Parents are Stephen and Sandra...father is an author and motivational consultant...served a mission to South Africa and was featured in a story by Sports Illustrated...spent the summer of 1988 serving as an intern in Washington D.C. for Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch (R)...married Rebecca Thatcher in August, 1988...recruited by Stanford, Arizona State, USC, UCLA, Washington, Utah State, Army, Oregon, Oregon State, Washington State and Arizona...majoring in business.
High School - Named 3A MVP by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune...first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior...all-region three consecutive years...set records for most passing yards in a single game (390), season (3,204), career (6,312), most TDs in a season (33) and career (64)...lettered three times in football and tennis at Provo High School...team won region championship two consecutive years and went undefeated during regular season his junior year...won school's first-ever state title his senior year...coached by Frank Henderson (Weber State).
1983 | Freshman Year
Completed 135 passes in 241 attempts for 1,537 yards and 15 touchdowns while playing for the junior varsity...appeared once in a varsity game (New Mexico).
1986 | Redshirt Year
1987 | Sophomore Year
Completed 17 of 28 passes for 157 yards in reserve role against TCU...started final five regular season games and Cougars won all five...suffered a third-quarter concussion against Utah and was hospitalized...threw for 1,668 yards and would have been among pass efficiency leaders with more gamed played...completed 37 of 61 passes for 394 yards in All American Bowl (attempts were a bowl record)...academic All-WAC...3.92 GPA in American Studies was highest on the team.
1988 | Junior Year
Hurt knee on opening series of the spring game but bounced back missing only one game...did not play in New Mexico game because of knee surgery from an injury in the Hawai'i game...did not play the second half in Hawai'i...was selected as the ESPN-Casio Scholar Athlete during the Wyoming game...selected ESPN Most Valuable Athlete during the Wyoming game...selected ESPN Most Valuable Player during the Texas game...was Academic All-WAC and honorable mention All-WAC by the media...missed the second half of the Wyoming game because of a concussion...had a great first quarter against UTEP when he completed nine of 18 passes for 181 yards and one TD...best statistical game was TCU when he completed 30 of 47 for two TDs and 490 yards...his 3.88 GPA was still the highest on the team...had major knee surgery at the end of the season...was 20th in the nation in total offense with 2,525 (229.55 per game)...finished 22nd in passing efficiency at 130.4...completed 174 of 319 passes (54.5%) for 13 touchdowns...added four touchdowns rushing...threw an 80-yard pass to Bryce Domanin 47-6 rout over Texas...had 361 yards on 22 of 45 against UTEP...went 22 of 32 (359 yards) against Utah State.