Played in seven games on the season … started first three games of the season for the Bearkats at quarterback … finished season with 748 passing yards and five touchdowns … threw for a pair of scores in season-opening win over Prairie View (9/8) … completed 20 of 31 passes for 201 yards against North Dakota (9/15) … threw for season-high 214 yards and a touchdown at Nicholls (9/22) … completed six of seven passes for 85 yards and a score in win over Stephen F. Austin (10/6) … also threw for 79 yards and a score at Incarnate Word (11/3).
Lackawanna College / Rutgers
Transferred to Lackawanna College after spending his true and redshirt freshman seasons at Rutgers … completed 124 of 215 passes for 1,970 yards and 15 TD while also rushing for three scores in 2017 … finished with a 150.2 efficiency rating for the year … was listed as the No. 7 Junior College quarterback in the country by GridironRR.com … did not see any action during the 2016 season at Rutgers after redshirting in 2015.
Prior to Rutgers
Coached by Tom Mulligan at Elmwood Park … four-year varsity starter at quarterback … totaled 7,826 passing yards and 107 passing touchdowns over four seasons in high school … a first team all-Colonial Conference selection and NJ.com second team all-Group pick as a senior … also named all-Bergen County first team in a vote of coaches … threw for 2,160 yards and 26 touchdowns in final scholastic season … led team to berth in the NJSIAA North I, Group II playoff for the third consecutive year to cap career … team went 7-3 … completed passes at a 61.2 percent clip (126-of-206) as a junior for 1,834 yards and 19 passing touchdowns as a junior … had two games with at least 300 yards passing … had one of the top passing performances in the state as a sophomore with 380 yards vs Rutherford in 2012 … a consensus three-star recruit … rated No. 12 player in New Jersey by Rivals and No. 18 pro-style quarterback nationally … ranked No. 19 player in the state by ESPN.com and No. 30 by Scout … part of NJ.com Top 50 … also played youth baseball and high school baseball.