Enters the season with a Division I-A best 36 consecutive starts at quarterback is also ranked in the top 10 of every passing and total offense category for 2006 returning active players is on the verge of breaking every UH passing mark entering 2006 makes great decisions and has a quick release has nice touch on his passes good arm strength and can make the long throw if necessary also a good runner with deceptive speed strong enough to take on defenders first true freshman to start the season opener at quarterback in the history of the University of Houston.
Threw for three touchdowns in a 31-30 comeback win against cross-town rival Rice Had 222 yards of total offense against Rice Connected with Vincent Marshall for an eight-yard touchdown pass, which is the 18th touchdown combination for the duo Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 5 Became the UH all-time leading passer in school history after throwing 350 yards against Tulane Had three touchdowns in a 45-7 victory over Tulane Passed 10,000 yards of total offense for his career Finished the Tulane game with 9,738 career passing yards Recorded his 12th career 300-yard game against Tulane after playing just three quarters Became the first 10,000 yard passer in UH history Helped lead UH to their first 3-0 start since 1990 Recorded his 17th and 18th touchdown pass to different receivers, passing the previous UH ecord of 17 set by Jason McKinley (1997-00) Recorded his third straight game with multiple touchdown passes and his 20th career game Started his 39th consecutive start Threw four touchdown passes in a win over Oklahoma State Had over 300 yards of offense against the Cowboys Named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for Sept. 25, the second time this season Went 18-of-28 for 196 yards and one touchdown against Miami Had the team's lone touchdown, a 4-yard run, against the Hurricanes Recorded 367 passing yards against UL Lafayette, his 14th of his career Set the UH All-Time completion record with 830 Had a 58-yard touchdown pass to Jeron Harvey against UL Lafayette Extended his school record streak of 176 passes without an interception against Southern Miss Completed 22-of-38 passes for 339 yards, surpassing his season average of 292.7 yards per game Went 20-of-30 for 208 yards and two touchdowns in a win against UTEP Became just the 10th player in NCAA Division I-A history to compile more than 12,000 career yards, with a C-USA record of 12,148 Connected on his 20th touchdown to a different receiver on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Roy Otis With his 305 yards against UCF, Kolb recorded his 16th 300-yard passing game in his career and his fifth for the season Moved into seventh place on the NCAA career history with 12,466 total yards Recorded his eighth game in 2006 with multiple TD passes Set a Conference USA record for plays with 1,857 His three TD passes moved him past David Klingler and set a UH career record with 96 Went 16-of-21 for 244 yards and a touchdown in a pivitol Conference USA matchup against Tulsa Recorded his 46th consecutive start, which is third in the Houston record books and is tied for seventh in NCAA Division I-A history With his 263 yards of total offense against Tulsa, Kolb moved into sixth place in NCAA history with 12,725 total yards His 244 passing yards moved him into eighth place in the NCAA record books with his 12,007 total passing yards Helped the Cougars clinch the West Division of Conference USA with a win over SMU scored a two-yard touchdown run to give the Cougars the lead with 6:52 left in the game Went 12-for-21 for 147 yards and one touchdown to give UH a 6-1 record in Conference USA With his 48th consecutive career start against Memphis, Kolb tied the UH record for most starts Passed 3,000 passing yards for the second straight year and the third time in his career His two touchdown passes gave Kolb his ninth game in 2006 with multi-TD passes and the 26th for his career Recorded his 100th career touchdown for which he was responsible for Helped Houston claim their first conference title since 1996 beating Southern Miss in the Conference USA Championship game Had a career long 46-yard touchdown run Went 19-of-31 for 258 yards and two touchdowns against the Golden Eagles Named the Houston Outstanding Offensive Player in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl Had 386 passing yards which ranked second Liberty Bowl history Started the 50th game of his career and threw for three touchdowns on 26-of-39 passing in a 44-36 loss to South Carolina in the Liberty Bowl.
One of only 11 players to start all 12 games threw at least one touchdown pass in his last 12 games, including all 11 games last season prior to the bowl game joined David Klingler as the only Cougar quarterbacks in school history to have two seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards is the school's all-time leader among all UH quarterbacks with 19 career rushing touchdowns, including five rushing scores last season became the Cougars' all-time leader in total offense with more than 9,000 yards, surpassing Klingler, during the regular-season finale against Rice ranks among the UH all-time career leaders in pass completions, pass attempts, passing yards, touchdown passes, total plays and touchdowns responsible for recorded 312 yards on 24-of-43 passing with 70- and 62-yard touchdowns in the season opener against Oregon became the first UH quarterback since Jason McKinley in 2000 to post back-to-back 300-yard passing games rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries and threw for 206 yards with a pair of TD passes against Sam Houston State in the home opener threw for a career-best five touchdowns on 32-of-50- passing for 331 yards at UTEP during the C-USA opener also booted a 46-yard punt against the Miners connected with Vincent Marshall on a 65-yard touchdown strike at Tulsa threw for 192 yards and hit Ryan Gilbert on a 40-yard touchdown pass against Tulane capped the Cougar scoring against the Green Wave with an 8-yard touchdown run accounted for 386 yards on 25-of-44 passing with a 63-yard touchdown strike and a 79-yard pass against Memphis threw for 218 yards and a touchdown on 20-of-29 passing and was the team's second-leading rusher at Mississippi State passed for 313 yards with 54- and 76-yard touchdown strikes at Conference USA rival UCF threw for 315 yards on 24-of-35 passing with a pair of touchdowns against Southern Miss connected with Marshall on a career-long 83-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter threw for 273 yards and a touchdown on 25-of-36 passing and added two more 1-yard touchdown runs against SMU rushed for 75 yards on 11 carries with a 4-yard touchdown run for the Cougars' first points of the game against Rice during the regular-season finale threw for 222 yards on 16-of-25 passing with an 80-yard touchdown strike to Marshall midway through the fourth quarter for the final margin of victory against the Owls was named the Houston MVP of the Fort Worth Bowl passed for 214 yards and rushed for one touchdown against Kansas.
