Big Ten's Offensive Player of the Year in 2005 as a Penn State quarterback. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl in 2011 as a fullback for the Seattle Seahawks.
He was an All-State quarterback at Varina High School in Virginia.
In 2005, he became the first player in Penn State history to pass for 2,000 yards and rush for 500 yards in a season.
He was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia.
He played under head coach Joe Paterno at Penn State.