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Danny O'Brien
Danny O'Brien

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Kernersville, N.C.

High School:
East Forsyth

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 224

Position:
QB

Experience:
1V

Career: Played in 22 games with 17 starts in two seasons at Maryland ... ranks fifth in Terps history in career passing touchdowns (29), seventh in career passing attempts (603), eighth in career passing yards (4,086) and eighth in career completions (342) ... his three 300-yard passing games are tied for fifth on the Maryland career chart ... one of only four players in school history to throw for more than 400 yards in a game ... owns the top five passing performances in terms of yards by a freshman QB in school history (417 vs. NC State; 302 vs. Clemson; 289 vs. Virginia; 269 vs. FSU; 250 vs. FIU)

2012: Saw action at Indiana on Nov. 10 ... entered the game against Michigan State in the second half, finishing with 5-of-11 passing for 44 yards ... saw action at Purdue on Oct. 13 ... entered the game in the fourth quarter at Nebraska on Sept. 29, throwing for 25 yards on 3-of-4 passing ... threw for 63 yards against Utah State on Sept. 15 ... posted a 20-for-38 passing performance at Oregon State Sept. 8, finishing with 172 yards ... in his first start as a Badger against Northern Iowa on Sept. 1, went 19-of-23 for 219 yards and 2 TDs ... third straight QB to lead the Badgers to a victory in his first career start for UW ... pass efficiency of 191.29 was the second-best mark of a Badgers quarterback in his UW debut (minimum five completions), trailing only the mark of 292.46 by Russell Wilson in his Wisconsin debut in 2011

2011: Was on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award ... a preseason candidate for the Davey O'Brien and Manning awards ... named the preseason ACC Player of the Year by Lindy's ... a consensus preseason first team All-ACC choice ... started the first five games of the season ... named ACC Offensive Back of the Week after completing 31-of-44 passes for 348 yards with one TD and one interception in a 32-24 win over Miami in the season-opener ... passed for 289 yards and set career highs in completions (34) and attempts (52) the following week vs. West Virginia ... also started against Virginia and Notre Dame but suffered a season-ending injury (fractured left arm) against ND on Nov. 12

2010: Earned FWAA Freshman All-America honors ... also an honorable mention freshman All-America selection by College Football News ... voted the ACC Rookie of the Year and top first-year offensive performer by ACSMA ... first-ever Terp to earn league rookie of the year (award initiated in 1975) ... saw action in all 13 games, making 10 starts (7-3 record) ... ranked fourth in the ACC in passing efficiency (134.5) and fifth nationally among FBS freshmen (45th overall) ... voted ACC Rookie of the Week five times ... passing yards (2,438) rank sixth on the ACC single-season freshman passing yardage list and 10th in school history (first among freshmen) ... 22 TD passes were third in the ACC and fourth in the FBS among freshmen, as well as second on the Maryland single-season list (tops among freshmen) ... second among FBS freshman quarterbacks in TD-to-interception ratio (2.75-to-1), second in TD percentage (6.53 - 22 TDs in 337 attempts) and second in interception percentage (2.37 - 8 INTs in 337 attempts) ... 337 pass attempts rank sixth on the Maryland single-season list, 192 completions are tied for ninth ... earned team's freshman of the year award ... went 18-of-27 for 250 yards with two TDs and no interceptions vs. FIU (9/25), his first career start ... had an efficiency rating of 168.89 ... first freshman quarterback to start for Maryland since 1999 and just the fifth in school history ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance vs. FIU ... his 250 passing yards were the most by any Maryland freshman in his first start ... that tally more than doubled the previous best mark (100 by Calvin McCall vs. Temple in 1999) ... made his first road start at Clemson (10/16) and went 24-of-45 for 302 yards, becoming the first freshman in school history to throw for 300 yards in a game ... went the first 96 passes of his career before throwing an interception ... went 26-of-39 for 179 yards with three TD passes against Boston College (10/23) ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance vs. the Eagles ... threw for a career-high four touchdowns, one shy of the school record, against Wake Forest (10/30), completing 13 of 20 passes for 168 yards ... his efficiency rating of 201.56 was the second-best mark of his career ... earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors for his performance vs. the Demon Deacons ... was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time for his performance against Virginia (11/13) ... went 17-of-28 for 289 yards and two TDs against the Cavaliers and also ran for a 12-yard TD, the first of his career ... threw for a career-high 417 yards against NC State (11/27), becoming the first Terps QB to throw for over 400 yards since Scott Milanovich in 1993 ... fourth-most passing yards by a Maryland QB in a game in school history ... matched his career high with four TD passes and set career highs in completions (33) and attempts (47) ... matched his career best with a 71-yard TD strike to Torrey Smith ... was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the fifth time for his performance against NC State ... directed eight scoring drives in the 51-21 win over East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29) ... completed 13 of 22 passes for 181 yards with one TD and two picks

