University of Nebraska starting quarterback from 2010 to 2013; finished his career with 7,258 passing yards, 2,975 rushing yards and 87 combined touchdowns.
He played football at Centennial High School, where he led his team to a California Interscholastic Federation state championship as a senior.
In his freshman year, he set a Nebraska school record for single game rushing yards by a quarterback and rushing yards by a freshman with 241 in a 48-13 victory over Kansas State.
He was born and raised in Corona, California.
At Centennial High School he was teammates with future NFL linebacker Vontaze Burfict.