech (16-of-22). He had three touchdowns on three occasions, versus McNeese State, NIU and Texas Tech.
2010 (Fr.-RS)—He started seven games and played in nine overall, missing games eight through 10 after being injured against Texas A&M (which included the Colorado game; he never played against the Buffs). He completed 121-of-214 passes for 1,195 yards (7 TD/8 INT); in his first career start against Georgia Tech, he completed 18-of-29 for 179 yards and three touchdowns. He threw for over 200 yards twice: 249 versus New Mexico State and 228 against Kansas State. He played for a new Kansas head coach, Turner Gill.
2009 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced at quarterback the entire season under head coach Mark Mangino.
HIGH SCHOOL—A two-time first-team All-State performer (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), as a senior he was ranked as the No. 13 player in the St. Louis Metro Area when he was the Four Rivers League Player of the Year for the third consecutive season. He was second-team All-State as a sophomore, first-team All-District his sophomore through senior years (when combined, he owned a 129-to-14 touchdown-to-interception ratio over those years). He was a third-team EA Sports All-American as a junior. He threw for 3,100 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior, while also rushing for 1,024 and 24 scores; giving 4,124 yards of total offense. On two occasions, he completed 16-of-17 passes, doing so in a 48-3 win over Helias (297 yards, 4 TD) and in a 42-0 win over Hillsboro (186, 2); in a 55-8 win over Hermann, he was 8-of-13 for 257 yards, with five of the completions going for scores. As a junior, he completed 281-of-446 passes (63.0 percent) for 4,323 yards and 53 touchdowns, throwing for over 400 yards five times and over 30 in all but one game; he had just six interceptions and passer rating of 250.2. He rushed for 604 yards on 143 carries, scoring 11 touchdowns. In a wild 77-55 win over Hermann, he was 30-of-47 for 427 yards and eight touchdowns; that had followed a 49-0 win over St. James where he was 29-of-36 for 383 yards and seven scores. His career high came in the season finale, as in a crazy 57-56 loss to Ozark, he had 491 yards and seven scores. He also punted 10 times for a 34.5 average, with a long boot covering 55 yards. He passed for 2,831 yards as a sophomore (157-of-238), with 45 touchdowns and three interceptions; he again lit up Hermann in a 42-29 win, throwing for 488 yards and six touchdowns. He threw either five or six touchdowns in a 6-game span early in the season. Under coach Brent Eck ley, Union was 11-1 his senior season, advancing to the state sectionals, 9-2 his junior year, 10-1 his sophomore campaign and 4-6 his freshman season (or 34-10 during his four years as a letterman). He also lettered three times in basketball, earning All-Conference honors as a sophomore and started as a freshman.
ACADEMICS—He is majoring in Educational Equity and Cultural Diversity at Colorado. He graduated from the University of Kansas in the summer of 2012 with a degree in Psychology (with a minor in Public Policy).
PERSONAL—He was born June 5, 1991 in Union, Mo. He has aspirations of becoming a college football coach after his playing days.
|2010 (at Kansas)
|2011 (at Kansas)
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS— NCAA Rating: 118.1 (career), 106.8 (2010), 132.6 (2011). Sacked/Yards Lost: N/A (2010), 31/200 (2011).