Hawk-Item - - One of four juniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of three sophomores named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . only redshirt freshman selected to 2006 Leadership Group . . . one of seven Iowa recruits to participate in 2005 Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX.
2008 2008 - - Listed as co-first team quaterback following spring practice.
2007 Honors - - Win During the Week Award, offense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team quarterback following spring practice . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive play in opening win over Northern Illinois as offense rushed for 250 yards and gained 383 yards total offense . . . completed 12-29 passes for 133 yards and one touchdown, a five-yard toss in the second quarter . . . started at quarterback in win over Syracuse as offense gained 408 yards total offense . . . completed 23-32 passes for 278 yards vs. Syracuse, with four touchdown passes and one interception . . . scoring strikes covered 52, 36, five and six yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in loss at Iowa State, completing 12-23 attempts for 118 yards, with no turnovers . . . scored Iowa's only touchdown on 11-yard run in the third period for first career rushing touchdown . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in loss at Wisconsin . . . completed 17-37 passes for 169 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions . . . also rushed eight times for 11 yards . . . scoring strike covered 21 yards with four seconds remaining in second period . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in loss to Indiana . . . completed 24-42 passes for 308 yards and three touchdowns, with one interception . . . scoring passes covered 33, 10 and 18 yards . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in loss at Penn State . . . completed 16-29 passes for 146 yards, with an 11-yard touchdown strike and no interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in win over 18th-ranked Illinois . . . completed 17-25 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions, vs. Illinois . . . completed 20-yard scoring strike in final minute of third period for only touchdown of the game in 10-6 win . . . started at quarterback in loss at Purdue . . . completed 17-40 passes for 177 yards at Purdue, with one interception, stopping a streak of 111 passes between interceptions . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in double OT win over Michigan State . . . completed 5-15 passes for 53 yards and one score vs. MSU, with the TD pass covering 23 yards in the first overtime period . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in win at Northwestern as offense gained 299 passing yards and 369 yards total offense . . . completed 21-36 passes for 299 yards and one touchdown at Northwestern, with no interceptions . . . scoring pass covered 20 yards for Iowa's first score of the game . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in win over Minnesota . . . completed 14-25 passes for 157 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . connected with TE Brandon Myers on eight-yard scoring pass for first touchdown of the game . . . started at quarterback and played every offensive down in loss to Western Michigan as offense gained 397 yards total offense . . . completed 20-37 passes for 249 yards and three touchdowns vs. Western Michigan, with two interceptions and 45 yards on 12 rushing attempts.
2006 - - Listed as third team quarterback following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . competed all three pass attempts for 19 yards vs. Montana in first action of career . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Purdue as offense reached season high marks in points (47) and rushing yards (286) . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan . . . started first game of his career in Northern Illinois, leading offense to 405 yards total offense in win . . . completed 19-30 passes for 256 yards and two scores, with one interception . . . completed scoring passes of six and 10 yards, with final TD pass sealing the victory in the fourth quarter . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . did not see action in loss to Wisconsin . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, completing 1-2 passes for 10 yards, with one interception, as offense gained season-best 546 yards total offense . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, gaining one yard on two rushing attempts.
2005 - - Redshirted . . . Team Leader Award, offense.
High school honors - - Earned all-American recognition from USA Today, SuperPrep, Rivals.com and Parade Magazine . . . named Illinois Player of the Year by Champaign News-Gazette . . . was first team all-state and all-conference as a senior . . . earned first team all-conference, all-area and all-state honors as a junior after leading prep team to second straight Class 8A state title . . . Career - - career totals include 404-774 for 6,555 yards and 69 touchdowns . . . completed 178-317 attempts as a senior for 2,874 yards and 36 touchdowns as a senior, with 11 interceptions . . . passed for 3,681 yards and 33 touchdowns, with five interceptions as a junior, completing 226-457 pass attempts . . . earned three letters in football and three letters as baseball outfielder.
Personal - - Born 8/15/86 . . . Interdepartmental Studies/Business major . . . parents are Linda Freveletti and Jeff Christensen . . . member of prep Honor Roll for four years . . . father played with Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Cleveland in the NFL . . . high school coach was Bret Kooi.
Career Bests Attempts: 42 vs. Indiana, 9/29/07 Completions: 24 vs. Indiana, 9/29/07 Yards: 308 vs. Indiana, 9/29/07 Touchdowns: 4 vs. Syracuse, 9/8/07 Long: 53 vs. Northwestern, 11/3/07 300-yard Games: 1 (308 yards) vs. Indiana, 9/29/07
Christensen's Collegiate Stats