University of Idaho Vandals
North Platte, Nebraska
North Platte High School
Head coach Robb Akey has the Idaho football program on the upswing and the proof is in their draft selections. Last April, offensive guard Mike Iupati became the first Vandal selected in the first round of the National Football League draft since Ray McDonald was taken 13th overall in 1967.
The next Vandals' player in line to warrant draft consideration is quarterback Nathan Enderle. He's a classic drop-back passer with great size and four years of starting experience under his belt. Enderle was also the centerpiece to a 2009 Idaho squad that won eight games, including a victory over Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl, marking Idaho's second postseason appearance in school history and their first in 11 seasons.
Enderle led an offensive unit that ranked ninth nationally in total offense, as they averaged 451.38 yards per game. The passing attack averaged 286.69 aerial yards per game to place 12th in the country, while the unit finished sixth in team passing efficiency (155.42). The signal caller was named Idaho's Most Valuable Player at the team's awards banquet.
In 37 starts, Enderle has thrown for 8,181 yards and 62 touchdowns on 620-of-1125 passing, ranking fourth all-time in school history in all categories, topped only by Doug Nussmeier, Ken Hobart and John Friesz. He holds a career passer efficiency rating of 124.96, placing him 10th among Idaho quarterbacks. Enderle generated 7,918 yards in total offense, also ranking fourth on Idaho's career record chart.
Enderle prepped at North Platte High School in Nebraska. As a junior, he tied Nebraska state records for completions in a season and completions in a game with 166 and 24, respectively. During his final prep season, Enderle earned second-team Super State honors while completing 129-of-258 passes for 1,481 yards and 13 touchdowns. He was rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com and was listed as the seventh-best prospect in the state of Nebraska.
Despite his production, the quarterback received little attention from big-time programs. He had planned on waiting for scholarship offers from Colorado or Nebraska, but when none came, he committed to the Vandals. He graduated early from North Platte and enrolled at the University of Idaho in 2006. He spent his first season registering as a member of the scout team.
Enderle was named the starting quarterback in fall camp as a redshirt freshman in 2007. He made nine starts, missing three contests due to a ruptured tendon in his throwing hand, and led the team to a 1-11 record. He finished with 1,787 yards, 10 touchdowns and 18 interceptions on 132-of-298 passing (44.29%), including a 423-yard performance vs. Northern Illinois which ranks as the ninth-best single-game total in school history. Enderle added one touchdown on 52 carries for losses totaling 75 yards.
The signal caller stayed healthy as a sophomore and started all 12 games, leading the team to a 2-10 record. He delivered 2,077 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions on 184-of-339 passing (54.28%). The highlight of his season came vs. Western Michigan, when Enderle posted 334 aerial yards and three touchdowns while completing a then-career-high 64.10% of his passes.
As a junior in 2009, Enderle enjoyed a breakout season. The signal caller hit on 192-of-312 pass attempts for 2,906 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while the Vandals finished with an 8-5 record that included a win over Bowling Green in the Humanitarian Bowl. Idaho registered its first winning season in 11 years and made college football's postseason for just the second time in school history.
"I thought he had an unbelievable year [in 2009] in how much he improved," offensive coordinator Steve Axman said. "From his freshman and sophomore year to his junior year was just a phenomenal breakthrough - he went forward by leaps and bounds."
Enderle's average of 264.2 aerial yards per game was tops in the Western Athletic Conference and is the third-best mark in Idaho single-season history. He registered a pass efficiency rating of 157.3, placing him fifth in the nation and sixth on the school's season record list, and his 61.5 completion percentage is the ninth-highest single-season mark in school history.
Entering his senior season, Enderle was placed on preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award, the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. Through five games, the passer has completed 112-of-176 attempts (63.64%) for 1,411 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions while leading Idaho to a 3-2 record. Enderle is averaging 282.2 aerial yards per game, ranking second in the WAC and 16th in the nation, while his passer efficiency rating of 139.5 ranks fifth in the conference and 39th in the country.
