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Jose Fuentes
Jose Fuentes

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.

High School:
Rancho Cucamonga

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 221

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
11/29/1979

Experience:
2L

Second-Team all-Big West (2000)

Utah State: Has started 20 games at quarterback and has added his name to numerous USU record lists heading into his senior season... A smart player who could be among the top quarterbacks in the nation this season.

2001 (Jr.): Started all 11 games to extend his consecutive start streak to 20 games... His 3,100 passing yards were the third most in a season in USU history, while his 260 completions established a new school mark, as did his 24 touchdown passes... Hit 59.5 percent of his passes for the second best such season in school history... On the year he ranked fifth in the country in completions (23.6 per game), while he was 18th in total offense (265.5), 23rd in points responsible for per game (13.5) and 49th in pass efficiency (129.0)... Threw for at least 200 yards in every game to extend his streak to a school record 16 straight games... Best yardage game was a 437-yard contest against Weber State, which ranked as the fourth-best passing day in school history... Threw for 356 yards against Oregon... Twice had four touchdowns passing in a game (Wyoming and Weber State)... Was named the team?s top offensive back for the season.

2000 (So.): Earned second-team all-Big West honors after earning the starting role in the third game of the year... Earned Big West player of the week honors against Idaho... Was named a co-winner of the team?s outstanding sophomore award with Jesse Busta as well as sharing USU?s most improved honor with Cade Smith... Ranked 14th in the NCAA in total offense, 16th in passing, 39th in points responsible for and 43rd in passing efficiency... Recorded the fourth-best total offense day in the nation during the year with 503 yards vs. Boise State, while also recording the season?s second-best passing efficiency day (306.40) vs. Southern Utah and the fourth and 14th best passing days against Boise State (509 yards) and Idaho (421 yards) respectively... Threw for 2,709 yards on the year with 16 touchdowns to just eight interceptions... Caught a scoring pass against Idaho as well.

1999 (Fr.): Played in four games while backing up Jeff Crosbie... His 11 passing attempts were second most on the team... Was four-of-11 for 91 yards on the year... First collegiate action came in the season opener at Georgia when he hit one-of-five passes for 37 yards... The next week he was two-of-three passing for 32 yards against Stephen F. Austin... Did not play again until attempting two passes, both interceptions, against Kansas State... Closed the year by hitting his only attempt for 22 yards in the season finale against North Texas.

1998 (RS): Redshirted his first year at USU.

High School: Completed 194-of-335 passes for 2,571 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for five more scores as a senior... Team went 9-3 and advanced to the state quarterfinals... For his career he completed 283-of-504 passes for 4,125 yards and 38 touchdowns... Set school records for season yards and touchdowns and career yards and touchdowns... Also set a school mark with a 431-yard passing game against J.W. North High School... Lettered three times in baseball and basketball and one year in soccer.

Personal: Brother Richard is the quarterback at New Mexico Highlands... Son of Richard and Julie Fuentes... Born Nov. 29, 1979 in East Los Angeles, Calif... Major is business management.

Passing Stats Year G/GS Att. Com. Int. Pct. Yds. TD LG

1999	   4/0		  11		    4		  2		36.4		    91	 0		37
2000	 10/9		368		194		  8		52.7		2709	16	74
2001	11/11		437		260		18		59.5		3100	24	70
Total          25/19		816		458		28		56.1		5900	40	74

1999 (Fr.)	A-C-I	Yds.	TD	LG
Georgia	5-1-0	37	0	37
S.F. Austin	3-2-0	32	0	20
Utah	DNP
BYU	DNP
Arkansas State	DNP
Kansas State	2-0-2	0	0	0
Idaho	DNP
Boise State	DNP
N.M. State	DNP
Nevada	DNP
North Texas	1-1-0	22	0	22

2000 (So.)	A-C-I	Yds.	TD	LG
Texas Tech	DNP
Southern Utah	13-10-0	198	4	70
Arizona State	38-17-3	240	1	74
Utah	42-19-3	230	1	45
Brigham Young	33-21-0	190	1	27
North Texas	36-21-1	170	0	23
Idaho	35-19-0	421	2	74
Arkansas State	40-23-0	245	1	28
New Mexico St.	39-24-0	297	2	52
Boise State	56-25-0	509	2	72
Idaho State	36-15-1	209	2	62

2001 (Jr.)	A-C-I	Yds.	TD	LG
Utah	43-23-3	231	1	46
LSU	52-30-2	235	1	33
Wyoming	45-30-0	273	4	27
Oregon	46-26-4	356	2	52
Brigham Young	42-25-2	283	2	23
Idaho State	34-18-2	216	2	58
Central Florida	33-21-0	264	1	45
Connecticut	31-20-0	234	3	43
Weber State	34-23-2	437	4	70
South Florida	44-24-2	333	2	49
Fresno State	33-20-1	238	2	45

Fuentes in the USU Record Book Single-Game Records

+2nd in Passing Yards (509 vs. Boise State)
+4th in Passing Yards (437 vs. Weber State)
+6th in Passing Yards (421 vs. Idaho)
+22nd in Passing yards (356 vs. Oregon)

Single-Season Records

+1st in Pass Completions (260), 2001
+1st in Pass Completions per Game (23.6), 2001
+1st consecutive pass attempts without an interception (184), 2000
+1st in 200-yard passing games (11), 2001
+1st in 400-yard passing games (2), 2000 (tied)
+1st in Touchdown passes (24), 2001
+1st in Touchdown passes per game (2.2), 2001

Career Records

+1st in 200-yard passing games (18)
+1st in 400-yard passing games (3)
+2nd in touchdown passes (40)
+2nd in Pass Completion Percentage (.561)
+3rd in pass completions (458)
+4th in passing yards (5,900)
+5th in pass attempts (816)
+5th in Total offense (5,627)
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