Back to Roster page



Player profile

Awards & Accolades

Heisman Memorial Trophy Winner
Consensus All-American
ACC Male Athlete of the Year
Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award Winner
Manning Award Winner
Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year
Sporting News Player of the Year
Maxwell Award Finalist
Associated Press All-America First Team
FWAA All-America First Team
Sporting News All-America First Team All-America First Team
USA TODAY Sports All-America First Team
Athlon Sports All-America First Team All-America First Team All-America First Team
Lindy's All-America First Team All-America First Team
ACC Player of the Year
Coaches ACC Player of the Year
ACC Offensive Player of the Year
Coaches ACC Offensive Player of the Year
ACC Rookie of the Year
Coaches ACC Rookie of the Year
ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year
Coaches ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year
All-ACC First Team
Coaches All-ACC First Team
Athlon Sports Offensive Player of the Year
College Football News Offensive Freshman of the Year
Walter Camp All-America Second Team Offensive Player of the Year
Lindy's Offensive Player of the Year
FWAA Freshman All-American
All-ACC Academic Team


The youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy completed his 27-game career as one of the greatest quarterbacks in Florida State, ACC and college football history…won his first 26 starts – a feat unmatched by major NCAA Division I quarterbacks all-time…led Florida State to a national championship in 2013 and the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl in 2014, capturing countless honors along the way, including the Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien, Manning Award and consensus All-America honors in 2013…his career pass efficiency mark (163.28) ranks 10th in college football history (since 1956) and is an ACC and FSU record…his 2013 pass efficiency mark of 184.84 is the fourth-best in college football history and is an ACC and FSU record…holds the ACC career record for passing yards per game (295.0) and touchdown passes per game (2.41)…holds the Florida State career records for consecutive touchdown passes (27) and yards per attempt (9.4), and is tied with Chris Weinke for most 300-yard games (14) despite playing only two seasons…ranks second in FSU history in touchdown passes (65) and completion percentage (66.0)…ranks third in FSU history in passing yards (7,964) and sixth in career completions (562)…holds FSU single-season records for completions (305; 2014), touchdown passes (40; 2013), yards per attempt (10.6; 2013) and 300-yard games (7, twice; 2013-14 [tied with Weinke and Danny Kanell])…led the nation with four fourth-quarter comebacks in 2014 and had five for his career, including the 2013 BCS National Championship when he engineered a seven-play, 80-yard drive that culminated with the game-winning touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin with 13 seconds left in the game…earned two letters on the Florida State baseball team, helping the Seminoles grab the No. 5 national seed as the closer in 2014 and the No. 7 national seed as a reliever, outfielder and designated hitter in 2013…finished his collegiate career on the diamond with a 1.94 ERA, nine saves and a 2-2 record over 60.1 innings and 41 appearances.


