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2015 NFL DRAFT
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Kevin Kolb

Height: 6-3 | Weight: 218 | College: Houston
 
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Overview

During the 1989-1990 seasons, the Cougars featured a "Run & Shoot" offense that brought about a resurgence of the collegiate aerial game. All-American quarterbacks Andre Ware (1989) and David Klingler (1990) led the nation in total offense during those years, but the Houston offense was then stagnant for more than a decade. That all changed with the arrival of Kolb in 2003.

Kolb became the first true freshman in school history to start a season opener at quarterback for the Cougars. Once he was named the team's starter, he never relinquished the job.

Kolb was a standout quarterback at Stephenville High School. He was a member of the Dallas Morning News Top Area 100 squad and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 list. He was rated the 20th-best player in the Big 12 Region by Heartland Recruiting and earned Max Emfinger Texas Super All-State Team honors as well as the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal State Fab 44 accolades.

The two-time District 8-4A Offensive MVP was also picked first-team All-Big County by the Abilene Reporter News. He was selected honorable mention All-State in 2002 and picked second-team Academic All-State. As a senior, Kolb completed 206 of 321 attempts for 3,357 yards and 29 touchdowns, while also tacking on an additional 197 yards rushing.

Recruited by most of the Big 12 Conference schools, Kolb decided to enroll at Houston. He went on to earn Freshman All-American third-team honors from The Sporting News and was named Conference USA Freshman of the Year in 2003. His passing efficiency rating of 153.75 was the second-highest season total in school history. He hit on 220 of 360 passes (61.1 percent) for 3,131 yards, 25 touchdowns and only six interceptions. He added seven scores on 139 carries, picking up 346 yards (2.5 avg). He also averaged 267.5 yards per game in total offense, but had 15 fumbles, with the opposition recovering four of those miscues.

In 2004, Kolb threw for 2,766 yards on 198 of 353 attempts (56.1 percent), with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions. He rushed 118 times for 51 yards (0.4 avg) and five scores, finishing with 2,817 yards in total offense. He fumbled eight times and had 48 passes deflected while being sacked a career-high 42 times.

Kolb was a third-team All-Conference USA choice in 2005. He led the team to the Fort Worth Bowl, connecting on 254 of 420 passes (60.5 percent) for 3,258 yards, 19 touchdowns and a career-high 15 interceptions. He ranked third on the team with 200 yards on 104 carries (1.9 avg), scoring five times. He also amassed 3,458 yards in total offense while recording two tackles and breaking up one pass. He reduced his fumbles to a career-low five, as the opposition recovered two, but had a career-high 54 passes deflected and was sacked 29 times.

The media caught attention to Kolb in 2006, as he put together one of the finest seasons in Houston history. The Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award finalist and Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award semifinalist ranked fifth in the nation in passing efficiency (162.72 rating), eighth in total offense (283.07 ypg), 10th in points responsible for (14.57 ppg) and sixth in passing yardage (3,809).

Kolb connected on 292 of 432 passes (67.6 percent) with 30 touchdowns and four interceptions. He rushed 111 times for 154 yards (1.4 avg) and four scores, gaining 3,963 yards in total offense. He was sacked 33 times, but turned the ball over just once on a fumble. He also recorded two tackles (both came tackling the defender who intercepted his pass).

The Houston mainstay would set a school record by starting all 50 games he played in. He holds virtually every passing and total offense record at the school and in Conference USA. He connected on 964 of 1,565 passes (61.6 percent) for 12,964 yards, 85 touchdowns and 31 interceptions. He gained 751 yards with 21 scores on 472 carries (1.6 avg.) and posted four solo tackles with a pass deflection. On 2,037 plays, he accounted for 13,715 yards in total offense and was responsible for 106 touchdowns.

Analysis

Positives: Has good size with adequate muscle definition, losing more than 10 pounds of "baby fat" in the last year to improve his agility rolling out of the pocket … Mobile passer with the nimble feet to make all of his throws when rolling out of the pocket … Short strider who has the change of direction agility to sidestep the initial tackler, doing an effective job of throwing from either of the outside hashes … Loves the challenge in pressure situations and remains cool in the backfield, despite numerous protection breakdowns (was sacked 33 times in 2006, but fumbled only once), as he is also very conscious of protecting the ball to prevent the costly fumble … Makes good on-field adjustments and check on the pre-snap and is alert to zone coverages … Worked hard with the team's new strength coach before the 2006 season and the trimmed frame and added strength allowed him to stand tall in the pocket … Puts nice touch and velocity on his short-to-intermediate throws … Displays good arm strength and accuracy on sideline, screens, slants and crossing routes … Has enough foot speed and balance to be a threat running with the ball and shows good body control in his pass set-up … Can slide and avoid, doing a nice job of escaping pressure and creating when on the move … Does whatever he can to stay alive in the pocket, as he picks up defensive schemes quickly and has no problems taking plays from the chalkboard to the field … Best when making calls at the line of scrimmage, as he does a very good job of scanning the field … Can pull the ball down and make something out of a broken play with his feet and is accurate throwing on the move … Has adequate quickness dropping back from center to his pass-set point and is able to get good depth due to his fine balance and quick feet … . The thing you see on 2006 film is that he now does a much better job of setting his feet and stepping into his throws than in past seasons … The ball comes off Kolb's hand with average zip and good touch, as he knows how to step towards his target and maintain balance following through with his passes … When he uses a three-quarter release and steps into his throws, his release is much more compact and natural … Throws a tight spiral that receivers don't have to come back on when operating in tight spaces … Throws the long ball with adequate touch and accuracy, zips the posts and even when he passes off his back foot, he is still able to generate good velocity … Patient sitting in the pocket and scanning the field, locating his secondary targets with good efficiency … Shows better accuracy with underneath tosses than on long throws, but does an effective job of keeping the receiver in his route progression without having to break stride … Puts good air behind the short fade routes, knowing when to take something off those throws … Can zip the pass into tight coverage away from the defender, demonstrating good placement and has the awareness and ability to slide in the pocket and continue to scan down field … Knows where all of his targets are and will throw the ball away rather than force the issue when all are covered … Does a good job of squaring his shoulders and driving with his legs to break tackles when forced to run with the ball … Has the vision to pick his spots to run to and is quick to slide and avoid being punished when the defender closes on his rushing attempt … Self-starter who has been a great program player and unquestioned leader ever since first stepping into the huddle as a freshman … Vocal leader, but not the type who appears arrogant, like some quarterbacks tend to be.