QB Nathan Enderle
Enderle started all 37 games at Idaho, completing 620-of-1125 passes (55.11%) for 8,181 yards, 62 touchdowns and 53 interceptions, adding two touchdowns on 194 carries for losses totaling 263 yards…Generated 7,918 yards in total offense, the fourth-best career total by a Vandals quarterback behind Doug Nussmeier (12,027; 1990-93), Ken Hobart (11,126; 1980-83) and John Friesz (10,187; 1986-89)…His 1,125 pass attempts rank fourth on Idaho's career list behind Friesz (1,350), Hobart (1,219) and Nussmeier (1,205)…His 620 completions also rank fourth to Friesz (801), Nussmeier (746) and Hobart (629)…Completed 55.11% of his pass attempts, ranking eighth in school history behind Nussmeier (61.9%), Rick Sloan (61.5%; 1984-85), Brian Lindgren (61.0%; 2001-03), John Welsh (60.3%; 1998-01), Friesz (59.3%), Scott Linehan (58.0%; 1982-86) and Mike Harrington (57.8%; 2002-05)…His 8,181 aerial yards place fourth among Vandals' quarterbacks topped by Nussmeier (10,824), Friesz (10,697) and Hobart (9,300)…Averaged 221.11 aerial yards per game placing fourth in school history behind Friesz (305.6 ypg), Nussmeier (277.5 ypg) and Welsh (224.3 ypg)…Threw 62 touchdown passes ranking fourth in school annals behind Nussmeier (91), Hobart (79) and Friesz (77)…Holds a career passer efficiency rating of 124.96; placing him 10th among Idaho quarterbacks, topped by Nussmeier (154.4), Eric Hisaw (146.6; 1992-95), Friesz (138.8; 1986-89), Lindgren (136.0), Welsh, (135.5), Brian Brennan (134.1; 1994-97), Sloan (133.4; 1984-85), Hobart (130.2) and Linehan (129.8).
Named to preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award, the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award…Started all five games, leading the Vandals to a 3-2 record… Completed 112-of-176 pass attempts (63.64%) for 1,411 yards, 10 touchdowns and nine interceptions…Carried 25 times for losses totaling 111 yards, as he converted 0-of-8 third-down carries…68-of-112 pass completions (60.71%) went for first-downs, with 23 of those converting third-down attempts and one fourth-down throw…52 of his pass completions (46.43%) went for gains of at least 10 yards, including 20 that went for 20 yards or more (17.86%)…44-of-176 pass attempts (25.0%) resulted in a sack, pass deflection or interception…Averaging 282.2 aerial yards per game, ranking second in the Western Athletic Conference and 16th in the nation…Ranks fifth in the conference and 39th in the country with a pass efficiency rating of 139.5…His average of 260.0 yards in total offense per game also places fifth in the WAC and 33rd nationally.
2010 GAME ANALYSIS
North Dakota…Enderle led four touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal while completing 26-of-39 pass attempts (66.67%) for 333 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the 45-0 victory…The quarterback put the first points of the day on the board during Idaho's second possession by orchestrating an 11-play, 83-yard drive in which he completed 4-of-5 tosses for 56 yards and four first downs en route to a successful field goal try…In the second quarter, he found Justin Veltung for a 44-yard touchdown connection to cap an eight-play, 80-yard drive and give the Vandals a 17-0 advantage…With seconds remaining in the first half, Enderle launched a deep pass downfield but had it intercepted by the defense at the opponent's seven-yard line…North Dakota would kneel on the ball to end the half…On the first play of the third frame, the signal caller found Daniel Hardy for a 32-yard hook-up, leading to a one-yard touchdown run by Troy Vital to increase the Vandals' lead, 24-0…A series later, Enderle hit Marsel Posey for a 22-yard first-down, then completed a 24-yard pass to Eric Greenwood two plays later before finding Greenwood again in the end zone for a two-yard touchdown pass to finish off the seven-play, 69-yard possession…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 16 first downs and converted 3-of-7 third-down passes…He had 10 completions for at least 10 yards, including six for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect four of his 39 attempts and intercept another, as he was sacked four times for minus 30 yards and generated 308 of the team's 547 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with 10 different Vandals on his 26 completions, as he engineered four touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal.
