COLLEGE: Played four seasons and was a three-year starter at Michigan State, finishing his career as the most productive quarterback in school history…Career totals include 43 games played with 39 starts, throwing for 9,194 yards on 673-of-1,170 (57.5 percent) passing with 71 TDs and 22 INTs…Added 209 rushing yards on 176 carries with three TDs…Finished his career as the winningest quarterback in school history with 34 victories (34-5 overall record)…The 34 wins are fourth most in Big Ten history and tied for 25th in NCAA FBS history by a starting quarterback…Left as the school’s record holder in TD passes (71), passing yards (9,194), total offense (9,403 yards) and pass attempts (1,170)…Tied for first in MSU history in 300-yard passing games (10) and 200-yard passing games (26)…Led the Spartans to a 5-2 record against AP Top 10 teams and an 8-4 mark against AP Top 25 teams…Also a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection…Started 13 games as a senior…Completed 56 percent of his passes (229-of-408) for 3,131 yards with 24 TDs and seven INTs…Finished season among MSU’s single-season leaders in TDs (tied for second with 24), pass attempts (fourth with career-high 408), passing yards (fourth with 3,131) and pass completions (fifth with 229)…Ranked among the Big Ten leaders in TD passes (second with 24), passing yards per game (third with 240.8 ypg.) and total offense (third with 245.2 ypg.)…Named recipient of the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, presented annually to the nation’s top quarterback…Became first Spartan quarterback to win the Greise-Brees Big Ten Quarterback of the Year Award since its inception in 2011, and was also the first Spartan quarterback to be named first-team All-Big Ten since 1965…Named first-team All-Big Ten by The Associated Press, Athlon Sports, BTN.com, ESPN. com and Phil Steele…Finished tied for ninth in the Heisman Trophy voting…Was a Manning Award finalist…Semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award and Maxwell Award (college player of the year)…Named Big Ten Co-Offensive Player of the Week after setting a school record with 416 yards of total offense and throwing for a career-high 398 yards in the victory over Indiana…Also set career highs for pass completions (30) and pass attempts (52) against the Hoosiers and tied his career best with four TD passes…Became the first player in Big Ten history to win the Grange-Griffin Big Ten Championship Game Most Valuable Player Award twice (also won in 2013 vs. Ohio State) in the win over Iowa, completing 16-of-32 passes for 191 yards…Started all 13 games as a junior, throwing for 3,214 yards on 239-of-408 passing with 24 TDs and eight INTs…Led the Big Ten in passing yards and finished second in the conference in TD passes…Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors (coaches and media) for the second year in a row…Named a semifinalists for the Maxwell Award and Davey O’Brien Award…Posted season highs for completions (29) and pass attempts (47) while throwing for 343 yards with two TDs at Oregon…Completed 24-of-32 passes for 332 yards and three TDs in the victory at Indiana, earning a “Star of the Week” by The Manning Award…Completed 24-of-42 passes for 314 yards and two TDs in the Cotton Bowl Classic win over Baylor…Played in 14 games with 13 starts as a sophomore, compiling a 12-1 records as the starter…Completed 59 percent of his passes (223-of-380) for 2,755 yards with 22 TDs and six INTs…Ranked among the Big Ten leaders in TD passes (tied for second with 22), pass completions (third with 223) and passing yards (fourth with 2,755)…Named second-team All-Big Ten by the coaches…Posted 15-of-16 passing (93.8 percent) for 208 yards and three TDs at Illinois, establishing a school single-game record (minimum 10 completions)…Named Most Outstanding Player of the Big Ten Championship Game in the victory over Ohio State after throwing for 304 yards on 24-of-40 passing with three TDs and one interception…Named Offensive MVP of the 100th Rose Bowl Game after completing 22-of-36 passes for a season-high 332 yards, two TDs in the win over Stanford…Appeared in three games as a redshirt freshman…Completed 9-of-17 throws for 94 yards with one TD and one INT…Redshirted as a true freshman…Majored in media and information.
PERSONAL: Attended Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio…Associated Press All-Northeast Inland District (Division II) first-team selection as a senior…Named team’s Most Valuable Offensive Back after accounting for 2,143 total yards and 20 TDs…Completed 116-of-199 passes (58.3) for 1,700 yards and 15 TDs…Rushed 79 times for 443 yards (5.6 avg.) and five scores…Father, Chris, played football at Indiana (tight end; lettered 1982- 84)…Mother, Donna played basketball at Cincinnati…Sister, Jackie, played basketball at Old Dominion.
Oakland Raiders 4th round draft pick, quarterback Connor Cook, fielded questions from reporters after his first minicamp practice as a professional .
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