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Zack Jaynes

Zack  Jaynes

RS Senior

Canton, N.C.

High School:
Pisgah HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 205


Career Notes: Decided to end his football playing career in mid-September 2010 citing safety and future health concerns surrounding a herniated disc that he suffered back in May of 2009 ... Jaynes made 19-consecutive starts under center for the Catamounts after winning the job early in his redshirt freshman season in 2008 ... Tossed his 20th career touchdown pass to tie him for seventh in school history with Jimmy Williams (1964-66) ... Additionally moved into eighth-place on WCU's career pass completions chart with 313, by-passing Todd Cottrell (1987-89).

2010 (Redshirt Junior): Started the first two games of the season at quarterback before retiring from football due to injury ... Completed 8-of-20 passes for 149 yards with a touchdown pass at North Carolina State ... Averaged 74.5 yards passing in the two games he played ... Totaled a passer efficiency rating of 119.09.

2009 (Redshirt Sophomore): Started all 11 games at quarterback ... Completed 58.6-percent of his passes on the season, finishing 178-for-304 with nine interceptions and nine touchdown passes ... Of four players that attempted throws on the season, was the only player to complete a pass ... Threw for a career-best 1,790 yards to rank fifth in the Southern Conference in passing average, while also ranking fifth in total offensive yardage per game (159.4 yds/gm) ... Was seventh in the SoCon in pass efficiency (111.9) ... Threw for a season-high 277 yards against Gardner-Webb ... Completed a season-high 24 passes including tying a career-high with three touchdowns in the road win at Eastern Kentucky ... Named to the 2009 Southern Conference Fall Academic All-Conference team ... In WCU's annual Spring Game, completed 7-of-8 passes for a game-high 58 yards and two touchdown passes including a 30-yard strike to Marquel Pittman.

2008 (Red-Shirt Freshman): Played in 10 games making six starts on the season ... Named to the SoCon All-Freshman team ... Threw for 1,163 yards on 127-of-229 passing with 10 TD passes... Ranked eighth in the SoCon in passing efficiency (109.04) and eighth in total offense (131.1 yds/gm) ... Rushed for two touchdowns... Saw his first collegiate action against Shorter, completing 3-of-4 passes but saw his drive stall on fourth down ... Guided his first TD scoring drive at The Citadel, connecting with Nate Harris from 10 yards out for his first career passing score ... Set a career-high with 302 yards passing on a career-best 33 completions in his first career start at Furman earning him SoCon Freshman of the Week accolades ... It was just the 31st 300-yard passing performance by a Catamount quarterback all-time ... Threw for 227 yards on 17-of-23 passing in the annual Spring Game.

2007 (Freshman): Dressed for every game, but did not see action and was redshirted ... Threw 6-for-12 with 75 yards and a scoring strike in the annual Spring Game.

Prior to Western: Was a three-time, All-Western North Carolina and All-Western Athletic Conference selection ... Two-time All-State selection ... Was twice dubbed the WAC Player of the Year, both as a junior and senior ... Was named the 2006 Citizen-Times All-WNC Player of the Year ... Tossed two touchdown passes - 23 and seven yards - in the 2007 East-West game accounting for all his team's scoring ... Completed 482 of his 802 career passes (60.1%) for 7,591 yards and 65 touchdowns, while also rushing for 1,301 yards and 20 TDs ... Finished his prep career ranked ninth on the North Carolina record books for passing yards in a career while also establishing a Pisgah record in the same category ... Passed for a state-best 3,198 yards with his 34 touchdowns as a senior ranking second in the state ... As a sophomore, threw for 421 yards in a single game, the 11th-most in state history ... Was also a member of Pisgah's `05 undefeated state championship basketball team.