Nebraska…Enderle had a performance to forget in perhaps his toughest test of the season, facing off against the sixth-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers and a vaunted defense…"We need to be more efficient and precise on offense," said Enderle, a Nebraska native. "When you play a defense like that, you have to do what you do and do it well."…The Vandals' signal caller was under pressure all day, leading just two scoring drives (one touchdown, one field goal) while completing 16-of-31 passes (51.61%) for 141 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions, as the Nebraska defense sacked him five times for 57 yards in losses…Idaho's offense was forced to punt three straight times to open the contest...During their forth possession, Enderle tried to hit Eric Greenwood on a short slant but had the pass tipped by cornerback Prince Amukara and Cornhuskers' safety P.J. Smith came down with the interception…The pick was the start of a nightmare second quarter for the passer, as he would be intercepted on three straight possessions…On their next drive, Enderle threw a pass over the middle but had it picked off by Dejon Gomes, who returned it 40 yards for a touchdown...Faced with a third-&-10 a possession later, Enderle forced a ball to Maurice Shaw on short out route and Nebraska safety Rickey Thenarse stepped in front of the throw, intercepted it and returned the pass 47 yards for another score to put the Vandals in a 31-0 hole…Enderle experienced more success a drive later, completing 4-of-5 pass attempts for 28 yards and two first downs while orchestrating a 12-play, 60-yard possession that ended in a successful field goal...A third quarter interception gave Idaho the ball at the opponent's 12-yard line before Enderle converted the turnover into points, finding Michael LaGrone from two-yards out for a touchdown throw to decrease the deficit, 31-10…But the Nebraska defense would buckle down again, intercepting the quarterback two more times on back-to-back possessions in the third and fourth quarters…With seconds remaining in the third frame, Enderle threw left to his receiver on a short route and turned the ball over as Alfonzo Dennard made a diving interception…On a third-&-22 a drive later, the passer threw deep over the middle but had the ball picked off by Anthony West for the final time, as Enderle was relieved by backup passer Brian Reader…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw eight first downs and converted 1-of-6 third-down passes…He had seven completions for at least 10 yards, including one for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect seven of his 31 attempts, as he was sacked five times for minus 57 yards and generated 89 of the team's 279 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with 10 different Vandals on his 16 completions, as he engineered one touchdown drive and another that ended in a field goal…Also carried six times for minus 52 yards, converting 0-of-3 third-down runs.
UNLV…Enderle led the Vandals to a 30-7 victory while completing 15-of-27 passes (55.55%) for 210 yards, one touchdown and one interception, as he engineered three touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals…Early in the second quarter, the quarterback went on a hot streak hitting four straight passes for 62 yards and four first downs, including a 17-yard touchdown strike to Daniel Hardy that finished off the 12-play, 92-yard drive and gave Idaho a 17-0 advantage…A series later, Enderle found Hardy again for a 54-yard hook-up to set up a one-yard scoring run by Deonte' Jackson…During the Vandals' next possession, Enderle quickly drove his team 41 yards to the opponent's nine, connecting with Kama Bailey for a 25-yard completion on the first play and Maurice Shaw for a 16-yard reception on the second…Two plays later UNLV promptly ended the drive as Enderle was picked off in the end zone by Will Chandler, leading to no points as the Rebels were forced to punt on the ensuing possession…The signal caller attempted just six more passes, completing three for 14 yards and a first down, before he was relieved by Brian Reader midway through the fourth quarter…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 10 first downs and converted 4-of-7 third-down passes and 0-of-1 fourth-down tosses… He had seven completions for at least 10 yards, including three for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect two of his 27 attempts and intercept another, as he was sakced twice for minus 18 yards and generated 192 of the team's 332 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with nine different Vandals on his 15 completions, as he engineered three touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals.
