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By Malcolm Moran


Notre Dame vs. Stanford - 10/07/06

Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Quinn's Career Passing Highs:
Completions - 33 (Michigan State, 2005)
Attempts - 60 (Michigan State, 2005)
Yards - 487 (Michigan State, 2005)
Touchdowns - 6 (BYU, 2005)
Completion Percentage - 80.5 (at Purdue, 2005)
Longest Completion - 85 (to Maurice Stovall at Purdue, 2003)
Interceptions - 4 (at Purdue, 2003)

School Records Held By Quinn:

Completions (33, vs. Michigan State, 2005 - record shared with Joe Theismann, 33, at USC, 1970)
Consecutive Completions (14 vs. Ohio State in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl - record shared with Ron Powlus, 14, vs. Michigan State, 1997)
Touchdown Passes (6 vs. BYU, 2005)
Passes without an interception (45 vs. Ohio State, 2006 Fiesta Bowl)

Passing Attempts (450, 2005)
Attempts Per Game (37.5, 2005)
Passing Completions (292, 2005)
Completions Per Game (24.3, 2005)
Completion Percentage (64.9, 2005)
Pass Efficiency Rating (158.4, 2005)
Passing Yards (3919, 2005)
Passing Yards Per Game (326.6, 2005)
Touchdown Passes (32, 2005)
Passes without an interception, multiple games (130 - USC 2005 - Navy 2005)
Total Plays (520 in 2005)
Yards Gained (4,009 in 2005)
Yards Per Game (334.1 in 2005)
Points Responsible For (198 in 2005)
Points Responsible For, Per Game (16.5 in 2005)

Passing Attempts (1135 and counting, 2003-present)
Attempts Per Game (31.5, 2003-present)
Passing Completions (640 and counting, 2003-present)
Passing Yards (8336 and counting, 2003-present)
Passing Yards Per Game (231.6, 2003-present)
Touchdown Passes (58 and counting, 2003-present)
Total Plays (1307 and counting, 2003-present)
Yards Gained (8,447 and counting, 2003-present)
Yards Per Game (234.6, 2003-present)
Points Responsible For (372 and counting, 2003-present)
Points Responsible For, Per Game (10.3, 2003-present)

CAREER: A contender for college football's highest honors this season ... rated the number-one quarterback in college football for 2006 by The Sporting News and Lindy's ... a 2006 first-team preseason All-America selection by The Sporting News, Lindy's, Athlon, Street & Smith's and ... a preseason Maxwell Award candidate ... the most prolific passer in Notre Dame's storied history ... owns 30 Notre Dame records (nine career, nine single-season, four single-game and eight others) ... two-time Irish captain, joining Tom Zbikowski and Travis Thomas as Notre Dame's 2006 captains.

