Senior (2013): Played and started in the first 10 games before missing the final 2 due to injury (knee)...Finished the season 335-for-504 for 3528 yards, and scored 21 touchdowns...Added 83 rushes for 267 yards and 6 touchdowns...Finished with 300+ yards in 8 games, including 3 games with 400+ yards...Had a 100+ efficiency rating in all 10 starts...Threw for 5 touchdowns (Rutgers) once and 4 touchdowns twice (Temple and Connecticut)...Had 7 total TDs once (Rutgers) and 6 total TDs once (Temple)... SINGLE-GAME RECORDS: 635 (538/97) yards of total offense (Temple) is the seventh-largest total in NCAA history...Recorded the top 2 and 3 of the top 10 passing performances in school history against Temple (1st/538), Rutgers (2nd, 484) and at Cincinnati (10th, 403)...5 passing TDs against Rutgers was second at SMU...Recorded five of the top 10 best completion performances in program history , against Rutgers (1st, 45), Texas Tech (2nd, 41), at Cincinnati (6th, 38), at Texas A&M (8th, 37) and against Temple (8th, 37)...Attempted 3 of the top 4 pass numbers in program history, against Rutgers (1st, 70), Texas Tech (4th, 62) and Texas A&M (4th, 62)...Involved in the top two most-play performances in program history, against Rutgers (1st, 81) and Texas Tech (2nd, 76)...Scored the two-highest amount of touchdowns, against Rutgers (1st, 7) and Temple (2nd, 6)...Gained 4 of the top10 most yards in a game, against Temple (1st, 635), Rutgers (2nd, 498), Texas Tech (5th, 431) and at Cincinnati (10th, 417)...SMU SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS: Second in total offensive yards (3795), second in passing yards (3528), first in completions (335), third in attempts (504), fifth in touchdown passes (21), first in 300-yard games (8), fourth in TDs responsible for (27). SMU CAREER RECORDS: First in 300-yard passing games (9), second in completions (603), third in attempts (1010), second in yards (6460), second in total offense (7073), third in TDs responsible for (50). STREAKS: Five of the top six passing-yard totals in consecutive games in school history, against Temple and Cincinnati (1st, 538/403/941), against Memphis and Temple (2nd, 321/538/859), against Rutgers and Memphis (3rd, 484/321/777), against TCU and Rutgers (5th, 274/484/760) and against Cincinnati and Connecticut (6th, 403/353/756)...recorded the top five passing yard totals in three-consecutive games in program history against Rutgers, Memphis and Temple (1st, 484/321/538/1343), Temple, Cincinnati and Connecticut (2nd, 538/403/353/1294), Memphis, Temple and Cincinnati (3rd, 321/538/403/1262), TCU, Rutgers and Memphis (4th, 274/484/321/1081) and Texas A&M, TCU and Rutgers (5th, 310/274/484/1070)...First in consecutive 300-yard passing games (5). AWARDS: Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Semifinalist, Three-time American Athletic Conference Player of the Week (Rutgers, Temple, at Cincinnati), Walter Camp National Player of the Week (Temple), Manning Award Star of the Week (Temple), NCAA.com National Offensive Player of the Week (Temple), Earl Campbell Tyler Rose National Player of the Week (Temple). CBSSports.com National Offensive Player of the Week (Temple) and Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week (Temple).
Junior (2012): Started all 13 games... Season totals ranked in SMU's all-time top-10 in passing TDs, passing yardage, total offense, pass completions and pass attempts... Had 3,278 all-purpose yards, 2,932 coming in the air... Passed for 15 TDs and rushed for another eight... Set a new career-high with four TD throws in SMU's win over Houston, and passed for a career-high 353 passing yards and rushed for two TDs as SMU topped Memphis... Posted a 37-yard run in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl and connected with Austin Fuller on a 67-yard pass play... Against Southern Miss, accounted for three TDs and 343 yards of total offense... Rushed for a career-high 111 yards including a career-long 74-yard TD run in the win against Tulsa... Team posted top-10 school efforts in scoring, scoring average, total offense, passing yards, passing TDs, completions, attempts, completion percentage and first downs among others...
