Ranks fifth in school history in career TD throws with 32 ... Also ranks on the career lists in completions with 316 (ninth) and attempts with 505 (12th) ... His career completion percentage of .626 is the second-best mark in school history while his career passing efficiency mark of 134.16 ranks third ... Graduated from NC State in May of 2011 with a degree in business administration, he was named an Academic All-ACC performer.
Earned his master's degree in liberal arts in December ... Became the first player in NC State history to throw for 30 or more touchdowns in two different seasons, he has 63 TD passes for his career ... That mark ranked third in school history, trailing only Philip Rivers (95 in 51 career starts) and Russell Wilson (76 in 36 career starts) and 10th in ACC history ... Started 26 career contests ... Led the ACC in passing with 310 yards per game, that mark ranks 11th nationally ... Ranked second in the league in total offense with 297.5 yards ... Passed for 4,031 yards in 2012 - the second-highest mark in school history behind Rivers' 4,491 and the fourth-highest mark in ACC history.
Ranked fourth in school history in passing yards with 7,411, third in completions with 646 and fourth in attempts with 1,069 ... Posted three of the top seven single-game passing yardage marks in school history this season ... 493 yards against Clemson was the second-highest ever for a Pack player, ninth-highest in ACC history ... Threw for 467 yards at UNC, which ranks fifth on the State single-game list, and 440 at Miami, the seventh-best mark ... Tallied 7,131 yards of total offense in his career, the fourth-best mark in school history ... Career completion percentage of .604 is the second-best mark in school history while his career passing efficiency mark of 132.31 ranks fourth ... Attended the Manning Passing Academy in the summer of 2012.
Threw for 31 touchdowns on the season, that mark ties as the second-highest mark in school history, second only to Philip Rivers ... Tied the State single-game record for touchdown throws with five in the win over Maryland ... Set career highs for completions (36) and attempts (55) in the win over the Terps, the fifth and sixth-best marks in school history respectively ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in passing yards per game, second in touchdown throws ... Completed 17 of his 20 attempts in the win over South Alabama, his .850 mark for that game was the best since the season opener of 2003, when Philip Rivers threw 26-30 (.866) against Western Carolina ... Threw four touchdown passes in the win over Central Micigan ... Threw TD passes of 63, 65, 67, 79 and 87 yards in 2011 ... That 87-yard TD versus Cincinnati was the fifth-longest pass play in school history.
Saw action in just three games while playing behind Russell Wilson, he completed an impressive .692 of his throws, however ... Threw for eight touchdowns in three 2010 spring scrimmages.
Saw action in seven games, completing .615 of his throws ... In for a season-high 31 snaps versus Gardner-Webb, he connected on six of his seven attempts for 65 yards ... Threw his first career touchdown versus Clemson, he was 4-6 for 56 yards in that contest.
Redshirted the season at quarterback.
Ranked by ESPN as the No. 3 quarterback in the nation and the No. 32 player regardless of position ... Rivals.com ranked him as a four-star recruit, the No. 3 quarterback, the No. 3 player in Virginia and the No. 59 overall player in the nation ... Also ranked a four-star recruit, the No. 5 quarterback in the nation, and the No. 87 player overall by Scout.com ... Named Gatorade and AP Player of the Year in Virginia ... Selected to the 2008 Parade All-America team ... Named to the EA SPORTS All-American team ... Selected to the Elite 11 quarterback camp as well as the inaugural Under Armour All-American game where he was named MVP for his team ... Completed 5 of 12 passes for 91 yards and ran for a score ... Won the "pass attack" portion of the varsity skills competition ... Completed 171 of 265 passes as a senior for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns ... Also rushed the ball for 129 yards and seven TDs ... Led his team to the Virginia AAA Division 6 Championship his senior season with an undefeated 15-0 record ... Named first-team all-state, all-region and all-district as well ... Voted by coaches as Virginia 1st Team all-state player of the year... As a junior he was named first team all-district, district player of the year and Washington Post all-metro honorable mention ... Older brother, Sean, played quarterback for Virginia Tech from 2004-08 ... Played for coach Tom Verbanic.