2005 (JUNIOR): Finished fourth in 2005 Heisman Trophy voting in record-breaking season in which he became Notre Dame's single-season and career leader in virtualy every passing category ... shared the 2005 Notre Dame MVP award with receiver Jeff Samardzija ... a third-team All-America by the Associated Press ... a finalist for the Davey O'Brien Award ... winner of the Sammy Baugh Award as the nation's top quarterback by the Columbus (Ohio) Touchdown Club ... became the Notre Dame career passing leader in several categories: attempts (1,135), completions (640), yards (8,336), yards per game (231.6 ypg) and TD passes (58) ... his 2005 season totals are the all-time Irish bests for attempts (450), completions (292), yards (3,919), yards per game (326.6 ypg), TD passes (32) and completion percentage (64.9%) ... threw a TD pass in 16 consecutive games through the Stanford game, breaking the old Notre Dame record of 10 set by Heisman Trophy winner John Huarte in 1964 ... the only quarterback in Notre Dame history to throw for 8,000 yards in a career and one of just two quarterbacks in Irish history to surpass 7,000 career passing yards ... one of two team captains (along with linebacker Brandon Hoyte) as determined by a vote of his teammates ... rated the nation's number-seven player in college football for the 2005 season by ... completed 64.9 percent of his passes with a TD -to-interception ratio of 32 to seven ... completed 292 of 450 pass attempts for 3,919 yards and 32 TDs with seven interceptions for an efficiency rating of 158.4 ... rushed for 90 yards on 70 carries and a TD ... tied a Notre Dame bowl record for consecutive completions with 14 against Ohio State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ... finished the Fiesta Bowl completing 29 of 45 attempts for 286 yards without a TD or an interception (ending his streak of games with a TD pass at 16) ... set Irish bowl records for completions (29), attempts (45) and passing yards (286) against the Buckeyes ... the key player in a 38-31 comeback victory over Stanford, earning the Irish BCS eligibility by coolly directing a clutch 80-yard drive in the game's final 1:46 ... on the night, Quinn threw for 432 yards and three TDs while completing 25 of 38 passes with two interceptions, connecting on 16 of 19 second-half attempts ... with the Irish trailing, 31-30, and just 1:46 remaining in the game, Quinn led a clutch scoring drive by the Irish ... he was flawless on the march, completing all three pass attempts in the drive while ending the game with nine consecutive completions ... the 432 yards via the air tied for the fourth-most by an Irish quarterback in a single game (with his 432-yard effort vs. Purdue from 2004) ... completed 21 of 37 attempts for 270 yards and two TDs without an interception in a 34-10 win over Syracuse, the nation's sixth-best pass defense entering the game ... became the all-time Notre Dame leader in passing yards against the Orange, surpassing Ron Powlus on the Irish list ... passed for 284 yards and four TDs against Navy, completing 21 of 33 attempts with one interception ... passed for 295 yards and three TDs against Tennessee, completing 20 of 33 attempts without an interception ... the three TD passes matched the season total yielded by the Vols defense entering the game ... had a breakout performance versus BYU, throwing for a school-record six TDs while completing 32 of 41 attempts (78 percent) for 467 yards (second in Irish history) without an interception in a 49-23 victory ... completed 25 of 30 passes (83.3 percent) for 287 yards and three TDs in the first half versus the Cougars, completing 12 consecutive attempts at one point ... showed leadership, poise and maturity against USC, leading the Irish on a clutch 87-yard TD drive late in the game to give Notre Dame a 31-28 lead on his five-yard run with 2:40 left in the game ... completed 19 of 35 passes for 264 yards and one TD with one interception against the Trojans ... had the most accurate game of his Notre Dame career versus Purdue, completing 29 of 36 passes (80.5 percent) for 440 yards and three TDs with one interception ... completed 25 of 37 passes for 327 yards and a TD without throwing an interception in the win at Washington ... rushed four times for 29 yards (7.3-yard average) against the Huskies, including a key 13-yard run on a third-down play for a first down ... set career highs for yards, completions and attempts against Michigan State when he threw for a school-record five TDs while completing 33 of 60 for 487 yards with one interception ... led the Irish from a 21-point, third-quarter deficit to the Spartans to a tie at the end of regulation and a brief 41-38 lead before the Irish eventually fell, 44-41, in overtime ... completed 18 of 27 passes at Pittsburgh for 227 yards and two TDs, including a 51-yard scoring pass to Darius Walker ... led the Irish to TDs on five of their first six drives against the Panthers ... also ran for a career-high 49 yards on five carries against the Panthers ... was 19 of 30 passing at Michigan for 140 yards and two TDs ... had scoring tosses of five yards each to Rhema McKnight and Jeff Samardzija against the Wolverines ... logged 355:42 of playing time.

2004 (SOPHOMORE): Produced the finest statistical sophomore season of any quarterback in Notre Dame history ... started all 12 games at quarterback ... completed 191 of 353 pass attempts for 2,586 yards with 17 TD passes and 10 interceptions ... had 11 completions of at least 40 yards or more ... rushed for three TDs ... finished second on the Notre Dame single-season passing yards list (2,586 - trailing only Jarious Jackson's 2,753 in 1999) ... threw four TD passes in the Washington game, tying a Notre Dame record ... had scoring passes of 24, 27, 18 and 15 yards against the Huskies ... threw for a career-high 432 yards with one TD on 26-of-46 passing versus Purdue ... the yardage was the second-most in Notre Dame history ... longest pass play against the Boilermakers went for 42 yards ... longest pass play of the year was a 54-yard TD to Rhema McKnight in the BYU game ... threw a 53-yard scoring pass to Matt Shelton versus Michigan State ... completed 15 of 26 passes with TD strikes of 17, 19 and 36 yards in the Pittsburgh game ... tossed for 259 yards versus the Panthers with two interceptions ... was 12 for 23 passing for 118 yards with one TD versus Tennessee ... completed 11 of 24 passes for 173 yards in the Stanford game ... had a two-yard rushing TD against Stanford ... threw for 265 yards as he completed 26 of 47 passes at BYU ... led an upset of Michigan by passing for 178 yards and two TDs with three interceptions ... completed 11 of 24 passes for 215 yards in the Michigan State game ... had a one-yard rushing TD versus the Spartans, his first career TD run ... completed 11 of 20 passes against Navy for 130 yards with no TDs or interceptions ... threw for 231 yards versus Boston College on 20 of 33 passing with one TD pass and two interceptions ... also ran for a TD against the Eagles ... completed 15 of 29 passes for 105 yards versus USC, including a one-yard TD pass ... had a career-long run of 22 yards against the Trojans ... finished 17 of 29 for 214 yards and two TDs in the Insight Bowl vs. Oregon State ... logged 356:30 of playing time.

