Houston, TX | 6026 | 227 | 4.77E | 2018
A patient pocket-passer who reads through his progressions and shows fluid footwork. He operates out of the shotgun and the offense features run/pass option calls regularly by offensive-minded head coach KC Keeler. Extremely streaky; can be on the money one game and completely terrible the next. Not afraid to let his receivers make a play—almost to a fault. His deep balls (wobbly) are usually in the neighborhood but rarely on the same block. Does a poor job of leading his receivers, his ball placement is often behind the intended target; these are dangerous and risky passes that can drive a coach absolutely nuts. Didn’t like some of the situations he put his receivers in when observing his ball placement, allowing them to get lit up on too many occasions. Also don’t see a fiery leader on the field. While this prospect has been much-hyped—he didn’t show a next level pedigree during evaluations. It could be hard to justify using a draft selection on this signal-caller.
2016: Walter Payton Award winner (Top Offensive Player in FCS) … became the first Sam Houston player to win the Walter Payton Award, and just the second in the history of the Southland Conference … set FCS record with 57 touchdown passes, breaking old record of 56 that had stood since 1984 … Southland Conference Player of the Year … AP All-America first team … STATS FCS All-America first team … Athlon Sports All-America first team … HERO Sports All-America first team … ADA (Athletic Directors Association) All-America first team … AFCS All-America first team … All-Southland Conference first team … set school record with 4,602 yards passing, which was second most in all of FCS.
2015: Split time as Bearkats’ quarterback with Jared Johnson … ranked seventh in Southland passing with 134.5 yards per game … passed for 1,883 yards and 14 TDs … top performance 28-of-42 passes for 358 yards and 4 TDs to lead Kats to 48-21 win over Colgate in NCAA quarterfinals … threw for 313 yards and 3 scores in second round NCAA win at McNeese … participated in spring drills after transferring in January 2015.
2014: Passed for 361 yards and 3 TDs in six appearances as backup quarterback in 2014 at UAB … redshirted in 2013 … played baseball as freshman.
High School: [Stratford] Rated No. 18 QB by ESPNU … threw for 1,863 yards and 12 TDs as senior for coach Eliot Allen (who coached Colts’ Andrew Luck) … posed 2.40 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 48 innings as pitcher. [Houston Second Baptist Prep] Totaled 2,358 yards passing and 23 TDs a junior in 2011.
Personal: General Business major … Born August 15, 1993.