2010 CollegeFootballNews.com Honorable Mention Freshman All-America
2012: The team's starting quarterback for the first 10 games of the season ... threw for at least 300 yards in five games including a career-high 580 yards against Louisiana Tech ... also had four touchdowns in the game, a number he would replicate against East Carolina ... set an NCAA single-game record with 77 attempts without an interception against Louisiana Tech ... threw for multiple touchdowns in four games ... reeled off a career-long 86-yard rush for a touchdown at UCLA ... ranked third in Conference USA in total offense with 283.6 yards per game.
2010: Earned Honorable Mention Freshman All-America honors from CollegeFootballNews.com ... Led Conference USA in passing yards in league games with 316.5 per game ... Also ranked second in total offense and third in passing efficiency during conference play ... Made his collegiate debut against Mississippi State ... Went 30-for-57 for 301 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions against the Bulldogs ... Went 23-for-45 for 282 yards, three touchdowns and an interception agianst Rice ... Also rushed for 17 yards on five carries against the Owls ... Tallied 233 yards on 19-for-32 passing with a score against SMU ... Against Memphis he threw for 292 yards on 20 completions with a career-high five touchdowns ... Totalled a career-high 334 yards on a 27-for-44 night including four touchdowns against UCF... Went 22-for-36 for 291 yards with three touchdowns and five interceptions against Tulsa ... Passed for an M.M. Roberts Stadium (Southern Miss) record and career-best 467 yards and threw four touchdown passes at Southern Miss ... Threw for 441 yards and two touchdown passes in the season finale vs. Texas Tech.
High School: Three-star recruit by Rivals.com... Four-year letterman for head coach Hal Wasson at Carroll High ... Earned three letters in track and field for coach Tony Holmes ... Rated 32nd best pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com ... Named First-Team All-District by Fort Worth Star-Telegram... Member of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram Top 50 and the Dallas Morning News Top-100... All-District 6-5A First-Team honoree... Helped lead Dragons to 11-2 record and district, bi-district and area championships ... Threw for 2,668 yards on 191-of-309 passing with 20 touchdowns ... Also added 392 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground... Ran hurdles for head track team which finished as the district runner-up ... All-District 6-5A First-Team honoree ... Member of team that finished 9-3 and won bi-district championship.
Personal: Full name is David Lincoln Piland... Born May 16, 1991, in Champaign, Ill... Son of John and Debra Piland ... Majoring in business.
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