Colorado State…Despite completing 83.3% of his passes, Enderle was unable to lift the Vandals past the Rams. "We didn't capitalize on the opportunities we had," he said. "We have to execute day in and day out. I felt like if we would have executed, we would have won the game." The quarterback completed 25-of-30 attempts for 347 yards and three touchdowns…After opening the game with a failed fourth-down attempt at the opponent's 29, Enderle led Idaho on three straight scoring drives ending in two field goals and a touchdown…Colorado State scored on Raymond Carter's one-yard run with 39 seconds left in the second quarter to cut Idaho's lead to 13-7…The Rams followed immediately with another score after Enderle fumbled as he was sacked at the Idaho 33. The go-ahead score was a 23-yard pass from Pete Thomas to Raymond Carter with eight seconds left in the half…The Vandals opened the second half with a defensive stand then the offense took hold on its first possession of the third with Enderle capping an eight-play, 61-yard drive with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Armauni Johnson…The Rams came back with a 37-yard field goal by Ben DeLine to close to 20-17 before Enderle found Maurice Shaw with 37-yard yard pass to push the Vandals out to a 10-point, 27-17 lead…CSU was quick to respond with a 72-yard pass from Thomas to Carter. With 1:31 left in the third, Idaho was nursing a 27-24 advantage…Idaho's first punt was the first play of the fourth quarter and CSU ultimately turned it into a 30-yard field goal to tie the game at 27 with 11:36 remaining…It was Idaho's turn next and the Vandals made the most of it with a 59-yard hook-up between Enderle and Justin Veltung for a 34-27 lead with 9:46 to go…CSU came back to score with 6:24 remaining only to have the PAT sail wide, which set up Deline's game-winning heroics after an Idaho drive stalled at its own 46…The Rams sealed the victory with a 35-yard field goal as time expired, winning 36-34…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 15 first downs and converted 4-of-7 third-down passes…He had 12 completions for at least 10 yards, including four for 20 yards or longer and the opposition was unable to deflect any of his 30 attempts, as he was sacked three times for minus 17 yards and generated 340 of the team's 459 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with 10 different Vandals on his 25 completions, as he engineered four touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals.
QB Nathan Enderle
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Western Michigan…Enderle hooked up with Kama Bailey to score on a 30-yard pass with 11:55 left in the second, putting the Vandals went up 10-3…Idaho expanded their lead to 17-3 when Enderle hooked up with Justin Veltung for a 24-yard scoring play with 6:55 before the half to cap an eight-play, 69-yard drive…The third quarter was a back-and-forth struggle during which neither team performed particularly efficiently. The Vandals were slightly more productive with a score - a four-yard touchdown pass from Enderle to Taylor Elmo with 1:28 left in the period…Idaho went on to win big, 33-13…Enderle finished the game completing 30-of-49 attempts (61.22%) for 380 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 19 first downs and converted 11-of-17 third-down passes and 1-of-1 fourth-down tosses…He had 16 completions for at least 10 yards, including six for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect three and intercept two of his 49 attempts, as he was sacked five times for minus 17 yards and generated 371 of the team's 477 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with 10 different Vandals on his 30 completions, as he engineered three touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal…Converted 0-of-2 third-down carries.
Earned Idaho's Most Valuable Player award…Started all 11 games he played in, missing contests vs. Fresno State and Boise State with a bruised rotator cuff…Completed 192-of-312 pass attempts (61.54%) for 2,906 yards, 22 touchdowns and nine interceptions…Carried 41 times for losses totaling 55 yards…Generated 2,851 yards in total offense on 353 plays…125-of-192 pass completions (65.10%) went for first-downs, with 68 of those converting third-down attempts…110 of his pass completions (57.29%) went for gains of at least 10 yards, including 46 that went for 20 yards or more (24.48%)…55-of-312 pass attempts (17.63%) resulted in a sack, pass deflection, or interception…His average of 264.2 aerial yards per game was tops in the Western Athletic Conference and is the third-best mark in Idaho single-season history…Ranked second in the conference with an average of 259.2 yards in total offense per game…Registered a pass efficiency rating of 157.3, placing him fifth in the nation and sixth on the school's season record list…His 61.5 completion percentage Is the ninth-highest single-season total in school history.
2009 GAME ANALYSIS
New Mexico State…Enderle hit on 11-of-21 pass attempts (52.38%) for 179 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the 21-6 victory…Daniel Hardy capped the Vandals' first drive when he pulled in a seven-yard pass from Enderle to score with 11:38 to go in the first…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderele threw for six first downs and converted 9-of-14 third-down passes…He had four completions for at least 10 yards, including two for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect three of his 21 attempts and intercepted another, as he was sacked once for minus seven yards and generated 172 of the team's 350 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with six different Vandals on his 11 completions, as he engineered two touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal.
