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2015 NFL DRAFT

Zach Maynard, QB

School: California  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 182 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
98249-
2012 Season
Listed by Lindy's as one of Cal's Players to Watch ... completed 6-of-10 passes for 109 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to Maurice Harris in the spring game, while adding four rushes for 15 yards including a 1-yard touchdown run.
2011 Season
Started all 13 games in his first season as Cal's quarterback, completing 231-of-405 (57.0%) passes for 2,990 yards, with 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a 126.98 passer efficiency rating that after one season is eighth on the school's career list ... his 2,990 passing yards were the third-highest single-season total in Cal history and only 31 yards shy of Nate Longshore's 3,021 passing yards in 2006 that are the second-most behind Pat Barnes' school-record 3,499 in 1996, while his 17 passing TD's were one outside the school's single-season top-10 list ... totaled 3,098 yards of total offense with another 108 coming on the ground to rank third on the school's all-time single-season list behind Barnes (3,416 in 1996) and Aaron Rodgers (3,113 in 2003) ... came on strong over the final third of the regular season as evidenced by the dramatic rise in his completion percentage, touchdown to interception ratio and quarterback rating ... over his final four regular-season games completed 68.1 percent of his passes, threw for five touchdowns to one interception and posted a 154.25 rating compared to completing 53.4 percent of his passes, 12 touchdowns to 10 interceptions and a rating of 121.31 over his first eight regular-season contests ... also ran for four touchdowns over his final seven regular-season games, first in back-to-back contests against USC and Utah, and then vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State ... threw for at least one touchdown in 10 of 13 games and either threw or ran for one in 12 of 13 contests with a game at UCLA the lone exception ... both threw and ran for a score on three occasions vs. Utah, vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State (all in the second half of the regular season) ... threw for at least 200 yards nine times, while rushing for over 35 yards on four occasions ... sixth in the Pac-12 in total offense (238.2 ypg, No. 43 NCAA) and eighth in passing (230.0 ypg) ... arguably posted his signature game in the second-to-last regular-season contest of the season at Stanford when he was 20-of-29 (69.0%) for 280 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception to finish with better stats than Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck and take home the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award for Cal's Outstanding offensive player in the Big Game ... completed 23-of-43 passes (tied season-high for pass attempts) for a season-high 349 yards at Washington to mark the first time a Cal quarterback had thrown for 300 or more yards since Kevin Riley threw for 351 yards at Arizona State in 2009 ... had a 90-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen at Washington that was the longest pass play in Cal history, as well as the longest pass play and tied for the second-longest play from the line of scrimmage in the Pac-12 in 2011 ... also had a strong game in the regular-season finale at Arizona State, completing 19-of-26 passes for 237 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown strike to C.J. Anderson, and rushing five times for 40 yards and a score ... managed the game well in home victories over Washington State (10-17, 118 yards, 1 TD) and Oregon State (13-19, 128 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) in the final month of the regular season ... started the second half of the regular season with a strong game in a victory over Utah (19-29, 255 yards, 1 TD) ... began his Cal career by helping the Golden Bears to three straight victories vs. Fresno State (16-35, 266 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), at Colorado (18-35, 243 yards, career-high 4 TD, 1 INT) and vs. Presbyterian (15-25, 215 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT ... only played in the first half) ... picked up honorable mention Quarterback Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards in a 36-33 overtime win at Colorado as his fourth TD pass was a five-yard game-winner to Allen in overtime that followed a 32-yard completion to Allen on first-and-30 from the Colorado 35 two plays earlier, while he also had a 27-yard reception from Allen ... also rushed for a season-high 52 yards against Fresno State, including a season-long 43-yarder that was his longest of the season and the team's third-longest of the campaign ... solid at Oregon (20-41, 218 yards, 1 TD) ... had his toughest game of the season in a loss at UCLA (14-30, 199 yards, 4 INT) when he was also sacked a season-high-tying three times and did not either pass or rush for a touchdown for the first time at Cal, but did manage nine rushes for 39 yards including a 39-yarder that