Negatives: Has a soft midsection, high-cut calves and thin ankles … Forced the ball more often during his junior year, as he ran through several streaks where he simply threw right to the opposition, resulting in 15 interceptions after having only 12 during his first two years combined. However, he did improve dramatically in this area as a senior … When he holds on to the ball too long, he will be forced to improvise and the result was generally not good (lots of fumbles due to poor ball security) … His problems throwing the ball away came when he threw it to dangerous spots on the field where there was no receiver in sight … Has a nice over-the-top release, but sometimes will wind up (no major issues though) … When he carries the ball too low, it slows down his delivery a bit … When pressured and forced to roll out, he had a little bit of a problem, as his receivers did have to adjust a bit … In the past, he was known as a streaky performer, but he became a much better rhythm passer in 2006 due to his ability to scan the field and be more patient waiting for his receivers to get free … Stands in the pocket taking vicious hits trying to make the pass play because of poor protection throughout his career and needs to throw the ball away more rather than try to create something out of nothing.

Compares To: JAY CUTLER-Denver … Before his senior season, Kolb was reminiscent of David Carr -- blessed with good arm strength, but too streaky in his performance. With added maturity, a trimmer body and a stronger arm, he has elevated his status to the top of the position. Talk all they want about Drew Stanton's arm strength, we'll take a more patient Kevin Kolb over any quarterback in this draft after the two first-rounders (Brady Quinn, JaMarcus Russell) are gone.

Career Notes

Only player in Houston history to throw for more than 3,000 yards in three different seasons … Holds virtually every school total offense and passing record … His 12,964 yards passing set Conference USA and school career records, topping the old Cougar mark of 9,430 yards by David Klingler (1988-91) … Kolb's 12,964 yards rank fourth in NCAA Division 1-A annals behind Timmy Chang of Hawaii (17,072 yards, 2000-04), Ty Detmer of Brigham Young (15,031 yards, 1988-91) and Philip Rivers of North Carolina State (13,484 yards, 2000-03) … His 13,715 yards in total offense shattered school and conference records, ranking behind Chang (16,910) and Detmer (14,665) on the NCAA Division 1-A's career record list … Kolb's 964 pass completions set a Houston record, topping the old mark of 786 by Jason McKinley (1997-2000) … His 1,565 pass attempts passed McKinley (1,388) on the school's all-time record chart … Kolb's 85 touchdown passes rank behind Klingler (91) on the Cougars' career record list … His 21 touchdowns rushing are the most ever by a Houston quarterback, breaking the previous mark of 16 by Lionel Wilson (1981-83) … Participated in 2,037 offensive plays, breaking the old record of 1,533 by McKinley … His 106 touchdowns responsible for broke the previous school record of 93 by Klingler … Threw for more than 300 yards in 17 games, surpassing the previous school record of 13 by Klingler … His passing efficiency rating of 153.75 in 2003 rank second on Houston's single-season record list behind Rusty Clark's 185.7 in 1968 … His 292 pass completions in 2006 are good for fourth on the Cougars' single-season record list, topped by David Klingler (374 in 1990), Jimmy Klingler (303 in 1992) and Andre Ware (365 in 1989) … Kolb's 432 pass attempts in 2006 rank sixth on Houston's annual record list … His 3,809 yards passing in 2006 rank fourth on the school's single-season record chart, while his 3,258 yards in 2005 rank sixth and his 3,131 yards in 2003 rank seventh, topped only by David Klingler (3,388 in 1991 and 5,140 in 1990), Jimmy Klingler (3,818 in 1992) and Ware (4,699 in 1989) … His 30 touchdown passes in 2006 rank fourth on the school's single-season record list, surpassed only by Ware (46 in 1989), David Klingler (54 in 1990) and Jimmy Klingler (32 in 1992) … His 3,458 yards in total offense in 2005 rank sixth, his 3,477 in 2003 rank fifth and his 3,963 yards in 2006 rank third on Houston's annual record books behind David Klingler (5,221 in 1990) and Ware (4,661 in 1989) … Became only the fourth player in NCAA Division 1-A history to throw for more than 400 yards and rush for more than 100 yards in the same game (vs. Texas Christian in 2003-434 passing, 144 rushing), joining Archie Manning of Mississippi (104 rush, 436 pass vs. Alabama, 1969), Ned James of New Mexico (118 rush, 406 pass vs. Wyoming, 1986) and Zak Kostok of Northwestern (111 rush, 421 pass vs. Bowling Green, 2001) … His 578 yards in total offense vs. Texas Christian in 2003 rank fourth on the school's single-game record list.

2006 Season

All-American second-team selection by The NFL Draft Report … All-Conference USA first-team choice and named the league's Offensive Player of the Year by the coaches and the media … Finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, semifinalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and on the Watch List for the Maxwell Award … Named Conference USA Player of the Week vs. Rice and Oklahoma State … Started all 14 games, hitting on 292 of 432 passes (67.6 percent) for 3,809 yards, 30 touchdowns and only four interceptions … Gained 154 yards with four scores on 111 carries (1.4 avg) … Recorded two solo tackles and gained 3,963 yards in total offense … Was sacked 33 times for losses totaling 218 yards, but turned the ball over just once on a fumble … Fifty-six of his 292 pass completions were for 20 yards or longer.

2006 Game Analysis

Rice … In the season opener, Kolb completed 22 of 35 attempts for 233-yards and three touchdowns, but was sacked four times for losses of 25 yards, earning Conference USA Player of the Week honors … On their first possession of the game, Kolb threw a 6-yard touchdown to Jeron Harvey … Houston's next touchdown would come on their first drive of the fourth quarter, when on third-&-goal, Kolb found Vincent Marshall for an 8-yard score … On the very next possession, the Cougars QB threw an 8-yard screen pass to Anthony Aldridge for the game-winning touchdown in a 31-30 decision … Record Watch-Kolb past Patrick Ramsey of Tulane to move into fifth place on the Conference USA all time passing list with 9,250 yards.

Tulane … The Houston passer connected on 24 of 41 attempts for 350 yards, three scores and one interception, adding 11 yards on four carries in a 45-7 victory … On the Cougars' first possession, Kolb led his team from their own 30 to the Tulane 12, where on second-&-8, he connected with Roshawn Pope for 12-yard touchdown … In the second quarter, Houston was able to get the ball back with 2:35 to play and Kolb completed three-straight passes, including an 11-yard touchdown to Donnie Avery with 1:15 left in the first half … Kolb's third-&-4 33-yard toss was caught by Vincent Marshal for a score in the third quarter … Record Watch-In this game Kolb became the all-time leading passer in school history and he went past 10,000 yards of total offense for his career … His scoring toss to Vincent Marshall marked the 20th time the duo hooked up on a scoring strike, a school record.

