John O'Korn 8
John  O'Korn


Huntingdon, Pa.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Last College:

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215




Kornacki: O'Korn Provides Spark with Signature Play

Kornacki: O'Korn Sparks Football with Signature Play


Kornacki: Michigan QB O'Korn's Special Connection with 'G'eorgia

Kornacki: Michigan QB O'Korn's Special Connection with 'G'eorgia


Kornacki: O'Korn Excited About Returning to the Huddle

Kornacki: O'Korn Excited About Returning to the Huddle



Attempts: 52 - at BYU, 2014
Completions: 30 - at BYU, 2014
Yards: 364 - at Rutgers, 2013
Long: 83 - at Rutgers, 2013
TDs: 1 - (2x), last vs. Maryland, 2016

Attempts: 13 - at UCF, 2013
Yards: 56 - at UCF, 2013
Long: 30 - Indiana, 2016

At Michigan
• 2016 Letterwinner
• 2016 Academic All-Big Ten Conference
• Earned 2015 U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• 2016 Academic All-Big Ten

Senior (2016)
• Academic All-Big Ten Conference
• Played in eight games with one start
• Saw playing time in the season opener against Hawaii (Sept. 3), completing 3-of-3 passes for 16 yards
• Completed 2-of-4 passes for 16 yards against UCF (Sept. 10)
• Saw action at quarterback vs. Colorado (Sept. 17)
• Attempted one pass against Penn State (Sept. 24)
• Tossed his first touchdown as a Wolverine at Rutgers (Oct. 8), completing an 11-yard pass to Khalid Hill
• Led three touchdown drives against the Scarlet Knights
• Completed 4-of-5 passes for 38 yards against Illinois (Oct. 22), including a season-long 23-yard connection
• Made his first career start against Indiana (Nov. 19), completing seven-of-16 pass attempts for 59 yards while adding 19 yards on six rushes, including a 30-yard run

Junior (2015)
• Sat out due to NCAA Transfer Rules
• Valuable member of the practice squad

Before Michigan
• Appeared in 20 games over two seasons at the University of Houston, making 16 starts at quarterback
• Threw for 34 touchdowns and 4,068 yards as a Cougar, setting freshman program records for touchdowns (28; No. 1 among all freshmen nationally) and completions (259) in the fall of 2013
• Named American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year (2013)
• Recognized as a Freshman All-American by Athlon Sports (third team; 2013)

Sophomore (2014; Houston)
• Started the first five games of the season, while appearing in seven of the 12 regular-season contests at quarterback
• Tallied six passing touchdowns on 90 completions and 951 yards
• Threw for 307 yards on a then-career-high 30 completions and 52 attempts for three touchdowns at BYU
• Completed a Hail Mary pass to end the first half for a 45-yard touchdown pass at BYU

Freshman (2013; Houston)
• American Athletic Conference's Rookie of the Year
• Third-team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports
• Appeared in 13 games for the Cougars, starting 11 at quarterback
• Took over as starter in week three following David Piland's career-ending injury
• Set the Houston freshman record for touchdowns (28) and completions (259)
• Second on the all-time Houston freshman list for yards as his 3,117 yards, finishing 14 yards shy of Kevin Kolb's 2003 record (3,131 yards)
• Led all true freshmen nationally with his 28 touchdowns
• Threw multiple touchdowns in eight games
• Tied a Houston freshman record with his five passing TDs at Rutgers
• Threw for over 300 yard in three games
• Had a season-best 364 yards passing at Rutgers as he finished 24-of-30 on the day
• The following week, threw 22-of-27 for 263 yards and three touchdowns vs. USF
• Also registered over 300 yards (363) and three touchdowns against BYU and had 312 yards and four touchdowns vs. UTSA
• Opened the year by going 11-of-15 for 107 yards and three touchdowns against Southern
• Threw for three touchdowns and 281 yards vs. Rice
• Also recorded 104 yards rushing, including a long of 24 yards for a touchdown at UCF

• Three-star recruit by ESPN, Rival, Scout and 247Sports
• Ranked as the No. 31 quarterback nationally by Rivals
• Ranked as the No. 34 quarterback nationally by 247Sports
• Ranked as the No. 38 quarterback nationally by ESPN and Scout
• Ranked as the No. 90 player in the state of Florida by Rivals
• Led St. Thomas Aquinas to a Florida state title as a senior with 2,552 passing yards and 22 touchdowns against just four interceptions
• Also ran 95 times for 576 yards and 15 touchdowns
• Earned MVP honors in the Florida Class 7A title win over Tallahassee Lincoln (41-25) with 339 passing yards, 95 rushing yards and four total touchdowns
• Named to the Florida Class 7A All-State First Team
• First-Team All-Broward County selection as a senior
• Named South Florida's top quarterback by South Florida High School Sports
• Set St. Thomas Aquinas single-game and season records for passing yards and passing touchdowns
• Played two years at St. Thomas Aquinas and threw for 655 yards and 10 touchdowns in a dual-quarterback system his first year in Florida
• Prior to his move to Florida, started five times as a sophomore at Huntingdon (Pa.) and finished with 1,008 passing yards along with 10 passing touchdowns

• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, pursuing a degree in American Culture
• Born on November 22, 1994
• Son of Gary and Paula O'Korn


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