2003 (FRESHMAN): Played in all 12 games at quarterback, starting nine contests ... set Notre Dame freshman records for pass completions, attempts and yards while his nine TD passes were second-best ever by a freshman Irish quarterback ... completed 157 of 332 passes (47.3 percent) for 1,831 yards and nine TDs with 15 interceptions ... his 332 pass attempts set a Notre Dame single-season record while the 157 completions ranked third on the single-season list ... began the season as the backup to Carlyle Holiday ... took over the starting role in the fourth game against Purdue ... saw action for a series in the fourth quarter versus Washington State after an injury temporarily sent Holiday to the bench ... made his first career pass attempts (10) versus Michigan, completing three for 36 yards ... passed for 103 yards on seven completions (17 attempts) versus Michigan State ... threw his first career TD pass against the Spartans, a 29-yard strike to Rhema McKnight ... rushed for a gain of 14 yards versus Michigan State on his first career carry ... made his first career start against Purdue, completing 29 of 59 attempts (second-most pass attempts in Notre Dame history) for 297 yards (most by an Irish quarterback since Jarious Jackson passed for 317 at Pittsburgh in 1999) ... threw an 85-yard TD pass to Maurice Stovall in the second quarter against Purdue, the third-longest pass play in Notre Dame history ... struggled against Pittsburgh, completing five of 17 passes for 33 yards, but earned his first career win as a starting quarterback ... completed 15 of 34 passes for 168 yards versus USC and threw a two-yard scoring pass to Anthony Fasano ... threw for a career-high 350 yards and two TDs against Boston College while completing 23 of 39 attempts with two interceptions ... his 350 yards versus Boston College were the most passing yards by a Notre Dame quarterback since Joe Montana threw for 358 at USC in 1978 ... threw for 175 yards on 20 of 52 passing versus Florida State ... also rushed for a season-high 28 yards against the Seminoles ... passed for 137 yards and one TD against Navy without an interception on 14-of-27 passing including a two-yard TD pass to McKnight ... threw for 156 yards on 15-for-30 passing versus BYU ... threw 65- and 45-yard TD passes against Stanford and had 177 yards passing versus the Cardinal while completing eight of 13 pass attempts ... threw for 199 yards and a TD against Syracuse while completing 18 of 34 attempts with two interceptions ... logged 250:53 of playing time.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Graduated from Coffman High School in Dublin, Ohio ... ranked sixth on the Detroit Free Press Best of the Midwest team ... listed 20th on ESPN's list of the nation's top 100 prep players ... Columbus Dispatch and Ohio Capital Conference offensive player of the year ... all-state as a senior ... a two-time all-conference selection ... two-time team captain ... as a senior in 2002, he completed 143 of 258 passes for 2,149 yards, 25 TDs and only four interceptions while rushing for 108 yards and six TDs ... helped his team post an 8-3 mark in 2002 ... named to the Division I all-state team ... played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio ... a two-year starter who threw for 2,200 yards and 21 TDs as a junior in 2001, a 9-4 season that saw Coffman reach the Division I state semifinals ... invited to play in the Ohio North/South game ... also lettered three times in baseball ... named all-conference in baseball as a junior ... member of Young Life, the Rock Solid Club and Who's Who Among America High School Students ... one of three children ... full name is Brady Tyler Quinn ... uncle David Slates played football at Brown, while another uncle Steve Slates played football at Kentucky ... born Oct. 27, 1984, in Columbus, Ohio ... from same high school as current Irish senior safety Chinedum Ndukwe and `06 Irish basketball captain Chris Quinn ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and the College of Arts and Letters, pursuing dual degrees in finance and political science.

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Brady Quinn
Brady  Quinn


Dublin, OH

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 227



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