NFL Draft: The Detroit Lions' No. 1 draft pick and the 12th selection overall.
Iowa Items: Holds school marks for yards passing, completions, touchdown passes and total offense in a game, season and career, plus pass attempts in a season and career...The starting QB since the third game of his sophomore season (44 of his last 46 games)...threw for over 200 yards in 27 games during his career and over 100 yards in 42 of the last 45 games...completed over 50 percent of his attempts in 43 of the last 47 contests he has thrown a pass...Career totals: 1,203 attempts (1st in Iowa history), 782 completions (1st), 74 touchdowns (1st) and 10,461 yards (1st)...holds Iowa single-season completion percentage mark (67.1 percent), set in 1984...The Big Ten's all-time leader in passing and total offense...has league records for TD passes in a game, season and career...in NCAA history, he ranks No. 3 in career passing efficiency and sixth in passing yards...has NCAA record with 22 straight completions at Indiana in 1984...a two-time consensus first team all-Big Ten pick...was eligible for NFL draft in the spring of 1985 but came back for a fifth year at Iowa...participated in an anti-drugs campaign sponsored by NCAA and the Fiesta Bowl.
1985 Season: Consensus first team all-America...made first team all-America by AP, UPI, Gannett, Mercedes, Football News, Scripps-Howard, The Sporting News, Walter Camp, Mizlou and Kodak...winner of the Maxwell Trophy, which goes to the College Football Player of the Year as selected by the Maxwell Football Club of Philadelphia...won the Davey O'Brien Award given to college football's top quarterback as selected by the Fort Worth Club...finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting in the closest race in the history of the award...the Chicago Tribune's Big Ten Most Valuable Player...the Seattle Golden Helmet Club's College Player of the Year, Washington QB Club's College Quarterback of the Year and Football News' College Player of the Year...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...co-MVP of the Big Ten as selected by UPI...a Hawkeye captain...one of 13 honorees as the Roy J. Carver team MVP...played for coach Hayden Fry in the Japan Bowl...completed 260 of 388 (67.0 percent) for 3,297 yards and 27 touchdowns, all school records...threw an 89-yard bomb to Robert Smith at Northwestern, the longest pass in Iowa history...third nationally in passing efficiency (153.0) and eighth in total offense (262.5)...fourth in Big Ten passing efficiency and second in total offense...led the Hawkeyes to game-winning drives in the final quarter three times...completed six of seven passes (61 yards) and scored on a two-yard run (0:27 left) in Iowa's 35-31 victory over Michigan State...drove Iowa the length of the field against both Michigan and Purdue to set up game-winning field goals...completed a school-record 30 passes (39 attempts) for 380 yards vs. the Spartans...hit on 19 of 26 passes for 399 yards at Northwestern...threw five touchdowns vs. Northern Illinois, three at Iowa State, four vs. Michigan State, a Big Ten-record six at Northwestern and four vs. Illinois...had over 300 yards vs. Northwestern (399), Michigan State (380) and UCLA in the Rose Bowl (319)...completed 29 of 37 passes (78.4 percent) vs. UCLA, 30 of 39 (76.9) vs. Michigan State, 22 of 30 vs. Illinois (73.3) and 19 of 26 (73.1) vs. Northwestern...passed for more than 200 yards against Drake (248), Northern Illinois (270), Iowa State (223), Michigan (297), Illinois (289), Purdue (268) and Minnesota (268)...scored on a two-yard bootleg vs. MSU and a four-yard run vs. UCLA in the Rose Bowl...Iowa's Offensive MVP vs. Michigan State, Michigan and Northwestern...CBS-TV, AP and UPI Midwest Player of the Week vs. the Spartans...AP and UPI Midwest Player of the Week against the Wildcats...selected co-UPI Midwest Offensive Player of the Week vs. Illinois.
