2016 Walter Payton Award winner (Top Offensive Player in FCS) … became the first Sam Houston player to win the Walter Payton Award, and just the second in the history of the Southland Conference … set FCS record with 57 touchdown passes, breaking old record of 56 that had stood since 1984 … Southland Conference Player of the Year … AP All-America first team … STATS FCS All-America first team … Athlon Sports All-America first team … HERO Sports All-America first team … ADA (Athletic Directors Association) All-America first team … AFCS All-America first team … All-Southland Conference first team … set school record with 4,602 yards passing, which was second most in all of FCS … threw for 300 yards in 11 of 13 games on the season … also threw for at least 3 touchdowns in 12 of 13 games … out of 503 pass attempts, only 136 came in the second half of games, including just 52 in the fourth quarter … had seven games with at least 5 touchdown passes, which was the single-game school record entering 2016 … had four games with at least 6 touchdown passes… set new single-game school record with 7 touchdown passes in the Battle of the Piney Woods against Stephen F. Austin (10/1), throwing for 438 yards on 25-for-33 passing without an interception and in just three quarters of play … equaled that school record in the regular-season finale when he threw 7 more touchdowns and no interceptions in just three quarters against Central Arkansas (11/19), completing 27 of 42 passes for 431 yards … threw for a career-best 504 yards and 6 touchdowns in win over McNeese (11/5).
Split time as Bearkats’ quarterback with Jared Johnson … ranked seventh in Southland passing with 134.5 yards per game … passed for 1,883 yards and 14 TDs … top performance 28-of-42 passes for 358 yards and 4 TDs to lead Kats to 48-21 win over Colgate in NCAA quarterfinals … threw for 313 yards and 3 scores in second round NCAA win at McNeese … participated in spring drills after transferring in January 2015 …
Passed for 361 yards and 3 TDs in six appearances as backup quarterback in 2014 at UAB … redshirted in 2013 … played baseball as freshman
Stratford High School
Rated No. 18 QB by ESPNU … threw for 1,863 yards and 12 TDs as senior for coach Eliot Allen (who coached Colts’ Andrew Luck) … posed 2.40 ERA and 55 strikeouts in 48 innings as pitcher
Houston Second Baptist Prep
Totaled 2,358 yards passing and 23 TDs a junior in 2011
General Business major ... Born August 15, 1993