|High School:||Lake Travis HS|
|Other College:||Texas Tech University|
* Played season at Texas Tech
OU CAREER NOTES
In NCAA history ranks seventh in passing TDs (122), eighth in career total offense (14,808) and 10th in career passing yards (13,796).
In Big 12 history, ranks first in yards/attempt (9.7), second in pass efficiency (174.2), third in passing TDs, passing yards and total offense, fifth in completion percentage (.685), sixth in completions (974) and eighth in attempts (1,4292).
Ranks first at OU in career completion percentage (.699; Sam Bradford ranks second at .676) and career passing efficiency rating (188.9; Bradford ranks second at 175.6) ... Also ranks second in OU history in passing yards (11,481), TD passes (110), completions (756), attempts (1,082), 300-yard passing games (20), 400-yard passing games (4) and total offense (12,303) ... Owns a 5.5 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a Sooner (110 to 20).
Has started all 11 games ... completed 20-of-30 passing for 257 yards and three touchdowns at Kansas (11/18) ... threw for 333 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions on 18-of-27 passing and ran for 50 yards on 11 carries against TCU (11/11) ... set program records with 598 passing yards (387 in first half also set OU record), 589 yards of total offense and threw for five touchdowns on 24-of-36 passing at Oklahoma State (11/4); also ran for a score to earn Walter Camp Player of the Week and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors ... passing yardage total at Oklahoma State was sixth-best in Big 12 history and total offense was eighth-best ... threw for 281 yards and four touchdowns on 22-of-34 passing and ran six times for 20 yards and another score against Texas Tech (10/28) ... named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week after posting the seventh-highest total offense output in school history with 479 yards (410 passing, 69 rushing), throwing for two touchdowns and running for two more at Kansas State (10/21) ... threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns with one interception on 17-of-27 passing and ran for 27 yards on seven carries against Texas (10/14) ... completed 24 of 33 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns and ran 11 times for season-high 57 yards and another score against Iowa State (10/7) ... recorded 283 yards and three touchdowns on 13-of-19 passing and ran eight times for 30 yards at Baylor (9/23) ... threw for 331 yards and 4 TDs on 17-27 passing against Tulane (9/16) ... named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for the second week in a row after throwing for 386 yards and three touchdowns on 27-of-35 passing in a win at No. 2 Ohio State (9/9) ... earned Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 19-of-20 passes for 329 yards and three touchdowns in first half (did not play in second half) against UTEP (9/2); completed first 16 passes of the game to set a school record for consecutive completions to begin a game.
One of five Heisman Trophy finalists (along with teammate Dede Westbrook) and finished third in voting ... also one of three finalists for the Maxwell Award (college player of the year) and Davey O’Brien Award (quarterback of the year) ... repeat winner of Burlsworth Trophy (most outstanding player who began career as a walk-on) ... named to All-Big 12 First Team ... quarterback of first team to ever go 9-0 in regular season Big 12 play ... threw for an average of 305.0 yards per game and amassed 40 touchdown passes against eight interceptions (5.0 ratio) ... set FBS single-season pass efficiency rating record with a 196.4 mark (the previous record was 191.8; next highest Power 5 figure in 2016 was 167.5) and also ranked first nationally in completion percentage (70.9) and yards per pass attempt (11.1; only one other player was above 9.9) ... ranked second nationally in yards per completion (15.6), fourth in points responsible for (21.5 per game) and sixth in passing TDs (40) ... ranked fourth nationally with 22 completions of at least 40 yards ... accounted for at least four touchdowns in seven of team’s nine Big 12 games (three in the other two contests) ... led Big 12 in conference play in passing TDs (31; next most was 27; third most was 20), completion percentage (.735; next best was .641) and pass efficiency rating (208.9; next best was 158.8) ... threw for 319.6 yards per league contest and also ran for 139 yards and six scores in conference play ... threw at least four TD passes in four straight games (Oct. 15 through Nov. 3) ... his 21 pass TDs from Oct. 15 to No. 12 are most in school history for a five-game span ... named Davey O’Brien Quarterback of the Week after going 27-of-36 through the air for a season-high 545 yards (nine shy of OU record) and a school-record seven TDs in a 66-59 win at Texas Tech on Oct. 22 ... finished with 564 yards of total offense against the Red Raiders (eight shy of his own OU record) while averaging 20.2 yards per completion and 15.1 yards per attempt ... his 266.3 passing efficiency rating against Texas Tech was the best in school history among players with at least 30 throws ... threw for 323 yards against Houston (Sept. 3), 390 vs. Texas (Oct. 8), 346 vs. Kansas State (Oct. 15), 328 at Iowa State (Nov. 3) and 300 vs. Baylor (Nov. 12).