1984 Season: Finishes seventh in the balloting for the Heisman Trophy...honorable mention all-America by AP and UPI...first team all-Big Ten by AP and UPI...passed for 2,871 yards, completing 216 passes with a 67.1 completion percentage, all school records at the time...finished fifth nationally in passing efficiency...broke NCAA record for most consecutive passes completed when he connected on 22 straight attempts vs. Indiana...topped the Big Ten in passing efficiency and fourth in total offense (24th nationally)...record-breaking performance in the Freedom Bowl vs. Texas...finished with 29 completions in 39 attempts for 461 yards (school record) and six touchdowns (school record)...also ran for 20 yards on seven carries...set an all-time bowl record with six scoring passes vs. the Longhorns...Iowa's offensive MVP vs. Iowa State and Purdue when he had four touchdown passes...Offensive MVP vs. Indiana too...a finalist for the Davey O'Brien quarterback award...at Purdue he threw for 369 yards, completing 17 of 21 passes...his TD scores went 51, 56, 31 and 38 yards...had over 200 yards vs. Iowa State (10-17, 217 yards), Ohio State (22-35, 275), Northwestern (19-28, 263), Indiana (26-30, 227) and Minnesota (15-26, 224)...hurt his knee vs. Wisconsin...played only the second half vs. Michigan State and completed 14 of 17 attempts for 154 yards and brought the Hawkeyes back from a 14-3 deficit...passed for 157 yards at Hawaii on 16 of 25 attempts and two TDs...best rushing game vs. Penn State with 31 yards on 11 carries...scored on short TD runs against Penn State with 31 yards on 11 carries...scored on short TD runs against Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan and Wisconsin.
1983 Season: Ended his second season as a starter with all-Big Ten first team honors (AP and UPI), all-America mention and Iowa's MVP...finished second nationally in passing efficiency with a 160.4 rating...was 11th in NCAA in total offense (240.4 yards/game)...season passing totals were: 265 attempts, 157 completions, 14 touchdowns and 2,601 yards...had season highs against Northwestern with 33 attempts, 23 completions and 420 yards...at Penn State, he connected on 16 of 30 passes for 345 yards and a season-long 77-yard TD bomb to Ronnie Harmon...had over 200 yards passing in eight games -- 276 yards vs. Ohio state, 233 vs. Indiana, 231 at Wisconsin, 224 at Illinois, 216 at Purdue and 204 at Iowa State...season-high of four TD throws at Wisconsin, when he tied his then-school mark of 11 completions in a row...was the only quarterback in the nation to average over 10 yards per pass attempt (10.31 yards)...Iowa's offensive MVP at Penn State (also AP and UPI Big Ten Player of the Week), Ohio State (also CBS-TV Player of the Game) and Northwestern (also AP Midwest and Football News Player of the Week)...started every game except the season finale which he skipped entirely because of an ankle problem...accounted for four TDs against Northwestern and Wisconsin and three at Penn State.
1982 Season: Started the season opener (Nebraska), lost his job the second week (Iowa State) and was the No. 1 signal caller since the third game (at Arizona)...set then-Iowa records for season completion percentage (65.2 percent) and consecutive completions (11, in the Peach Bowl)...set Peach Bowl records for yards passing (304), total offense (306) and tied touchdown passes (three)...connected on nine of 11 attempts (131 yards) against Northwestern, including the last nine in a row...rushed for two scores against both Minnesota and Wisconsin...for the season, he threw for 1,678 yards and ran for an additional 121 yards...accounted for 15 TDs (11 passing and four rushing).
1981 Season: Played a few downs at Northwestern and in the Rose Bowl vs. Washington...completed his only pass for 14 yards against the Wildcats...rushed for 11 yards in the bowl game.
High School: Seven-time letterwinner in football, basketball and baseball...captained football and baseball as a senior...football squad won state 4A title his junior season...first-team all-state quarterback in 1980...played forward in basketball and everything but catcher in baseball...member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Born 2/18/63, in Norman, OK...business major.
PASSING Att Comp Pct. Yards INT TDs Lg 1981 1 1 1.000 14 0 0 14 1982 227 148 .652 1,678 11 11 63 1983 265 157 .592 2,601 12 14 77 1984 322 216 .671 2,871 13 22 68 1985 388 260 .670 3,297 16 27 89 Career 1,203 782 .650 10,461 52 74 89