2009: Redshirted ... served as the No. 3 quarterback through much of the season ... elevated to second string late in the season due to starter Chris Turner's injury

High School: Rated the 36th-best pro-style quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com as a senior ... No. 35 player in North Carolina according to Rivals ... rated the 58th-best quarterback nationally according to Scout ...completed 117-of-235 passes for 1,640 yards and 16 TDs with six interceptions as a senior in 2008 ... also rushed 780 yards and 11 scores on 160 carries ... had eight 100-yard passing games and three 100-yard rushing games in 2008 ... helped the Eagles (12-2) claim a Metro 4-A Conference championship and advance to the third round of the state playoffs ... an all-conference nominee ... completed 151-of-248 passes for 1,905 yards and 15 TDs while also rushing for 290 yards and seven scores in 2007 ... also played basketball ... also recruited by Virginia, Wake Forest, Clemson, Duke and East Carolina ... coached by Todd Willert

Personal: Born in Minneapolis, Minn. ... enjoys training, hanging out with friends and relaxing in his spare time ... majoring in educational leadership and policy analysis

Career Passing Statistics
Season GP/GS Comp. Att. Pct. Yds. TD INT LG Eff.
2010 13/10 192 337 .570 2438 22 8 71 134.5
2011 9/7 150 266 .564 1648 7 10 69 109.6
2012 7/3 52 86 .605 523 3 1 53 120.7
Totals 29/20 394 689 .572 4609 32 19 71 123.2

Game-by-Game Passing
2010 SEASON (C-A-I, Yds., TD): Morgan State (5-10-0, 79, 3); Florida International (18-27-0, 250, 2); Duke (9-26-0, 170, 1); Clemson (25-45-3, 302, 0); Boston College (26-39-0, 179, 3); Wake Forest (13-20-0, 168, 4); Miami (9-28-1, 134, 1); Virginia (17-28-0, 289, 2); Florida State (25-45-2, 269, 1); North Carolina State (33-47-0, 417, 4); East Carolina (13-22-2, 181, 1)

2011 SEASON (C-A-I, Yds., TD): Miami (31-44-1, 348, 1); West Virginia (34-52-3, 289, 1); Temple (17-33-1, 153); Towson (14-21-0, 123, 2); Georgia Tech (1-6-1, 17); Florida State (9-18-0, 180, 1); Boston College (14-35-1, 165, 1); Virginia (16-36-2, 241); Notre Dame (14-21-1, 132, 1)

2012 SEASON: UNI (19-23-0, 219, 2); OSU (20-38-1, 172, 1); USU (5-10-0, 63); NEB (3-4-0, 25); MSU (5-11, 44)

Career Rushing Statistics
Season Att. Yds. TD Yds/Att Long
2010 31 -48 1 -1.5 12
2011 33 57 2 1.7 30
2012 15 -82 0 -5.5 7
Totals 79
-73
3
-0.9
30

Game-by-Game Rushing
2010 SEASON (A-Yds., TD): Navy (1-0); Morgan State (2-3); West Virginia (1-(-6)); Florida International (2-(-10)); Duke (3-14); Clemson (5-(-15)); Boston College (3-(-15)); Miami (3-(-11)); Virginia (2-13, 1): Florida State (6-(-12)); North Carolina State (3-(-9))

2011 SEASON (A-Yds., TD): Miami (6-37); Temple (6-(-15)); Towson (3-5); Georgia Tech (1-(-9)); Florida State (5-(-23), 1); Boston College (6-50, 1); Virginia (2-(-6)); Notre Dame (4-18)

2012 SEASON: UNI (4-3); OSU (4-(-35)); USU (2-(-11)); MSU (4-(-35)); IND (1-(-4))

Career Game Highs
Pass Completions 34 vs. West Virginia (9/17/11)
Pass Attempts 52 vs. West Virginia (9/17/11)
Passing Yards 417 vs. NC State (11/27/10)
Passing Touchdowns 4 (2x) MR vs. NC State (11/27/10)
Interceptions 3 (2x) MR vs. West Virginia (9/17/11)
Long Pass 71 (2x) MR vs. NC State (11/27/10)
Rushing Attempts 6 (4x) MR vs. BC (10/29/11)
Rushing Yards 50 vs. Boston College (10/29/11)
Rushing Touchdowns 1 (3x) MR vs. BC(10/29/11)
Long Rush 30 vs. Boston College (10/29/11)
2012 Season Game Highs
Pass Completions 20 at Oregon State (9/1/12)
Pass Attempts 38 at Oregon State (9/1/12)
Passing Yards 219 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)
Passing Touchdowns 2 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)
Interceptions 1 at Oregon State (9/1/12)
Long Pass 53 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)
Rushing Attempts 4 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)
Rushing Yards 3 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)
Rushing Touchdowns N/A
Long Rush 7 vs Northern Iowa (9/1/12)

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