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Tate Forcier 5
Tate Forcier

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

High School:
Scripps Ranch

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 190

Position:
QB


Sophomore (2010) ... earned second varsity letter ... appeared in eight contests ... completed 54-of-84 passes (64.3 pct.) for 597 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions ... carried the ball 22 times for 51 yards and a touchdown ... made season debut at quarterback vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25), completing 12-of-12 passes for 110 yards and one touchdown ... set a program single-game record for highest completion percentage (100.0 pct.) with a minimum of 10 passes against the Falcons, surpassing Jim Harbaugh's 12-for-13 (92.3 pct.) effort against Purdue on Nov. 9, 1985 ... added 30 rushing yards on four carries vs. BGSU ... took two snaps at quarterback, completing his only pass attempt, and had a pooch-punt for 39 yards in Big Ten opener at Indiana (Oct. 2) ... completed 17-of-26 passes for 239 yards and a touchdown while rushing for another in the second half vs. Iowa (Oct. 16) ... led U-M's offense to 21 fourth-quarter points against the Hawkeyes, including a 45-yard touchdown pass and a three-yard rushing score ... did not complete a pass as a backup quarterback, but did record a 27-yard punt at Penn State (Oct. 30) ... led Michigan on four touchdown drives in the fourth quarter and overtime periods in a relief appearance at quarterback vs. Illinois (Nov. 6) ... completed 12-of-19 passes for 114 yards and two touchdowns in addition to his game-winning two-point conversion throw to Junior Hemingway in the third overtime period ... had seven carries for 33 yards against the Fighting Illini ... completed one pass for 17 yards and gained three yards on the ground on four carries as a reserve quarterback at Purdue (Nov. 13) ... recorded a 39-yard pooch punt against the Boilermakers ... completed 3-of-5 passes for 35 yards after entering the contest in the fourth quarter vs. Wisconsin (Nov. 20) ... went 8-for-15 for 82 yards in a relief appearance at quarterback against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... did not see game action vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.

Freshman
(2009) ... earned first varsity letter ... CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America honorable mention ... Sporting News Freshman All-Big Ten ... started all 12 games at quarterback ... completed 165-of-281 passes (58.7 pct.) for 2,050 yards and tossed 13 touchdowns ... carried the ball a team-high 118 times for 240 yards and scored three TDs ... averaged 190.8 yards of total offense per game ... had five games with over 200 yards passing ... made first career start at quarterback vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 5), throwing for 179 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries ... the start vs. the Broncos made Forcier only the third true freshman quarterback in Michigan history to start the season opener - Rick Leach (1975) and Chad Henne (2004) ... led Wolverines to a score on his first series under center ... completed 23-of-33 passes for 240 yards and two touchdowns vs. Notre Dame (Sept. 12) ... threw game-winning five-yard touchdown pass to Greg Mathews with 11 seconds remaining against the Irish ... carried the ball 13 times for a career-high 70 yards and one score vs. ND ... produced a 31-yard touchdown scamper on fourth-and-three early in the fourth quarter against the Irish ... tallied a 50-yard punt to the Notre Dame four-yard line in the third quarter ... awarded the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the Davey O'Brien Quarterback of the Week and the AT&T All-American Player of the Week ... completed 7-of-13 passes for 68 yards and rushed for five yards vs. Eastern Michigan (Sept. 19) ... completed 11-of-21 passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns vs. Indiana (Sept. 26), and rushed for 15 yards and one score ... threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Brown on his first completion of the Indiana game ... led the Wolverines on two come-from-behind scoring drives in the fourth quarter against the Hoosiers ... had a leaping 7-yard touchdown rush on third down and converted a two-point attempt with a 7-yard rush to give U-M its first lead in the fourth quarter vs. IU ... threw a 26-yard touchdown strike to Martavious Odoms on third down to retake the lead with just over two minutes remaining against Indiana ... completed 17-of-32 passes for 223 yards and two TDs at Michigan State (Oct. 3), his first career road start ... directed two touchdown drives in the final five minutes that put the game into overtime against the Spartans ... completed 5-of-9 passes for 46 yards and rushed four times for 39 yards on the game-tying drive against MSU ... tossed game-tying nine-yard touchdown to Roy Roundtree with two seconds remaining in regulation ... completed 8-of-19 pass attempts for 94 yards at Iowa (Oct. 10) ... added 26 rushing yards on eight carries against the Hawkeyes ... kicked a pooch-punt for 26 yards inside the Iowa 20-yard line ... played only one series vs. Delaware State (Oct. 17), leading a touchdown drive with 2-of-2 passing for 39 yards ... went 13-of-30 for 140 yards and rushed for 10 yards on14 attempts vs. Penn State (Oct. 24) ... completed 13-of-23 passes for a career-high 257 yards at Illinois (Oct. 31) ... set a career long with a 76-yard pass to Roy Roundtree on U-M's first drive of the second half against the Illini ... rushed for 24 yards on 11 carries against Illinois ... started at quarterback vs. Purdue (Nov. 7), completing 15-of-24 passes for 212 yards and a touchdown ... threw a 43-yard score to Roy Roundtree midway through the second quarter ... recorded career high with 18 carries for 32 yards and a six-yard touchdown rush against the Boilermakers ... completed 77 percent of his passes at Wisconsin (Nov. 14), going 20-of-26 for 188 yards and two touchdowns ... went 23-of-38 passing for 226 yards and one TD vs. Ohio State (Nov. 21) ... joined Chad Henne as the only true freshmen in school history to start every game at quarterback during the season.

Prep ... attended Scripps Ranch High School (Dec. 2008) coached by Sergio Diaz ... played quarterback, free safety and cornerback ... Key Statistics ... completed 529-of-760 passes (69.6 pct.) for 7,448 yards and 61 touchdowns in his career ... rushed the ball 231 times for 2,049 yards and scored 24 TDs during his career ... completed 208-of-326 passes (63.8 pct.) for 3,424 yards and 23 TDs with 15 interceptions during senior year ... carried the ball 92 times for 783 yards and 12 TDs senior season ... completed 164-of-213 passes (77.0 pct.) for 2,387 yards and 21 touchdowns with five interceptions as a junior ... rushed 66 times for 733 yards and scored six touchdowns junior year ... completed 157-of-221 passes (71.0 pct.) for 1,637 and 17 TDs with four interceptions as a sophomore ... carried the ball 73 times for 533 yards and scored six TDs sophomore year ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star prospect according to Rivals.com and Scout.com ... rated as the nation's most accurate quarterback by Rivals.com ... selected as the fifth-best dual threat quarterback nationally according to Rivals.com ... No. 18 prospect in the state of California and the 164th overall player nationally by Rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-American and the nation's No. 23 quarterback prospect according to the publication ... listed as the No. 28 overall player in the state of California by SuperPrep ... Prep Star All-American and named to Top 100 Dream Team ... selected as the No. 14 quarterback and 137th overall player nationally according to Scout.com ... listed as the No. 55 overall player nationally by Tom Lemming ... rated as the 144th-best player in the country by Scouts, Inc. ... earned all-league and all-state honors final three seasons.

Personal ... Robert Patrick Forcier was born August 7, 1990 ... brother, Jason, was a backup quarterback for Michigan (2005-06) before transferring to Stanford ... Jason is currently at Stanford and his other brother, Chris, plays at UCLA ... enrolled in the School of Kinesiology.


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