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Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (36th overall) of the 2014 NFL Draft, May 9, 2014.
AT A GLANCE
COLLEGE: Played four seasons at Fresno State, appearing in 44 games with 39 starts…Established 27 school records and 21 Mountain West Conference records over his career…Career totals include 12,842 passing yards on 1,086-of-1,630 passing (66.7 completion percentage), 113 TDs and 24 INTs…Added 190 rushing yards on 164 carries and five TDs on the ground…Holds school records in almost every major passing category, including yards (12,482), completions (1,086) and TDs (113)…Two-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year, becoming the third player in league history to win the award in back-to-back seasons…Two-time All-American selection as a junior and senior…Started all 13 games, and became the fourth quarterback in FBS history to throw for over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns in a season...Named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year for the second straight time and also garnered First-Team All-Mountain West honors…Led the nation in total offense (5,199), total passing yards (5,082) and passing TDs (50)…Winner of the 2013 Sammy Baugh Award, which goes to the nation's top passer…His 50 touchdown passes tied for the fourth-most in FBS single-season history...Established new league and school records for passing yards, attempts and TDs...Set a new MWC record with 305 consecutive pass attempts without an interception from Oct. 5-Nov. 29…Threw for over 400 yards in 8-of-13 games and had four or more touchdowns in seven games…Started 13 games as a junior...Named Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year...Was an unanimous first-team All-MWC selection…Threw for 4,104 yards on 344-of-511 passing with 37 TDs…His 37 TD passes tied for No. 3 in the FBS…Ranked eighth nationally and first in the Mountain West with 315.7 passing yards per game…Was a three-time Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week, three-time MAACO Bowl Las Vegas Mountain West Player of the Week and twice honored as the Manning Award quarterback of the week...Set a new school record for single-game completion percentage in the regular season finale against Air Force when he connected on 28-of-32 passes (.875) for 452 yards and four TDs…Set new Mountain West and school single-game records for completions (42) and total offense (570) in a 52-40 win over SDSU...His 536 yards passing in that game vs. the Aztecs tied the school record...Started all 13 games as a sophomore…Second-team All-WAC selection...Threw for 3,544 yards on the season, the most ever by a Bulldog sophomore...Led the WAC in passing yards…Added 26 TD passes against nine INTs and completed 62.6 percent of his passes…Threw for 371 yards and five TDs at Idaho, and had three or more TD passes in four games...Redshirted as a true sophomore…Saw limited action in five games as a freshman…Completed 10-of-14 passes on the season for 112 yards…Majored in recreation administration and leisure services management.
PERSONAL: Attended Bakersfield (Calif.) Christian High School…Was rated as the 12th-best quarterback in the nation...Named the Private School National Player of the Year…Played two seasons of high school football in the Houston area before moving back to his hometown of Bakersfield the summer before his senior year...Guided his team to a 12-1 record and threw for 4,067 yards and 46 touchdowns as a senior, leading the team to the Division V Central Section title...Ranked third in California and 11th in the nation for high school quarterbacks in passing yards…Was one of 10 finalists for the State of California Mr. Football Award as the state's top player...Both brothers, Darren and David, played Division I football...David was a quarterback at Fresno State, the 2001 Johnny Unitas Award winner and the No. 1 overall NFL pick in 2002 by the Houston Texans and played in the NFL for 11 seasons...Darren was a defensive linemen at Houston.
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