Grambling State … Kevin completed 27 of 31 attempts (87.1%) for 297 yards and a pair of touchdowns … From GSU's 19-yard line, Kolb threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Rodney Hannah in the second quarter and on third-&-goal, the Cougar passer flipped a 5-yard scoring strike to Biren Early … Kolb became the only quarterback in school history to beat Grambling State.

Oklahoma State … Kolb earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors, as he hit on 21 of 28 passes (75.0%) for 313 yards and four touchdowns … Before the first quarter would end Kolb would throw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery … A Houston drive in the second quarter began with 8:35 to play and in just a little over a minute, Kolb connected with Mark Hafner for a 33-yard touchdown pass leaving seven minutes to play in the half … On Houston's very next possession that started on the Houston 23 with 2:53 left to play, Kolb fired a 27-yard scoring pass to Vincent Marshall … Kolb then capped a 13-play, 79-yard fourth quarter with a third-&-goal pass to Biren Early for a 7-yard touchdown.

Miami … Houston lost their first game of the season, 14-13, as Kevin completed 18 of his 28 passes for 196 yards, but had no touchdowns and was sacked four times for losses of 21 yards.

Louisiana-Lafayette … In a second consecutive loss, Kolb hit on 24 of 31 passes (77.4%) for 367 yards and two touchdowns, but was sacked five times for minus 37 yards … Late in the first quarter from the Houston 44-yard line, Kolb threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Donnie Avery … After an interception that gave the ball back to Houston in the beginning of the second quarter, Kolb scored on a 5-yard run … His final touchdown was a 9-yarder to Jeron Harvey on third-&-goal in the third quarter.

Southern Miss … The Cougars lost their third game in a row, as Kevin Kolb completed 22 of 38 throws for 339 yards and two touchdowns … Both of those scores came in the fourth quarter, as Kolb fired a 74-yard touchdown to Jeron Harvey … With 10 seconds left to play in the game. Kolb found Harvey again with a 13-yard touchdown pass f … Record Watch- The USM game marked the fifth consecutive contest that Kolb did not throw a pass for an interception, extending his string to 178 times without an interception.

Texas-El Paso … Kolb would help the Cougars snap their three-game losing streak and begin a six-game victory march with a 34-17 triumph over the Miners … Hit on 20 of 30 tosses for 208 yards and two touchdowns, including a 13-yarder to Roy Otis on third-&-3 that ended a 77-yard, 13-play drive in the second quarter … He then fired a third quarter 37-yard touchdown toss to Donnie Avery … Record Watch-Kolb became the tenth player in Division 1-A history to compile over 12,000 career yards in total offense.

Central Florida … Kolb produced 305 yards with three touchdowns and an interception on 22 of 34 throws in a 51-31 win … He fired a 52-yard seam pass to Biren Ealy for a score on a third-&-10 toss in the first quarter and then went deep again with a 62-yard touchdown bomb to Roshawn Pope in the third quarter … Vincent Marshall then got into the act, scoring on an 8-yard lob from Kolb at the start of the fourth quarter to cap a 7-play, 81-yard drive.

Tulsa … The Houston passer amassed 244 yards while completing 76.2% of his throws (16-of-21), including a second quarter 14-yard touchdown to Vincent Marshall with 3:15 left before halftime.

Southern Methodist … The Mustangs were no match for Kolb, despite sacking the passer four times for losses of 24 yards and causing one fumble … The Cougars QB led the team to a 37-27 victory by connecting on 12 of 21 throws for 147 yards and a 5-yard score to Biren Ealy … He then added a 2-yard scoring run with 6:52 remaining in the game to insure the team's triumph, despite seeing SMU sack him four times.

Memphis … Kolb followed with 19 of 24 attempts (79.2%) for 166 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 21-yarder to Vincent Marshall, leading the team to a 23-20 hard-fought overtime victory, as the Cougars passer was sacked seven times for losses of 48 yards.

Southern Mississippi (Conference USA Championship Game) … Led the Cougars to a 34-20 decision, as Kolb had 19 of 31 passes for 258 yards and two scores while picking up 57 yards and a touchdown on just five carries … He also executed a cut block to spring Vincent Marshall for a 22-yard score on a first quarter reverse … Biren Ealy hauled in Kolb's touchdown tosses of 33 & 32 yards, as the quarterback also scored on a third quarter 46-yard run.

South Carolina (Liberty Bowl) … Houston's six-game winning streak came to an end in a 44-36 loss, but Kolb was front and center with his arm, firing for a season-high 386 yards, along with three touchdowns and an interception, on 26 of 39 chances … He was sacked three times for minus 18 yards, but stood tall in the pocket, hitting Vincent Marshall in stride with a 32-yard scoring strike on the Cougars' game-opening series … Marshall and Kolb would again hook up with 0:11 left in the first half, as the slot receiver snatched a 77-yard touchdown bomb … Kolb also capped a 12-play, 80-yard second quarter series with a 4-yard scoring toss to Mark Hafner.

2005 Season

All-Conference USA third-team selection … Ranked 15th in the nation in passing (271.5 ypg) and total offense (288.17 ypg) and tenth in passing yardage (3,258) … Completed 254 of 420 attempts (60.5%) with 19 touchdowns and a career-high 15 interceptions … Ranked third on the squad with 104 carries for 200 yards (1.9 avg) and five scores … Participated in 524 plays, gaining 3,458 yards in total offense … Recorded two solo tackles and batted away one pass … Fumbled five times, with the opposition recovering two of those miscues and was sacked 29 times for losses totaling 207 yards … Threw for 124 first downs, including 38 tosses that gained 20 yards or more … Converted 72-of-179 third-down plays (40.2%) but also had 54 of his 420 pass attempts deflected … Helped the team average 438.8 yards per game in total offense, an average improvement of 49.1 yards from the previous season.

