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Trevor Vittatoe
10  Trevor Vittatoe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bedford, Texas

High School:
Trinity

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 220

Position:
QB

Experience:
3L

09/01/2014

UTEP Takes on Big 12 Oppenent Texas Tech

UTEP (1-0) christens the home portion of its 2014 schedule versus Big 12 power Texas Tech (1-0) on Saturday. Kickoff is set for 9:05 p.m. MT.

Vittatoe Bio Action CAREER NOTES: On pace to shatter every UTEP career passing and total offense record as a senior ... ranks second in school history in pass attempts (1,234), completions (694), yards (9,683), TD passes (75), 300-yard passing games (12), total offense (9,437 yards) and touchdowns responsible for (76) ... owns the school standard with four 400-yard passing performances ... ranks second among returning FBS players for the 2010 season in career passing yards and passing TDs, and third in total offense ... joins Billy Stevens as the only Miner signal-callers to throw for five touchdowns in a game on three occasions ... owns three of the top six single-season passing yardage totals in the UTEP record book, as well as three of the top six total offense figures ... is the only Miner QB to pass for 3,000 yards in three separate seasons ... he is also the only player in school annals to compile 25+ touchdown passes and less than 10 interceptions in two separate seasons ... established the school single-game standard with 33 touchdown tosses in 2008 ... threw for 517 yards versus Marshall in 2009 to break a UTEP record that had stood since 1970 ... that figure ranks seventh in Conference USA records ... in the C-USA career records, rates eighth in passing TDs, ninth in passing yards, 10th in total offense and 12th in touchdowns responsible for ... has started every game over the last three years (36 total).

2009 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA for the third straight year ... completed 224-of-409 passes for a personal best 3,308 yards with 17 touchdowns and 13 interceptions ... passing yardage total ranks third in UTEP history ... rated second in C-USA in passing yards per game (275.7), third in total offense (268.8) and sixth in passing efficiency (130.1) ... for C-USA games only, ranked second in passing average/game (333.5) and third in total offense/game (328.6) ... in the NCAA stats, was 10th in passing yards per game, 17th in total passing yards, 21st in total offense and 54th in passing efficiency ... served as the Miners' team offensive captain ... his 517 yards passing versus Marshall were the sixth-most by an FBS player in 2009 ... joined Northwestern's Mike Kafka and Houston's Case Keenum as the only FBS QBs to throw for as many yards in a game in '09 ... completed 28-of-40 passes against the Thundering Herd ... had another big game versus UAB with 419 yards passing, completing 24-of-45 attempts ... was 23-for-40 for 396 yards at SMU ... went 21-for-40 for 319 yards at Memphis ... threw for multiple TDs in five contests ... had multiple interceptions in four games (Texas, Memphis, Tulsa, UAB) ... in the other eight games of the season he tallied three picks combined.

2008 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA ... set a school record by throwing 33 touchdown passes ... completed 246-of-418 attempts for 3,274 yards with only nine interceptions ... had the fourth-best seasonal passing yardage total in UTEP history ... had a passing efficiency rating of 146.39, fourth-best in school annals ... ranked 13th in the NCAA in passing yards per game (272.8), 20th in passing efficiency and 20th in total offense (270.3 ypg) ... rated fourth in C-USA in passing average and passing efficiency, and sixth in total offense ... his 33 touchdown passes rank seventh in the C-USA single-season record book ... averaged 310.1 yards passing and 309.8 yards of total offense in C-USA play, both third-best in the league ... threw for over 300 yards in four of the last six games, averaging 325.0 yards during that span ... after throwing three interceptions in the season opener at Buffalo, tossed just three picks over the next 10 games before finishing the season with three turnovers at East Carolina ... during the 10-game run, he had 30 touchdown passes against only three interceptions ... named the Conference USA Player of the Week for his performance at Southern Miss, in which he completed 25-of-43 passes for 266 yards and four scores ... led the Miners to a 40-37 victory over the Golden Eagles, finding Kris Adams for the game-winning six-yard score in the second overtime ... threw for a season-high 410 yards against SMU, hitting on 21-of-31 attempts ... became only the fourth quarterback in UTEP history to have multiple 400-yard passing games, and the first to have two prior to his junior year ... tied his career-best with five touchdown passes at Louisiana-Lafayette ... in the process, he became the first signal-caller in UTEP history to toss five touchdown passes in a game as both a freshman and a sophomore ... completed 72.7 percent of his passes (24-of-33) versus the Ragin' Cajuns ... passed for three or more touchdowns in eight straight contests -- a UTEP record -- before seeing the streak end in the final game at East Carolina ... over the last nine games, he threw for 31 scores -- an average of 3.4 TDs per outing ... completed 27-of-45 passes for 362 yards and four TDs at Houston ... threw for 313 yards (23-for-41) and two scores at East Carolina ... connected on 21-of-34 attempts for 306 yards and four TDs at Tulsa ... named UTEP's Offensive MVP for the 2008 season ... earned a spot on the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll for posting a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better.

