Pre- and postseason awards candidate... hometown player and team leader who is in his fifth year with the Wolf Pack... has continued to improve throughout his career... should be even better with a year of the pistol offense under his belt... has been named a preseason honorable-mention All-American and All-WAC selection by Street & Smith's... was also listed as a preseason second-team all-conference pick by CollegeFootballNews.com and Phil Steele's College Football Preview ... ranks eighth in the Nevada record book with 5,955 career passing yards... also ranks in the Nevada career top 10 for completions (sixth), passing attempts (sixth), total offense (eighth) and passing touchdowns (ninth).
2005: Earned second-team All-WAC honors for his stellar junior season... was named the team's outstanding offensive player at the annual awards' brunch... started all 12 games at quarterback... was second in the WAC and 21st in the nation in total offense at 264.1 yards per game... ranked fifth in the WAC in passing yards (243.8 ypg)... completed 62 percent of his passes (241-389) and threw 21 touchdown passes... also listed at 30th in the nation in passing efficiency at 137.8... tallied at least 200 passing yards in all but two games... his 3,169 yards of total offense ranked eighth on the Wolf Pack single-season charts... went 19-for-32 for 219 yards and one touchdown in the season opener against Washington State... threw for 265 yards on 21 of 32 attempts and added 44 yards rushing against UNLV... had his first 300-yard game of the season with 324 yards at Colorado State, tossing three TD passes... followed that with 226 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions at San Jose State, Nevada's first road win in nearly two years... had 251 yards on 21 of 30 passing in a 62-14 Homecoming win over Idaho... found 10 different receivers and threw three TDs with no interceptions against the Vandals... added 269 yards with two touchdowns vs. Louisiana Tech... also scored two rushing touchdowns in that 37-27 win.. turned in his second 300-yard game of the year at Boise State but had four interceptions and was sacked five times for 41 yards... went 22-for-34 with 271 yards and three TD passes at New Mexico State... was very efficient with 189 yards on 15-of-22 passing for 189 yards and one touchdown to help lead Nevada to its upset of then No. 16 Fresno State... hit Nichiren Flowers for a 12-yard touchdown pass with 1:29 left to secure the victory over the Bulldogs... also tossed the game-winning TD pass in overtime in Nevada's victory over Central Florida in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl... tallied 254 yards on 22-of-32 passing in the bowl win.
2004: Had a very good sophomore season... started all 12 games and passed for 2,633 yards with 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions on the year.... completed 230 of 394 passes (.584) and rushed for another 129 yards... threw for over 300 yards once with a career-high 351 yards at SMU, and added six other games of at least 200 yards passing, including 299 vs. Tulsa... tossed a pair of touchdowns in six different games... had 75 yards rushing against Rice.
2003: Early-season starter but was sidelined with an injury early in the year... played in three games and completed 22 of 47 passes... threw for 259 yards with one touchdown and three interceptions... was awarded a medical red-shirt year for the 2003 season.
2002: Was Nevada's back-up quarterback in his true freshman year... played in six games... threw 17 completions on 26 attempts for 138 yards and one touchdown... had a 122.66 efficiency rating... was named the most improved offensive back following 2003 spring drills.
A graduate of McQueen High School in Reno... led McQueen to the state title game in 2001 and was part of the 2000 state championship team... threw for 2,059 yards and 27 touchdowns... completed 118 of 234 passes (51 percent) and led the Lancers to a 12-2 mark in his only season as a starter in 2001.
Born March 21, 1984... parents are Tim and Rose Rowe... majoring in general studies (minors in math and communications).