2005 Game Analysis

Oregon … Kolb threw for 312 yards and two scores, but he also threw two interceptions and was sacked twice while hitting on 24 of 43 attempts. He had several dazzling plays in the first half including a 70-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Marshall and a 62-yard scoring strike to Anthony Alridge on the last play of the first quarter … Record Watch- With 24 completions, Kolb moved past Jimmy Klingler (1991-93) into fifth place in UH career history with 442 … With his 62-yard touchdown pass at the end of the first quarter, Kevin became just the fifth player in UH history to top the 6,000-yard mark in passing yards during his career (6,208) and also moved past Gary Mullins into sixth place in UH career history with 38 career touchdown passes … With two touchdown passes, Kolb recorded the 13th game of his collegiate career with at least two scoring strikes … Three of his eight first down completions were for 20 yards or longer, but also had seven passes deflected.

Sam Houston State … Kolb passed for 312 yards on 19 of 31 attempts with two touchdowns and an interception. He picked up 56 yards on eleven carries with four first-down runs, including converting one fourth-down play, but was sacked twice for minus 13 yards, as the Kats never let him get into a rhythm. Kolb spent much of the first half scrambling in the backfield looking for receivers who were just not open. He hit Perry McDaniel with a 9-yard scoring toss in the first quarter and then found Josh Carethers with a 15-yard scoring strike in the second quarter that capped an 8-play, 67-yard drive … With two touchdown passes, Kolb recorded the 14th game of his collegiate career with at least two touchdown passes … It also was his third consecutive multi-touchdown game dating back to the 2004 season finale against Louisville … Kolb converted 11-of-18 third-down plays and threw for nine first-downs, adding four more first downs on the ground.

Texas-El Paso … Kolb was 32-of-50 for 331 yards. His touchdown passes went to Donnie Avery covering 16 and 62 yards in the second quarter, Anthony Alridge for 53 yards in the third, Vincent Marshall for 8 in the fourth and Jeron Harvey for 14 in overtime in a tough 44-41 loss. Houston's last chance to earn a victory ended with UTEP's Quintin Demps picking off a pass from Kolb around the 2-yard line, with no receiver close by. It was the fifth interception of the game by Kolb, who only threw six in each of his first two seasons. He balanced his career-worst pickoffs with a career-best five TD passes. When Demps snagged his second interception of the game, he returned it about 20 yards before realizing that he needed to go out of bounds to secure the win. He crossed the line by the Houston bench, then the Miners came pouring onto the field, assistant coaches slapping hands as gleefully as the players. Kolb was picked off twice in the first quarter and two more times in the second before Demps again intercepted him in overtime … Record Watch- With five touchdown passes, Kolb moved past Jimmy Klingler (39 TDs, 1991-93) and Chuck Clements (43, 1993-95) into sole possession of fourth place in UH career history with 45 career touchdown passes … His five touchdown passes set a personal career high, topping his previous best of four touchdowns vs. Mississippi State and again vs. Texas Christian in 2003 … With 331 passing yards, Kolb recorded the eighth 300-yard passing game of his career and his second of the 2005 season … Kolb finished the night with 57 career touchdowns responsible for … With 50 pass attempts, Kolb set a new personal single-game high, topping his previous high of 44 set vs. Louisville and again vs. TCU in 2004 … Kolb's 46-yard punt around the 1:20 mark of the first quarter was the first of his career and was downed at the 20-yard line … Kolb threw for thirteen first downs, but also had seven pass attempts knocked down at the line of scrimmage … Record Watch-Kolb's five interceptions were a new personal, single-game career high … It topped his previous high of two interceptions set at vs. Oregon (Sept. 1, 2005) and at Hawai (Dec. 25, 2003) … It was the most interceptions thrown by a Cougar quarterback since Nick Eddy tied a school record with seven interceptions vs. South Florida in 2002 … With five touchdown passes, Kolb recorded the 15th game of his collegiate career with at least two TD passes … With his 16-yard touchdown pass at the 5:56 mark of the second quarter, Kolb broke out of a tie with Gary Mullins (1969-71, 52 TDs responsible for) for sole possession of third place in UH career history for touchdowns responsible for.

Tulsa … After a sluggish start, Houston's offense turned a 13-3 deficit into a 30-16 lead. Kolb completed 19 of 31 throws for 266 yards and one touchdown in an eventual 30-23 win. He was sacked twice, fumbled once and had one pass intercepted, but also punted once for 29 yards, as Tulsa returned that wobbly kick 34 yards. Eleven of his 19 pass completions were good for first downs, including four completions that went for 20 yards or longer. Receiver Vincent Marshall hauled in a Kolb bomb for a 65-yard score in the second quarter, but on the next drive the Houston QB was picked off by Nick Graham at the Tulsa 17 … Record Watch- With one touchdown pass, Kolb moved into a tie with Jason McKinley (46 TD passes, 1999-00) for third place in UH career history … His 18 completions moved him past the 500-completion milestone during his career, finishing the night with 511 career completions to become only the fifth UH signal-caller in school history to throw at least 500 completions … With 266 passing yards, Kolb moved past the 7,000-yard plateau during his career … Kolb, who finished the night with 7,011 career passing yards, became only the fifth player in UH history to reach that milestone.

Tulane … Kolb was 11-of-22 passing for 192 yards and a 40-yard touchdown to tailback Ryan Gilbert for Houston, which turned a halftime tie into a blowout with four straight touchdowns before Tulane scored its final points with under five minutes to go. Unable to play in New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina, Tulane hosted the game instead at Cajun Field, regular home of Louisiana-Lafayette. Kolb added an 8-yard touchdown run mid way through the fourth quarter, to make it 35-7, but had a 21-yard scamper in the first quarter nullified by a penalty (illegal shift). After throwing nine interception in his previous four games, Kolb was not intercepted once, but was sacked twice for losses of 26 yards … Kevin threw for eleven first downs, including four that were for 20 yards or longer and also ran for one first down … Record Watch-Kolb moved past Jason McKinley (46 TD passes, 1999-00) into sole possession of third place in UH career history with 47 career touchdown passes … His 192 passing yards moved Kolb past Chuck Clements (7,112 yards, 1993-96) into fourth place in UH career history … Kolb finished the night with 7,213 career passing yards.

Memphis … Kolb hit on 25 of 44 attempts for a season-high 386 yards and a 63-yard touch-down to Donnie Avery, but it would not be quite enough as Memphis claimed a 35-20 win over the Cougars at Robertson Stadium. Kolb, who became only the fourth player in school history to account for more than 8,000 yards of total offense, guided the Cougars to more than 500 yards of total offense but saw the Tigers extend their winning streak to three consecutive games over UH. He was sacked once for minus 12 yards but had 12 of his 25 pass completions result in first downs. Things started out well for the as Kolb hit Vincent Marshall on a 79-yard pass on the team's first play from scrimmage. One play later, running back Jackie Battle scored on a 1-yard plunge to hand UH an early lead.

