Notes: Engaged to be married. Also played basketball and baseball as a Texas prep. Committed to the Red Raiders and then-head coach Mike Leach in 2006 before redshirting. Saw limited action in five games in '07, completing 32-of-49 pass attempts (65.3 percent) for 409 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. In '08, tossed 23-36-260-2-1 (63.9) in nine games. Following the graduation of Graham Harrell, played in 12 games, starting 10, in '09. Missed games vs. Kansas State and Nebraska with a concussion suffered vs. New Mexico, and produced 309-470-3,440-22-13 (65.7). Won the "Air it Out" competition at the Manning Passing Academy in July 2010. Missed the final eight spring practices in '10 after cutting his right (throwing) hand and taking six stitches. Started 12-of-13 games in '10 and aired out 369-551-3,726-35-10 (67.0). Was benched in favor of Steven Sheffield against Missouri but regained the job when Sheffield was injured. Team captain has already earned his undergraduate degree. Had a 13-9 career starting record.
Positives: Good size and production. Outstanding touch - can drop the ball in a bucket short, medium and deep.
Negatives: Lead-footed, stiff, stationary passer with no escapability. Cannot drive the ball or squeeze it into tight windows. Limited athlete. Often slings it side-armed with a low release point. Too laid-back, aloof and nonchalant. Not a vocal leader. Plays in a simplified offense heavily out of the gun featuring half-field reads and too often threw to spots.
Summary: A functional college system quarterback lacking the arm, athletic ability and leadership traits to make it in the pros.