was his second-longest run of the season and tied for the fourth-longest of the year by a Cal player ... put up some of his biggest numbers of the season vs. USC by going 25-of-43 for 294 yards (most completions, tied for most attempts, second-most yards) but also threw three interceptions and went without a TD pass for his first time of the season vs. the Trojans ... was 19-of-33 with one interception and no touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas ... named the starting quarterback by head coach Jeff Tedford on May 14 two weeks following the end of spring practice ... took the majority of first-team snaps during spring workouts while in a three-way battle for the starting quarterback job with Allan Bridgford and Brock Mansion ... named one of the top national transfers by Athlon and Cal's top newcomer according to Lindy's prior to the season ... listed as being in a "Position Battle" with Mansion at quarterback on a Fantasy Flash sidebar in Cal's team section of Athlon's season preview magazine.
2010 Season
Redshirted ... did not play ... transferred from Buffalo and attended school at nearby Contra Costa College during the fall semester.
2009 Season
(BUFFALO) Played in all 12 games and started 11 during his 2009 sophomore campaign with the Bulls when he completed 218-of-379 (57.5%) passes for 2,694 yards and 18 TDs with 15 interceptions for a 124.99 quarterback efficiency rating ... ranked third on the team in rushing with 300 yards on 87 carries with one touchdown on the ground ... had a huge day in the second start of his collegiate career against Big East power Pittsburgh, passing for career highs of 400 yards and four touchdowns as he hit on 24-of-35 attempts ... totaled six games with more than 200 yards passing, including a 327-yard effort on 26-of-50 passing vs. Akron ... completed at least 60% of his passes in five of his first six games, capped by a 16-of-20 (80%) performance for 232 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions against Gardner-Webb ... other 200-yard passing games came against Temple (26-41, 281 yards), Ohio (17-36, 230 yards), Central Michigan (16-31, 210 yards) and Akron (20-35, 205 yards), throwing for two TDs vs. both Ohio and Central Michigan ... passed for at least one touchdown in each of his first 11 games before being shut out in the season finale against Kent State ... rushed for a career-high 61 yards on six carries and scored his rushing touchdown against Miami, Ohio ... rushed for at least 30 yards on six occasions, also passing the mark vs. Ohio (7-39), Bowling Green State (10-38), Central Michigan (8-37), Akron (6-36) and Western Michigan (6-34) ... played in eight of the team's last 10 games (eight of 14 total) off the bench as a true freshman in 2008, completing 1-of-3 passes for seven yards and rushing eight times for 56 yards, including a Buffalo career-long 41-yard run against Miami, Ohio ... had the seven-yard completion against Western Michigan.
High School
Passed for 1,635 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,404 yards and 14 scores as a senior to earn All-Area and All-Metro League honors ... led his team to a Metro League title as a senior. HS: Passed for 1,635 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,404 yards and 14 scores as a 2007 senior to earn All-Area and All-Metro League honors ... led his team to a Metro League title as a senior.
Personal
Full name is Zachary Desmond Maynard ... born July 29, 1989 ... brother of 2012 preseason All-American, national honors candidate wide receiver Keenan Allen, who will be in his third season as a starter for the Bears in 2012 ... parents are Scott Lang and Dorie Maynard-Lang ... major is sociology.
 
Latest News
11/08/2012 - Zach Maynard, Cal's starting quarterback the past two seasons, left the practice field Tuesday morning riding on a cart with a brace immobilizing his left knee. Hardly an encouraging scenario with No. 2 Oregon, the nation's highest-scoring team, coming to town Saturday. Injured four days earlier against Washington, Maynard's status for Cal's home finale remains iffy. "I have no idea," Cal coach Jeff Tedford said. An MRI showed no ligament damage to Maynard's knee, but there no timetable on when he might resume practicing. So junior Allan Bridgford is being prepped to start while Maynard rehabs. "It's totally dependent on how he's moving, what he feels like," Tedford said of Maynard. "It's kind of out of our control." The Bears are saying all the right things about Bridgford, a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder from Mission Viejo. In his two significant stints this season -- against Nevada in the opener and Friday against Washington -- Bridgford is 4 for 16 for 32 yards. This week, he gets reps with the first team for the first time. "That'll definitely help. He's never had that," center Brian Schwenke said. "That first week against Nevada, we didn't even know he was playing until the night before." Maynard was benched at the start of the Nevada game after missing a tutoring session early in the summer. - Jeff Faraudo, The Oakland Tribune

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