Played in nine games as a redshirt freshman, starting final eight games of the season at quarterback … finalist for Jerry Rice Award (top freshman in FCS), finishing 12th in the voting ... an honorable mention selection to the HERO Sports Freshman All-America team ... completed 178 of 312 passes for 2,417 yards and 15 scores … also rushed 79 times for 161 yards and three touchdowns … set SHSU freshman record for passing yards in a season … was named SLC Offensive Player of the Week and STATS FCS National Freshman of the Week after first career start vs Central Arkansas (9/29) where he threw for 305 yards and a score, along with rushing 18 times for 73 yards and two touchdowns … finished with five 300-yard passing games for the year … became the first SHSU player in history to rush, pass and receive a touchdown in the same game when he did so in win over Stephen F. Austin (10/6) … he finished with 46 rushing yards and a touchdown, 217 passing yards and two scores, along with a 32-yard touchdown catch from Eric Schmid in win over the Lumberjacks … threw for season highs of 374 yards and four touchdowns in road win at Northwestern State (10/13) … had 320 yards and one passing touchdown vs Southeastern Louisiana (10/27) … also threw for 316 yards and one touchdown against Abilene Christian (11/10).
Took a redshirt.
College Station High School
Missed majority of junior and senior season with injuries ... threw for 402 yards and 7 TD in first 2 games of 2016 before season ended with broken leg ... three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... three-star recruit by 247Sports.com ... rated as a three-star recruit by Scout.com and as the 11th quarterback in the state of Texas and 67th nationally ... entered 2016 season ranked as No. 84 overall prospect in Texas by Scout.com prior to season-ending injury in Week 2 of season ... entered 2016 season as No. 7 quarterback in Texas and No. 40 quarterback nationally prior to injury ... two-time team captain ... FCS Excellence Award Winner ... ranks in Top 10 percent of graduating class ... National Merit Scholar ... three-time regional qualifier in high jump ... ranked by HERO Sports as No. 2 overall FCS signee in 2017 class.