Named CMU's Co-Offensive Player of the Year ... Earned Little Caesars Pizza Bowl MVP honors after passing for 253 yards and three touchdowns in 24-21 win over Western Kentucky ... threw for 3,158 yards and 23 touchdowns ... ranks No. 2 in CMU program history in passing yards, pass attempts, pass completions, touchdown passes, total offense, and 300-yard passing games ... completed 14-of-23 passes against Southeast Missouri State (8/30) with one touchdown ... threw for 173 yards in loss to Michigan State (9/8) ... at the forefront of the upset of Iowa (9/22), completing 74.3% percent of his passes while throwing for 283 yards and two touchdowns ... named MAC West Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his standout performance in come-from-behind road win over the Hawkeyes ... threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns at Northern Illinois (9/29).
Completed 28-of-44 passes for 327 yards and a season-best four touchdowns at Toledo (10/6) ... completed 11-19 passes for 139 yards and one touchdown against Navy (10/12) ... threw for three touchdowns and 339 yards against Ball State (10/20) ... completed 15-of-25 for 180 yards and two touchdowns against Akron (10/27) ... surpassed the 300-yard passing barrier for the 14th time in his career, finishing the day with a season-best 383 yards, the 10th highest single game total ever by a Chippewa, against Western Michigan (11/3)... completed 20-34 passes for 284 yards and two touchdowns at Eastern Michigan (11/10) ... threw for 202 yards and one touchdown against Miami (11/17) ... completed 10-of-19 passing for 82 yards and one touchdown at UMass (11/23).
Named CMU's Herb Deromedi Most Valuable Player ... Academic All-MAC honoree ... Elected a co-captain by his teammates ... Ranked 19th nationally in pass yards per game (273.8), 25th in total passing yards (3,286), tied for 27th in touchdown passes (25) and 27th in completions per game (21.4) ... In eight MAC games, threw for a conference-best 2,491 yards and tied for the MAC lead with 19 touchdown passes ... Had a 19-6 touchdown-interception ratio in MAC games ... Two of the interceptions came on throws into the end zone on the final play of regulation ... Threw two or more touchdown passes in seven of the season's final eight games ... Threw for 300 or more yards in five of the season's final eight games ... Posted a career-high 436 passing yards at Ball State (10/22), the third highest single-game total in school history and the fifth 400-yard passing game in school history ... Completed 17-of-28 passes for 387 yards and a career-high four touchdowns in 48-41 win over Northern Illinois (10/1).
Starter at quarterback in all 12 games ... ranked 12th nationally in passing yards (279.8 ypg) and completions (23.5 per game), 15th in total passing yards (3,358) and 25th in total offense (271.6 ypg) ... threw first career touchdown pass in the second quarter in first career start against Hampton (9/2) and finished 20-34 for 242 passing yards ... added a 2-yard sneak in the fourth quarter for a touchdown, the second of his career ... completed a career-long 70 yard pass at Temple (9/9) ... threw a career-high three touchdowns at Virginia Tech (10/9) and Navy (11/13) ... accounted for multiple touchdowns in seven games (Hampton, Eastern Michigan, Northwestern, Ball State, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Navy) ... passed for at least 300 yards in five games (Northwestern, Miami, Western Michigan, Navy and Toledo) ... threw for at least 295 yards in seven games ... set career highs in completions (36), attempts (58) and passing yards (394) at Navy (11/13) ... the completions and attempts rank second in school history for a single game ... the passing yards total is the sixth highest in a single game in school history ... finished the season with three straight 300-plus passing yard games.
Appeared in seven games as the backup quarterback ... completed 4-of-8 passes for 66 yards and ran for an 11-yard touchdown at Boston College (10/31) ... ran for 23 yards against Eastern Michigan (10/10) ... completed six-of-11 throws for 49 yards against Alcorn State (9/19).
Three-year starter and four-year letterman ... 22-5 record as a starting quarterback ... two-time All-Ohio first team selection (2006, 2007) ... Ohio Division V Co-Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 ... Northwest District Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... named MVP of 2008 Ohio North-South All-Star Game ... two-time all-conference selection ... career statistics: 784-for-1,294, 11,038 yards, 139 touchdowns ... as a junior, completed 336-of-557 passes for 4,611 yards and 57 touchdowns ... as a senior, completed 329-of-500 passes for 4,738 yards and 64 touchdowns ... also rushed for 618 yards as a senior ... named to All-Toledo Blade team ... career passing yards and career touchdown passes both rank second in state history ... 64 touchdown passes in 2007 ranks second in state history ... 4,738 passing yards in 2007 ranks third in school history ... holds 14 school single-season and career records ... set a state record with 678 passing yards and tied a state record with nine touchdown passes in a 68-41 victory in 2006 ... earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball ... drafted in the 34th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft by the Colorado Rockies.