Awards and Honors:
2009, 2010 Co-captain.
Iowa State's all-time leader in career completion percentage, hitting on .597 percent of his passes (616-of-1031) ... second in Iowa State history with 6,777 passing yards and 616 completions ... 42 career passing touchdowns rank second all-time on ISU chart ... second on ISU list with 8,044 yards of total offense ... played in 41 career games ... career ended in game at Colorado with knee injury ... had big game against Nebraska, completing 21-of-32 passes for 203 yards and three touchdowns ... helped ISU to win at No. 22 Texas, hitting on 11-of-23 passes for 136 yards and two touchdowns ... also ran for 40 yards against the Longhorns ... had strong game against Texas Tech, completing 20-of-28 passes for 190 yards and a career-high four TD passes ... hit eight different receivers against Northern Illinois, going 27-of-36 for 265 yards.
Received Ralph Aulmann Memorial Award as one of four team captains and the only non-senior co-captain ... his .587 completion percentage in 2009 (178-of-303) is the sixth-best single-season mark in school history ... totaled 292 yards of total offense and threw a TD pass in Insight Bowl win over Minnesota ... passed for 249 yards and one TD at Missouri in season-finale ... tossed two touchdown passes against Colorado while throwing for 116 yards and running for 42 more ... threw for 188 yards and a touchdown against Oklahoma State ... missed the Nebraska game with a hand injury and took only one snap at Texas A&M ... threw for 166 yards and a score while rushing for 45 yards and another touchdown in a little more than a half against Baylor ... amassed season-high 360 yards of total offense against Kansas ... threw for 293 yards and two scores against the Jayhawks while rushing for 67 yards and another touchdown ... threw two touchdown passes while running for a career-high 84 yards and another score against Kansas State ... passed for 173 yards and a touchdown against Army while running for 62 yards and another score ... threw for 144 yards and a touchdown while adding 42 yards and two scores on the ground against Kent State ... ran for 56 yards against Iowa ... began junior season by completing 16-of-28 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns against North Dakota State ... ran the ball 17 times for 78 yards and a score against NDSU.
Leader of the second-best passing offense in ISU history ... set several school records in his first full season under center ... started every game but shared duties with former teammate Phillip Bates through the first four games of the season ... threw for a school record 440 yards against Kansas State ... his 493 yards of total offense against the Wildcats tied Seneca Wallace for the most single-game total offense in ISU history ... his 438 yards of total offense against Texas A&M is fourth on the school charts ... set a school record with 36 completions against Missouri ... 247 completions are most in a season by an ISU quarterback ... 2,792 passing yards is the third-best total in school history, as was his 61.6 completion percentage ... second on single-season total offense charts with 3,193 yards ... already in Iowa State's career top 10 in passing yards (10th) and completions (seventh) ... rushed for 401 yards and five touchdowns, both second on the team.
Completed five-of-seven passes for 130 yards in win over Kansas State ... completed 20-of-37 passes for 267 yards in six games.
Redshirted initial collegiate season.
Named the Gatorade Iowa High School Football Player of the Year as a senior, leading his team to an 8-2 record and a state playoff berth ... completed 59 percent of his passes for 1,417 yards and 13 touchdowns ... also gained 543 yards on the ground with 10 scores ... finished career with 3,691 passing yards and 30 touchdowns ... first-team Elite all-state and first-team Class 4A all-state quarterback by The Des Moines Register.
Born July 5, 1988, in Ames, Iowa ... son of Brenda Sinclair and John Arnaud ... father was a three-year starter in the Iowa State secondary (1980-82), earning the nickname “Landshark” ... communications major.