CAREER HONORS 2014 -- Maxwell Award semifinalist -- Davey O'Brien Award semifinalist -- Second Team All-Big 12 (Coaches) -- Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week (Iowa State) -- Manning Award Star of the Week (Iowa State) -- First Team Academic All-Big 12 -- Johnny Unitas Award watch list -- Manning Award watch list
CAREER: One of the most accurate and efficient quarterbacks in school history who led the Wildcats to a 17-9 record in his 26 career starts... Broke the school's career records for completion percentage, passing efficiency, total offensive yards per game (260.2) and passing yards per attempt among QBs with 500 or more attempts (9.09)... Also finished second in school history in career touchdowns, ranked third in passing yards and passing yards per game, fourth in completions and total offensive yards (6,766), fifth in attempts and sixth in touchdowns responsible for (55)... Helped the 2014 Senior Class finish with a 38-14 combined record over the last four years, including a Big 12-best 27-9 conference record.
2014 (Click Here for 2014 Game-by-Game Statistics): Started all 13 games en route to Second Team All-Big 12 honors and earning semifinalist status for the Maxwell Award (nation's top player) and Davey O'Brien Award (nation's top quarterback)... Ranked in the top 25 nationally in passing yards per attempt (8th; 8.82), passing efficiency (12th), total offense (13th), completion percentage (14th), total passing yards (15th), passing yards per game (18th), passing yards per completion (23rd) and points responsible for (25th; 188)... Ranked second in the Big 12 in passing efficiency, fourth in total offense per game (306.5) and fifth in passing yards per game (269.3)... Set the Kansas State single-season passing yardage and total offense (3,985) records in addition to finishing second in completions, touchdowns and attempts... Also broke the school record for completion percentage and consecutive passes without an interception... Threw for at least 200 yards in 14 straight games, the longest streak by a Bill Snyder-led quarterback, while he finished his career with five-straight games with at least 20 completions, the longest ever by a Snyder-led quarterback... Passed for a career-high 400 yards at West Virginia to rank sixth in school history, while his he connected on 81.48-percent of his passes at Baylor to rank second in school history... Totaled the second and third most yards per attempt in a game in school history at West Virginia (11.76) and Baylor (11.11), respectively, while he had the second most yards per completion in school history at West Virginia (18.18)... Tied the school's single-game touchdown record with four scoring strikes against Texas Tech at Kansas... Had 413 yards of total offense at West Virginia, the sixth most in school history, while his 395 yards vs. Texas Tech tied for 10th... Shattered the school's bowl record with a career-high 31 completions against UCLA in the Alamo Bowl, 10 more than his record of 21 the previous year... His 31 completions tied for fourth in school history overall... Also set the school's bowl record with 338 yards against UCLA.
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.