‣ Four-year letterman quarterback from Woodinville, Wash.
‣ Led Washington to an 11-1 season, the Pac-10 championship, and a win over Purdue in the 2001 Rose Bowl. Also helped lead the Huskies to bowl games in his other three seasons. The first UW true freshman ever to start at quarterback (1997 vs. Oregon).
‣ Finished eighth in the Heisman Trophy voting in 2000, when he was Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and Rose Bowl MVP.
‣ The first player ever to rush for 200 or more yards and pass for 300 or more in the same game, a feat he accomplished in a win vs. Stanford in 1999, despite briefly leaving that game due to injury.
‣ Set UW career total offense record with 7,374 yards (5,879 passing and 1,495 rushing). Passed for 33 career TDs while rushing for 21 more.
‣ Drafted by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2001 NFL Draft and played eight seasons in the NFL with Oakland (2001-06, 2008) and the New York Jets (2007).
‣ Has coached at Washington, USC, UCLA and California in the Pac-12 and is currently offensive coordinator at Rice. Served as UW’s interim head coach for the Huskies’ victory over BYU at the 2013 Fight Hunger Bowl in San Francisco.
‣ Inducted into the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.
‣ Selected by the Minnesota Twins out of high school in the 1997 Major League Baseball Draft.
‣ Father, Manu, played football at UCLA and in the NFL. Oldest sister, Leslie, was a standout volleyball player and now a long-time assistant coach at UW; brother Zach played football at UW; brother, Matt, played Major League Baseball; and sister, Ashley, played soft-ball at Washington.