OUTLOOK: Entering his third season for the Crimson Tide after redshirting in 2013 … the Crimson Tide’s starting holder in 2014 on field goals and extra points ... among several quarterbacks vying for the opening created by the departure of starting quarterback Blake Sims.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2014): Served as Alabama’s starting holder and saw action in all 14 games ... perfect on 87 holds in 2014, including 22 field goals and 65 extra points.
FRESHMAN (2013): Redshirted during his first season at The University of Alabama.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: One of the nation's top quarterbacks in the class of 2013 ... a consensus four-star prospect who is ranked as the No. 3 pocket passer by ESPN and the No. 5 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports.com and Scout.com ... 44th in the ESPN 150 ... rated 87th in the Top247 and 79th in the 247Composite rankings ... ESPN Elite 11 quarterback ... No. 11 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com and No. 189 in the Rivals250 ... the consensus No. 1 player in the state of Utah ... led the Black Team to a win in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game ... No. 4 pro-style quarterback by MaxPreps ... ranked 59th overall nationally by PrepStar ... Sporting News No. 14 quarterback nationally ... arrived at Alabama as an early enrollee in January of 2013 ... coached by Greg Croshaw at Cottonwood High School in 2012 ... threw for 2,384 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior while running 82 times for 277 yards and 12 touchdowns ... threw for 2,484 yards as a junior with 26 touchdowns ... connected for 27 touchdowns and only five interceptions as a sophomore while completing 68 percent of his passes for 2,786 yards ... in his final three seasons at Cottonwood, passed for 7,654 yards and 68 touchdowns ... chose Alabama over LSU, Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, Auburn and Washington.