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SENIOR (2015): Started the first two games of the 2015 season and returned to the lead role for every contest since ULM ... completing 63.2 percent of his passes (176-of-273) for 1,951 yards, 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... averaging 195.1 yards per game through the air ... rushed 49 times for 57 yards and two scores with 11 of his rushes going for a first down or a touchdown ... named one of the UA coaching staff’s offensive players of the week for his performance at Georgia and at Texas A&M. 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 careerhighs 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 Calvin Ridley that the freshman wideout took down the field for six ... also rushed one time for six yards.
JUNIOR (2014): Saw action in six games in 2014 ... transferred from Florida State in May of 2014 after backing up for the Seminoles in 2012 and 2013 ... with the Tide, completed 64.4 percent of his passes (38-of-59) for 403 yards and four touchdowns ... had a passer efficiency rating of 144.16 ... did not throw an interception ... rushed seven times for 13 yards and took three sacks. West Virginia: Came off the bench in the game's final drive for two plays. FAU: Entered on the game's fourth offensive possession for Alabama ... completed 15-of-24 passes for 202 yards and a touchdown ... long throw was a 43-yard completion to ArDarius Stewart ... also rushed four times for 23 yards while taking one sack. Southern Miss: Came off the bench in the third quarter to throw for 48 yards on 5-of-7 passing with a long completion of 22 yards. Florida: Came off the bench when Blake Sims left with an injury late in third quarter to throw a four-yard touchdown pass to Amari Cooper ... finished 1-for-2 passing. Texas A&M: Entered the game early in the third quarter ... was 5-of-8 passing for 36 yards and a touchdown ... found Ty Flournoy-Smith on a 14-yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter. Western Carolina: Came off the bench to throw for 115 yards and one touchdown ... completed 66.7 percent of his passes (12-of-18) with one touchdown.
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.