Followed up his 2013 Heisman Trophy campaign with another impressive season in 2014, leading FSU to a second consecutive undefeated regular season and a berth in the first-ever College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl…led the ACC in passing yards (3,907), passing yards per game (300.5), attempts (467), completions (305) and completion percentage (65.3)…tossed 25 touchdowns and rushed for another three scores…his 305 completions set the FSU single-season record, while his passing yardage ranks third in FSU single-season history…two-time All-ACC First Team selection by the coaches and media…Manning Award finalist…semifinalist for the Davey O’Brien Award, Maxwell Award and Walter Camp Player of the Year Award…won his first 26 games as a starter and engineered four game-winning fourth quarter drives in 2014 – tops in the nation…ranked in the Top 10 nationally in yards (sixth) and yards per game (eighth)…had seven 300-yard games – all coming on the road…led the nation in second-half passing yards (1,981)…his passer rating elevated to 157.00 in the second half for the season (completing 148-of-217 pass attempts with 11 TDs and five INTs)…completed 68.2 percent of his throws in the third and fourth quarters with his highest completion percentage in the third quarter (71.0 percent) and his best passer rating in the fourth quarter (164.03)…tied the Rose Bowl record for first down passes (17) in his final collegiate game…finished 29 of 45 for 358 yards and one touchdown in the loss to Oregon…was nearly flawless against Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship Game, completing 21 of 30 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns with no turnovers…passed for 281 yards and a touchdown against Boston College…led a 12-play, 66-yard game-winning drive against the Eagles which set up Roberto Aguayo’s field goal with three seconds left…led FSU back from a 16-0 deficit at Miami by throwing for 304 yards and a touchdown…passed for 261 yards and a touchdown against Virginia…added a 4-yard rushing score against the Cavaliers…led FSU to the biggest comeback victory in school history at Louisville, passing for a season-high 401 yards and tossing three second-half touchdowns in a nationally televised Thursday night game…passed for 273 yards and two touchdowns versus Notre Dame…was dazzling at Syracuse, completing a career-high 30 passes on just 36 attempts (83.3 percent) for 317 yards and three touchdowns…passed for 297 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a score versus Wake Forest…led Florida State to a come-from-behind victory at NC State by passing for 365 yards and four touchdowns…completed his first 15 pass attempts against The Citadel and finished with 256 yards and two touchdowns on 22-of-27 pass attempts…passed for 370 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Oklahoma State at the Cowboys Classic in Arlington, Texas…had a spectacular career-long 28-yard touchdown run in which he leapt over left guard Josue Matias en route to the end zone.


The dazzling playmaker and charismatic leader authored the greatest freshman season by a quarterback in college football history…led Florida State to a 14-0 record and the 2013 VIZIO BCS National Championship…named Offensive MVP of the national championship game by throwing for 237 yards and two touchdowns in a 34-31 come-from-behind victory over No. 2 Auburn at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif….engineered the game-winning seven-play, 80-yard drive that started with just 1:11 remaining in the game and FSU trailing 31-27 and ended with a two-yard touchdown pass to Kelvin Benjamin to give FSU the lead with 13 seconds left…became the youngest player ever to win the Heisman Trophy at 19 years, 342 days and just the second freshman…won the Davey O’Brien Award as the nation’s best quarterback and the Manning Award…was also a finalist for the Maxwell Award…first freshman to capture ACC Player of the Year honors in the 61-year history of the Atlantic Coast Conference…also captured ACC Offensive Player of the Year, ACC Rookie of the Year and ACC Offensive Rookie of the Year honors…shattered the ACC record, Florida State record and national freshman record for touchdown passes (40) and broke the national freshman record for passing yards (4,057)…is the first freshman to lead his team to 14 wins…All-ACC First Team…led the nation and set the ACC record in pass efficiency rating (184.8)…ranked first in the nation in yards per attempt (10.6) and second in touchdown passes (40)…tossed 26 touchdowns and passed for 2,641 yards in just the first half alone…threw more first-half touchdowns than 105 starting quarterbacks had in all snaps…thanks to huge leads – only played in 82 percent of Florida State’s total offensive snaps and just 62 percent of the Noles’ second-half snaps…seven-time ACC Rookie of the Week…three-time ACC Offensive Back of the Week…three-time Davey O’Brien National Quarterback of the Week…seven 300-yard passing games…eight three-touchdown passing games…threw for over 200 yards in the first half nine times…guided the most prolific offense in school and conference history as the Noles set FSU and ACC records for single-season total offense (7,267 yards) and the national record for total points (723), while averaging 51.6 points per game…FSU led the nation with 94 touchdowns…opened the season by completing the first 11 passes of his career on the road at Pitt en route to setting an FSU record for completion percentage (92.6)…completed 25 of 27 passes for 356 yards and four touchdowns in his debut against the Panthers…signature performance came at No. 3 Clemson…led FSU to a 51-14 victory over the Tigers by throwing for a career-best 444 yards and three touchdowns while adding a rushing score…MVP of the ACC Championship Game after throwing for 330 yards and compiling four total touchdowns…torched No. 25 Maryland for 393 passing yards and a career-high five touchdowns in a 63-0 win…one of those touchdown passes against the Terrapins was a 12-yard highlight reel touchdown pass to junior tight end Nick O’Leary where he spun out of a sack and eluded another tackle before completing the throw…after throwing his first interception of the season against Nevada, he finished the game going 13-of-13 for 184 yards and two touchdowns…eluded a sack and tossed an amazing 55-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Kenny Shaw as time expired at the end of the first half at Boston College to give FSU a 24-17 lead at the break…led FSU to a 48-34 win against the Eagles after trailing 17-3…was 11-of-14 for 229 yards and three touchdowns in just the first quarter against NC State…completed more than 90 percent of his passes for the second time when he finished 19-of-21 (90.5 percent) for 277 yards and two touchdowns versus Syracuse…was 19-of-31 for 327 yards and three touchdowns at Florida, who entered the game with the nation’s third-best pass defense and hadn’t allowed a 300-yard passer in 42 games…rushed for 193 yards and four touchdowns on the season…named to the All-ACC Academic Football Team…one of two football players honored for his academic success at the 2013 Golden Torch banquet at Florida State in the fall.


