2010 (Freshman): Joined the WCU football team as a walk-on and spent the season working on the scout team as a quarterback ... Worked two series without completing a pass, finishing 0-for-2 in the short scrimmage segment of the team's final spring practice in 2011.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played both as a quarterback on offense and safety on defense ... Was a four-year starter at quarterback at Beddingfield HS for head coach Tyrone Johnson ... Threw for nearly 6,000 career yards and 61 touchdown passes as a prep ... Completed 86 passes for 1,241 yards and 12 touchdown passes as a senior at Beddingfield HS in 2009 ... Earned 3-A Eastern Carolina Conference co-Player of the Year honors as a junior, throwing for 1,991 yards and 21 touchdowns ... During his sophomore season, completed 125 passes for 1,662 yards and 16 TDs.