At Florida State: The first four-year starter at quarterback in the Bowden era...started all 13 games at quarterback last season...has compiled a 24-10 record in his 34 career starts... ranks second all-time at FSU behind Chris Weinke in career passing yardage, touchdown passes and total offense...had his first career 3,000-yard passing season in 2003...named the offensive MVP and the most improved quarterback following spring drills...earned Freshman All-America honors from the Sporting News and was named the Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year in 2001.
Junior Year (2003): Threw for a career-high 3,107 yards as the starter in all 13 games...tallied 23 touchdowns through the air against 13 interceptions...went 30-for-39 for a career-high 394 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions in the win over Colorado...also threw for 300 or more yards against Wake Forest (339) and Notre Dame (327)...completed 14-of-19 passes for 256 yards without an interception in FSU's 38-34 win at Florida...52-yard touchdown pass to P.K. Sam with 0:55 remaining was the game-winner against the Gators...longest completion of the year cameona79-yard touchdown to Craphonso Thorpe at Virginia... second on the team with five rushing touchdowns on the season...ranked fifth on the team in rushing with 130 yards on 89 attempts...ran for a season-high 41 yards and scored on once on eight carries against Georgia Tech... earned the Hinesman Award as the Most Dominant Player in spring practice.
Sophomore Year (2002): Started nine games at quarterback -- the first eight and the regular season finale against Florida...had a 6-3 record as a starter...lost the starting job after the Seminoles' game against Notre Dame but led the Seminoles to a 31-14 victory over Florida to close the regular season...completed 13-of-29 passes for 194 yards while rushing for a career-high 83 yards in the victory over Florida...named ACC Offensive Back of the Week following his performance against UF...finished the season with 1,684 passing yards and rushed for 289 yards...completed 118-of-225 passes with 13 touchdowns...threw for over 200 yards four times (Iowa State, Maryland and Duke and Notre Dame)...season-high of 244 yards and two touchdowns came in Florida State's victory over Duke...his season-high of 17 completions (on 25 attempts) came in the season-opening win over Iowa State while his season-high of 32 attempts (with 13 completions) was against Notre Dame.
Freshman Year (2001): Earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News and was named the ACC Freshman of the Year...started all 12 games including Florida State's victory over Virginia Tech in the Gator Bowl...established a new conference record for total offense in a single season by a freshman (3,123) ...led the ACC and ranked eighth nationally in pass efficiency with a career-high 156.6 mark...the ACC's second leading passer with an average of 248.5 passing yards per game...also ranked second in the ACC in total offense behind only Clemson's Woody Dantzler ...ranked 12th nationally among all players in total offense...finished third on the team with 389 rushing yards and surpassed Charlie Ward's rushing total (339 yards) during his Heisman Trophy winning season in 1993...established a Florida State freshman record with 2,734 yards passing...became the first Seminole freshman quarterback to pass for more than 2,500 yards...season-high .762 completion percentage came against Wake Forest (16-of-21) as he threw for 345 yards and three touchdowns...345 yards passing came in only three quarters... completed 11-of-15 passes in the first half and reached the 300-yard passing mark with just under 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter...season-high of 350 yards and five touchdowns helped lead Florida State past Maryland ...helped rally the Seminoles from deficits of 24-21 and 31-24 in the second half with 200 yards passing and three touchdown passes... passed for 143 fourth quarter yards and three touchdowns to lead the Seminoles to the 52-31 victory...passed for 369 yards and four touchdowns in Florida State's victory over Clemson...accounted for a career-high 416 yards of total offense (369 passing and 47 rushing) against the Tigers...his first career reception came on a pass from Nick Maddox against Florida. 2000: A redshirt season...named the offensive scout team Most Valuable Player.
High School: Graduated from Rancho Santa Margarita High School in 2000...an honorable mention All-USA selection by USA Today as a senior quarterback...named to PrepStar's Top 100 Dream Team and rated as the No. 15 prospect in the Western Region of the United States a senior by PrepStar...the No. 7 prep quarterback prospect in the nation as a senior by PrepStar...listed as the No. 5 prep quarterback prospect in the nation by Rivals100.com... earned a Blue Chip ranking by Street and Smith's , Tom Lemming, Gridiron Classic, BorderWars and Couch Scout...named the Most Valuable Player of the Nike Combine at USC in 1999...participated in the "Elite 11" quarterback clinic along with many of the elite level prep quarterbacks following his senior season...considered to have the strongest arm of all the quarterbacks participating in the clinic...threw for more than 1,000 yards and rushed for over 550 yards and six touchdowns as a senior...played two games at receiver and recorded 288 yards on 10 catches...his per catch average of 28.8 yards per game led Orange County...earned All-Sierra League second-team honors as a receiver as a senior...the starting quarterback for the California All-Star team in the first ever CaliFlorida Bowl...led the California All-Stars to a 21-11 victory over Florida in the Rose Bowl...attended the same high school as 2002 Heisman Trophy winner and the first overall draft selection in the 2003 NFL Draft, Carson Palmer.
Personal: Born May 1, 1981...major is social science.