Washington…The junior completed 22-of-33 passes (66.67%) for 279 yards and one interception, as the Vandals fell to the Huskies on the road, 42-23…"We moved the football pretty well," said Enderle. "We just got down to the red zone and couldn't capitalize. We left 12 points on the board in the first half. Kudos to them for playing well."…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw 14 first downs and converted 4-of-10 third-down passes…He had 14 completions for at least 10 yards, including three for 20 yards or logner and the opposition managed to deflect one of his 33 attempts and intercepted another, as he was sacked twice for minus 10 yards and generated 269 of the team's 349 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with eight different Vandals, as he engineered one touchdown drive and three others that ended in field goals.
San Diego State…Enderle continued to show growth and maturity with good reads and good audibles en route to a 34-20 victory…The signal caller gained 232 yards on 17-of-30 passing (56.67%)…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 11 first downs and converted 9-of-16 third-down passes…He had 11 completions for at least 10 yards, including five for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect two of his 30 attempts, as he was sacked once for minus nine yards and generated 247 of the team's 379 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with six different Vandals on his 17 completions, as he engineered three touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals.
Northern Illinois…Enderle taking a knee twice as time expired was a calm ending to a dramatic fourth quarter as the Idaho Vandals won 34-31 at Northern Illinois Saturday afternoon. "It ended up all right," Idaho coach Robb Akey said moments after his team improved to 3-1 for its best start since 1994. "I don't like it going from a three-score ballgame to what it was…Our kids responded. We're growing up a little bit." Enderle connected on 18-of-23 throws (78.26%) for 270 yards and three touchdowns with passes going to 10 receivers…After forcing an NIU punt to regain possession with 1:21 left in the first, the Vandals went 80 yards to score with 13:07 to go in the second quarter when Enderle found Daniel Hardy in the end zone with a 26-yard pass…Idaho stretched its lead to 14-3 when Deonte Jackson spun away from a tackle and danced into the end zone to complete a 21-yard scoring pass from Enderle with 5:34 left in the first half…The Vandals made the most of the final two minutes of the half with a seven-play, 92-yard drive that consumed 1:02. After a muffed kickoff return left the Vandals at their own seven, Jackson gave Idaho a bit of breathing room with a three-yard run and a four-yard reception before Enderle went to Eric Greenwood for a 16-yard gain and then to Preston Davis for a 14-yard pickup. The Vandals eluded misfortune on the next play when tackle Bryce Sinclair picked up an Enderle fumble. Enderle found Princeton McCarty with a short pass the shifty back turned into a 58-yard scoring play with 47 seconds left in the half…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 12 first downs and converted 8-of-13 third-down passes…He had 12 completions for at least 10 yards, including six for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect one of his 23 attempts, as he was sacked three times for minus 17 yards and generated 261 of the team's 477 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with 10 different Vandals on his 18 completions, as he engineered four touchdown drives and two others that ended in field goals.
Colorado State…Enderle rebounded from an opening-drive interception to throw for 333 yards and three touchdowns on 25-of-38 passing (65.79%). In Idaho's resurgent third quarter, Enderle hit 11-of-13 passes for 174 yards and two touchdowns to turn a 20-10 halftime deficit into a 24-23 lead going into the final period…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 15 first downs and converted 6-of-12 third-down passes…He had 12 completions for at least 10 yards, including five for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect three of his 38 attempts and intercepted another, as he was sacked three times for minus 30 yards and generated 323 of the team's 403 yards in total offense…Enderele connected with seven different Vandals on his 25 completions, as he engineered four touchdowns drives and another that ended in a field goal.
San Jose State…Enderle struggled in the contest, throwing for 216 yards with three interceptions on 14-of-26 passing (53.85%). Despite the tough outing, Idaho managed a 29-25 victory…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for nine first downs and converted 6-of-10 third-down passes…He had seven completions for at least 10 yards, including three for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect five of his 26 attempts and intercepted three others, as he generated 216 of the team's 501 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with seven different Vandals on his 14 completions, as he engineered two touchdown drives and three others that ended in field goals.
