2001 (Junior) - SECOND TEAM ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 SELECTION... Saw action in nine games at quarterback with starts at Texas Tech (10/13) and against Kansas (10/27)... Part of an offense that broke a nearly 50-year-old school record for rushing yards per game with a 257.7 average... The offense ranked fourth nationally both in rushing offense and rushing touchdowns (34)... Ranked third on the team in total offense with a 75.9 per game average... Collected 683 total yards on 159 plays on the year with all but 48 yards coming through the air... Completed 55 of 112 passes for 635 yards with four touchdowns and eight interceptions... Tops among QBs with a 49.1 completion percentage...
Rushed for 48 yards on 47 carries with three touchdowns... Came in relief of starter Ell Roberson in the home opener against New Mexico State (9/22), connecting on 4-of-9 passes for 70 yards... Posted his first touchdown pass against the Aggies, a 13-yard toss to Aaron Lockett in the third quarter... Earned his first start of the season at Texas Tech (10/13), competing 16-of-40 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown... Set season-highs in completions, attempts and passing yards in that contest... Connected on a season-best 47-yard pass to Brandon Clark in the first quarter against the Red Raiders... Also added his first touchdown on the ground against Tech with a 4-yarder in the fourth quarter...
Led the Wildcats on two fourth-quarter touchdown drives against Texas A&M (10/20), scoring on a 1-yard sneak with 10:42 left and passing 17 yards to TE Nick Warren to set up FB Rock Cartwright's 5-yard touchdown with 4:54 remaining... Went 8 of 11 through the air for 69 yards against the Aggies... In his second start of the season, he accounted for three touchdowns in the win over archrival Kansas, passing for two and running for another... Rushed for a season-best 38 yards on 11 carries against the Jayhawks...
Combined for 193 yards through the air on 19-of-32 (59.3 percent) passing in the final two contests of the season against Louisiana Tech (11/17) and Missouri (11/24)... Went 10-of-18 with 102 yards in the win over the Tigers.
Ricks (Idaho) College - Was named the 2000 National Junior College Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Year... First team NJCAA All-American... Also first team All-Region 18 and all-league selection... Ranked among the top 15 junior-college prospects in nation by SuperPrep magazine... In 2000, threw for 4,351 yards (281-for-465) with 42 TDs and only 17 interceptions in 11 games... Had a 60.4 completion percentage... Broke the NJCAA all-time passing record, passing for 4,001 yards in 10 regular-season games and Ricks snapped national team single-season passing mark with 4,387 yards... Broke eight school records: passes completed in a game (34), most yards passing in a game (605), most TDs in a game (8), most passing yards in a season (4,351), most yards total offense in a season (4,237), most TD passes in a season (42), most passes attempted in a season (464) and most passes completed in a season (281)... Scored two rushing touchdowns...
Ricks defeated Snow College, 45-14, in Real Dairy Bowl... Passed for 437 yards and 5 touchdowns as a backup in his first season at Ricks College... Sat out in 1996 before taking a two-year church mission (1997, 1998)... Chose K-State over Houston, Brigham Young and Arizona State... Ron Haun was junior college coach.
Box Elder HS - Lettered three seasons and started for two at Box Elder HS in Brigham City, Utah... Led his high school team to the 4-A State Football Championship in 1995, which he lists as one of his greatest sports thrills...Was named the Utah State 4-A MVP that year... Earned honorable mention All-America status from USA Today... Rushed for 650 yards and threw for 2,349 yards and 24 touchdowns in '95 season... Also lettered three times in track and twice in basketball... High school football coach was Wes Roesler.
Personal - Born April 27, 1978 in Oakland, Calif... a business major... Parents are Richard and Deon Dunn... Father played football at Brigham Young University... Youngest of six children... Married to the former Elizabeth May... Enjoys water skiing and watching movies.
Bowl Performances - Came off the bench to play vs. Syracuse in the 2001 Insight.com Bowl... completed 12 of 25 passes for 151 yards... also rushed for 18 yards on eight carries.
Career Stats - Passing
Career highs - Attempts: 40 at Texas Tech (10/13); Completions: 16 at Texas Tech (10/13); Yards: 197 at Texas Tech (10/13); TDs: 2, vs Kansas (10/27); Long pass: 47 at Texas Tech (10/13).
Career Stats - Rushing
Career highs - Carries: 18 at Texas Tech (10/13); Yards: 38 vs Kansas (10/27); TD: 1, 3 times (last vs Kansas, 10/27); Long rush: 14 vs Louisiana Tech (11/17).