Enters his second season as Miami's starting quarterback... very intelligent player with a strong arm and good mobility in the pocket ... possesses a strong understanding of the offense after spending the past four seasons in the system ... coming off a very steady spring in which he demonstrated improvement in all facets of the game ... the sixth-ranked quarterback and 92nd ranked overall prospect on USA Today's preseason list of the top 100 NFL Draft prospects for 2006.
Started all 13 games for the RedHawks, passing for 200 or more yards 12 times ... finished the year ranked among the top 15 players nationally in total offense (13th/276.6 ypg) and among the top 25 players nationally in pass efficiency (25th/137.6) ... made starting debut with 214 yards passing and three TDs versus Indiana State (Aug. 28) ... enjoyed career day in losing effort at Cincinnati (Sept. 11), passing for 416 yards and four TDs and earning MAC East Offensive Player of the Week honors ... passed for 306 yards and two TDs, completing 69.4 percent of his passes, despite windy, wet conditions at Buffalo (Oct. 16), earning his second MAC East Offensive Player of the Week award ... threw for 349 yards and two TDs in Nov. 13 win at Western Michigan ... also had a season-long 36-yard rush versus the Broncos ... connected on 20-of-33 passes for 304 yards and three TDs in MAC Championship loss to Toledo (Dec. 2) ... became only the third Miami quarterback to see action in back-to-back bowl games with a Dec. 28 start at the Independence Bowl ... a First-Team CoSIDA Academic All-District IV selection ... just the second Miami quarterback all-time to pass for 3,000 yards in a season, joining Ben Roethlisberger ... passed for at least 200 yards in his last eight games.
Saw action in nine contests as the RedHawks' No. 2 quarterback ... completed 19-of-36 passes for 263 yards, one touchdown and one interception on the season ... rushed for a touchdown and completed 3-of-7 passes for 30 yards in Oct. 11 defeat of Buffalo ... completed 2-of-3 passes for 15 yards and a touchdown in Oct. 18 win at Ball State ... enjoyed career-best outing at UCF (Nov. 28), completing 10-of-14 passes for 120 yards and rushing for a touchdown ... saw action in the MAC Championship contest at Bowling Green (Dec. 4), carrying the ball once for four yards.
Completed his first collegiate pass for a dramatic touchdown in Miami's 31-26 defeat of Cincinnati on Oct. 5 ... connected with Tyler Vogel on the 13-yard touchdown pass, which came on a trick play called "Hootenanny" ... also saw action in Oct. 19 defeat of Buffalo and Nov. 23 loss to UCF ... threw a career-long 34-yard touchdown strike in UCF loss ... completed 7-of-17 passes on the season for three touchdowns and two interceptions.
Completed 160 of 262 passes (61 percent) for 2,817 yards, 19 TD's and four INT's during senior season at Vandalia Butler ... led the Aviators to an 11-2 record and a regional runner-up finish in 2000 ... named Dayton Daily News Division I-II Offensive MVP ... all-Southwest Ohio Offensive Player of the Year ... second-team all-state selection ... all-GMVC honoree ... connected on 386 of 685 passes (56 percent) for 6,020 yards, 53 TD's and 21 INT's during prep career ... coached by Steve Pelfrey ... also a three-year letterwinner in baseball, where he helped the team to a state semifinal appearance in 2000, and a two-year letterwinner in basketball.
Born August 25, 1982 (23 years old) ... son of Herb and Susie Betts ... brother, Hank, played football at Denison University ... majoring in finance.