Hawai'i…Enderle was a crisp 14-of-17 (82.35%) for 226 yards and one TD - a 60-yarder to Maurice Shaw. With the exception of an electrifying 36-yard Enderle-to-Max Komar hookup, which pulled Idaho out of a third-&-25, the Vandals stayed on the ground and all but sealed the victory when DeMaundray Woolridge went in from six yards out. With one minute to play, Idaho led 35-17…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 10 first downs and converted 8-of-10 third-down passes…He had six completions for at least 10 yards, including three for 20 yards or longer, as he engineered 241 of the team's 420 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with seven different Vandals on his 14 completions, as he engineered five touchdown drives.
QB Nathan Enderle
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Nevada…Nevada struck early on both sides of the ball. Enderle was sacked four times in the first two series and the Wolf Pack continued its big-play ways, racing to a 14-0 first-quarter lead…Trailing 21-0 with only slightly more than 16 minutes expired, the Vandals went to work. It started with Maurice Shaw pulling in an Enderle pass and going the distance to score on a 73-yard pass play with 12:47 left before the half…Idaho came back with another Enderle-to-Shaw hookup - again for 73 yards. Enderle hit Shaw in stride a half step behind the defender. Shaw juggled the ball before securing it and racing the rest of the way for the score that cut the Wolf Pack lead to 28-21 with 3:06 to go in the second quarter…The footrace continued with the Vandals going 80 yards in three plays as Max Komar went into the end zone with a 20-yard pass from Enderle to make it 49-38 with 48 seconds to play in the third…Idaho's comeback attempt proved to be futile, as Nevada raced past the Vandals, 70-45…Enderle finished hitting on 15-of-26 attempts (57.69%) for 342 yards, four touchdowns and one interception…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 11 first downs and converted 4-of-10 third-down passes…He had eight completions for at least 10 yards, including six for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect five of his 26 attempts and intercepted another, as he was sacked four times for minus 28 yards and generated 319 of the team's 494 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with four different Vandals on his 15 completions, as he engineered five touchdown drives and another that ended in a field goal.
Louisiana Tech…Max Komar, who caught seven of Enderle's passes for 133 yards and two touchdowns, brought the Vandals to within one touchdown with a 32-yard TD with 10:38 left in the third…Almost all of the next 11 minutes were a pushing match during which neither team could score. Enderle mixed passes to Komar and true freshmen Justin Veltung with a key third-down run by Deonte Jackson to march Idaho to the Tech one. DeMaundray Woolridge pushed through to score with 5:51 remaining to cut the lead to 34-28…The defense held to force another punt and with 3:02 left, the Vandals were on the move again. After two incompletions, Enderle found Daniel Hardy for a 13-yarder and a key third-down conversion. Komar had the next big catch for 19 yards, with Eric Greenwood's six-yard reception and Jackson's 12-yard run adding up to another Vandal first down at the Tech 17. Enderle was dropped for a six-yard loss on first down before finding Hardy on a 21-yard pickup to the opponent's two. Again, the ball went to Woolridge and he bulled his way through for the two-yard touchdown that, with Farquhar's PAT, gave the Vandals their winning score…Enderle finished with 327 aerial yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions on 25-of-45 passing (55.55%)…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 14 first downs and converted 4-of-10 third-down passes…He had 13 completions for at least 10 yards, including four for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect two of his 24 attempts and intercepted two others, as he was sacked three times for minus 19 yards and generated 314 of the team's 461 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with eight different Vandals on his 25 completions, as he engineered four touchdown drives.
Utah State…Enderle returned to action after missing the previous two games with injury and completed 16-of-25 passes (64.0%) for 262 yards and three touchdowns in the 52-49 loss…In the second quarter, the quarterback hooked up with Max Komar for touchdown connections on back-to-back possessions. With 5:38 remaining in the half, the pair combined for a 30-yard scoring completion to cap a five-play, 78-yard drive. They finished off a seven-play, 80-yard possession a series later with a 15-yard touchdown pass…In the third frame, Enderle found Maruice Shaw for a seven-yard scoring toss to complete a 10-play, 85-yard drive and give the Vandals a 35-31 lead. The signal caller left the game after re-injuring his throwing shoulder on a 29-yard reception with 9:41 remaining in the final quarter…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 12 first downs and converted 4-of-9 third-down passes…He had 13 completions for at least 10 yards, including six for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect three of his 25 attempts, as he was sacked twice for minus 13 yards and generated 250 of the team's 530 yards in total offense… Enderle connected with six receivers on his 16 completions, as he engineered five touchdown drives.
