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Football Game Notes - 09/09/13
Utah State Football vs. Idaho
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Utah State Football vs. Hawai'i
Utah State Football vs. BYU
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Sporting News College Football Preview Preseason Best Athlete in WAC (2010)
Third-Team Phil Steele's College Football Preview Preseason All-WAC (2010)
2009 CollegeFootballNews.com WAC Top 30 Players (No. 10)
Third-Team Phil Steele's College Football Preview All-WAC (2009)
Quickly: Name is pronounced Dee-on-dre Bo-rel... Expected to be anchor of USU offense... Talented, athletic quarterback whose passing skills have improved to match his spectacular running skills... Enters senior season with hopes of continuing last season's breakout and record-setting year and continue ascent up USU record books... Also enters senior season with six school records in his pocket, as he is the USU record holder for single-season total offense (3,343 yards, 2009), single-season rushing yards by a QB (632 in 2008), career rushing yards for a QB (1,098 yards, 2007-pres.), single-season fewest interceptions thrown (four in 2009), consecutive passes without an interception (228 in 2009), and single-game passing yards per completion (21.1 on 316 yards on 15 completions vs. Southern Utah, 2009)... Enters season ranked sixth in school history for career total offense (5,690 yards), needing 3,101 to reach No. 1.
2009 (Jr.): Started all 12 games, giving him 21-straight starts at QB... One of four offensive players and one of eight overall to start all 12 games... Led the WAC and ranked 15th in the FBS in total offense at 278.6 ypg, setting USU record for single-season total offense with 3,343 yards... Was also third in the conference in passing average per game (204.4 ypg) as well as fifth in the league and 35th in the nation in passing efficiency (137.83)... Also set school record for fewest interceptions thrown with four, a mark that tied for second-fewest in FBS... The 3,343 yards of total offense last year is a USU single-season record, topping the previous mark of 3,260 yards by Anthony Calvillo in 1993... Threw for 2,885 passing yards, which ranks as the No. 7 mark on USU's single-season passing list and is the most since Jose Fuentes' school-record 3,268 yards in 2002... Totalled 214-of-366 passing for a 58.5 completion percentage, a mark that is tied for No. 7 on USU's single-season list, moving his 56.2 percentage from 2008 to No. 10... With 17 TD passes on the year, tied for No. 9 on USU's single-season TD pass list with Ron Lopez (1991)... Had five 300+ yard passing outings on the season, led by career-high 369 at Idaho... Set a single-game school record for passing yards per completion with 21.1 against Southern Utah on Sept. 26 with 316 yards on 15 completions... Had four multi-TD outings, led by career-high four at Idaho while adding three each vs. Southern Utah and Nevada and two at Hawai'i... Had at least 20 completions in five games, highlighted by career-best 25 done twice, vs. Nevada and at Hawai'i... Took over and then built on school-record for rushing yards by a QB with 458 on the season... Had career-best 105 yards at Fresno State, coming up 16 yards shy of single-game school-record 121 by Tony Adams in 1972... Added 73 against San Jose State... Scored five rushing TD's on season, led by career-high tying two at Texas A&M.
2008 (So.): After coming in as a backup in the first three games, started the last nine games of the season... One of seven QB's in the country to lead their respective teams in both rushing and passing, as he tallied 1,705 yards passing and 632 yards rushing... He smashed USU's single-season rushing yards by a QB record - the previous record was 338 by Leon Jackson III in 2007... His 632 yards rushing puts him over two-thirds of the way to Jackson's career record of 814 yards from 2004-07... The 1,705 yards passing is the most by a USU QB since Travis Cox's 1,908 yards in 2004... Total ofense sum of 2,337 yards is No. 13 on USU's single season total offense list, becoming the 17th Aggie overall in school history to reach the 2,000-yard plateau and the first since Cox with 2,844 in 2003... Passing completion percentage of 56.2 is ninth-highest in school history... Ranked sixth in the WAC and 68th in the NCAA in passing efficiency (122.1) as well as fifth in the WAC and 72nd in the NCAA in total offense (194.8 ypg)... Was also ninth in the WAC in rushing (52.7 ypg)... Threw for over 200 yards in three games, highlighted by 262 yards at Nevada to go with two TD's, one of four games where he threw multiple scores... Had season-best 93 yards rushing vs. Idaho while dashing for career-long 61-yard rush vs. Hawai'i.... Earned the USU Offensive Player of the Year Award.
2007 (Fr.): Played in eight games, seeing action as wide receiver... Had one catch for eight yards as well as five rushes for 10 yards with a season-long of eight yards... Lone reception came against Boise State, while he had a season-high two carries against Nevada for eight yards... Had three kick returns for 34 yards with a long of 19 against Hawai'i... Named scout team MVP for UNLV game.
High School: Threw for 1,492 yards and 15 touchdowns, while completing 58 percent of his attempts... Was 104-of-181 on the year with just four interceptions... Rushed 137 times for 744 yards and 12 more scores... Was the team's punter and averaged 39.8 yards with a long of 58... Placed 13 of his 31 punts inside the 20-yard line... Played defense and returned punts as well.
Personal: Born Dec. 12, 1988 in San Jose, Calif... Son of Betty and Mark Perez... Majoring in sociology... Hobbies include hanging out with friends and playing video games.
Passing G/GS Com. Att. Yds. Pct. Effic. INT TD LG 2007 (Fr.) 8/0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 2008 (So.) 12/9 136 242 1,705 56.2 122.1 10 11 62 2009 (Jr.) 12/12 214 366 2,885 58.5 137.8 4 17 85 Totals 32/21 350 608 4,590 57.6 131.6 14 28 85
Rushing Att. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2007 (Fr.) 5 10 2.0 0 8 2008 (So.) 179 632 3.5 5 61 2009 (Jr.) 173 458 2.6 6 32 Totals 357 1,100 3.1 11 61
Receiving No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2007 (Fr.) 1 8 8.0 0 8
KO Returns No. Yds. Avg. TD LG 2007 (Fr.) 3 34 11.3 0 19
Total Offense Rush Pass Total Avg/G 2007 (Fr.) 10 0 10 1.4 2008 (So.) 632 1,705 2,337 194.8 2009 (Jr.) 458 2,885 3,343 278.6 Totals 1,100 4,590 5,690 183.5
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