2017 NFL Draft

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Mitch Mustain

| | College: Southern California
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Career Notes

Dating back to his junior high school days, he has a 61-2 (.968) record as a starting quarterback (9-1 in eighth grade in 2001, 9-0 in both ninth grade in 2002 and 10th grade in 2003, 12-1 in 11th grade in 2004, 14-0 in 12th grade in 2005 and 8-0 as a freshman at Arkansas in 2006).

2009 Season

Served as a backup quarterback as a junior in 2009. He appeared briefly in 2 games in 2009, playing 1 late series each against San Jose State and Stanford, but he did not throw a pass.

2008 Season

Served as USC's backup quarterback as a sophomore in 2008. Overall in 2008 while appearing in 8 games (all but Oregon State, Arizona, California, Stanford and Penn State), he completed 11-of-16 passes (68.8%) for 157 yards with 2 TDs and 2 interceptions. After the season, he had laser eye surgery.

He played a series at Virginia and threw a 10-yard TD on his only pass. He was in for 2 plays against Ohio State, but did not throw a pass. He was 5-of-8 for 111 yards and a score (with an interception) off the bench against Oregon, then was 2-of-3 for minus 2 yards against Arizona State. He completed his only pass (for 10 yards) in 3 series of action at Washington State and his only pass (a 21-yarder) while playing 2 series against Washington. He 1-of-2 for 7 yards with an interception versus Notre Dame, then played a series at UCLA (but did not throw a pass).

2007 Season

Mustain, who started 8 games at quarterback for Arkansas as a first-year freshman in 2006, transferred to USC in the summer of 2007 but sat out his 2007 sophomore season because of NCAA transfer rules. He won USC's Service Team Offensive Player of the Year Award.

2006 Season

At Arkansas: As just a first-year freshman in 2006 at Arkansas, Mustain started-and won-8 consecutive games (Utah State, Vanderbilt, Alabama, Auburn, Southeast Missouri State, Mississippi, Louisiana-Monroe and South Carolina). Overall in 2006 while appearing in 12 games (all but LSU and Florida), he completed 69-of-132 passes (52.3%) for 894 yards and 10 touchdowns with 9 interceptions.

After completing 4 of his 6 attempts for 47 yards with an intercepton while appearing late in the USC opener (he also ran for a 4-yard touchdown), he started the following 8 games (the most ever by an Arkansas true freshman quarterback) and led the Razorbacks to victories in each (a school first-year freshman record). Against Utah State in his first start (the earliest start by a true freshman in Arkansas history), he was 9-of-17 for 119 yards and a TD. He then was 13-of-20 for 224 yards and 3 scores (with an interception) at Vanderbilt to earn Rivals.com National Freshman of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week honors.

He followed that by going 7-of-22 for 97 yards with a TD and 3 picks against No. 22 Alabama in a double overtime victory, 7-of-10 for 87 yards with a TD at No. 2 Auburn, 5-of-13 for 51 yards and a TD (to current Trojan teammate Damian Williams) against Southeast Missouri State, 12-of-15 for 157 yards and a TD against Mississippi, 7-of-18 for 71 yards and 2 touchdowns (with 2 interceptions) against Louisiana-Monroe and threw an interception on his first and only attempt at South Carolina while playing just the first series. He appeared briefly off the bench against Tennessee and versus Florida in the SEC Championship Game, but did not attempt a pass. He was 5-of-10 for 41 yards and an interception off the bench against Wisconsin in the Capital One Bowl.

High School

Mustain was the Gatorade, USA Today and Parade Magazine National Player of the Year after leading Springdale High School to a perfect 14-0 season and a state championship. He also captained the Bulldogs to three wins over nationally-ranked opponents and a No. 2 ranking in one national poll for his former high school coach and the Razorbacks' new offensive coordinator Gus Malzahn. He was named to the 2005 Arkansas Super Team by The Associated Press, All-Arkansas by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, the player of the year by The Morning News of Northwest Arkansas and the state's co-offensive player of the year with high school teammate Damien Williams by the Democrat-Gazette. He was named to the EA Sports first-team All-America squad. He was teammates with fellow UA signees Williams, Ben Cleveland and Andrew Norman at Springdale High School.

As a senior, he completed 190-of-270 passes for an Arkansas Class 5A single-season record 3,817 yards with 47 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He also ran for 141 yards and seven touchdowns on 30 rushing attempts and was sacked only twice. As a junior, he was 139-of-222 for 2,169 yards and 20 touchdowns as Springdale posted a 12-1 record and reached the Class 5A semifinals. He threw only five interceptions in 222 attempts. He rushed for 350 yards and 14 touchdowns despite missing more than 20 quarters of play due to his squad's blowout wins. He was the starting quarterback for the West team in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas. Scout.com ranked him as the top quarterback and the No. 10 overall prospect in the nation. He was a first-team All-American and a five-star prospect according to Scout.com. He was the No. 1 player in Arkansas as ranked by Hawgs Illustrated and HawgSports.com. Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 1 prospect in Arkansas.

The same outlet ranked him as the No. 10 overall player in the country. He was one of 27 five-star prospects as selected by Rivals.com and a member of the Rivals100 and Rivals250 teams. He was ranked as the country's No. 2 prospect in the Student Sports FAB 50 rankings. Tom Lemming Recruiting rated him as the No. 3 prospect in the nation. Recruited by nearly every program in the country, he chose Arkansas over Notre Dame, Tennessee, Army, Michigan, Miami (Fla.) and Alabama. Born Feb. 27, 1988, he is the son of Beck Campbell.


He's an international relations major at USC. He and Williams founded a campus Bible study group, Generate USC.


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