Notes: Also participated in basketball, baseball and track as a Texas prep. Redshirted in 2006. Was primarily the backup in '07, seeing action in 10 games (two starts because of injury) and completing 83-of-128 pass attempts (64.8 percent) for 957 yards, eight touchdowns and three interceptions. Played in eight contests in '08, recording 33-55-298-3-0 (60.0) while backing up Rams 2009 sixth-round pick Keith Null. Took over the job in '09, starting all 12 games and tossing 308-472-3,738-22-12 (65.3). Threw 370-595-4,806-38-18 (62.2) in 12 starts in '10. Team captain. Had a 17-9 career starting record.
Positives: Very good production. Solid character. Well-respected, coachable team leader. Strong work habits. Fine short accuracy. Tough and competitive.
Negatives: Limited athletic ability. Too heavy-footed to buy time with his feet. Questionable decision maker - tends to force the ball into coverage and throw to spots. Average arm strength - does not throw with velocity. Did not take snaps from under center. Has faced marginal competition, and balls fluttered at the Cactus Bowl.
Summary: Productive, small-school passer who plays with a gunslinger's mentality and has enough grit to warrant a shot in camp.