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Grant Stucker
Grant Stucker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Parker, Colo.

High School:
Ponderosa

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 203

Position:
QB

Experience:
2L


09/13/2014

Postgame notes

CSU vs. UC Davis

11/02/2013

Postgame notes

CSU vs. Boise State

2009 (Senior): Started the first 11 games at quarterback until a Week 12 shoulder injury ended his season...Completed 53 percent of his passes (133-for-251) for 1,874 yards, with 12 TDs and 12 INTs...After a five-month competition with Jon Eastman, earned the starting role Aug. 28, having assembled a string of consistently strong practices, and has played very well since something clicked that week, according to coaches...In resounding season-opening win at Colorado (Sept. 6), made his first start since 2004 as a senior at Ponderosa High School, and led CSU to a landmark 23-17 win...Showed poise at a critical juncture on the season's first series, connecting with Dion Morton on a 57-yard third-down play to put the Rams on the Buffs' 10-yard line and set up CSU's first 2009 points...Later in the first quarter, threw a perfect, 13-yard touchdown pass to John Mosure, the QB's first career scoring toss...Also against CU, on a second-quarter reverse, helped spring Dion Morton on a 26-yard run by throwing a Brett Favre-lead block; also, early in the fourth quarter, found Rashaun Greer for 45 yards down the right sideline to the CU 2, setting up a field goal that extended the CSU lead to 23-10...In 24-23 win vs. Weber State (Sept. 12), put the Rams on the board early in the game on a double-reverse pass, hauling in a 40-yard touchdown from WR Dion Morton...Later, found Eric Peitz on a dramatic 2-yard touchdown that provided the game-winning points in the fourth-quarter (replay overturned the officials' incompletion call)... After catching the 40-yard pass from Morton, became one of the only football players in college history to have been involved in his career's first three touchdowns as a ball carrier (18-yard run in 2008 New Mexico Bowl vs. Fresno State), a passer (13-yard TD connection with John Mosure at CU Sept. 6), and receiver (from Morton vs. Weber State)...Led CSU to an assertive 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), throwing for a pair of scores and rushing for another in his career's first multi-TD game...Against Wolf Pack, was 5-of-7 for 66 yards on third down, picking up four first downs, three of which were on TD drives...Led Dion Morton perfectly on a 49-yard pass over the middle to put CSU up 21-6 in the third quarter, then executed a flawless play-action fake before finding FB Zac Pauga down the right sideline for a 32-yard score...Then, on CSU's next drive in UNR contest, made an effective cut to leave several defenders behind on a 35-yard touchdown run to put the game away in the fourth quarter...In the process, became only the second quarterback in CSU history to win his first three career starts, joining Matt Newton (1998-99)...In conference-opening loss at No. 19 BYU (Sept. 26), turned in the most prolific game by a CSU passer in four years, completing 31-of-51 passes - tying the school's single-game completions record -- for 372 yards and two TDs, and both of his INTs went in and out of his receivers' hands...Brought the Rams to within two scores of the Cougars in the second quarter with a gorgeous touch pass to Dion Morton in the corner of the end zone, punctuating a 10-play, 63-yard drive...During a third-quarter TD march at BYU, calmly completed a pass to Morton, converting a fourth-and-4, and later executed a nine-play, 83-yard drive in just 1:57, throwing another perfect touch pass to Tyson Liggett in the corner of the end zone, to pull CSU within 35-23 with 5 minutes left...His 372 passing yards were the most by a CSU player since Justin Holland threw for 381 in the 2005 Poinsettia Bowl...One week later, his four TD passes in bitter 31-29 loss at Idaho (Oct. 3) were the most by a CSU player since Holland had four in a 2005 win vs. Wyoming; threw three TDs in the first half, including a 3-yard pass to Eric Peitz off a gorgeous play-action fake, and a 34-yard strike to Dion Morton just before half...Then, with the Rams down 31-23 in the game's waning moments, engineered a five-play, 89-yard drive, finishing with a 39-yard TD pass to Lou Greenwood...In difficult 24-17 loss vs. Utah, engineered three scoring drives to give CSU its first lead vs. the Utes in four years, including a 36-yard TD strike to Dion Morton that extended the QB's streak of games with a TD pass to six, but struggled with three second-half interceptions...In loss vs. San Diego State (Oct. 24), guided the team on four TD drives, one that ended in a 40-yard TD pass to Tyson Liggett...In loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), orchestrated a pair of first-half scoring drives to cut the Rams' deficit from 14-0 to 14-10; against one of the MWC's best defenses, led CSU on a 13-play, 74-yard FG drive got the Rams back in the game, consuming 7:42 off the clock, then took the next drive seven plays and 59 yards, including carries of his own over the last three snaps...On the TD drive against AFA, scrambled for 17 yards to convert a fourth-and-4, then on the next play ran 13 yards for a TD, blasting threw Falcons defenders to reach paydirt...In second quarter of loss at New Mexico (Nov. 21), converted a third-and-2 with a 14-yard run, but on the next play, UNM's Johnathan Rainey landed on top of him after a pass and he did not return with a painful shoulder injury.

2008 (Junior): Played in four games...Completed three of five passes for 22 yards, and had four carries for 43 yards (10.8 avg.) with one TD...At No. 14 Utah (Oct. 11), made his 2008 debut and threw his first collegiate passes in late relief of starter Billy Farris...In win at San Diego State (Oct. 25), took a direct snap and ran for 15 yards -- his first career carry -- to help CSU toward an eventual game-tying TD early in the second half...In tough, 45-42 loss vs. No. 17 BYU (Nov. 1), had a pair of carries for 10 yards, including a 6-yard run off a direct snap on CSU's go-ahead TD drive in the third period...In New Mexico Bowl triumph vs. Fresno State (Dec. 20), scored his first career touchdown, an 18-yard run on a direct snap that gave CSU its first points.

2007 (Sophomore): Served as a reserve quarterback most of the year, including the last month as the No. 2 quarterback with Billy Farris sidelined, but starter Caleb Hanie took all the snaps over the balance of the year...Did make his collegiate debut late in the Rams' emotional first win, at UNLV (Oct. 20), with fourth-quarter playing time as a wide receiver.

2006 (Freshman): Spent the season as a reserve quarterback.

2005: Redshirted and played scout team quarterback as a true freshman in his first year of college eligibility.

High School: Was one of the state's top prep performers at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colo. ...Was a two-time honorable mention all-state selection, and was twice named second-team all-conference...Led the team to the state title as a junior and threw for more than 2,400 yards in his career, a school record...Was a three-year starter in football, earning three varsity letter awards, along with two in basketball and another in baseball...High school football coach was Jamie Woodruff.

Personal: Given name Patrick Grant Stucker...Born Dec. 7, 1986, in Denver, Colo. ...Son of Pat and Donna Stucker...Has one sister...Dad, Pat, was an offensive tackle at the Air Force from 1978-82...Dad's cousin, Lyle Stucker, was a fullback duirng the late 1940s with Colorado A&M (now Colorado State), helping the Aggies to the Raisin Bowl...Majoring in construction management...Hometown: Parker, Colo.

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