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SENIOR (2015): Finished his career at Alabama a perfect 14-0 as a starter ... started the first two games of the 2015 season and returned to the lead role in every contest since ULM ... completed 66.9 percent of his passes (263-of-393) for 3,110 yards, 21 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... averaged 207.3 yards per game through the air ... rushed 74 times for 66 yards and two scores with 16 of his rushes going for a first down or a touchdown ... gained 273 yards rushing before subtracting his sacks ... was 31st nationally and fourth in the SEC in passing efficiency at 147.0 ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performance at Georgia, at Texas A&M, against Charleston Southern and vs. Michigan State. Wisconsin: Earned his first career start against the 20th-ranked Badgers ... finished the game 15-of-21 for 213 yards and a touchdown before exiting with a minute left in the third quarter and the Tide leading, 28-10 ... his 213 yards were the 10th-most all-time by an Alabama quarterback in his starting debut. Middle Tennessee: Made his second start as a member of the Crimson Tide, surpassing his previous career high in yardage with 214 yards on 15-of-26 passing including one interception and one touchdown pass ... also added one rush for five yards before exiting at the end of the first half. Ole Miss: Entered as a reserve for the first time this season ... finished the game with a career-high 21 completions on 45 pass attempts for 201 yards and three touchdowns with an interception ... added seven rushes for 58 yards and a touchdown, including a career-long 26 yard scramble. ULM: Returned to the starting spot at quarterback, finishing 17-for-31 for 158 yards with three touchdowns and a pick ... the three scores tied his career high, which he set the week prior in the Ole Miss game ... also rushed four times for -5 yards. Georgia: Excelled in rainy conditions during his first true road start, finishing an efficient 11-for-16 for 190 yards and a touchdown through the air ... posted a 189.12 passing efficiency rating ... added six rushes for 28 yards and a score on the ground ... started his day in Athens a perfect 6-of-6 before a dropped pass ended the streak. Arkansas: Finished the night with career-highs in completions, passing yards and rushing attempts ... went 24-of-33 for 262 yards with two touchdowns and two picks ... also rushed seven times for 17 yards, four of those going for a first down. Texas A&M: Closed out his day in College Station at 19-of-25 for 138 yards to go with his seven rushes for 13 yards ... had a long scramble of 16 that went for a first down, lowering his shoulder into the Aggie defender ... the Tide would eventually score a touchdown to boost its lead to double-digits and swing the momentum back in UA’s favor early in the fourth quarter. Tennessee: Finished an efficient 21-of-27 for 247, but did not record a touchdown while throwing one interception ... also rushed seven times for -26 yards ... managed the Tide’s final scoring drive that topped the Vols, going 2-for-2 for 44 yards, including a key conversion on 3rd-and-6 with a 15-yard, first-down pitch and catch to Calvin Ridley. LSU: Put together an efficient day, finishing 18-of-24 for 184 yards with a long play of 25 yards ... helped move a Tide offense that finished with 28 first downs and 434 yards of total offense against one of the SEC’s top defenses. Mississippi State: Bounced back from an early interception to finish the day 15-of-25 for 144 yards and a touchdown ... the score came on a 60-yard bubble screen to Ridley that the freshman wideout took down the field for six ... also rushed one time for six yards. Charleston Southern: Played just under two quarters against the Buccaneers, finishing 11-of-13 for 155 yards and two scores ... notched a long play of 30 yards on his touchdown pass to Ridley ... also rushed one time for a yard. Auburn: Completed 17-of-26 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown ... connected on a 34-yard scoring play after avoiding two blitzers and throwing off his back foot for the touchdown to ArDarius Stewart ... had a long pass of 46 yards to Ridley ... also rushed three times for 13 yards. Florida: Continued his efficient passing, finishing 18-of-26 for 204 yards and two scores ... also rushed a career-high eight times for 23 yards, with three of his rushes earning the Crimson Tide a first down ... connected on scores from 32 yards (Stewart) and nine yards (Mullaney). Michigan State: Earned Offensive MVP honors for his Cotton Bowl performance ... set season highs in completions (25) and yards (286), finishing 25-of-30 with two touchdowns and 286 yards ... completed a long pass of 50 yards to Calvin Ridley, scoring the Tide’s fourth touchdown of the day ... connected with Ridley for a six-yard scoring strike to move UA in front by 17 ... also rushed five times with a long of four yards. Clemson: Threw for a career-high 335 yards while completing 16-of-25 passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions ... his three-yard rush late in the fourth quarter gave the Tide a first down on the Tigers’ three-yard line to set up a Derrick Henry touchdown and secure a national championship with a 45-40 win ... tossed two touchdown passes to tight end O.J. Howard for 51 and 53 yards, respectively.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLS AND PERSONAL DATA: A transfer from FSU who was the backup quarterback in 2013 to Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston ... played in seven games in 2013, completing 18-of-36 passes for 250 yards ... saw action in four games during the 2012 season, completing 3-of-5 passes for 45 yards over three games (vs. Murray State, Savannah State and Wake Forest) ... threw his first career touchdown pass, a 19-yard strike to Kelvin Benjamin in the win over Savannah State ... redshirted at Florida State in 2011 ... was a three-star prospect coming out of St. Paul's Episcopal School in Mobile, Ala. ... ranked the No. 18 pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com and No. 44 signal-caller by Scout.com ... rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports ... switched from running a wing-T offense in his junior season to a pro-style offense as a senior and completed 94-of-153 passes for 1,508 yards and 16 touchdowns while also carrying 61 times for 355 yards and five scores ... led St. Paul's to the semifinals of the Alabama state playoffs and a 10-2 record in his final season (2010) ... No. 17 on the SuperPrep Alabama 43 ... selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game as a senior ... rated the No. 70 pro-style quarterback by ESPN ... also an exceptional basketball player who led St. Paul's to 17 wins as a junior while averaging 17.4 points per game ... named the Mobile County Class 5A basketball player of the year as a junior and was invited to the state of Alabama's North-South All Star basketball game ... averaged 21.9 points and nine rebounds per game as a senior for a team that made it to the Class 5A Area1 finals ... coached by Dan Drum and Jimmy Perry at St. Paul's.