Again the explosive Cougar offense wasted little time in regaining the momentum. Facing a third-&-8 from the UH 37 on the ensuing possession, Kolb took advantage of another long ball, hitting wide receiver Donnie Avery on a 62-yard touchdown strike. The game began well for the Cougars, who needed just two plays to cover 80 yards on the game's first possession, as Kolb completed a pass in the flat to slot receiver Marshall, who raced 79 yards before being hauled down at the Memphis 1-yard line. Houston lost two fumbles in the end zone and missed a 21-yard field goal, all in the second half, helping Memphis (3-3 overall, 2-2 Conference USA) escape with the win … Talking about the team's offensive explosion, Kevin replied to the media after the game, "It's kind of the same story. We got a quick score and stalled out for a while. Our defense kept us in it. It really felt like we were beating the dog out of them. We just could not put points on the board. I never, until the last time we touched the ball, felt like we were going to lose. There was never a doubt in my mind. "We were doing whatever we wanted to. We were throwing it deep and playing our game. We just could not put it in the end zone. It was just a freak deal. Keeping hope is the way you win games. "Until the last tick of the clock you have to keep believing in your team. I had confidence the entire game. I thought one of those times we would knock it in. We thought we had them." … With 502 yards of total offense, the Cougar offense recorded their 21st game with at least 400 yards of total offense under head coach Art Briles. It also was the tenth game with more than 500 yards of total offense by the Cougars under Briles … With 386 passing yards, Kolb recorded the ninth 300-yard passing game of his career and his third 300-yard game of the 2005 season … Kolb threw for only seven first downs, but four were for 20 yards or longer … Record Watch- With 386 passing yards, Kolb moved past former Tulane quarterback Shaun King (1996-98) into ninth place in Conference USA career history with 7,599 career passing yards.

Mississippi State … The Houston QB led the Cougars to a 28-16 win by hitting on 20 of 29 tosses for 218 yards and a touchdown to Kendal Briles as UH beat a South-eastern Conference team on the road for the first time since winning at Louisiana State in 1999. Houston moved the 60 yards in nine plays, with Kolb connecting with Kendal Briles from 11 yards out. The Cougars converted a third-and-long from the MSU 44 to keep the drive alive. Houston clicked on its next drive and took its first lead of the game. Kolb had a rush of 23 yards on the drive's second play, and then five plays later he hooked up with tight end Blade Bassler on a 39-yard catch-and-run which took the Cougars to a first-&- goal from the MSU three-yard line. On the next play, tailback Jackie Battle went wide left with the handoff and scored the Cougars their first touchdown on the afternoon. The only downside to the game was the physical beating Kolb continued to receive, as he was sacked four times for minus 21 yards and had ten pass attempts deflected by the Tigers … Five of his pass completions that resulted in first downs were for 20 yards or longer … Record Watch-With 242 yards of total offense, Kolb moved past Andre Ware (8,058 yards; 8,202 passing, -144 rushing, 1987-89) and into a tie with Jason McKinley (8,277 yards; 8,694 passing, -417 rushing) for second place in UH career history with 8,277 (7,817 passing, 460 rushing) yards of total offense.

Central Florida … After falling behind 17-3 at halftime, the Cougars staged a furious second-half comeback but fell just short in a 31-29 loss at Conference USA rival UCF at the Florida Citrus Bowl. Kolb was successful on 19 of 31 passes for 313 yards, a pair of touchdowns and one interception, but fumbled twice and was sacked four times for minus 25 yards, finishing with 34 yards on eleven carries and 347 yards in total offense. After UCF's Cory Hogue picked off a Kolb pass to set up a 2-yard scoring strike from Golden Knights' QB Steven Moffett to Mike Walker, the Cougars wasted getting back on the scoreboard when receiver Anthony Alridge hauled in a 54-yard pass from Kolb and raced into the end zone. Although the ensuing PAT failed, the Cougars cut the lead to 24-16 heading into the fourth quarter. Again, Houston wasted little time in getting back on the scoreboard. Seventeen seconds after UCF's score, Kolb hit Donnie Avery for a 76-yard touchdown and a 31-29 UCF lead. On the ensuing drive, UCF took nearly five minutes off the clock and drove to the Houston 44-yard line before the Cougar defense stiffened and forced a fourth down. The Cougars then thwarted a fake punt attempt and took over with 89 seconds remaining in the game. However, a sack and three straight incompletions by Kolb kept the Cougars from earning their fourth road win of the 2005 season … Kolb amassed nine first downs passing, including five for 20 yards or longer and added six more first downs rushing … Record Watch- With 42 plays, Kolb moved past Chuck Clements (1,284 plays, 1993-96) into third place in UH career history with 1,314 total plays … With 313 passing yards, Kolb recorded the tenth 300-yard passing game of his career and his fourth 300-yard game of the 2005 season … His ten 300-yard passing games are tied with Andre Ware (1987-89) for second most in UH career history … Kolb's four 300-yard passing games during the 2005 season alone tie with David Klingler (1991), Jason McKinley (2000) and Kolb's own total from the 2003 season for the fourth most in UH single-season history.