Bowling Green State (Humanitarian Bowl)…Enderle found Max Komar in the end zone from 16 yards out to cut the Falcons lead, 42-41 with just four seconds left in the game. After the teams exchanged timeouts, Enderle found sophomore Preston Davis wide open in the back of the end zone for the deciding two points. "We had some success with our offense," Akey said in explaining his decision to go for two with just four seconds on the clock and the bowl title on the line. "There was some pretty good momentum on our side. You have to go with the flow of the way things are going and I felt that was our opportunity. Our players had confidence in the play and when they have confidence in it, they're going to make it." The conversion capped off a three-play, 66-yard drive that included a 50-yard bomb from Enderle to Davis to get the Vandals down to the BGSU 16-yard line, and Komar caught his touchdown pass two plays later…Enderle overcame a slow start to throw for 240 yards and four touchdowns on 15-of-28 passing (53.57%)…Enderle Offensive Impact-Enderle threw for 11 first downs and converted 6-of-13 third-down passes…He had 10 completions for at least 10 yards, including four for 20 yards or longer and the opposition managed to deflect one of his 28 attempts, as he was sacked once for minus two yards and generated 239 of the team's 425 yards in total offense…Enderle connected with seven different receivers on his 15 completions, as he engineered six touchdown drives.
Started all 12 games and completed 184-of-339 pass attempts (54.28%) for 2,077 yards, 20 touchdowns and 17 interceptions…Scored once on 76 carries for losses totaling 22 yards… His average of 173.1 aerial yards per game ranked fifth among Western Athletic Conference passers…Generated 2,055 yards in total offense on 415 plays, averaging 171.2 yards per game to place sixth in the WAC…Posted a pass efficiency rating of 115.2, placing eighth among WAC quarterbacks.
2008 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Arizona…Enderle opened the season with 48 yards and three interceptions on 10-of-25 passing in a 70-0 rout by the Wildcats…Added 11 yards on three carries.
Idaho State…Led the Vandals to their first win of the season, a 42-27 victory over their FCS foe…The quarterback completed 8-of-12 pass attempts for 170 yards and two touchdowns, including a 77-yard touchdown toss to Maurice Shaw on the first play from scrimmage…He added another score on the ground, as he rushed six times for losses totaling nine yards.
Western Michigan…The sophomore hit on 25-of-39 pass attempts for 334 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in a 51-28 losing effort.
Utah State…Enderle gained 161 yards with two touchdowns and one interception on 20-of-35 passing in a 42-17 loss.
San Diego State…The quarterback registered 112 yards on 11-of-26 passing, and was intercepted twice in a 45-17 loss…Added 12 yards on seven carries.
Nevada…Enderle found Eddie Williams for two touchdowns, a 10-yard hookup in the third quarter and a 12-yard connection in the final frame…He gained 226 aerial yards on 18-of-36 passing as Idaho was defeated, 49-14.
Fresno State…Enderle was unable to lift the Vandals past the Bulldogs despite completing 22 of his 39 pass attempts for 237 yards and three scores…He added 19 yards on three carries as Idaho fell, 45-32.
Louisiana Tech…The signal caller connected with Kama Bailey twice on scoring completions, as the pair combined on a 33-yard hookup in the first quarter and a 27-yard touchdown toss in the second frame…Idaho was defeated, 46-14.
New Mexico State…Idaho registered their second win of the season with a 20-14 victory over the Aggies…Enderle completed 7-of-18 attempts for 59 yards, one touchdowns and two interceptions, as he found Daniel Hardy for a three-yard scoring connection in the second quarter.
San Jose State…Enderle completed 10-of-19 pass attempts for 138 yards, two touchdowns and one interception…The quarterback hit Lee Smith with an 18-yard scoring pass in the first frame and connected with Eddie Williams on a three-yard touchdown pass in the fourth…Idaho's comeback attempt would fall short as they went on to lose, 30-24.
