2005 (Redshirt):HIGH SCHOOL — The PrepStar all-region selection was rated among the nation’s top 19 quarterbacks in the nation by Rivals.com, displaying a versatility as a dual-threat standout. Led the Trans Valley League in rushing as well as finishing second in passing and scoring (108), completing 161 of 276 passes (58 percent) for 2,252 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while picking up an additional 1,709 yards (8.1 avg.) and 18 TDs on the ground. Tallied a season-best 265 yards running with the football vs. Escalon en route to 496 yards of total offense. Included were scoring runs of 56 and 58 yards in addition to completing 20 of 27 passes. Also credited with 329 passing yards against Bret Harte in addition to rushing for four scores against Amador. The Central Valley player of the year led his team to the conference championship in 2005 as the Yellowjackets posted a 12-1 ledger last fall. A three-time all-state honoree and two-time league MVP, he passed for 2,249 yards and 23 TDs as a junior in addition to running for 662 yards and six TDs.
Personal: Born Nathaniel William Costa on May 15, 1988 in Turlock, Calif. Parents John and Shawn Costa. Family: Two brothers, one sister. High School (Coach): Hilmar (Frank Marques), 2006.