Redshirt season.


Nation’s top quarterback prospect in the class of 2012, who was also considered a top baseball prospect in the 2012 Major League Baseball Amatuer draft…USA Today 2011 All-USA first team All-American…2012 Parade All-American… second team All-American, ESPNHS first team All-American and Under Armour All-American…selected the 2011 Gatorade Alabama Football Player of the Year…rated a five-star quarterback by Scout and a four-star QB by Rivals, ESPN and 247Sports…named to the 2012 USA Football National Team (U19) for the 2012 International Bowl on Feb. 1…dual-threat quarterback who played in the shotgun spread where he excelled as a passer in the pocket and on the move…named the Alabama Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A Back of the Year as a senior after completing 69 percent of his passes for 2,424 yards and 28 touchdowns and rushing for 1,065 yards (7.4 yards per rush) and another 15 touchdowns…guided Hueytown to a 13-1 mark and the Class 5A state semifinals…named the 2011 Birmingham News Metro Player of the Year…the four-year starter totaled 6,871 career passing yards with 67 touchdowns, completing 60 percent of his 790 passes and threw only 25 interceptions… averaged 6.5 yards per rushing attempt for 2,912 yards and 35 touchdowns on the ground which adds up to 9,853 career yards and a part in 103 touchdowns…No. 1 on the Mobile Register’s Super Southeast 120 and Elite 18 list of the top Alabama prospects…named a co-MVP of the Elite 11 national quarterback challenge in Malibu…turned in an MVP performance in the Under Armour All-American game completing 8-of-9 passes for 178 yards and two touchdowns…named to the ASWA Super 12 and Class 5A all-state teams as a junior and senior…No. 14 on the ESPNU 150 and No. 1 QB nationally, No. 5 player regionally and No. 1 player in Alabama by ESPN…named to the 2012 247Sports All-American team as the No. 1 dual-threat QB, No. 3 player in the state and No. 26 on the Top247 List…on the baseball diamond in high school, shined as a switch-hitting centerfielder and right-handed pitcher who possessed a fastball in the 90’s and was clocked at a 6.59 in the 60…rated by Perfect Game as the nation’s No. 22 prep baseball player for the Class of 2012 and was named a Louisville Slugger Preseason All-American…named Birmingham News Metro West Player of the Year as a sophomore in baseball…hit .424 with seven homers and 36 RBIs during the Golden Gophers’ Class 6A state semifinal run and finished 8-3 with two saves, a 1.92 earned run average, 92 strikeouts and six complete games as a sophomore…2011 ASWA all-state and Birmingham News All-Metro selection in baseball as a junior…hit .370 and was 7-2 on the mound while playing shortstop, outfield and pitching…selected in the 15th round with the 486th overall pick by the Texas Rangers in the 2012 MLB first-year player draft…selected Florida State over Stanford, Alabama, LSU and Ohio State.