Boise State…The signal caller connected on 15-of-26 attempts for 225 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, as Idaho was throttled by the Broncos, 45-10…Enderle hit Daniel Hardy with an 81-yard touchdown pass on the first play from scrimmage.
Hawai'i…Enderle hooked up with Peter Bjorvik on a six-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and found Eric Greenwood on a four-yard scoring toss in the final frame…He finished completing 19-of-31 pass attempts for 164 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions in the 49-17 loss.
Started all nine games he played in, missing contests vs. San Jose State, Fresno State and New Mexico State with a ruptured tendon in his throwing hand…Completed 132-of-298 pass attempts (44.29%) for 1,787 yards, 10 touchdowns and 18 interceptions…Scored once on 76 carries for losses totaling 75 yards…Generated 1,712 yards in total offense…Averaged 178.7 aerial yards per game, ranking eighth among WAC passers…Averaged 171.2 yards in total offense per game, also placing fifth in the conference…His pass efficiency rating of 93.7 ranked ninth in the league…Passed for 423 yards vs. Northern Illinois, tying for ninth-best in Idaho single-game history.
QB Nathan Enderle
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2007 GAME HIGHLIGHTS
Southern California…Enderle made his collegiate debut in a 38-10 loss to the Trojans…He completed 16-of-34 pass attempts for 155 yards.
Cal Poly…The quarterback earned the first victory of his career, as Idaho narrowly defeated their FCS opponent, 20-13…Enderle hit on 7-of-22 attempts for 101 yards, including a 36-yard scoring pass to Max Komar in the first quarter.
Washington State…Enderle scored four times, as he completed 17-of-35 pass attempts for 205 yards, three touchdowns and four interceptions and added five yards and another score on nine carries…Despite the performance, his four turnovers proved costly as the Cougars defeated Idaho, 45-28.
Northern Illinois…The Vandals rallied back from a four touchdown deficit but ultimately came up short in the 42-35 loss…Enderle completed 27-of-45 attempts for 423 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.
Hawai'i…The freshman passer completed 15-of-34 attempts for 186 yards, one touchdown and five interceptions in the 48-20 loss…Enderle ruptured a tendon in his throwing hand and was forced to miss the next three games.
Nevada…Enderle returned from injury and completed 12-of-21 pass attempts for 156 yards and two touchdowns…He found Peter Bjorvik for a 10-yard scoring completion in the second quarter and hit Eric Greenwood for an 18-yard touchdown pass in the third…The Vandals fell to Nevada, 37-21.
Louisiana Tech…Enderle threw for 188 yards and three interceptions on 16-of-48 passing, as Idaho was defeated, 28-16.
Boise State…The signal caller completed 8-of-23 pass attempts for 182 yards…The Vandals fell to the Broncos, 58-14.
Utah State…In the season finale, Enderle threw for 191 yards on 14-of-27 passing, including a 14-yard touchdown pass to Lee Smith in the fourth quarter…The quarterback was picked off three times, as Utah State defeated the Vandals at home, 24-19.
Red-shirted as a freshman.
2009 Season…Suffered a bruised rotator cuff in his throwing shoulder vs. Louisiana Tech (10/31) and missed games vs. Fresno State (11/7) and Boise State (11/14)…Re-aggravated the injury in the season finale vs. Utah State (11/28) and was forced to leave the game midway through the fourth quarter.
2007 Season…Ruptured a tendon in his throwing hand vs. Hawai'i (9/29) and missed the next three contests vs. San Jose State (10/6), Fresno State (10/13) and New Mexico State (10/20).
CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS
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Attended North Platte High School (NE), playing football for head coach Todd Rice…Tied Nebraska high school records for completions in a season with 166 and completions in a game with 24 as a junior…As a senior, completed 129-of-258 passes for 1,481 yards and 13 touchdowns while leading his team to a 2-7 record…Named second-team Super State quarterback…Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com, as that recruiting service listed him as the seventh-best prospect in Nebraska…Also rated a two-star prospect by Scout.com, who ranked him as the 57th-best quarterback in the country…Also played basketball and baseball and competed on the track team…Honors student who graduated early to attend the University of Idaho.
Chemistry/Pre-Med. Major…Son of Belle and Martin Enderle…Born 1/12/88…Resides in North Platte, Nebraska.
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