Set a bevy of school and conference records at
Marshall the past three years. MAC
Offensive Player of the Year and All-Conference selection as a senior,
completing 67.4% of his throws for 4,268 yards, 30 touchdowns and 10
interceptions. Originally named Conference Player of the Year in 2001 tossing
67.0%/4,132/38/7, becoming the first quarterback in league history to throw for
more than 4,000 yards. Set
conference records for total offense (4,224), total touchdowns (41) and passing
completions (315). Put together a
remarkable first season under center at Marshall in 2000 posting numbers of
61.1%/3,358/21/9. Suffered through
the later part of his senior campaign with a shin injury which shelved him for a
few games as well as the Senior Bowl. First reported to be a strain but was a broken leg, the
second time that's happened in college.
Big, tough pocket passer with top physical
skills. Sets up with solid
footwork, patient in the pocket and goes to the safe underneath receiver if
nothing is available downfield. Poised, withstands the rush and remains calm if
the play breaks down. Buys time,
does not force his throws and successfully puts touch on his passes when needed.
Puts air under the corner routes, very accurate over the middle and quickly
Not quick delivering the ball off a three step
drop or on the quick outs. Steps out of his throws, directs his passes and if he misses
targets he is usually high of the mark. Lacks the pinpoint accuracy as receivers
are usually adjusting to the throw. Stares
down the primary target on occasion.
Analysis: A true leader and top competitor with a basic understanding of the position and the required tools needed to be successful. Needs to iron out the rough edges and it may take some time but capable of leading a team at the next level.