Hawk Items - - One of five seniors selected to team Leadership Group for 2001 season . . . career totals include 357-603 for 4,349 yards and 23 TDs, with 21 interceptions . . . ranks fifth in career completions and passing yards, and is tied for fifth in passing TDs . . . ranks fifth in career total offense (4,215) and sixth in pass attempts . . . season totals include 167-252 for 2,028 yards and 16 TDs . . . completion percentage of 66.3% in 2001 ranks third best among Iowa QBs with over 1,500 passing yards in a season . . . passing yards for 2001 ranks 12th best for a single season, 16 TD passes in 2001 ranks fifth best and 2,106 yards total offense ranks 10th best . . . ranked second in the Big Ten in pass efficiency (146.1), seventh in passing yards per game (169.0) and 10th in total offense (175.5).
2001 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . permanent team captain on offense . . . Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Week vs. Miami, OH . . . 2001 - - started all 12 games . . . game captain vs. Kent State, Penn State, Minnesota, Iowa State and Texas Tech . . . completed 12-18 passes for 165 yards vs. Kent State and rushed for three yards . . . completed 13-16 passes for 201 yards and four touchdowns vs. Miami, with one interception . . scoring strikes covered 15, 52, 18 and 32 yards and he rushed five times for 32 yards . . . completed 16-25 passes for 225 yards and no interceptions vs. Penn State, with a seven-yard touchdown pass . . . completed 21-32 passes for 167 yards at Purdue, with scoring passes of eight and seven yards and two interceptions . . . completed 22-40 passes for 220 yards and one score at Michigan State, with four interceptions . . . also rushed eight times for 36 yards, scoring twice from the one-yard line . . . completed 12-16 vs. Indiana for 223 yards and three TDs . . . completed 75-yard scoring strike to Kahlil Hill on third play of the game and Iowa never trailed . . . completed 15-26 passes vs. Michigan for 169 yards . . . completed five of 11 passes at Wisconsin for 51 yards . . . completed 9-14 passes at Northwestern for 156 yards and one TD . . . completed 10-11 passes for 159 yards and three TDs vs. Minnesota and also rushed for one score . . . completed 13-17 passes at Iowa State for 131 yards and one TD . . . completed 19-26 passes for 161 yards in Alamo Bowl win over Texas Tech and rushed seven times for 26 yards . . . completed first 12 attempts of the game in leading Iowa to 10-3 halftime advantage . . . completed three of five passes for 41 yards and rushed for 16 yards on final scoring drive in last four minutes of narrow 19-16 win over Texas Tech . . . for the season had 16 scoring passes and rushed for three touchdowns . . . 2000 - - started final four games of the season, leading Iowa to two wins and two narrow losses . . . for the season completed 79-136 passes for 862 yards, with five touchdown passes and four interceptions . . . saw limited action at Illinois, completing only pass attempt for eight yards . . . played just over two quarters vs. Ohio State . . . took every offensive snap in final four games . . . completed nine of 20 passes vs. Ohio State for 91 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions . . . completed 13-27 passes for 122 yards vs. Wisconsin, with one touchdown and two interceptions . . . led offensive attack in win at Penn State . . . completed 25-37 passes for 232 yards and one touchdown, while also rushing 16 times for 49 yards . . . 25 completions at Penn State were a career high . . . had a season-best 47-yard completion to Kevin Kasper in the first quarter that led to Iowa’s first touchdown, a six-yard pass to Kahlil Hill . . . completed 17-27 passes for 250 yards in win over Northwestern, with two TD passes and no interceptions . . . completed 11-yard scoring pass to Kahlil Hill just before halftime to give Iowa a 13-3 advantage and then connected with Kevin Kasper for 42-yard touchdown on Iowa’s opening possession of the third period . . . also gained 10 yards on 10 rushing attempts . . . completed 14-24 passes for 159 yards at Minnesota, with one TD and one interception . . . 1999 - - saw action in four games, with two starts . . . completed 25-56 passes for 280 yards, with one interception . . . earned starting assignment in season-opener vs. Nebraska and completed 11-27 passes for 112 yards . . . completed 14-28 passes for 168 yards at Iowa State . . . 1998 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . offensive MVP vs. Central Michigan and Arizona . . . 1998 - - played in eight games and started five times . . . missed three full games and parts of others due to ankle injury before returning to starting spot for season finale at Minnesota . . . first freshman to lead Iowa in passing since Chuck Long in 1982 . . . completed 86 of 159 attempts for 1,179 yards, with two TDs and five interceptions . . . passed for 147.4 yards per game with an efficiency rating of 114.24 . . . came off the bench to complete five of seven passes for 148 yards and one TD in opening win over Central Michigan . . . was 19-30 for 229 yards vs. Iowa State . . . completed 18-36 for 274 yards at Arizona, with two interceptions . . . completed 7-17 attempts for 132 yards and one TD in win at Illinois . . . 9-16 for 93 yards in the rain vs. Michigan . . . completed 13-24 for 120 yards vs. Ohio State . . . returned to the starting line-up at Minnesota, completing 9-20 passes for 115 yards . . . 1997 - - redshirted . . . offensive scout team MVP vs. Northwestern.
High school honors - - Named to Des Moines Register Elite all state team as a senior . . . first team all conference honors . . . named to Prep Football Report All Midland team and SuperPrep All Midland team . . . selected to compete for South squad in Iowa's Shrine Bowl this summer . . . Career - - passed for 1,732 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, completing 127 of 200 passes, with just four interceptions . . . completed 110 of 187 passes for 1,585 yards and 15 TDs, with just two interceptions as a junior . . . tossed 28 touchdown passes with just six interceptions in final two seasons . . . earned all-tournament honors at state basketball tournament for second straight season as a senior, sharing co-captain honors as team won statt 3A title . . . in three games at state led Class 3A in scoring (70 points) and was second in rebounding (24) . . . for the year averaged 29.8 points and 5.8 rebounds as team won final 17 games and posted 23-1 overall record . . . shot 54.7% from the field, 40.3% from three-point range and 86.2% from the free throw line as a senior . . . earned second team Class 3A all state honors and first team all District honors in basketball as a junior when he averaged 28.4 points in helping team place third in state tournament.
Personal - - Born 9/10/78 . . . business major . . . three year first team academic all District and member of National Honor Society . . . parents are Jane and Steve McCann . . . high school coach was Dick Bergstrom.