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Michael Penix Jr.
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HISTORY — from University of Washington profile
2023: Preseason All-America Third Team (Athlon)
2022 Achievements and honors
* Associated Press Comeback Player of the Year
* All-America Third Team (Pro Football Network)
* All-America Honorable Mention (Pro Football Focus, Phil Steele)
* All-Pac-12 Second Team
* All-Pac-12 Second Team (Associated Press, Phil Steele)
* Manning Award Finalist
* Davey O'Brien Award Semifinalist
* PFF All-Pac-12 Second Team
* Pro Football Network All-Pac-12 Second Team
* Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
2022: Started all 13 games in his first year at UW ... finished the 2022 season as the No. 1 passer in NCAA-FBS as the nation's leader in passing yards per game (357.0) ... second in passing yards, with 4,641, a new UW single-season record ... broke Cody Pickett's 20-year old record for passing yards ... also No. 1 in FBS in total offense and third in completions per game in the final rankings ... only the second Husky ever to surpass 4,000 yards in a season ... finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting ... suffered just five sacks all season ... also broke UW, single-season school records for total offense, total offense per game and total offense per play ... joined the UW roster prior to spring football practice in 2022 ... voted a team captain ... started the season opener against Kent State, completing 26-of-39 passes for 345 yards, no interceptions and four touchdowns ... also ran for 27 yards on four carries ... four TD passes vs. Kent State tied for seventh-most in UW single-game history ... 20-for-27 for 337 yards, one interception and two touchdowns in the win over Portland State ... 84-yard TD pass to Jalen McMillan vs. PSU was tied for seventh-longest pass in UW history ... 24-for-40 for 397 yards, no interceptions and four touchdowns in the win over No. 11 Michigan State ... 397 yards were eighth-most in UW history while his four TD passes -- which matched his total vs. Kent State -- tied for seventh ... named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following win over the Spartans ... also won weekly honors from the Manning Award and Davey O'Brien Award ... 22-for-37 for 309 yards, no interceptions and two touchdowns in the win over Stanford ... 33-for-48 for 345 yards, two interceptions and four touchdowns, at UCLA ... threw out the ceremonial first pitch at a Seattle Mariners game on Oct. 5 ... 33-for-53 for 311 yards, one interception and no touchdowns, at Arizona State, where he rushed for a score ... first Husky since Cody Pickett (2002) to pass for 300 yards in six straight games ... 53 pass attempts were ninth-most in UW single-season history ... shattered the UW single-game passing yards record with 516 in the win over Arizona ... completed 36-of-44 passes, with four touchdown passes and no interceptions, while also rushing for 13 yards and a TD on three carries vs. the Wildcats ... his 36 completions were also a school record, as were his 529 yards of total offense ... named one of the Davey O'Brien Award and Manning Award players of the week following the Arizona game ... once again made the Davey O'Brien weekly honors list after the win at California, where he tied his week-old record for completions, going 36-for-51 for 374 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions ... 30-for-52 for 298 yards, one touchdown and one interception vs. Oregon State ... fell just two yards short of his ninth straight 300-yard passing game, but still set a new school record with eight in a row ... completed 26-of-35 for 408 yards, two touchdowns and one interception to lead Washington to a 37-34 win at No. 8 Oregon ... threw TD passes of 76 and 62 yards ... just the third Husky ever to throw two TD passes of 60 or more yards in the same game ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after the win over the Ducks ... also made Pro Football Focus' team of the week and was one of the Manning Award's weekly honorees ... 19-for-31 for 229 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions in Washington's 54-7 win over Colorado ... led Washington to a thrilling, 51-33 win over Washington State in the Apple Cup, passing for 484 yards, the second-highest passing yards total in UW history, behind only his 516 earlier in the season vs. Arizona ... 25-for-43 for 484 yards, three touchdowns and one interception at WSU, while also rushing twice for 34 yards – two touchdowns of 30 and 4 yards ... threw TD passes of 27, 46 and 75 yards in Pullman, with the third of those coming on the first play of the second half ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week following the Apple Cup ... also named to the Manning Award's player of the week ... named Valero Alamo Bowl Offensive MVP after leading the Huskies to their 11th win ... as 32-for-54 for 287 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, in the win over Texas ... won the UW coaches' offensive skill player of the week eight times in 13 games in 2022 ... named the Offensive Most Valuable Player at the team's postseason awards banquet, where he also shared the Apple Cup Play of the Game Award, alongside Jalen McMillan, for their 75-yard touchdown pass at WSU ... one of five finalists for the 2022 Seattle Sports Star of the Year.
—at University of Indiana—
Spent the 2018 through 2021 seasons as a quarterback, playing in a total of 20 games over four seasons ... team captain in 2020 and 2021 ... went 12-5 as a starting QB ... over four years, completed 342-of-576 passes for 4,197 yards, 29 touchdowns and 15 interceptions ... also rushed for six TDs ... top seasons was the shortened 2020 campaign, when he earned second-team All-Big Ten and was named the team MVP ... started six of IU's eight games in 2020, completing 124-of-220 for 1,645 yards, 14 TDs and four interceptions ... a Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist in 2020 ... as a RS-junior in 2021, started the first five games prior to a season-ending injury, completing 87-of-162 passes for 939 yards ... prior to injury, led the Big Ten in passing yardage, yards per game, passing TDs, completions and attempts ... as a redshirt freshman in 2019 (under offensive coordinator and QBs coach Kalen DeBoer), started six games, completing 110-of-160 attempts for 1,394 yards, 10 TDs and four interceptions ... also played in three games as a true freshman (thus retaining a year of eligibility) ... 21-for-34 for 219 yards, one TD and no picks over those three games ...
High school: Played QB at Tampa Bay Technical HIgh School, where he threw 61 touchdowns and just six interceptions in 24 games (two seasons) as a starter ... also rushed for 16 TDs ... Hillsborough County Player of the Year as a senior ... passed for 2,165 yards, 30 TDs and five INTs as a senior, when he also had 449 rushing yards (on just 37 carries) and 10 rushing TDs ... as a junior, named to the Tampa Bay Times All-Hillsborough County team ... 2,078 yards, 31 touchdowns and just one interception as a junior ... also played baseball and ran track (jumps, sprints) ... played for coach Jayson Roberts at Tampa Bay Tech.
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