Taft will be the inaugural Alpha Wolf
Preseason Media Days begin Tuesday in Las Vegas
Senior is one of just three from the MW up for the award.
Senior is one of four from the MW on the list.
Hekking leads the way on the first team.
Cody Fajardo talks about the Manning QB Camp and his appearance on several preseason watch lists.
Cody Fajardo talks to the media at practice on December 10, 2012.
Cody Fajardo talks to the media following the Wolf Pack's 27-21 loss to Boise State.
Cody Fajardo talks to the media at practice on November 26, 2012.
Cody Fajardo talks to the media at practice on November 19, 2012.
BYU @ Nevada
Nevada vs. Colorado State - USATSI Gallery
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Nevada @ Boise State
Nevada vs Air Force
2014: Named to the Watch List for the Maxwell Award, given to the national player of the year ... Named to the Watch List for the O'Brien Award, given to the top quarterback in the nation ... Participated in the Manning Passing Academy for the third straight season ... Enters his senior season ranked third in school history in total offense (9,597), 10th in career rushing yards (2,436), eighth in career rushing touchdowns (31) ... eighth in career passing yards (7,161), 11th in careering passing touchdowns (10), fifth in career completions (639) and seventh in career attempts (943).
2013: Voted a captain by his teammates ... Played in 10 games with 10 starts, missing two games and hampered most of the season by injuries ... Completed 67.9 percent of his passes (243-of-358) for 2,668 yards with 13 touchdowns and only three interceptions ... Carried the ball 141 times for 621 yards and eight touchdowns ... Set career highs in completions (38), attempts (54), yards (389) and tied a career high with three touchdown passes in win over Air Force in week four ... Broke the yardage mark one week later with 393 yards in an overtime loss at San Diego State ... His third 300-yard passing performance of the season was against UNLV with 357 yards ... Opened the year with a 100-yard rushing performance (106) at the Rose Bowl against UCLA ... Had 87 rushing yards against Colorado State, including a career-long 68-yard touchdown run ... Set a Mountain West record (later broken) with 193 consecutive passing attempts without an interception ... Prior to the season he was named to the Watch List for the Maxwell Award, given to the national player of the year ... Named to the Watch List for the O'Brien Award, given to the top quarterback in the nation ... Named to the Watch List for the Hornung Award, given to the most versatile player ... Named by The Heisman Pundit to the unofficial watch list for the Heisman Trophy ... Participated in the Manning Passing Academy for the second straight season.
2012: Named second-team All-Mountain West after a breakout sophomore season in which ran for 1,121 yards and 12 touchdowns and threw for 2,786 yards and 20 scores ... Total offense of 3,907 yards marked the fourth-best single-season total in school history ... Became just the second quarterback in school history to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in rushing ... His 246 completions ranks sixth-best in school history ... Led Nevada to season-opening win at Cal with 230 yards through the air and 97 yards and a touchdown on the ground ... Earned first career Mountain West Player of the Week award after tallying more than 400 yards of total offense and three touchdowns against South Florida ... Made 12 starts, missing the UNLV game with injury ... Threw 20 touchdowns against just nine interceptions ... Accounted for at least one touchdown in all 12 games played ... Was 10th in the nation and led the Mountain West in total offense at 325.58 yards per game ... Was 42nd nationally and seventh in the Mountain West in rushing at 93.42 yards per game ... Was 11th in the conference in scoring and 12th in all-purpose yardage ... Named to the Watch List for the Davey O'Brien Award ... Participated in the Manning Passing Academy in the offseason, one of just three sophomores nationally who were invited to the prestigious camp ... Named to Preseason All-MW Second Team by College Football Madness ... Named to Preseason All-MW Second Team by the Phil Steele.
2011: Earned Freshman of the Year honors from the Western Athletic Conference ... Took over the starting job in week five and led the Wolf Pack to five straight wins in October and November ... Completed more than 68 percent of his passes for 1,707 yards and six touchdowns with five interceptions during the ... Was third on the team in rushing with 694 yards and led the team with 11 rushing touchdowns ... Was fourth in the WAC in total offense and passing and ranked seventh in rushing ... Finished second in the WAC in passing efficiency behind teammate Tyler Lantrip ... Was second in the conference in touchdowns ... Earned a pair of WAC Offensive Player of the Week awards for his performances against New Mexico State and Hawaii ... Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game with 139 yards and two scores at Texas Tech, his father's alma mater ... Second 100-yard game was 110 yards against Louisiana Tech ... First career 300-yard passing game was 313 yards and a touchdown against Fresno State ... Led the team in scoring and total offense ... Missed the season finale against Idaho with an ankle sprain ... ... Named "The Best Running Quarterback in the WAC" by The Sporting News in the preseason.
2010: Joined the team as a true freshman and redshirted his first season at Nevada.
A graduate of Servite High School in Anaheim, Calif. ... Was a member of the Honor Roll and a three-year letterman in football ... Was part of four league championship teams and led team as a senior to a state championship and a No. 3 overall ranking nationally ... Earned California Player of the Year honors and was also named Player of the Year by the Pac-5 Conference, Los Angeles Times, Orange County and the Trinity League ... Was first-team all-league as a junior ... In two seasons, completed 68.3 percent of his passes for 4,040 yards with 36 touchdowns and just seven interceptions ... Also rushed 270 times for 1,808 yards and 19 touchdowns ... Had 21 touchdowns and just two picks as a senior.
Born Cody Michael Fajardo on March 29, 1992 ... Son of Tim Fajardo and Cindy Ludwig ... Has an older brother, Cory ... Majoring in business management ... Father played football at Texas Tech and grandfather, George, played at Colorado ... Chose Nevada over Nebraska, Arizona, Washington State, UNLV, Central Michigan, Wyoming and San Jose State because he felt at home when visiting campus and felt like the Pistol offense was a perfect fit ... Was part of a reality TV show called "The Ride" ... Lists Brett Favre and Tim Tebow as his sports heroes.
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