Evangel Christian Academy
CAREER: Enters his second season as the starting quarterbackafter starting 12 of 13 games in 2003…an accurate passer who hasproduced a high completion percentage…weathered an inconsistent2003 season by showing poise under pressure and exhibiting strongleadership skills…produced one of the most accurate seasons everby a Miami passer in his first year as the Hurricanes’ starting quarterback…teammates praise him for being a calm, steadying influenceeven in difficult game situations…graduated with a degree in sociologyin May of 2004.
2003 (JUNIOR): Completed 211 of 352 attempts for 2,419yards and 12 touchdowns while throwing 17 interceptions…compileda pass efficiency rating of 119.3…his completion percentageranked seventh in Miami history for single-season completion percentage…his 211 completions ranks seventh in Miami for single-seasoncompletions…his 2,419 yards ranks 11th in Miami historyfor single-season passing yards…was particularly effective on thirddowns, completing 69 of 100 pass attempts (69%) for 706 yardsconverting 45 of 97 situations into first downs (46.4%) and throw-ingfor two touchdowns…debuted as UM’s starter in the seasonopener at Louisiana Tech, completing 14 of 28 (50%) for 203 yardsand two touchdowns with one interception…debut was played in hishometown of Shreveport, La., just five minutes from the Berlin family’shome…led the largest home comeback in Miami history (second-largest overall) as the Hurricanes erased a 33-10 third quarterdeficit to defeat Florida, 38-33, in his home debut…completed 18of his final 20 passes for 272 yards and two touchdowns over thegame’s final 21 minutes…started the rally by collaborating withflanker Kevin Beard on a 62-yard pass and run for a touch-down…was 27 of 41 (65.9%) for 340 yards and two touchdownswith two interceptions against the Gators…completed 14 of 24(58.3%) for 190 yards and one touchdown with one interceptionagainst East Carolina…completed a 50-yard touchdown pass toRoscoe Parrish on the game’s third play vs. ECU…completed 18 of30 (60%) for 151 yards with one interception in the win at BostonCollege…set a Miami single-game record for completions andattempts against West Virginia as he completed 37 of 54 (68.5%)for a season-high 352 yards and led a last-minute drive to the win-ningfield goal in a 22-20 victory…overcame three interceptions tocomplete 15 of 28 (53.6%) for 181 yards and one touchdown indriving rain during the win at Florida State…completed 16 of 26(61.5%) for 187 yards and two touchdowns without an intercep-tionagainst Temple…completed 16 of 25 (64%) for 164 yards withtwo interceptions against Virginia Tech…completed 22 of 35(62.9%) for 213 yards with two interceptions againstTennessee…lost his starting job for the Syracuse game, playingonly one series and throwing one incompletion against theOrangemen…returned to the starting role against Rutgers, leadingMiami to a 34-10 win as he completed six of 14 (42.9%) for 86yards and two touchdowns without an interception…completed aseason-high 70.6 percent of his passes in the win at Pittsburgh,going 12 of 17 for 195 yards and one touchdown with one interceptionas Miami clinched the Big East title…capped the scoring vs.Pittsburgh with a 45-yard touchdown strike to RoscoeParrish…completed 14-of-29 passes for 157 yards with one interceptionagainst Florida State in the FedEx Orange BowlClassic…completed eight of 11 passes on third down situations for74 yards, converting five of 11 situations into first downs.
2002 (TRANSFER): Transferred from the University of Floridaat the conclusion of the 2001 season…enrolled for the spring 2002semester…sat out the 2002 season due to NCAA transfer regulations.
AT FLORIDA: Played in 12 games over the span of the 2000 and2001 seasons, throwing for 653 yards and 11 touchdowns with twointerceptions while completing 53-of-87 attempts (60.9 percent)…was in a tight battle for the starting role at quarterback prior to the2001 season with eventual Heisman Trophy runner-up RexGrossman.
2001 (SOPHOMORE): Played in eight regular season games andwas the starting quarterback for Florida in the 2002 FedEx OrangeBowl victory over Maryland…completed 11 of 19 pass attempts for196 yards and a touchdown with two interceptions in the first halfof the win over Maryland…completed a 46-yard scoring pass toTaylor Jacobs to give Florida a 14-0 lead in the first quarter…in theregular season, completed 36 of 60 passes for 483 yards and ninetouchdowns and one interception…compiled a pass efficiency ratingof 173.79…completed 60 percent of his pass attempts in the regularseason…best game of the regular season was againstMississippi State in which he completed seven of 17 attempts for114 yards and a touchdown.
2000 (FRESHMAN): Played in four of 12 regular season games(Middle Tennessee, Mississippi State, Auburn and Vanderbilt) for atotal of 44 plays as a true freshman…was 17-of-27 for the seasonfor 170 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for a passingefficiency rating of 132.89…enrolled at UF for the springsemester and took part in 2000 spring drills…named co-recipient ofUF’s Most Improved Quarterback Award during spring…best gamewas a 13 of 19 performance for 148 yards and two touchdownsagainst Mississippi State…played briefly against Middle TennesseeState, Auburn and Vanderbilt…did not play in the Nokia Sugar Bowlmatchup against Miami.
HIGH SCHOOL: Shreveport Evangel Christian Academy…consideredone of the nation’s elite prep players in 1999…a consensusprep All-American who was named USA Today’s National OffensivePlayer of the Year and the Gatorade National Player of theYear…named to prestigious Parade All-America Team…rated thenation’s top prep quarterback by SuperPrep, PrepStar, NationalBluechips, rivals.com network and Prep Football Report…completed290 of 477 passes during the 1999 season for 4,219 yards and 36touchdowns…completed prep career 45-0 as a starting quarterbackand ranked number two all-time in national prep history with 964completions in 1,467 attempts (65.7%) for 13,902 yards with 145touchdowns and just 33 interceptions…led Evangel Christian tothree state titles and was named Louisiana’s 1999 Player of theYear by USA Today…an honor roll student who was involved withthe Fellowship of Christian Athletes…high school coach was DennisDunn.