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11   Drew Weatherford
Drew Weatherford

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Odessa, FL

High School:
Land O' Lakes

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 218

Position:
QB


2008:

· Back-up quarterback to Christian Ponder.

· Academic award winner for the offense among fifth-year players.

· Came into 2008 as a three-year starter under center for the Seminoles.

· Saw his only extended action of the season in the finale versus the Florida Gators and then also played in the final game of his career versus Wisconsin.

· Led the Seminoles to their only touchdown versus the National Champion Gators.

· FSU's all-time leader in pass attempts and second all-time for career completions.

· Ranks third at Florida State for career passing yards and total offense.

· Nine 300-yard passing games in his career, third-most at FSU.

· Has 37 career TD passes, 10th-best in school history.

Junior Year (2007): Started 10 and played in 11 of Florida State's 13 games including the Seminoles' game against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl...threw for 2,049 yards and nine touchdowns...started the first four games of the season before losing his job to Xavier Lee...worked as hard as anyone on the team to win his job back and started the final six games of the year...had a passing efficiency rating of 118.5 and completed nearly 57 percent of his passes...named the ACC's Offensive Back of the Week after throwing for his season-high of 354 yards and two touchdowns in Florida State's upset of No. 2 Boston College...served as the team's offensive captain six times...ranked fifth in the ACC in total offensive yardage per game (195.6 ypg) and second among ACC quarterbacks in rushing yards (112)...tied his career-high with 35 completions (on 47 attempts) for 339 yards and one touchdown in the Seminoles' victory over Duke...marked the fourth time in his career that he had completed 35 or more passes in a single game...a season-high 48 attempts came against Kentucky in the Music City Bowl...marked the fifth time in his career that he had attempted 45 or more passes in a single game...passed for a season-high 354 yards in the Seminoles' victory over No. 2 Boston College...marked his ninth career 300-yard passing game and was one of three 300-yard passing games during his junior season...his season high of three touchdown passes came in the Seminoles' victory over UAB and marked the fourth time during his career that he had thrown at least three touchdowns in a game...completed at least 60 percent of his passes in five of his last eight starts...completed 74.5 percent of his passes (32 of 48) in the Seminoles' victory over Duke...marked the fourth time during his career that he had completed 70 percent of his passes in a single game...passed for more than 300 yards in three victories - against UAB (332 yards and three touchdowns), Duke (339 yards and one touchdown) and Boston College (354 yards and two touchdowns).

Sophomore Year (2006): Florida State's starting quarterback in 10 of 13 games including wins over Miami and UCLA in the Emerald Bowl...threw for 2,154 yards and 12 touchdowns...finished fourth in the ACC in total offense and fifth in passing yards per game...completed the longest pass by a Seminole quarterback (73 yards)...cut down on his interceptions by nearly 40 percent from his record-setting freshman season...threw for at least one touchdown in seven of his 10 starts and had multiple touchdown passes in three starts...had three, 300-yard passing games for the second straight season...opened the season with his second career win over the Hurricanes and his third career win over a top 12 ranked team...had his best game for yards with 336 in a win versus Troy...connected with current Philadelphia Eagle Lorenzo Booker on a 73-yard pass versus NC State, the longest pass of his career... set a new personal-best with four touchdown passes versus Rice... had a season high for completions (32) and attempts (48) against Boston College...missed the Maryland game due to an injured foot and did not start the next two games versus Virginia and Wake Forest...finished the year starting versus Western Michigan, Florida and UCLA...had an impressive Emerald Bowl leading Florida State to a win over UCLA as he recorded the sixth, 300-yard game of his career throwing for 325 yards.

Freshman Year (2005): Started all 13 games for the Seminoles at quarterback and led all freshmen nationally in passing yardage (3,208) and passing touchdowns (18)...surpassed NC State's Philip Rivers to become the top freshmen passer in ACC history with his 258-yard performance in the Orange Bowl vs. Penn State...his 3,208 yards ranked as the third best passing yardage season at Florida State... named ACC Rookie of the Week twice...recorded three, 300-yard passing games...fifth-best season in school history for total offense with 3,180 yards...also ran for three scores...named CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-American second team...named to the freshman All-American second team as well as the All-ACC Freshman team by the Sporting News....was named ACC Freshman of the Year by TSN...led the ACC in total offense (244.6) and passing yards per game (246.8)...became the first freshman in ACC history to lead the league in total offense...set a new ACC record for passing yards by a freshman (3,208)...his season passing yardage ranked as the third-best season performance at Florida State...threw for 300 yards three different times in his rookie season (The Citadel, Wake Forest & Virginia) and led the ACC with 10 games of 200 or more yards...had at least one TD pass in 11 of 13 games...accounted for 21 Seminole touchdowns (18 passing and three rushing)...went 26-of-37 for 342 yards with two touchdowns vs. The Citadel...threw for a season-high 377 yards at Virginia...his performance versus the Cavaliers ranks 20th all-time at Florida State for passing yards in a single game...tied for the sixth best single-game effort for attempts with a career-high 59 versus Virginia...completed 20-of-31 passes for 351 yards with three touchdowns in the Seminoles' victory over Wake Forest...named Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week after going 21-of-35 for 225 yards with one touchdown and zero interceptions in the Seminoles' victory in the inaugural ACC Championship game against Virginia Tech.

2004: A medical redshirt season after playing in one game and injuring his ankle against North Carolina...sprained his right ankle on a bootleg run to his left on his first collegiate play.

High School: Graduated from Land O' Lakes High School in 2004...a four-star player and the No. 6 rated pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivlas.com...No. 2 quarterback on the Tallahassee Democrat Sunshine 75...as a junior he earned All-State first team honors after completing 151 of 215 passes (.702 percent) for 2,494 yards, 37 touchdowns and only two interceptions...was the Pasco County Player of the Year by the Tampa Tribune...completed 172 of 341 passes (.504 percent) for 2,639 yards and 20 TDs as a senior... led his team to a 12-1 record as a senior...also rushed for 470 yards and 10 touchdowns...played safety as well and had 120 tackles and eight interceptions as his team finished 8-5...was named Florida's 4A Player of the Year as well as the 2003 All-Suncoast Player of the Year by the St. Petersburg Times...was one of the QBs for Team Florida in the CaliFlorida Bowl played on Jan. 2, 2004.

Personal: Born June 22, 1985...major is finance...a two-time All-ACC Academic Football Team selection...2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District...grandfather, Bill Weatherford, played football at SMU in the same backfield with the legendary Doak Walker...dad, Bill, also played football at SMU as a quarterback...brother, Joe Weatherford, is a sophomore quarterback at UCF... one of nine children...father is a descendent of famous Scottish leader William Wallace's clan and also is a direct descendent of William Weatherford (also known as Red Eagle, chief of the Creek Indians)...another relative on his father's side is Lew Wallace, who wrote the famous novel Ben Hur...spent the summer of 2007 as an intern in the office of Florida Governor Charlie Crist.

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