All-America Candidate •  Maxwell Award Candidate •  Davey O'Brien Quarterback Award Candidate •  Walter Camp Association Award Candidate
Enters the fall as the number-one Cougar quarterback... efficient signal-caller who has a complete grasp of Art Briles' offensive system... 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...
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 André 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 but that came 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... 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 Mddleton 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... plans to major in business.
Opponent Comp. Att. Int. Pct. Yards TD Lg
Rice 15 33 1 45.4 204 1 33
Oklahoma 15 22 0 68.1 221 0 63
Year G Comp. Att. Int. Pct. Yards TD Lg
2003 13 220 360 6 61.1 3,131 25 81
2004 2 30 55 1 54.5 425 1 63
Totals 15 250 415 7 60.2 3,556 26 81
Year G Plays Rush Pass Total TDR
2003 13 499 346 3,131 3,477 32
2004 2 xxx -50 425 375 1
Totals 15 xxx 296 3,556 3,852 33


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