After serving as the backup for the past three years, handed the reigns as the starting quarterback in the spring … has done a good job of handling new responsibility and taking on the leadership role … pure passer with big-time arm … has gained greater mastery of the complexities of the offense … Athletic Director’s Academic Honor Roll … Dean’s List … previous bowl trips: 2006 Sugar, 2007 Gator, 2008 Fiesta, 2008 Car Care.
2008 (r-Jr.): Saw action in nine games, including one as the starting quarterback against Syracuse … missed the Auburn and Cincinnati games due to arm and hip injuries … used in more than 175 plays, including a season high 55 against Syracuse … 28 plays against Rutgers and 27 plays against Marshall … fourth-leading rusher on the team, carrying the ball 36 times for 169 yards, an average of 4.7 yards per run, a touchdown and a long run of 35 yards …completed 22-of-30 passes for 114 yards, including a long pass of 25 yards … threw for 52 yards on 14-of-20 passes with a touchdown against Syracuse … also ran for 18 yards on eight carries in that game … finished with 77 all-purpose yards against Marshall, a season high 78 rushing yards on eight carries with a long of 35 yards … completed 5-of-7 passes for 44 yards, including a 25-yard pass play … compiled 44 yards on 14 carries against Rutgers, a touchdown and long run of 12 yards … also completed 2-of-2 passes for 21 yards with a long of 12 yards … three carries for 10 yards with a long of five yards at Louisville.
2007 (r-So.): Saw action in 10 games … completed 31-of-48 passes for 341 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions … long completion of 43 yards … had 49 carries for 327 yards, an average of 6.7 yards per carry … scored three rushing touchdowns and had a long run of 51 yards against UConn … came off the bench at USF when Patrick White went down with a thigh bruise and completed 11-of-20 passes for 149 yards and a touchdown … completed 5-of-5 for 85 yards with a long of 41 yards at Syracuse … ran five times for 16 yards with a touchdown … season-high 15 carries for 61 yards with a long run of 27 yards at USF … six carries for 38 yards with a long of 13 against Mississippi State and completed 4-of-8 for 23 yards and a score … completed 4-of-5 for 21 yards with a long reception of 21 yards against East Carolina … ran six times for 82 yards with a long of 30 yards against East Carolina … finished with five carries for 41 yards with a touchdown and a long run of 20 yards in the season-opener against Western Michigan … completed 3-of-4 for 34 yards with a long of 19 yards … three carries for 61 yards with a long of 51 yards against UConn.
2006 (r-Fr.): Saw spot action in the Friends of Coal Bowl, scoring on a seven-yard run ... 11-of-15 passing for 129 yards in two quarters of work against Eastern Washington ... TD pass of five yards to Brandon Myles and also rushed for 70 yards with a seven-yard score ... late action in Syracuse, Connecticut and Cincinnati wins ... posted 317 yards total offense in the triple-overtime win over Rutgers, his first career start, playing for the injured White ... 244 yards passing with a TD and scored on a 40-yard run ... offensive champion: Eastern Washington, Rutgers ... BIG EAST honor roll: Rutgers.
2005 (Fr.): Redshirted … did not see varsity action.
Prep: 6-A all-state quarterback from Palm Beach Lakes High ... Sun-Sentinel player of the year ... passed for 1,800 yards, 18 touchdowns as a senior, with 485 yards rushing ... led Coach Dan Sanso’s Rams to an 8-2 record and the state quarterfinals ... more than 7,100 career passing yards and 73 TDs ... played in Outback Bowl ... Florida 101 ... Lou Groza prep player of the year finalist ... four-year letterwinner in basketball … averaged 11.4 points per game and shot 44 percent from three-point range as a senior … member of the 1,000-point club … led Palm Beach Lakes to the 6-A state finals … team posted a career record of 100-21.
Personal: Birthday is Jan. 23 ... son of James and Sherry Brown ... one of six children ... majoring in athletic coaching education.