Arrives on the Hilltop after three years at Texas... Earned an undergraduate degree at UT, allowing him to play immediately at SMU... Has two seasons of eligibility remaining; 2011 (at UT): Started the first two games before suffering a shoulder injury against BYU... Awarded a medical redshirt... Threw for 239 yards and one TD in season-opener against Rice, his 11th 200-yard passing game; Sophomore (2010 at UT): Started all 12 games at quarterback... Named second-team Academic All-Big 12... Completed 260-of-441 passes (59.0%) for 2,744 yards (No. 7 on the UT single-season list) with 10 TDs... His 260 completions rank fifth on the UT single-season list and his 441 attempts were third... Also rushed for 380 yards and five TDs on 100 carries for a total of 3,124 yards (No. 6 on the UT single-season list)... Logged one 300-yard passing game and ten 200-yard passing games for the season... Amassed 283 yards of total offense against UCLA, completing 30-of-45 passes (66.7%) for 264 yards and one TD and rushing nine times for 19 yards... Completed 27-of-41 passes (65.9%) for 266 yards against No. 8 Oklahoma... Carried nine times for a career-high 93 yards and completed 32-of-59 passes for 272 yards and one TD at Kansas State... Set a school record with his 59 pass attempts against the Wildcats; Freshman (2009 at UT): Appeared in 10 games at quarterback... Completed 30-of-66 passes for 310 yards and two TDs... Replaced an injured Colt McCoy after five plays in the BCS Championship game versus No. 1 Alabama... Threw for 162 yards and two TDs in the second half, with his 44-yard TD pass near the end of the third quarter and 28-yard TD connection midway through the fourth bringing UT within three at 24-21 with 6:15 left to play... Completed 7-of-8 passes for 64 yards in leading UT on a nine-play, 65-yard TD drive that drew UT within a field goal; Prep: Gatorade and Parade National Player of the Year... Tabbed EA Sports Mr. Football USA... Also named USA Today's Offensive Player of the Year... Became the first Texan to earn the Gatorade award... Played in the 2009 Under Armour All-America Game... Three-year starter who finished his high school career as Texas' all-time leader in passing yards (12,540) and ranks second in state history in passing TDs (138), completions (895) and attempts (1,368)... Also holds state single-season records in completions (360), attempts (556) and passing yards (4,851), and ranks third on the single-season TD passes list (55)... Rated as the second-best quarterback and 11th-best prospect on ESPNU's top 150 national list... Ranked as the 18th-best prospect nationally on Rivals' top 100 list... Tabbed the state's best quarterback and a first-team All-Texas selection by Dave Campbell's Texas Football ... Led Lake Travis to a 39-4 record (20-0 in district play) and back-to-back state titles as a starter... Ended his high school career on a 30-game winning streak... Went 895-of-1,368 (65.4%) for 12,540 yards and 138 TDs (27 INTs), while rushing for 1,424 yards and 32 TDs, during his career... Voted first-team 4A all-state and the state's Offensive MVP by the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior ... Tabbed Dave Campbell's Texas Football's Mr. Texas Football and earned 4A, Region IV and District 25-4A MVP honors... Led the Cavaliers to a perfect 16-0 record and a second consecutive state championship... Completed 301-of-435 passes (69.2%) for 4,851 yards, 55 TDs and only six INTs... Threw for at least 300 yards and at least four TDs seven times... Also rushed 113 times for 774 yards (6.8 ypc) and 23 TDs... Went 26-of-37 for 356 yards and five TDs, while rushing for 85 yards and two scores, in the state championship game... Tabbed first-team 4A all-state by the TSWA and second-team all-state by the Associated Press as a junior... An EA Sports Elite 11 selection as one of the nation's top junior quarterbacks... Led Lake Travis to the first state title in school history... Connected on 360-of-556 (64.7%) pass attempts for 4,827 yards and 52 TDs (12 INTs)... The 4,827 yards rank second on the state of Texas' single-season list... Threw for at least 300 yards nine times... Posted at least four TD passes in seven games, including a seven-TD performance against Beeville in the playoffs... Averaged 320 yards passing per game and threw 23 TDs compared to just two INTs in the playoffs... Also notched 96 carries for 400 yards and six TD... Tabbed 4A Newcomer of the Year and District MVP as a sophomore... Completed 234-of-377 (62.1%) passes for 2,862 yards and 31 TDs (nine INTs)... Also tallied 65 carries for 250 yards and three TDs... A second-team Academic All-State selection by the Texas High School Coaches Association and a four-time Academic All-District performer; Personal: Born in Buffalo, N.Y.... Moved to San Diego, Calif. at age three before moving to Austin in 1996... Father, Gale, played eight seasons in the NFL with the Seahawks, Bills and Chargers, and is the only player in NFL history to be a member of five straight Super Bowl teams (Bills 4, Chargers 1)... A three-year starter at California (1980-85), Gale ranks fifth on the school's all-time passing list (6,566 yards)... Uncle, Gary, played on the offensive line at Oregon (1984-88).