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2016 – Junior Season
Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalist • Maxwell Award Semifinalist • Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Finalist • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week – Sept. 24 • Three-time Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” Selection • Maxwell Award Watch List • Started all 13 games in his first season as the starting quarterback • Set the single-season record for passing yards (3,748), touchdowns (30) and total offense (4,056) • Had five rushing touchdowns in 2016 and eight in his career • Threw at least three touchdown passes in a game on seven occasions • Completed 23 of 39 pass attempts for 280 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions vs. Stanford in the Sun Bowl • Threw three touchdowns and completed 23 of 38 pass attempts for 280 yards against NC State • Completed 11 of 20 pass attempts for 184 yards and three touchdowns in a win over The Citadel • Also rushed for a career-high 55 yards • Completed 24 of 33 pass attempts for 297 yards and three touchdowns in a loss at Duke • All three touchdowns came in the first half • Completed 20 of 32 attempts for 329 yards and a touchdown in the win over Georgia Tech • Also rushed six times for 44 yards and a touchdown and caught a pass for eight yards • Completed 24 of 31 pass attempts for 310 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-14 win at Virginia • Completed 11 consecutive pass attempts in the second half • His only incompletion was late in the game on third down from the UNC 5-yard line • Completed 11 of 12 second-half pass attempts at UVA for 150 yards and two touchdowns • Named to the Davey O’Brien Award “Great 8” quarterbacks list for the third time with his performance in the 20-13 win at No. 16 Miami • Completed 33 of 46 passes for 299 yards and two scores as well as running for a career-high 47 yards in the victory • Saw his streak of consecutive pass attempts without an interception come to an end at 243 in the loss to Virginia Tech • Completed just 13 of 33 pass attempts for 58 yards and two interceptions in a 34-3 loss to No. 25 Virginia Tech played during miserable weather conditions • Set the multi-game school record for consecutive completions with 30 straight (last 18 vs. JMU; first 12 vs. Pitt) • Completed 31 of 38 pass attempts for 405 yards and three touchdowns in a 37-35 win at No. 12 Florida State • After FSU tied the game at 28 in the fourth quarter, he calmly engineered a 75-yard drive and retook the lead with a 34-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Jackson • Had another record-setting day at quarterback in a 37-36 win over Pitt, completing 35 of 46 passes for 453 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions • Named Walter Camp Football Foundation National Offensive Player of the Week • Set career highs for completions, pass attempts, passing yards and touchdown passes • Tied the school record for TD passes in a game with five • Set the school record for most passing yards in back-to-back games with 885 yards (432 vs. JMU and 453 against Pitt) • Completed 24 of 27 pass attempts for a career-high 432 yards and three touchdowns in a win over James Madison • Had a quarterback rating of 260 • Set the school record for most passing yards gained per attempt (min. 25 attempts), averaging 16.0 yards per throw, breaking the mark of 15.1 yards by Marquise Williams against Old Dominion in 2013 • Set the school record for most consecutive pass completions in a game with 18, breaking the previous mark of 16 straight was held by Williams vs. Pitt in 2014 • Two of the 18 completions went for touchdowns, 10 of the 18 went for 10 yards or more, 12 of the 18 went for first downs, and they went to seven different Tar Heel receivers • His 75-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Switzer against JMU was the longest completion of his career • Threw two touchdown passes and rushed for two scores in a 48-23 win at Illinois • Completed 19 of 24 pass attempts for 265 yards and completed his first touchdown pass of the season with a 24-yard screen pass to tailback T.J. Logan in the second quarter • Later had a 20-yard scoring strike to Mack Hollins in the third quarter • Had a 1-yard run to tie the score at seven and later had a 6-yard TD run to give UNC its first lead • The Illinois game was the first time he had scored two rushing touchdowns in a game • In his first career start vs. Georgia, completed 24 of 40 pass attempts for 156 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions • Ran for seven yards and a touchdown in the loss to Georgia • Named the 2016 starter following spring drills.
2015 – Sophomore Season
Appeared in nine games, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns • Also rushed 16 times for 101 yards and three scores • Did not thrown an interception on the year • Came off the bench after Marquise Williams lost his helmet and completed passes against NC State and Clemson • The pass against the Wolfpack was a first-quarter touchdown, while the completion against the Tigers picked up a first down on third and long • Completed 5 of 5 pass attempts for 84 yards and scored his third rushing touchdown of the year in the win over Miami • Completed all five pass attempts for 43 yards and tallied his third rushing touchdown of the year in the win over Duke • Scored his second rushing touchdown of the year late in the win over Wake Forest • Earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors after completing 17 of 20 passes for 312 yards and four touchdowns against Delaware, setting a single-game UNC record for pass efficiency rating at 282 in the process • Also rushed six times for 39 yards agains the Blue Hens, with both totals establishing career highs • Completed both passes he attempted in the win over Illinois • Completed 5 of 7 passes for 37 yards and a touchdown and added a 35-yard touchdown run in the NC A&T win • The rushing touchdown was the first of his career.
2014 – Redshirt Freshman Season
Named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Team • Appeared in 10 games • Completed 42 of 78 passes for 459 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions • Also rushed 11 times for 30 yards • Played the final two series of the Quick Lane Bowl vs. Rutgers and completed seven of nine pass attempts for 65 yards and a touchdown • Completed a 1-yard touchdown pass to Kendrick Singleton against the Scarlet Knights • Finished 6 of 13 for 80 yards and a score in the NC State game • Had 61 passing yards late in the game at Miami • Came off the bench for one snap after Marquise Williams had to leave the game when his helmet came off on the previous play • Tossed a strike to T.J. Thorpe for a 16-yard touchdown that proved to be the game-winning score • Had a season-long rush of 16 yards against Virginia Tech • Completed just 1 of 4 passes against the Hokies and threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown • Finished 6 of 11 for 49 yards at Clemson • Completed 8 of 16 passes for a season-high 103 yards and a touchdown at East Carolina • Finished 10 of 16 with 66 yards and a score in his Carolina debut against Liberty • Redshirted in 2013 after enrolling at UNC in January.
Mentor High School
Named Mr. Football in the state of Ohio by the Associated Press, an annual award given to the top high school player regardless of division • Ranked the No. 19 quarterback in the country by Scout.com • Prepstar All-Midwest Region • Honorable-mention Parade All-America • Member of the ESPN 300 team • Is the most prolific passer in the Greater Cleveland area, becoming the first to pass for more than 9,000 career yards and more than 4,000 yards as a senior • Rated the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback by 247sports.com and the No. 3 player in Ohio • Passed for 4,063 yards as a senior, including 1,593 in four playoff games • Also rushed for 899 yards • Scored 108 points and was responsible for 51 touchdowns • Threw for 42 touchdowns and rushed for 18 • Team finished 12-2 and advanced to the state semifinals • Mentor was 30-8 during his three-years the quarterback • Among the top 10 passers in Ohio history with 9,126 yards and 92 touchdowns • Also rushed for 1,559 career yards and 33 touchdowns, averaging 4.1 per carry • Also served as Mentor’s punter in 2012 and had a 40.8 average • Coached by Steve Trivisonno.
His nickname is “Mr. Biscuit” • If he could choose an NFL team to play for, it would be the Cleveland Browns • His dream job is a head football coach at a university • His New Year’s resolution was to call his family more often • Favorite TV show is “How I Met Your Mother” • Wears No. 10 because it was his father’s high school number • Favorite off-day activity is golfing or watching movies • The people who had the biggest impact on his life are Dave and Jeanne Trubisky, his parents • Exercise and sport science major • Birthday is August 20.