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Hawk-Items - - One of six seniors selected to 2006 Leadership Council . . . ranks fourth in career completions (458) and fifth in attempts (738), passing yards (5,669), passing touchdowns (43) and total offense (5,680) . . . 2,828 passing yards in 2005 ranks as fifth best single-season total and 22 passing TDs tie as third best for a single season . . . 2,869 yards total offense in 2005 ranks as fifth best single-season total . . . 357 passing yards at Purdue (his career high) ranks as the 14th-best single game total at Iowa and his 369 yards total offense vs. Purdue ranks as 12th-best single game total . . . 351 passing yards in win over Minnesota ranks as 15th-best single game passing total at Iowa and 356 yards total offense ranks 14th-best . . . 346 passing yards vs. Florida ranks as 16th-best single game and his 370 yards total offense vs. Florida ranks as 11th-best single game total . . . in all games played, ranked fourth in pass efficiency (146.3), third in passing yards per game (235.7) and fifth in total offense (239.1) . . . in league games only, ranked second in pass efficiency (144.2), third in passing yards per game (259.9) and fifth in total offense (259.6) . . . his pass efficiency in 2005 ranked 20th in the nation . . . passed for two or more scores in nine games in 2005 . . . has passed for two touchdowns or more 17 times in career . . . one of three juniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council . . . one-of-seven true freshmen to see action in 2003. . . drained first career golfing hole-in-one the summer of 2006.
2006 Honors - - Named pre-season second team all-Big Ten by The Sporting News . . . pre-season third team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . named fourth best quarterback in the nation by The Sporting News . . . named to pre-season watch list for the Maxwell Award . . . 2006 - - listed as first team quarterback following spring practice.
2005 Honors - - Hawkeye Hustle Award, offense . . . 2005 - - season totals included 219-352 for 2,828 yards and 22 TDs, with seven interceptions . . . the completions and attempts rank as fourth best single seasons totals at Iowa, the 22 TD passes tie as third best and the passing yardage and total offense (2,869) rank fifth best for a single season . . . passed for over 300 yards in three games . . . started at quarterback in opening win over Ball State . . . completed 9-10 passes for 99 yards and two touchdowns in less than two quarters, with a long of 33-yards for a touchdown . . . started at quarterback at Iowa State, but left game in second quarter and did not return . . . completed 5-11 passes at ISU for 57 yards, with one interception . . . started at quarterback in win over Northern Iowa . . . completed 15-18 passes for 247 yards and two scores, those covering 11 and 71 yards . . . also rushed three times for 33 yards, with a career-best 26 yard gain on opening touchdown drive . . . started at quarterback at Ohio State . . . completed 22-39 passes at OSU for 146 yards, with one interception . . . started a t quarterback in win over Illinois as offense rushed for 301 yards and gained 476 yards total offense . . . completed 17-22 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns vs. Illinois, with one interception . . . scoring passes covered 10 and seven yards . . . also rushed five times for 27 yards . . . started at quarterback in win at Purdue, leading offense to season-best 535 yards total offense on his 21st birthday . . . completed 19-33 passes for career-best 357 yards, with three TD passes and no interceptions . . . scoring passes covered 78, three and 36 yards . . . the three scoring passes at Purdue matches a career-high . . . the 357 passing yards rank as the 14th-best single game performance at Iowa and his 369 yards total offense ranks 11th best . . . threw for over 300 yards for the fourth time in his career and had two or more scoring passes for the fourth time in six games . . . started at quarterback in win over Indiana as offense gained 425 yards total offense . . . completed 12-24 passes for 265 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring passes covered eight and 42 yards and he also gained seven yards on four rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback vs. Michigan as offense gained 427 yards total offense . . . completed 27-39 passes for 288 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 13 and four yards . . . led Iowa on nine-play, 74-yard field goal drive in final three minutes of regulation to force overtime . . . started at quarterback at Northwestern . . . completed 21-35 passes for 273 yards vs. the Wildcats, and scored first rushing touchdown of the season on a 10-yard run in the second quarter . . . started at quarterback in win at Wisconsin as offense gained 390 yards total offense . . . completed 21-34 passes for 224 yards and two scores, with one interception (after deflected pass) . . . six-yard scoring toss helped tie score at 10-10 and 13-yard strike gave Iowa a 17-10 advantage . . . started at quarterback in win over Minnesota as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . led team to touchdowns on first five possessions of the game vs. Gophers . . . completed 19-32 passes for 351 yards and career-best four touchdowns, while gaining five yards on two rushing attempts . . . scoring strikes covered 46, 6, 38 and 3 yards . . . started at quarterback in Outback Bowl vs. Florida as offense gained 410 yards total offense . . . completed 32-55 passes for 346 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception, setting Iowa bowl records for completions and attempts . . . scoring strikes covered 20, 4 and 14 yards as Iowa rallied to within seven points (24-31) in the fourth quarter . . . also rushed for 24 yards on three attempts.