Southern Mississippi … Kolb threw for 315 yards and two fourth-quarter touchdowns, as he hit on 24 of 35 attempts in a 27-24 decision. Thirteen of his completions were good for first downs, but he also turned the ball over once on a fumble, as he was sacked twice for minus 13 yards. His fumble midway through the first quarter set up USM QB Dustin Almond's 9-yard scoring lob to Josh Barnes. Kolb hit threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Marshall with 12:53 remaining in the fourth quarter to give the Cougars a 20-10 lead. The drive covered 63 yards in eight plays and took just 2:41 off the clock. Kolb hit Marshall with an 83-yard touchdown pass with 9:04 to play for a 27-17 lead. Marshall had seven catches for 129 yards, and the scoring strike was the longest of both Kolb and Marshall's career, eclipsing the 81-yard touchdown in the 2003 Hawaii Bowl that tied the score and sent the bowl game into overtime. Kolb brought Houston back with a 7-play, 66-yard drive capped by halfback Ryan Gilbert's 8-yard touchdown run. Kevin then hit 7-of-9 passes for 79 yards the last three minutes of the second quarter to lead Houston to a 24-yard Ben Bell field goal that tied it at 10 as time expired in the first half. The field-goal drive was the longest of the season for the Cougars, chewing up 8:22 on the clock and covering the 67 yards on 16 plays. Houston converted three third-downs on the time-consuming drive … After the game, Kolb stated, "We didn't play well or play great, but we played good enough to win. We have not beaten these guys in a long time. We had them last year and it slipped away. This team and these people wanted to win this one. You had that feeling in the locker room before the game and it happened. During the last two minutes of the game, the ball rolled our way a few times." … Kolb threw for thirteen first downs, but had eight of his pass attempts deflected … Record Watch- With 315 passing yards, Kolb moved past Andre Ware (8,131 yards, 1987-89) into third place in UH career history with 8,446 career passing yards … His 31 passing attempts moved him past the 1,000-attempt mark in his career and finished the game with 1,028 pass attempts during his career, becoming only the fifth quarterback in school history to throw at least 1,000 passes during his career … With 315 passing yards, Kolb recorded the eleventh 300-yard passing game of his career and his fifth 300-yard game of the 2005 season … It also was his second-straight 300-yard passing game and his third in the last four games … The Cougars improved to 3-8 all-time in games in which Kolb passes for at least 300 yards … With eleven career 300-yard passing games, Kolb moved out of a tie with Andre Ware (1987-89) into sole possession of second place in UH career history behind David Klingler, who posted 13 300-yard passing games from 1988-91 … Kolb's 83-yard touchdown to junior wide receiver Vincent Marshall around the 9-minute mark of the fourth quarter was a career-long for both players. It topped the 81-yard touchdown pass on which both players connected late in the fourth quarter during the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl vs. Hawaii in 2003.

Southern Methodist … It was a comedy of errors for the Cougars in a 29-24 loss, as Kolb had two passes intercepted and turned the ball over again on a fumble while being sacked three times for losses of 22 yards. He hit on 25 of 36 chances, with 13 completions resulting in first downs, picking up 273 yards, including 9 yards on a first quarter touchdown strike to Vincent Marshall. On the previous drive, Kevin was intercepted by SMU's Alvin Nnabuife, who returned the ball 69 yards for a touchdown. Kolb made up for that miscue with a 1-yard touchdown run that capped a 10-play, 80-yard drive in the second quarter, but also had another pass picked off to set up an SMU 36-yard field goal by Chris McMurtray, who also kicked a 49-yard field goal with three seconds remaining to lift SMU to a 29-24 victory. After McMurtray's field goal, Houston downed the kickoff and had the ball at its own 20 with two seconds remaining. But on the next play, the ball was snapped over the head of Kolb, who chased it down and was tackled in the end zone for a safety. Kolb also scored on a 1-yard run to conclude a 16-play, 90-yard drive earlier in the fourth quarter … Record Watch-With 278 yards of total offense, Kolb now has over 9,000 yards of total offense in his career, becoming just the second player in UH history to do so, ranking behind school-record holder David Klingler, who accounted for 9,327 yards of total offense from 1988-91 … With 0:32 left in the second quarter, Kolb rushed for the 14th touchdown of his career, breaking a tie with Ken Bailey (1967-69) and moving into third-place all-time for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback. With 10:25 left in the game, Kolb registered the 15th rushing touchdown of his career and moved into a tie for second place with Gary Mullins (1969-71) … His 273 passing yards moved Kolb past Jason McKinley (8,694 yards, 1997-00) into second place in UH career history with 8,719 career passing yards.

Rice … Kolb became Houston's all-time offensive leader as the Cougars beat cross-town rival Rice 35-18 on Saturday, earning bowl eligibility. The UH QB completed 16 of 25 passes for 222 yards and one score and rushed 11 times for 75 yards and a touchdown. Houston marched 98 yards in nine plays to trim the lead to 10-7 on a 4-yard run by Kolb with 10:06 left in the first half. Kolb also completed an 80-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Marshall. Kevin was intercepted once, but ran for four first downs while completing eight passes that were also good for first downs … The Cougars' 98-yard drive that was capped at the 10:16 mark of the second quarter by Kolb's 4-yard touchdown run was a season long (topped the Cougars' 91-yard drive on the last drive of the second quarter at UTEP on Sept. 16) … Kolb finished the game with four first downs rushing, including two runs longer than 20 yards and had eight first downs passing … Record Watch-With his 10-yard pass to Kendal Briles around the 3:05 mark of the second quarter, Kolb became the school record holder in total offense, topping David Klingler who racked up 9,327 yards in 1989-91. Kolb finished the game with 297 yards of total offense (75 rushing, 222 passing) and has posted 9,530 yards of total offense during his career … With 25 pass attempts, Kolb moved past Andre Ware (1,074 attempts, 1987-89) into fourth place in UH career history with 1,089 pass attempts … With his 4-yard touch-down run in the second quarter, Kolb moved into a tie for first place with Lionel Wilson (1981-83) in UH career history with 16 rushing touchdowns as a quarterback … With 38 plays (13 rushing, 25 passing), Kolb moved past David Klingler (1,432, 1988-91) into second place in UH career history with 1,442 plays.

Kansas (Fort Worth Bowl) … In a 42-13 defeat, Houston has lost six straight bowls since winning the 1980 Garden State Bowl. Kolb started his 36th consecutive game and already is the career total offense leader at the school where David Klingler and Andre Ware also threw passes. Kolb was 20-of-44 passing for 214 yards with three interceptions that all turned into scores by Kansas, and did not have a touchdown pass for the first time in twelve contests. Kolb did score on a 1-yard QB sneak for Houston's only touchdown. The Cougars were held to a season-worst 244 total yards after leading Conference USA with 457 a game during the regular season. Kansas had 538 yards. Kansas defensive end Charlton Keith got between Kolb and his intended receiver on a quick-out pass in the fourth quarter. He jumped up and grabbed the pass, then sprinted 14 yards and dived into the end zone for a Jayhawks' score. Theo Barnes also had two interceptions for the Jayhawks. The first set up Jon Cornish's 30-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter, and the second led to Brian Murph's scoring grab with nine minutes left for the final touch-down … This marked the the first time since 1980-81 that the Cougars appeared in two bowl games during a three-year span. The Cougars last competed at the 2003 Sheraton Hawaii vs. Hawaii Dec. 25, 2003 … The 1980-81 Cougar teams competed at the 1980 Garden State and 1981 Sun bowls … With the loss, the Cougars saw their losing streak in bowl games extended to six games. UH has not won a bowl game since a 35-0 win over Navy in the 1980 Garden State Bowl on Dec. 14, 1980 … The 29-point loss was Houston's worst loss in a bowl game, topping the 26-point loss (14-40) to Oklahoma on Dec. 26, 1981 in the Sun Bowl … Kolb totaled eleven first downs passing and two more rushing, but had five pass attempts knocked down at the line of scrimmage … Record Watch- With 20 completions, Kolb moved past Andre Ware (1987-89) into fourth place in UH career history, finishing the night with 672 career completions … Kolb's 19-yard pass to tailback Ryan Gilbert around the 11:30 mark of the second quarter helped Kolb move past the 9,000-yard mark passing during his collegiate career, joining David Klingler (9,430 yards, 1988-91) as the only UH signal callers to throw for more than 9,000 yards during their careers … Kolb became only the fifth quarterback in school history to play in two bowl games during his career, joining Danny Davis (1977, 1979), Terry Elston (1980 Cotton, 1980 Garden State), Gary Mullins (1969, 1971) and Lionel Wilson (1980 Garden State, 1981) as the only UH signal-callers to accomplish that feat … With his 1-yard touchdown run at the 0:57 mark of the fourth quarter, Kolb broke out of a tie with Lionel Wilson (1981-83) and set a new UH record with 17 career rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

