Justin Willis
Justin Willis

Denton, Texas

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Height / Weight:
5-11 / 197



Junior (2008): Played in 10 games, starting in the season finale against Southern Miss... Had his best game of the year against the Golden Eagles, catching 11 passes for 88 yards and a score... With the TD catch, tied Ramon Flanigan for most TDs responsible-for in school history with 57... Finished the year with 14 grabs for 143 yards; Sophomore (2007): Started all 12 games... An honorable mention All-C-USA selection by the league's coaches... Co-winner of the team's Wild Horse Club Award along with Emmanuel Sanders... Threw for 2,944 yards and 25 TDs on 242-of-414 passing... His 25 TD passes rank second all-time at SMU in a season to his 26-TD effort in 2006... Had four of the all-time top 15 single-game total offense efforts in school history - Memphis (489), UNT (435), Houston (402) and Tulane (369)... Set a new single-season total offense record with 3,643 yards... His 2,944 yards passing is third-best ever in a season at SMU... Became the first SMU player since 1994 to pass for over 100 yards and run for 100 yards with a 375/114 performance at Memphis in the season finale... Had four-passing TD games against Arkansas State, Rice and Memphis... Had a career-long 48-yard TD run against the Tigers as well; Freshman (2006): Picked as the Conference USA Freshman of the Year by the league's coaches and media and the C-USA Offensive Freshman of the Year by the Houston Chronicle... Named a third-team Freshman All-American by The Sporting News... Was an All-Freshman Conference USA pick by the coaches, the media and the Houston Chronicle... Co-winner of the James Bradley "New Mustang" award for consistent play along with Bryan McCann and Emmanuel Sanders... Named SMU's Offensive MVP... Completed 182 of 270 pass attempts on the year for 2,047 yards with 26 TDs and just six interceptions... Had a breakout game against Sam Houston, throwing scoring tosses to five different receivers and adding a two-yard touchdown run... Started the SHSU game by completing 13 consecutive passes, tying the second-longest streak in school history... Finished with a 94.7 percent completion percentage (18-of-19) to set a new school mark and tie the C-USA record... His six TDs accounted-for also tied a school record... Followed up the SHSU win with a four-TD performance against Arkansas State to total nine TD passes in two games, setting an SMU record for TD passes in consecutive games... Had three 4-plus-TD-pass games (SHSU 5, ASU 4, Marshall 4), setting new SMU season and career records... Threw 26 TD passes on the season, setting a new SMU record for TD passes in a season... Compiled a 158.4 passing efficiency rating to rank second in Conference USA and 10th in the entire NCAA... His 67.4% completion rate set a new school record... Just missed his first career 300-yard game, throwing for 299 yards against Houston... Ranked second on the team in rushing with 354 yards... Accounted for 29 TDs (26 pass, 3 run) in 2006 - the most in SMU history - and his 2,401 yards of total offense rank as fourth-most ever in a season at SMU... Was responsible for 16.4 ppg, sixth-best in the entire NCAA; 2005: Redshirted; Prep: A three-star recruit... Rated as the nation's No. 27 dual-threat quarterback by Rivals... Earned second-team All-State honors... Denton Record-Chronicle's Area MVP... A third-team All-Texas selection... First-team All-DFW by the Dallas Morning News... A member of Rivals, Denton Record-Chronicle & Dallas Morning News Area Top 100 lists... Passed for 32 touchdowns and almost 3,000 yards... Rushed for another 1,080 yards and 13 scores... Led Ryan to a 12-2 mark as a senior... Also lettered in basketball and baseball... Chose SMU over Kansas State, Northwestern, Iowa State, Tulsa and New Mexico; Personal: A sociology major.

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