2007 (FRESHMAN): Honorable Mention All-Conference USA by the coaches and tabbed to the league's All-Freshman Team ... established UTEP freshman records for passing yards (3,101) and passing touchdowns (25) ... ranked second nationally among NCAA Bowl Subdivision (FBS) freshmen in passing yardage behind Oklahoma's Sam Bradford (3,121) ... ended the year rated 25th in the country in passing yards per game (258.4), 31st in total passing yards, 32nd in passing efficiency (135.87) and 43rd in total offense (247.4 ypg) ... in the C-USA statistics, was fifth in passing yards per game and passing efficiency and sixth in total offense ... completed 224-of-407 attempts with only seven interceptions (averaged one pick every 58 pass attempts) ... completed 38-of-55 attempts for a season-high 409 yards versus East Carolina ... the 38 completions against the Pirates were a school record, and the 55 pass attempts were the most by a Miner quarterback in 40 years ... attempted 57 passes at Rice two weeks later, the third-most in a game in the UTEP record book ... went 30-for-57 for 373 yards and five touchdowns (third-most in a game in school history) versus the Owls ... appointed the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week on Oct. 8 after completing 21-of-27 passes for 319 yards and three scores in the Miners' 48-47 victory over Tulsa ... found Joe West for a 14-yard TD with 58 seconds remaining to give UTEP the come-from-behind triumph over the eventual C-USA Western Division champion Golden Hurricane ... completed 28-of-43 attempts for 308 yards at Tulane ... had 290 yards passing or more in six of the last seven games, including 290 against Southern Miss and 292 at UCF to close out the season.

2006: Redshirted ... named UTEP's Offensive Scout Team MVP ... chosen to the Conference USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Team Texas first team quarterback as a senior at Trinity High School ... also a first team All-District 6-5A honoree and team MVP ... completed 75 of 129 passes for 1,999 yards with 20 touchdowns and only four interceptions as a senior ... also had eight rushing TDs for a 14-1 club that won the state title ... as a junior, completed 148 of 242 attempts for 1,972 yards with 14 TDs and five interceptions ... also added eight rushing scores ... three-year varsity letterwinner for coach Steve Lineweaver ... member of two district championship teams (2003, 2005) ... two-time Academic All-District pick.

PERSONAL: Parents are Vernon and the late Kari Vittatoe ... father played basketball at Hardin-Simmons ... has one brother and one sister ... full name is Trevor Lee Vittatoe ... nickname is "Diesel" ... born 1/4/88 (Bedford, Texas) ... Business Management major.

Trevor Vittatoe's Career Stats
Year GP COMP ATT PCT YPA YPG TD INT LNG EFFIC.
2006 Sat out the year as a redshirt
2007 12 224 407 55.0 7.6 258.4 25 7 78 135.9
2008 12 246 418 58.9 7.8 272.8 33 9 85 146.4
2009 12 224 409 54.8 8.1 275.7 17 13 80 130.1
Total 36 694 1,234 56.2 7.8 269.0 75 29 85 137.5

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