Played a backup role to Deondre Francois and James Blackman during his redshirt junior season…made appearances against NC State, at Boston College, vs. Delaware State, at Florida, in the home finale vs. ULM and in the Walk-On’s Independence Bowl against Southern Miss… completed six of seven passes for 51 yards and a touchdown on senior day against Delaware State.
Saw action as backup quarterback early in the season against Charleston Southern and Louisville…completed one pass against CSU for seven yards…tossed the first touchdown of his career at No. 10 Louisville, a 12-yard strike to Auden Tate in the fourth quarter…passed for 19 yards and one touchdown on the season…added three yards on the ground.
Appeared in three games at quarterback in a reserve role…finished the season 5-for-10 for 27 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions…made his collegiate debut against Syracuse, saw action against Chattanooga and against Houston in the Peach Bowl…completed 2-of-3 passes in his first two games against the Orange and the Mocs…engineered a 13-play, 66-yard drive that covered 6:12 (third-longest drive of the season in terms of time) in the third quarter resulting in a Colton Plante two-yard touchdown run against Chattanooga…completed a season-long pass of 12 yards on a third down conversion to Nyqwan Murray to keep the drive going….completed one of four pass attempts against Houston in the Peach Bowl…came off the bench against the Cougars in the first quarter in replacement of the injured Sean Maguire and was under center for three straight drives.
Strong-armed quarterback who impressed as a member of the scout team in 2014.
Consensus four-star prospect in 2014 recruiting class…was rated the 15th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 8 player in Pennsylvania by Rivals…the No. 16 pro-style quarterback by 247Sports and No. 6 player in his state…member of the ESPN300 (No. 240)…ranked the 11th-best pocket passer in the nation by ESPN and No. 3 player in Pennsylvania…rated the nation’s No. 11 quarterback by Scout…ranked the 17th-best quarterback (No. 218 overall) by PrepStar Magazine…in 2013, led Central Catholic to a 15-1 record, including the WPIAL championship…led Central Catholic to runner-up at the PIAA Class AAAA final…one of two quarterbacks named to Pennsylvania Big 33 team…passed for 771 yards and 13 touchdowns and rushed for 256 yards and 13 scores during his senior season…passed for 552 yards and rushed for 10 touchdowns as a junior, taking over the starting job in Week 3…named MaxPreps preseason Mr. Football for Pennsylvania before senior season…participated in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, Calif….threw for 100 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown, in the Semper Fi game…attended the same high school as former NFL stars Dan Marino and Marc Bulger…chose FSU over Penn State and USF…born September 18, 1995…majoring in social science.