2013 Second Team All-NEC
2013 Jerry Rice Award Watch List
Prolific high school passer is coming off the top freshman season ever by a Duquesne quarterback.
as a freshman (2013)
Started all 11 games ... was the first freshman to open the season under center since Scott Knapp in 2005 ... set school single-season records for completions (217) and attempts (373) ... his 2,569 yards passing were the most ever by a DU freshman and sixth-most in school history ... completed 58.2 percent of his passes with 14 TDs and 15 interceptions (120.4 efficiency rating) ... was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List (top first-year FCS player) ... named second team All-NEC ... posted three of the top six passing games by a Duquesne freshman (362 yards at Youngstown State, 309 vs. Albany and 295 at Dayton) ... earned NEC Rookie of the Week three times ... ranked 23rd nationally - and second among freshmen - in passing yards per game (233.5) ... also ranked second among freshman in total yards (2,569) and fourth in yards per completion (11.84) ... led the NEC in passing yards per game (233.5) and total offense (238.1) ... completed 21-of-28 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns (27, 29) in the season-opener against Albany ... the effort was three yards shy of tying the top freshman passing day in school history ... had four multiple touchdown games including a season-high three TD passes in the season finale at Monmouth (14, 19, 5) ... completed a freshman record 25 passes in the win over Wagner and attempted a freshman-best 45 passes at Sacred Heart.
Finished his career as the second-leading passer in Western Pennsylvania Interscholasitc Athletic League history with 6,898 yards ... threw 75 career touchdown passes ... passed for 2,811 yards (189-of-292, 64.7%) and 41 touchdowns in leading Montour to its first WPIAL championship since 1964 in 2011 ... led the Spartans to the PIAA Class 3A state championship game ... was named Associated Press Class 3A first team all-state as a senior and second team as a junior ... was named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22 and Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25 two times ... was one of four finalists for the Pittsburgh Athletic Association's Mercury Award which is presented annually to the Western Pennsylvania high school football Player of the Year ... threw for six scores in a win over Chartiers Valley and five in a victory over Canon-McMillan as a senior ... completed 60.3 percent of his passes (158-of-262) for 2,221 yards and 24 touchdowns with six interceptions in leading Montour to a 12-1 record as a junior ... threw for at least 115 yards in each of the Spartans' 13 games ... had four games with four touchdown passes ... completed 143-of-257 passes (55.6 percent) for 1,872 yards and 10 touchdowns as a sophomore in leading the Spartans to the WPIAL AAA playoffs ... chose Duquesne over the University of Maine ... was also a standout basketball player for the Spartans ... high school coach Lou Cerro ... major: pre-professional pharmacy ... date of birth: 3/1/94.