2004 Season

Despite leading Conference USA in passing and total offense, Kolb did not receive any post-season honors … Started every game, completing 198 of 353 passes (56.1%) for 2,766 yards, eleven touchdowns and only six interceptions … Threw for over 300 yards in the Southern Mississippi and Louisville contests … 106 of his 198 completions were good for first downs, but 48 of his 353 passes were deflected by the opposition … Fumbled eight times, but only one was recovered by UH opponents … Was sacked a career-high 42 times for minus 256 yards, but still gained 51 yards with five scores on 118 carries (0.4 avg) … Participated in 471 plays, gaining 2,817 yards in total offense … Ranked 23rd nationally with an average of 256.1 yards per game in total offense and ranked 16th with an average of 251.45 yards per game passing … Helped the team average 389.7 yards per game.

2004 Game Analysis

Rice … Was sacked seven times for 37 yards and had to leave the game briefly midway through the third quarter after taking a late hit on an incomplete pass to Vincent Marshall, finishing with 204 yards and an interception on 15 of 33 passes, but also threw a 33-yard touchdown to Marshall with 0:09 left in a 10-7 loss.

Oklahoma … Fumbled once as he was sacked five times for losses totaling 37 yards, gaining 221 yards on 15 of 22 tries with no touchdowns, but did hit Kendal Briles on a 63-yard pass to set up the Cougars' first score (3-yard run by Jackie Battle).

Army … Got the team into the victory column with a 35-21 triumph, as Kolb connected on 20 of 33 tosses for 278 yards, an interception and a 44-yard touchdown strike to Vincent Marshall to break a 21-21 tie midway through the fourth quarter in the Conference USA opener … Was sacked twice for minus 19 yards, but 12 of his 20 completions were good for first downs.

Miami … Scored the Cougars' only touchdown with a 6-yard run late in the first half, but managed only 153 yards on 11 of 28 passes, as Kolb was sacked twice and fumbled once … Eight of his 11 pass completions resulted in first downs.

Memphis … Completed 18 of 27 throws, with ten good for first downs, totaling 220 yards as he connected with Vincent Marshall on a 56-yard touchdown toss, but turned the ball over once on a fumble and was sacked four times for losses of 40 yards.

Southern Mississippi … Threw for 345 yards on 19-of-36 passing and a 6-yard touchdown to Donnie Avery and found Vincent Marshall on a pair of 69-yard passes, but was also sacked five times for minus 35 yards and fumbled twice in a 35-29 loss.

Texas Christian … Bounced back with three touchdown passes and 256 yards on 25 of 44 attempts, adding 53 yards on 13 carriers to collect 309 yards in total offense, but was also sacked three times for losses totaling 14 yards … Exploded for a career-long 43-yard rush early in the game.

Tulane … Threw for 267 yards and an interception on 14-of-24 passing and ran for another 47 rushing yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run on 12 attempts in a 24-3 victory, but also fumbled twice on a pair of sacks.

East Carolina … Piled up 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 13 of 23 throws and added two more scoring runs of 1 (capped 11-play, 98-yard drive in the fourth quarter) & 2 yards in a 34-24 decision … Found Harold Taylor with a 49-yard touchdown strike and hit tight end Blade Bassler with a 35-yard score, but was also picked off twice and fumbled once.

Alabama-Birmingham … Facing constant pressure that saw Kolb sacked a season-high eight times for losses of 34 yards, the UH QB fumbled once as he managed only 196 yards on 19 of 39 passes, but did score on a 7-yard run for the team's only points in a 20-7 loss.

Louisville … Finished the year with 29 of 44 passes for a season-high 375 yards, a pair of touchdowns and an interception … Was sacked four times for minus 26 yards, but 18 of his 29 completions were good for first downs … Hit tailback Ryan Gilbert with a 15-yard scoring pass and found Vincent Marshall with a 40-yard touchdown strike in a 60-27 loss … Gained 367 yards in total offense for the day … Topped 300 yards passing for the sixth time in his career vs. the Cardinals.

2003 Season

Freshman All-American third-team choice by The Sporting News … Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year … Started every game as a true freshman … His passing efficiency rating of 153.75 ranked as the second-highest in UH single-season history ahead of 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andr Ware (record-holder is Rusty Clark's 185.7 rating in 1968) … Third on team with seven rushing touchdowns, as he threw at least one touchdown pass in all but two games and tossed at least two scores in ten contests … Became the first true freshman in Cougar history to start at quarterback in the season opener when he took the field vs. Rice … Finished with 220 of 360 passes (61.1%) for 3,131 yards, 25 touchdowns and six interceptions … His 3,131 yards rank sixth on the school's season-record list, as he also ranked 27th in the nation with an average of 240.85 yards passing per game … His 25 touchdowns tied Andre Ware (1988) for fifth on Houston's season-record list … In addition to his seven scoring runs, Kolb ranked fourth on the team with 346 yards on 139 carries (2.5 avg) … Gained 3,477 yards of total offense on 499 plays, as his average of 267.5 yards per game ranked 20th nationally … Also ranked tenth in the nation with his 153.75 passing efficiency rating … 116 of his 220 pass completions were good for first downs while only 27 of his 360 pass attempts were deflected … Had ball security issues, as Kolb fumbled a career-high fifteen times, with the opposition recovering four of those miscues … Was sacked 24 times for minus 158 yards.

