The NFL officially kicks off the 2015 regular season.
Selected by Oakland Raiders in fourth round (112th overall) of 2013 NFL Draft, April 27, 2013.
At a glance
COLLEGE: Played four years at Arkansas, playing in 37 career games with 24 starts...Set the Arkansas career record with 7,765 passing yards, eclipsing the previous mark of 7,943 yards set by Clint Stoerner...Completed 593 career passes, also snapping a program record set by Stoerner (528)...Attempted 948 passes, the second-most in school history...Totaled 52 career touchdown passes, becoming one of just four players in program history to top 50 career scoring strikes...Finished career ranked second in school annals with 7,721 yards of total offense...As a senior, started 11 games and completed 249 of 401 pass attempts for 3,387 yards and 21 touchdowns...A third-team preseason All-American selection...A finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award...Ranked second in the SEC with an average of 308.6 yards per game in total offense...Threw for over 300 yards in five contests...Passed for 419 yards vs. Rutgers, the third-highest single-game total in program history...Completed 21 of 31 passes for 372 yards and five touchdowns, which tied a program record, vs. Kentucky...As a junior, became first quarterback in Arkansas history to earn All-SEC first-team recognition...Semi-finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award and finalist for both the Manning Award and the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award...Established school single-season records by completing 277 of 428 passes for 3,638 yards and 24 touchdowns...Also set a school mark by attempting 184 passes without an interception...Set a program record by completing 19 consecutive passes vs. Auburn...Named AT&T/ESPN National Player of the Week with a record-shattering performance vs. Texas A&M, completing 30 of 51 pass attempts for 510 yards and three touchdowns...Named Offensive MVP of the J. Curtis Sanford Cotton Bowl after throwing for 216 yards and two touchdowns on 20 of 31 passing vs. Kansas State...Appeared in six games as a sophomore...Completed 34 of 51 passes for 453 yards and four touchdowns...Entered game vs. Auburn due to an injury to starting quarterback Ryan Mallett and passed for 323 yards and four touchdowns...Saw action in five games as a redshirt freshman...Played in two contests as a true freshman...Recreation and Sports Management major.
PERSONAL: Attended Greenwood (Ark.) High School...Named a four-star prospect and ranked No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the nation and No. 5 player in Arkansas by Rivals.com...Rated by ESPN as the No. 8 quarterback recruit in the nation...Two-time all-state and all-conference selection...Completed 595 of 923 pass attempts for 8,226 yards and 94 touchdowns during prep career...Led team to two state championships as a starter...As a senior, received the Landers Award, presented to the state's top player...Passed for 3,939 yards on 294 for 473 pass attempts for 4,222 yards and 50 touchdowns...Also a standout pitcher on the baseball team...Two-time all-state and all-conference selection in baseball...Named Gatorade Player of the Year honors as both a junior and senior...Posted a 32-9 career record with 386 strikeouts in 251.1 innings, including an 11-0 record with a 1.42 ERA as a senior...Also batted .415 with four home runs and 30 RBI in his final prep season...Named to the Arkansas Athletic Department Honor Roll...Also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.