Manning Award candidate, Unitas Golden Arm Award Candidate, Davey O'Brien Award candidate, Senior Bowl candidate, Walter Camp Player of the Year candidate ... ended career ranked third all-time in career passing yards with 9,116 yds behind Tim Lester and Tim Hiller ... 2011 All-MAC selection ... threw 62nd career TD at Illinois (9/1) ... threw five TDs in a game for fifth time in career and recorded 12th career 300-yd game (364) vs. EIU (9/8) ... returned from injury to throw for 275 yards and three TDs at Buffalo (11/10), also carrying the ball a career high 18 times.
Set the single season record for passing yards in a single season (3,873), tied the record for most 300yd passing games in a season (7) ... set WMU bowl records for pass completions (31), attempts (57), yards (439), and TDs (3) ... Davey O'Brien Award candidate ... Manning Award candidate ... completed first 10 pass attempts at Michigan (9/3) ... threw first two TDs of the season against Nicholls (9/10) ... fifth 300-yard passing game of career with 355 yards and three TDs against CMU (9/17) ... sixth career 300-yard passing game with 306 with a season high attempts and completions against No. 24 Illinois (9/24) ... broke school record for passing yards in a game (497) at UConn (10/1) earning MAC West POTW, nominated for Capital One Impact Performer and Manning Award National of the Week ... career high 95 yards rushing with thre passing TDs vs. BGSU (10/8) ... third career 400-yard passing game with 404 against Ball State (10/29) ... threw for a program record 548 yds and WMU/MAC record seven TDs at Toledo (11/8) ... fifth career 400-yard passing game and third straight at Miami (11/16) ... finalist for FRS QB Performance of the Year ... named Second Team All-MAC ... led the team in rushing yards and passed for 439 yards against Purdue in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl (12/27).
Named team's Offensive captain ... finished season with 3,334 yards and 30 TDs en route to earning Third Team All-MAC ... set school record for total offensive plays in a season (567) ... went 27-for-49 for 220 yds and 2 TDs, led team with 38 yards rushing at Michigan State (9/4) ... MAC West Offensive POTW after becoming sixth Bronco QB to throw 5 TDs in a game against Nicholls State (9/11) ... set a school record with 43 completions and became the fourth QB in program history to throw for over 400 yds in a game vs. Toledo (9/18) ... career high three rushing TDs and 66 yds rushing at Ball State (10/9) ... two rushing TDs at Notre Dame (10/16) ... second 300-yard passing game of career (372) and second five passing TD game of season at Akron (10/23) ... third 300-yd passing game with 360 vs. NIU (10/30) ... fifth multi-TD game of the season at CMU (11/5) ... fourth 300-yd passing game and sixth multi-TD game vs. EMU (11/13) ... threw four TDs at BGSU (11/26).
Made collegiate debut and completed first pass on first attempt at Michigan (9/5) ... 3-for-3 passing vs. Miami (9/19) ... finished the season 5-for-7 in passing with 27 yards in eight games played.
Redshirted ... member of offensive scout team.
Ranked No. 12 overall in Kansas by Scout.com and Rivals.com ... ranked No. 76 quarterback by ESPN.com ... earned Sunflower League and regional championships in 2007 with a team record of 9-2 ... named All-Sunflower League three-straight seasons ... received Honorable Mention for All-Sun Country ... received honorable mention for all-state as a senior ... received Honorable Mention for Nike Football Training Camp All-America in 2005 ... received varsity letters in baseball (2) and basketball (1) ... named to KC Rivals All-Combine Team in 2007 ... completed 208-of-421 passes during career ... amassed 3,457 yards passing in three seasons with 22 passing touchdowns ... carried the ball 158 times for 524 yards and eight touchdowns.
Majoring in communications with a 3.04GPA ... son of Layne and Michelle Carder ... born Oct. 22, 1989 in Shawnee, Kan.