2004 Honors - - First team all-Big Ten . . . Most Valuable Player, offense . . . named Big Ten Player of the Year by collegefootballnews.com . . . Most Valuable Player in 2005 Capital One Bowl . . . 2004 - - started all 12 games at quarterback . . . season totals include 233-375 for 2,786 yards and 20 touchdowns, and he also ran for two scores . . . started at quarterback in opening win over Kent State . . . played just the first two quarters due to dehydration . . . completed 13-22 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns, with one interception . . . scoring passes covered nine and four yards . . . also had four rushing attempts for 39 yards . . . started at quarterback in win over Iowa State, taking every offensive snap . . . completed 16-22 passes for 220 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . scoring toss covered 29 yards for second score of the game . . . started at quarterback at Arizona State, taking every offensive snap . . . completed 8-19 passes for 44 yards, with one interception . . . started at quarterback at Michigan, taking every offensive snap . . . reached career-high in completions (24), attempts (32) and passing yards (270) . . . had two TD passes, accounting for both Iowa TDs . . . led Iowa on three scoring drives of 75 yards or more, the three longest scoring drives for Iowa's offense in first four games . . . started at quarterback in win over Michigan State . . . for the second straight week, reached career-highs in completions (25), attempts (36) and passing yards (340), becoming first Iowa QB to pass for over 300 yards since 2000 . . . tossed 15-yard scoring strike to give Iowa 14-0 advantage in first quarter . . . at one point, completed 10 straight passes for the third time in five games . . . gained four yards rushing and was sacked just once . . . started at quarterback in win over Ohio State as offense gained 448 yards total offense . . . for the third straight week, reached career-highs in completions (26) and attempts (39) while passing for 331 yards and career-best three scores, earning co-offensive Player of the Week honors in the Big Ten . . . 11-yard toss gave Iowa early 7-0 advantage, then he had scoring passes of eight and 36 yards in the third quarter . . . also rushed nine times for 24 yards, including a one-yard run for Iowa's final touchdown of the day . . . had career-best 355 yards total offense . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in win at Penn State . . . completed 14-31 passes for 126 yards, with one interception . . . gained eight yards on 10 rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in win at Illinois . . . completed 24-34 passes for 243 yards, including two 19-yard scoring tosses and one interception . . . also ran for a five-yard touchdown and had a career-best 19-yard run . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in win over Purdue . . . completed 24-45 passes for 270 yards, with two TD passes and one interception . . . scoring passes covered one and two yards as Iowa built early 17-0 advantage . . . 45 passing attempts are a career-high and he had a career-best 46-yard completion on a 94-yard scoring drive in the fourth quarter, Iowa's longest scoring drive of the season . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in win at Minnesota . . . completed 24-39 passes for 333 yards, with two touchdowns and no interceptions . . . scoring passes covered 41 and 60 yards, Iowa's two longest scoring passes of the season . . . surpassed 300 passing yards in a game for the third time . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in win over Wisconsin to clinch share of Big Ten title . . . completed 15-24 passes for 186 yards and three touchdowns, with three interceptions . . . scoring passes covered six, 51 and 12 yards to stake Iowa to 21-7 advantage in third quarter . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in Capital One Bowl win over LSU . . . completed 20-32 passes for 287 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . ended the game with one of the top plays in Iowa football history, completing 56-yard pass to Warren Holloway as time expired to lift Iowa to a 30-25 win . . . also had a 57-yard scoring pass to Clinton Solomon on Iowa's first possession of the game . . . completed 14-21 passes for 209 yards and a touchdown in the second half as Iowa scored on three of five possessions after halftime.
2003 - - Saw first action of college career in win over Buffalo, completing 4-7 passes for 37 yards and gaining 21 yards on three rushing attempts . . . saw action in win at Iowa State, but had no rushing or passing attempts . . . completed both passing attempts in win over Illinois for 18 yards, including a 13-yard TD pass, the first of his career . . . also rushed one time for a 17-yard gain vs. the Illini . . . saw action on one series at Purdue, with one rushing attempt for eight yards and one incomplete pass . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no rushing or passing attempts . . . saw action in Outback Bowl win over Florida, with no rushing attempts and one incomplete pass.
High school honors - - Four-time first team all-conference honoree . . . senior season honors include U.S. Army all-American, second team AP all-state, Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year and Houston Chronicle Greater Houston Area Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . 2002 Tom Lemming Prep Football All-American... rated 175th best player in the country by Tom Lemming... other junior season honors include Scholastic Coach all-American, first team all-state, Texas Gatorade Player of the Year and AP Offensive Player of the Year . . . sophomore, junior and senior team MVP . . . Career - - four-year varsity starter . . . holds Texas career records for completions (970), attempts (1,576) passing yards (12,180) touchdown passes (113) and touchdown passes in one half (7). . . guided team to four consecutive Class 5A playoff appearances, Texas' large-school division . . . passed for 3,621 yards and 35 touchdowns as a senior . . . passed for 3,916 yard and 44 touchdowns while guiding team to Texas' 7-on-7 state championship as a junior . . . was intercepted just five times in 496 attempts as a junior . . . passed for 2,540 yards 22 touchdowns as a sophomore . . . passed for 2,106 yards and 12 touchdowns as a freshman.
Personal - - Born 10/8/84 . . . education major . . . parents are Martha and Dick Olin . . . attended same high school as DB Charles Godfrey and WR James Cleveland . . . high school coach was Dick Olin.
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