Signed by Raiders as non-drafted free agent, May 15, 2013.
2013: Was inactive for the first three games of the season...Made his NFL debut in Week 9 vs. Philadelphia...Made his first NFL start in Week 11 at Houston, leading the team to a victory...Threw for 1,547 yards on 118-of-211 passing with eight TDs...(9/8) at Ind., (9/15) vs. Jac. and (9/23) at Den.: Was inactive...(9/29) vs. Was. , (10/6) vs SD, (10/13) at KC and (10/27) vs. Pit.: Did not play...(11/3) vs. Phi.: Played in relief of QB Terrelle Pryor, completing 7-of-15 passes for 87 yards and leading the team on a TD drive...(11/10) at NYG: Did not play...(11/17) at Hou.: Made his first-career start, throwing for 197 yards and three TDs on 18-of-32 passing...Posted the team’s first three-touchdown performance of the season...With QB Case Keenum starting for the Texans, the game marked the second time in NFL history and first time since 1985 that two undrafted first-year quaterbacks were started against each other...Became the first undrafted rookie with three or more TD passes in his first NFL start since 1987...Became the second quarterback since the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger to throw at least three touchdowns without throwing an interception in his first NFL start (Todd Marinovich, 1991)...(11/24) vs. Ten.: Was 19-of-32 for 260 yards with one TD and one interception and an 82.8 QB rating...Engineered a go-ahead drive late in the fourth quarter, connecting on a 27-yard TD pass with FB Marcel Reece to give the Raiders the lead...(11/28) at Dal.: Completed 18-of-30 passes for 255 yards and one interception and was not sacked for the second game in a row...Engineered two second-quarter TD drives to put the Raiders up 21-7...(12/8) at NYJ: Threw for 245 yards on 18-of-31 passing with two TDs and one interception...His 48-yard TD strike to WR Rod Streater was a career long...Added 20 rushing yards on two attempts...(12/15) vs. KC: Was 18-of-36 for 297 yards, with two TDs and four interceptions...His 297 yards were a career high...(12/22) at SD: Threw for 206 yards on 20-of-36 passing and one interception...Threw for 53 yards on the Raiders’ second-quater TD drive...(12/29) vs. Den.: Did not play.
COLLEGE: Played four years at Penn State University, completing 513 of 894 passes (57.4) for 6,390 yards, 46 touchdowns and a quarterback rating of 130.2...Was a two-year starter from 2011-2012 after walking on in 2009...Was the first former walk-on quarterback to start at Penn State in over 60 years...Owns Penn State record for most passing touchdowns in a career with 45...Set single-season records in 2012 for most passing yards with 3,271 and most completions 270...Also holds Penn State record for most career 300-yard passing games with six, most career 200-yard passing games with 17, and most consecutive 200-yard passing games with nine...Earned honorable mention All Big-Ten honors as a senior...Completed 270-of-446 passes (60.5) for 3,271 yards and 24 touchdowns in 2012, while also rushing for five scores...Completed 118-of-215 passes (54.9) for 1,548 yards and 14 touchdowns in 2010...Attended West Scranton High School in Scranton, Pa....Earned 10 varsity letters as a three-sport standout, playing football, baseball and basketball...As a three-year starter, threw for 5,485 yards and 58 touchdowns, leading team to two district titles and one league title.