Sporting News Player of the Year ... winner of Burlsworth Trophy (nation’s top player who began career as walk-on) ... named first-team All-American by Sporting News and Walter Camp Football Foundation ... chosen as Second Team All-American by AP and FWAA ... selected as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year and an All-Big 12 First Team honoree ... finalist for Davey O’Brien Award, Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, Manning Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award ... semifinalist for Maxwell Award ... started all 12 games ... completed 26 of 41 passes for an OU Orange Bowl-record 311 yards and a TD vs. Clemson ... threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns on 17 of 25 passing and ran 11 times for 77 yards and another score in Big 12-title-clinching win at Oklahoma State (11/28) ... completed 9 of 20 passes for 127 yards and two touchdowns and ran 10 times for 42 yards (did not play in second half due to injury) against TCU (11/21) ... passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns on 24 of 34 passing and ran for another score and 76 yards on 15 carries at Baylor (11/14) ... tossed three touchdowns on 23 of 31 passing for 342 yards and ran for 27 yards on 10 carries with another score against Iowa State (11/7) ... threw for 383 yards and four touchdowns on 27 of 32 passing at Kansas (10/31) ... completed 15 of 22 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns against Texas Tech (10/24) ... set career high with five touchdown passes on 20 for 27 passing with 282 yards and ran nine times for 33 yards at Kansas State (10/17) ... completed 20 of 28 passes for 211 yards and a touchdown against Texas (10/10) ... threw for 320 yards and 3 TDs on 14 of 25 passing against West Virginia (10/3) ... set a school record with 572 yards of total offense (487 passing, 85 rushing) against Tulsa (9/19) ... also threw four touchdowns on 32 of 38 passing and ran for two scores on 13 carries vs. Tulsa ... also threw for 187 yards and three touchdown passes on 19 of 39 passing and ran for 46 yards and another score on 14 carries at Tennessee (9/12) ... made Oklahoma debut against Akron (9/5) and set OU record for passing yards in a season opener with 388 on 23 of 33 passing with three touchdowns and no interceptions (added six rushes for eight yards and another score).
Named one of Oklahoma’s Scout Team Offensive Players of the Year ... sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules after spending his freshman season at Texas Tech.
2013 (AT TEXAS TECH)
College Football News Freshman All-America honorable mention ... Big 12 Offensive Freshman of the Year ... played in eight games (seven starts) ... completed 218 of 340 passes for 2,315 yards, 12 TDs and nine INTs ... pass completions and attempts were most by a Big 12 freshman quarterback since OU’s Landry Jones in 2009 ... threw for 413 yards on 43 of 60 passing with four TDs and added a rushing TD in career debut in season opener at SMU (8/30) ... named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week and earned multiple national player-of-the-week awards for his performance in season opener.
Led Lake Travis to a 25-2 record during two seasons as the starting quarterback ... guided team to a 9-2 record as a senior and to a 6-0 record during district play with a District 15-5A Championship ... completed 182 of 288 passes for 2,467 yards with 22 touchdowns and just three interceptions as a senior ... named 15-5A District MVP ... named All-Centex Third Team ... helped lead Lake Travis to an undefeated 16-0 season in 2011 on the way to a 4A State Championship ... passed for 3,788 yards in first season as a starting quarterback on 247 of 378 passing (65%) with 45 touchdown passes and only five interceptions ... Texas Sports Writers All-State Second Team ... AP All-State Honorable Mention ... tallied 6,255 yards on 429 of 666 passing with 67 touchdowns and eight interceptions during high school career.
Had year of lost eligibility restored in vote of Big 12 faculty athletics representatives on June 2, 2016 ... majoring in communication.