Born in Westminster, Calif.,...Parents are Michael and Terri...Honor roll student in high school...Is a southpaw...Recruited by Kansas St., Cal, Texas, UCLA, Vanderbilt, Arizona St., and Georgia Tech...Majoring in business.
Lettered in baseball and football at Los Alamitos High in Orange County, Calif...Named all-state as a quarterback following his junior and senior year...Named All-America following his senior year...All-CIF southern section and 1995 Orange County Register Player of the year...Passed for over 3,205 yards and 29 touchdowns during his senior year...Named to high school "Dream Team" two straight years by Press Telegram.
Davey O'Brien Award finalist...team captain junior and senior year...signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent.
Year Cmp Att Int Pct Lng Yds TD YPG 1996 5 8 1 .625 15 26 1 4.3 1997 125 208 5 .601 70 1,767 11 220.9 1998 202 336 6 .601 83 2,718 16 209.1 Total 332 552 12 .601 83 4,511 28 167.1
Was five of eight in passing for 26 yards and one touchdown vs. Utah St., ... TD pass at Utah State was the first by a true BYU freshman since Jim McMahon in 1977.
eight in passing for 26 yards and one touchdown vs. Utah St., ... TD pass at Utah State was the first by a true BYU freshman since Jim McMahon in 1977. Sophomore (1997): Honorable mention All-Western Athletic Conference ... ABC Genuine Chevrolet Player of the Game (Washington) ... Named coaches' back of the game vs. Washington and Tulsa ... Threw two TD passes in the second half vs. Washington ... Had 345 yards passing and a 16-yard rushing TD vs. Utah St., ... Had a 70-yard TD pass at Rice ... Fractured his ankle vs. Rice on the third play of the game and missed three games ... Returned to action vs. Tulsa and was 15-of-28 for 246 yards and four touchdowns ... Had two TD passes at New Mexico.
Was named Second Team All-WAC as a junior ... Earned WAC Offensive Player-of-the-Week recognition on Nov. 7 after leading the Cougars to a 46-21 victory over New Mexico ... Recorded a career-high 422 yards on 25-of-42 passing for four touchdowns against the Lobos ... Turned in career marks in completions (202), attempts (336) and passing yardage (2,718) ... Ranked No. 1 in the WAC with a 140.2 rating on the season ... Ranked fourth in the WAC in total offense, recording 200.5 yards per game ... Threw two or more touchdown passes in three games, including UNLV, UTEP and Tulane ... Ranks fourth among returning starters in scoring after recording 18 points for the Cougars ... Started all 14 of the Cougars' games as a junior, leading the WAC's top-ranked passing offense ... Has now started in 17 straight games, dating back to the 1997 season ... In the last two seasons, has started 21 of 25 games ... Connected on 15 or more passes in eight games, including Alabama (19), Washington (16), UNLV (17), New Mexico (25), UTEP (17), Utah (20), Air Force (20) and Tulane (27) ... Threw 30 or more passes in five different games and tallied 200 or more yards passing in six of the Cougars' 14 contests ... Found Margin Hooks on a season-long 83-yard touchdown pass vs. UNLV ... Connected with Hooks for 80 yards against Murray State ... Earned coaches' award for performances against UNLV, Hawai'i, New Mexico and Utah.
Participated in two scrimmages, completing 13-of-22 passes for 146 yards ... Averaged 11.2 yards per completion...a Davey O'Brien Award finalist...Team captain('98 and '99)...finished the regular season ranked eigth nationally in total offense (316.1) and 16th in pass efficiency (138.9)...named USAToday.com National Player of the Week and Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week after completing 39-of-59 passes in a 35-28 win over Washington...used 12 different receivers against the Huskies to total 501 yards, the most by a BYU QB since the opening game of the 1996 season...set a Cougar Stadium record with 59 pass attempts and led the BYU offense to a stadium-record 37 first downs against the Huskies...named the Mountain West Conference Offensive Player of the Week for a second straight week after connecting on 28-of-47 passes against Virginia for 303 yards - his third straight 300-yard performance of the season...equaled a career-high four touchdown completions in a 34-31 overtime win at Utah State...tallied four TD completions for a second straight week in a win over Cal, completing 25-of-41 attempts for 414 yards...in just three quarters of play, totalled 211 yards passing on 15-of-27 attempts in a 31-7 win at New Mexico...earned Mountain West Player of the Week honors a third time after completing 24-of-33 passes against Air Force, including a 14-of-15 performance in the first half...with 309 yards passing against Utah, logged his sixth 300-yard game of the season...leaves BYU fifth on the career passing yardage list (8,065) and ninth on the career TD pass list (53)...signed with the Seattle Seahawks as a free agent in April.