Cannon-armed passer who enters 2022 having completed 286-of-491 passes for 3,160 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 1,097 snaps over 23 games (15 starts) … also finished 2021 credited with 133 carries for 368 yards and eight rushing touchdowns.
2021: Completed 208-of-374 passes for 2,246 yard with nine touchdowns over 862 snaps in 13 games (all starts), finishing the season as one of only four offensive or defensive players to start every game for Clemson … also rushed 105 times for 308 yards with four touchdowns … his 862 snaps were the most in a season by a Clemson quarterback since 2017 (Kelly Bryant, 886) … All-ACC Academic Team selection … completed 19-of-37 passes for 178 yards with one interception vs. No. 5 Georgia … completed 14-of-24 passes for 171 yards with one touchdown and one interception vs. SC State, also adding five rushing attempts for 23 yards with a career-high-tying two rushing touchdowns … completed 18-of-25 passes for 126 yards and also recorded a career-high 46 rushing yards on eight carries vs. Georgia Tech … completed 12-of-26 passes for 111 yards with two touchdowns and one interception at NC State, also leading the team in rushing with 63 yards on nine carries including a career-long 37-yard rush in the fourth quarter … completed 13-of-28 passes for 207 yards and rushed for 50 yards on 12 carries vs. Boston College … completed a season-high 21-of-34 passes for 181 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions at Syracuse … completed 12-of-25 passes for 128 yards and rushed eight times for 50 yards with a rushing touchdown at No. 23 Pitt … completed 19-of-31 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown and an interception and helped Clemson overcome a three-point fourth-quarter deficit in a win vs. Florida State … completed 18-of-30 passes for 220 yards with two passing touchdowns and no interceptions for a season-high 143.6 pass efficiency rating at Louisville, also adding the late go-ahead rushing touchdown in a comeback win … completed 21-of-44 passes for 241 yards with one touchdown and one interception vs. UConn … completed 11-of-19 passes for 208 yards with one touchdown and one interception and added 30 yards on eight rushing attempts vs. No. 13 Wake Forest … completed 9-of-19 passes for 99 yards and rushed five times for 33 yards at South Carolina, becoming the fourth straight Clemson quarterback — and 23rd Clemson quarterback since 1954 — to win his starting debut in the rivalry … completed 21-of-32 passes for 187 yards in leading Clemson to a Cheez-It Bowl win vs. Iowa State.
2020: Completed 78-of-117 passes for 914 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions in 235 snaps over 10 games (two starts), while also adding four rushing touchdowns amid his 28 carries for 60 yards … his 146.4 pass efficiency rating was fifth-best by an ACC freshman quarterback since 2002 (min. 100 passes), trailing only Clemson’s Deshaun Watson (188.6 in 2014), Florida State’s Jameis Winston (184.8 in 2013), North Carolina’s Sam Howell (160.2 in 2019) and Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence (157.6 in 2018) … became only the second FBS player since 2000 to throw at least 115 passes and record at least five passing touchdowns and no interceptions (Georgia Southern’s Shai Werts in 2018) … joined Steve Fuller, Willie Jordan, Patrick Sapp, Nealon Greene, Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence to become the seventh true freshmen ever to start a game for Clemson at quarterback, joining Watson and Lawrence as the only true freshmen to win their starting debuts … made collegiate debut at Wake Forest, completing 2-of-3 passes for 16 yards and rushing once for three yards … completed 8-of-11 passes for 75 yards and rushed three times for seven yards with two touchdowns vs. The Citadel, becoming the first freshman quarterback at Clemson with two rushing touchdowns in a game since Kelly Bryant at Miami in 2015 … rushed twice for five yards and completed a pass vs. Virginia … rushed for 17 yards vs. No. 7 Miami … available but held out as a precaution at Georgia Tech … went 1-for-3 for 11 yards vs. Syracuse … made his first career start vs. Boston College and completed 30-of-41 passes for 342 yards with two passing touchdowns and no interceptions while also rushing six times for 25 yards with a rushing touchdown … led Clemson to the largest comeback in Memorial Stadium history (18 points) in that game, earning ACC Rookie of the Week honors and sharing team offensive player of the game honors … with that performance against Boston College, joined Deshaun Watson and Trevor Lawrence as the only true freshmen in Clemson history to win their starting debuts, and his 342 passing yards were the third-most by a Clemson freshman (true or redshirt) in his starting debut, trailing Watson’s 435 yards against North Carolina in 2014 and Charlie Whitehurst’s 420 yards against Duke in 2002 … earned ACC Rookie of the Week for a second straight week and shared team offensive player of the game honors after completing 29-of-44 passes for a career-high 439 yards with two passing touchdowns at No. 4 Notre Dame while also adding a rushing touchdown … his 439 passing yards at Notre Dame were the third-most in a game in school history and broke the school freshman record of 435, set by Deshaun Watson against North Carolina in 2014 … the 439 passing yards at Notre Dame were also most ever thrown against the Irish by an opposing quarterback, breaking the mark of 425 held by USC’s Carson Palmer in 2002 … completed 7-of-12 passes for 31 yards and a touchdown vs. Pitt … played one snap at Virginia Tech, a handoff to Darien Rencher that resulted in a 50-yard touchdown.
Before Clemson: Played for Jason Negro at St. John Bosco High in Bellflower, Calif., and was listed as the top player in the nation by PrepStar at the time of his signing and ranked second according to Rivals.com behind Clemson signee and classmate Bryan Bresee … was the top quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.com and PrepStar … named a USA Today All-American after leading his team to No. 1 ranking by MaxPreps and USA Today after guiding them to a 7A state championship in California … played in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl … National Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-American by USA Today in 2018 as a junior … threw for 10,496 yards in his high school career and had 127 career touchdowns against just 11 interceptions … completed 585-of-871 passes for a 66 percent completion mark … averaged 18 yards per completion … also rushed for 1,103 yards and 18 touchdowns in his career, a 6.1 yard-per-carry average … ranked as the No. 1 overall player in the nation, the best quarterback and best player in California by PrepStar … ranked as the No. 2 overall player in the nation by Rivals.com, which also called him the top quarterback and top player in California … 247Sports ranked him the No. 2 overall player in the nation, the top pro-style quarterback and top player from California … led his team to a 13-1 record and state championship in 2019 going 24-of-29 for 410 yards and four touchdowns while also gaining 67 rushing yards on just five carries with another touchdown on the ground … completed 222-of-344 passes for 4,225 yards and 48 touchdowns against just two interceptions in 2019, averaging 19 yards per completion and 12.3 yards per attempt … added 412 yards rushing and eight touchdowns … as a junior in 2018, led team to a 13-1 record and completed 179-of-257 passes for 3,366 yards and 48 touchdowns against just seven interceptions on the year and added 50 carries for 312 yards and six rushing touchdowns … as a sophomore in 2017, completed 184-of-270 for 2,905 yards and 31 touchdowns against just two interceptions … posted 67 rushes for 379 yards and four touchdowns that year … committed to Clemson on May 5, 2019 … recruited to Clemson by Brandon Streeter.
Personal: Born April 17, 2001 … enrolled at Clemson in January 2020 … communication major … two-time ACC Honor Roll selection (2020-21) … name pronounced ooh-ee-AHN-guh-luh-lay.