Hawk-Item - - One of six seniors selected to 2006 Leadership Council . . . one of three juniors selected to 2005 Leadership Council . . . saw some action at wide receiver during spring practice and started at least one game at both quarterback and wide receiver in 2006.
2006 Honors - - Earned Win During the Week Award . . . named Iowa recipient of Big Ten Sportsmanship award . . . 2006 - - listed as second team quarterback following spring practice . . . saw action in 41-7 win over Montana as offense gained 416 yards total offense . . . had one reception for 10 yards vs. Montana in first action at wide receiver . . . completed two of four passes for 8 yards vs. Montana . . . started at quarterback for the first time in his career in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . completed 16-32 passes for 202 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions . . . also rushed nine times for 25 yards . . . competed one-yard TD pass in the second period for his first career scoring toss . . . set career-high marks for completions, attempts and rushing attempts . . . completed career-long 44-yard pass to set up go-ahead field goal in the third quarter . . . led offense to field goal in first overtime and touchdown in second overtime . . . 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 at wide receiver in win over Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana . . . did not see action in loss at Michigan . . . did not see action in win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to Northwestern . . . started at wide receiver in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . started at wide receiver as offense gained 546 yards total offense in loss at Minnesota . . . two receptions for 12 yards vs. Minnesota . . . saw action at wide receiver vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, but had no statistics.
2005 - - Saw action in opening win over Ball State . . . completed 9-9 passes for 92 yards . . . saw action at Iowa State, replacing injured starter Drew Tate late in the second period . . . completed 10-31 passes for 117 yards at ISU, with one interception, and gained 57 yards on nine rushing attempts . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, completing 3-5 passes for 18 yards . . . did not see action at Ohio State . . . saw action in win over Illinois, with one rushing attempt for two yards and one pass incomplete pass . . . saw limited action in win at Purdue, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win over Indiana . . . did not see action vs. Michigan . . . saw action at Northwestern, completing 2-2 passes for three yards . . . did not see action in win at Wisconsin . . . saw action in win over Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense gained 613 yards total offense . . . did not see action in Outback Bowl vs. Florida.
2004 Honors - - One of two sophomores selected to team Leadership Council for 2004 season . . . 2004 - - listed as second team quarterback following spring practice . . . saw action in two games, but had no statistics . . . suffered foot injury in pre-season practice and missed first four games . . . saw first action of the season in win over Michigan State, but had no statistics . . . saw action in win over Ohio State, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in win at Penn State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in win over Purdue . . . did not see action in win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in win over Wisconsin . . . did not see action in Capital One Bowl win over LSU.
2003 - - One of two redshirt freshmen selected to team Leadership Council for 2003 season . . . 2003 - - Only action in first seven games of the season came in win over Buffalo . . . had two rushing attempts for 14 yards and had one incomplete pass in win over Buffalo . . . saw action in win over Illinois, but had no rushing or passing attempts.
2002 - - redshirted.
High school honors - - Regarded as one of the top three prep players in the state of Connecticut . . . named all-state as a junior and senior . . . named all-conference his final three years as a prep . . . team captain as a junior and senior . . . Career - - three-year starter at quarterback, guiding his team to a 32-2-1 record . . . Bloomfield won three state championships during his four years at the school . . . threw a state record nine touchdown passes in one game . . . career totals include over 7,200 passing yards, 89 passing touchdowns and just five career interceptions . . . as a senior he also rushed for over 800 yards and 12 touchdowns . . . also played defense and returned punts and kickoffs . . . lettered four times in football and baseball and three times in basketball.
Personal - - Born 11/16/84 . . . open major . . . parents are Brenda and Calvin Manson . . . member of the National Honor Society . . . Honor Roll student four straight years . . . high school coach was Bobby Gibson.
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