A versatile athlete who developed into one of the best quarterbacks in the Big 12 in 2013... Looks to take a hold of the starting quarterback position again as a senior... Enters his senior campaign with the top career passing efficiency rating (156.8) in school history and ranking fifth in passing yards per game (189.9)... Voted a player representative for the 2014 season.
2013 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Started all 13 games under center, earning Third Team All-Big 12 honors from Phil Steele... Threw for 2,469 yards and 18 touchdowns on 159-of-260 aim and rushed 118 times for 312 yards and six scores... Ranked fourth nationally in yards per completion (15.53) and 14th in passing efficiency (156.8)... Also finished third in the Big 12 in passing yards per game (189.9) and total offense per game (213.9)... Finished third in school history with a 156.8 passing efficiency rating, while he ranked fourth in completion percentage (61.15) among quarterbacks with 200 or more attempts... Was 10th overall and fourth among juniors in yards as he became just the 15th player in school history with 2,000 passing yards in a season... Also tied for sixth in school history in touchdowns and finished second with 9.50 yards per attempt... Finished eight completions shy of tying for 10th in school history.
Threw for 280 yards in the season opener against North Dakota State, which were the most by a Wildcat in a home opener since Dan Manucci against Auburn in 1978 (343)... His three touchdowns against West Virginia, Oklahoma and Michigan were one shy of tying the school record... Completed touchdown passes of 74 and 79 yards against TCU - the latter being the longest pass by a Wildcat since 2005 at the time - as he became the first Wildcat since at least 1970 with two touchdown passes of 70 or more yards in a game... His 348 yards against Oklahoma were the 14th most in a game in school history and the most by a Bill Snyder-led quarterback since 1998... Passing total against the Sooners included a 90-yard touchdown pass, the longest since 1998... Went 21-of-27 for 271 yards and three touchdowns in K-State's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl victory over Michigan, setting the school's bowl records for completions and completion percentage (77.8)... Also tied for third in the school's bowl history in touchdowns, ranked fourth in passing yards total offense, and tied for 10th in attempts.
COMMUNITY COLLEGE: Played two seasons at Iowa Western Community College under head coach Scott Strohmeier, including the 2012 campaign when he was named the 2012 NJCAA Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Reivers to a 12-0 record and a National Championship... Accounted for over 300 yards of total offense in the National Championship game, a 27-7 win over second-ranked Butler Community College... Named a 2012 NJCAA First Team All-American, the Midwest Football Conference (MFC) Offensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-MFC honoree... Set a NJCAA national record for completion percentage after connecting on 73.3 percent (244-of-333) of his passes while throwing for 3,501 yards, 39 touchdowns and only three interceptions... Threw for 307 yards and a school-record five touchdowns in the first half of a 65-21 win over No. 17 Dupage... Named a Second Team All-MFC selection in 2011 and was an Academic All-Region XI First Team as a freshman.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played at St. Albert under head coach Kevin Culjat... Led the Falcons to two Iowa 1A State Championships and a 37-2 mark as a three-year starter... Threw for 5,288 yards and 70 touchdowns while running for 1,820 and 28 touchdowns during his prep career... A three-time First Team Iowa Newspaper Association (INA) All-Iowa 1A selection at quarterback... Also a standout for the Falcons on the hardwood as he was named a Second Team INA All-State 1A selection as a senior.
PERSONAL: Jake Waters was born March 20, 1992... Son of Rick Waters and Carolyn Waters... Brother, Matt, also played at Iowa Western CC before playing two years at Ohio.