2003 Game Analysis

Rice … Began his collegiate career by hitting on 17 of 22 passes for 246 yards and a pair of touchdowns, adding two 1-yard scoring runs … His first collegiate TD pass went to Brandon Middleton for 47 yards and later in the game, Kolb again found Middleton with a 55-yard scoring strike … Fumbled once, but nine of his 17 completions resulted in first downs.

Michigan … Received his baptism under fire, as Kolb was sacked six times for losses of 43 yards, fumbled once and was held to a career-low 64 yards on 15 of 30 throws.

Louisiana-Lafayette … Was intercepted once and sacked once, but managed 157 yards on 8 of 128 tries with a 62-yard touchdown to Brandon Middleton … Rushed 14 times for 92 yards … Threw the first interception of his career on a desperate "Hail Mary" attempt on the last play of the first half.

Mississippi State … Earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors, as Kolb amassed 328 yards in total offense in a 42-35 victory … Threw for 321 yards and four touchdowns on 20 of 29 attempts, but fumbled twice on two sacks, with MSU recovering one of those miscues … Connected with Brandon Middleton on a 76-yard touchdown strike on the Cougars' first play from scrimmage vs. Bulldogs … Added scoring strikes of 13 & 23 yards to Vincent Marshall and 50 yards to Leonard Gibson … 12 of his 20 completions resulted in first downs.

East Carolina … Gained 277 yards with a pair of scores on 20-of-29 passing in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2 … Brandon Middleton was the recipient of both of Kolb's scoring strikes that covered 30 & 65 yards.

Tulane … Recorded 283 passing yards on 22 of 39 attempts and connected on three touch-downs in a 45-42 decision … Kolb had scoring passes of 14 yards to Vincent Marshall and 12 yards to Jonathan Pritchett in the first half and 26 yards to Leonard Gibson in the third quarter as the offense generated 539 yards … Fumbled once as he was sacked three times for minus 19 yards.

Memphis … Followed with 13 of 25 throws for 138 yards, an interception and an 18-yard score to Vincent Marshall, but was bench late in the fourth quarter of a 45-14 loss as he had one fumble and was sacked three times for losses of 25 yards.

Texas Christian … Earned Conference USA Player of the Week honors as Kolb enjoyed a career day when he became only the fourth player in NCAA Division I-A history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game … Posted a career-best 434 yards on 17-of-36 passing with four touchdowns … Also rushed for 144 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run on 14 carries, finishing with a career-high 578 yards … Kolb's scoring strikes went 55 & 48 yards to Brandon Middleton, 44 yards to Harrison Arceneaux and 8 yards to Vincent Marshall, as 13 of his 17 completions resulted in first downs … His only blemishes were a pair of fumbles that were recovered by TCU … Record Watch-Became only the fourth player in NCAA Division 1-A history to throw for over 400 yards and rush for over 100 yards in the same game, joining Archie Manning of Mississippi (104 rush, 436 pass vs. Alabama, 1969), Ned James of New Mexico (118 rush, 406 pass vs. Wyoming, 1986) and Zak Kostok of Northwestern (111 rush, 421 pass vs. Bowling Green, 2001) … His 578 yards in total offense rank tied for fourth on the school's game-record list with David Klingler (vs. Eastern Washington in 1990), topped only by David Klingler's 732 vs. Arizona State and 625 vs. TCU in 1990 and Jimmy Klingler's 612 vs. Rice in 1992.

Southern Mississippi … Was sacked twice, fumbled once and had one interception while hitting on 15 of 30 attempts for 158 yards.

Army … Gained 301 yards with two touchdowns as 11 of his 24 pass completions (on 28 attempts) were good for first downs, adding 45 yards on 19 carries, but Kolb was also sacked twice for minus 10 yards and fumbled three times (Army recovered one fumble) … Brandon Middleton hauled in both of Kolb's scoring tosses, good for 35 & 50 yards.

Louisville … Collected 224 yards on 21 of 27 passes with touchdowns of 42 & 8 yards to Brandon Middleton … Also rushed 12 times, but finished with minus 1-yard, as he was sacked three times for losses of 17 yards, but did score on runs of 1 & 4 yards.

Alabama-Birmingham … Only had 13 passes, completing 9, including seven that resulted in first downs, as Kolb gained 196 yards with touchdowns of 45 yards to Vincent Marshall and 53 yards to Brandon Middleton … Also carried nine times for 60 yards and scores of 10 & 16 yards.

Hawaii (Hawaii Bowl) … After more than four hours of action and three overtimes, the Cougars went down in defeat, 54-48, but Kevin connected on 19 of 34 tosses for 332 yards and a pair of touchdowns … However, he was intercepted twice, had a pair of fumbles and was sacked once … Nine of his 19 completions were good for first downs, hitting Chad McCullar with a 34-yard scoring strike in the first quarter and had an 81-yard touchdown pass to Vincent Marshall in the fourth quarter that tied the game with 0:22 left in regulation … Record Watch-Kolb's 81-yard touchdown was the longest pass completion by a Cougars quarterback since David Klingler's 95-yarder to Manny Hazard vs. Arizona State in 1990.

Injury Report

2004: Left the Rice game briefly in the third quarter when he was shaken up after a late hit on an incomplete pass to Vincent Marshall at the 10:12 mark of that quarter.

Agility Tests

Campus: 4.73 in the 40-yard dash … 325-pound bench press … 319-pound power clean … 32 1/8-inch arm length … 9 1/4-inch hands … Right-handed.

Combine: 4.85 in the 40-yard dash … 1.73 10-yard dash … 2.83 20-yard dash … 4.44 20-yard shuttle … 6.94 three-cone drill … 32.5-inch vertical jump … 9'4" broad jump.

High School

Attended Stephenville (Tex.) High School, where he was a member of the Dallas Morning News Top Area 100 squad and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 list … Rated the 20th-best player in the Big 12 Region by Heartland Recruiting and earned Max Emfinger Texas Super All-State Team honors as well as the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal State Fab 44 accolades … The two-time District 8-4A Offensive MVP was also picked first-team All-Big County by the Abilene Reporter News … Selected honorable mention All-State in 2002 and picked second-team Academic All-State … As a senior, Kolb completed 206 of 321 attempts for 3,357 yards and 29 touchdowns, while also tacking on an additional 197 yards rushing.

Personal

Business major … Son of Lanell and Roy Kolb … Born 8/24/84 in Victoria, Texas … Resides in Stephenville, Texas.

 
 

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