Started all 11 games last season and now has started 24 straight games at Houston Again, led the Cougars in passing and total offense Finished first in Conference USA in total offense with 256.1 yards per game Also finished second among league leaders in passing yards per game 251.5. Connected with Vincent Marshall on an 33-yard touchdown strike against Rice in the season opener Threw for 204 yards on 15-of-33 passing Hit Kendal Briles on a 63-yard pass to set up the Cougars' first score at No. 2 Oklahoma Tossed a 44-yard touchdown strike to Vincent Marshall to break a 21-21 tie midway through the fourth quarter in the Conference USA opener against Army Finished with 278 yards on 20-of-33 passing against the Black Knights Scored the Cougars' only touchdown with a 6-yard run late in the first half against No. 4 Miami Connected with Vincent Marshall on a 56-yard touchdown strike at Memphis Threw for 345 yards on 19-of-36 passing and a touchdown at Southern Miss Hit Vincent Marshall on a pair of 69-yard passes against the Golden Eagles Had three touchdown passes for 256 yards and rushed for 53 yards at C-USA rival TCU Exploded for a career-long 43-yard rush against the Horned Frogs early in the game Threw for 267 yards on 14-of-24 passing and ran for another 47 rushing yards, including a 3-yard touchdown run against C-USA rival Tulane Threw for 251 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added two more TD runs against East Carolina during Homecoming Finished the year with a career-best 44 attempts against Louisville Topped 300 yards passing for the sixth time in his career with 375 yards against the Cardinals Also connected on a 15-yard touchdown to Ryan Gilbert and a 40-yard catch-and-run score to Vincent Marshall.
One of only nine players to start all 13 games Efficiency rating of 153.75 ranked as the second-highest in UH single-season history ahead of 1989 Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware Third on team with seven rushing touchdowns Threw at least one touchdown pass in all but two games and tossed at least two touchdown scores in 10 games Topped all players with 267.5 yards of total offense per game, nearly triple his closest teammate Made his collegiate debut a succesful one against Rice Became the first true freshman in Cougar history to start at quarterback in the season opener Finished the night 17-of-22 for 246 yards and a pair of touchdown passess Also added two 1-yard TD runs against the Owls Threw for 157 yards on 8-of-18 passing with a touchdown at Louisiana-Lafayette Also finished as the Cougars' leading rusher against the Cajuns with 92 yards on the ground on 14 carries Threw the first interception of his career on a desperate "Hail Mary" attempt on the last play of the first half Threw for 321 yards and four touchdown in win against Mississippi State Connected with Brandon Middleton on a 76-yard touchdown strike on the Cougars' first play from scrimmage against the Bulldogs Honored as the Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week following that performance, becoming the first Cougar of the season to win that weekly honor Threw for 277 yards on 20-of-29 passing with a pair of touchdowns at East Carolina in front of a nationally-televised audience on ESPN2 Recorded 283 passing yards on 22-of-39 attempts and connected on three touchdowns in win at Tulane Enjoyed a career day against Conference USA rival and 15th-ranked TCU when he became only the fourth player in NCAA Division I-A history to throw for 400 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game Posted a career-best 434 yards on 17-of-36 passing with four touchdowns also rushed for 144 yards, including a 14-yard touchdown run, to lead the Cougars offensively Accounted for 578 yards of total offense against the Horned Frogs Became the second Cougar rusher in 2003 to gain more than 100 yards Honored as the Conferece USA Co-Offensive Player-of-the-Week following that performance Threw for 301 yards and two touchdowns and was sharp throughout, completing 24-of-28 passes at Conference USA rival Army Connected with Brandon Middleton on touchdown strikes of 50 and 35 yards Also rushed for 45 yards on 19 carries Threw for 224 yards on 21-of-27 passing and ran in two more touchdowns in loss at Conference USA rival Louisville Threw for two touchdowns and rushed for two more against UAB during the Cougars' bowl-clinching win Threw for 196 yards on 9-of-13 passing against the Blazers Threw for 332 yards and a pair of touchdown strikes on 19-of-34 passing at Hawai'i during the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl It was the highest passing yardage total by a Cougar in a bowl game Connected with Vincent Marshall on an 81-yard touchdown pass to tie the game with only second remaining in regulation Was his longest pass of the season.
Prepped at Stephenville High School A member of the Dallas Morning News Top Area 100 squad, ranked #59 Ranked #54 by TheInsiders.com recruiting site Member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram State Top 100 Rated #20 player in Big 12 Region by Heartland Recruiting Rated #104 player in state by Websider.com A member of the Max Emfinger Texas Super All-State Team as well as the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal State Fab 44 A two-time District 8-4A Offensive MVP Who was also picked First Team All-Big County by Abilene Reporter News Selected Honorable Mention All-State in 2002 Picked Second Team Academic All-State Completed 206 of 321 attempts for 3,357 yards and 29 touchdowns while also tacking on an additional 197 yards rushing.
Born August 24, 1984, in Victoria, Texas son of Roy and Lanell Kolb of Stephenville Enjoys fishing and hunting in his spare time Also recruited by TCU, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma and Texas Tech Majoring in business.