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  Joe Ayoob
Joe Ayoob

Player Profile
Hometown:
San Rafael

High School:
Terra Linda

Last College:
San Francisco City College

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 223

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
08/08/1984

Experience:
2V

Major:
Social Welfare

2006: Saw action in four games as Cal's backup quarterback ... connected on 9-of-22 passes for 187 yards and a 40-yard touchdown connection with DeSean Jackson against Tennessee ... also saw action against Portland State (2-for-4, 18 yards) and Minnesota (no attempts) ... serves as the Bears' holder on field goals and extra points.

2005: Started nine games at quarterback and guided the Bears to a 5-4 record in those contests ... passed for 1,707 yards with 15 scores ... ended the season No. 8 in the Pac-10 in passing yards (155.2 ypg) and ninth in total offense (160.5 ypg) ... best game of the season may have come at New Mexico State when he was 17-of-26 through the air for a season-best 284 yards and a touchdown ... also ran for three scores against the Aggies on his first three carries ... his first career start came at Washington and he responded with a 17-of-27 passing performance that covered 271 yards with four first-half TD passes ... against Oregon State, he became the first Cal player since Kyle Boller in 2002 to catch a touchdown pass, run for a TD and throw a touchdown pass in the same game ... threw for 274 yards against Washington State, including 91 in the final seven minutes when he rallied the Bears to a 42-38 win ... was 4-of-4 with two touchdowns on Cal's last two possessions ... ran for a score and passed for two touchdowns in the 28-0 win over Arizona ... came off the bench to see action in the season opener against Sacramento State and the regular season finale at Stanford.

Community College: Regarded as one of the premier junior college quarterbacks in the nation ... named the state's 2004 community college offensive player of the year by the JC Athletic Bureau/California Community College Football Coaches Association ... earned first team JC Gridwire All-America notice after completing 61.3 percent (217-of-354) of his passes for 3,679 yards and 35 touchdowns in 2004 ... ranked No. 1 in the state in passing efficiency (177.5) and directed the most prolific junior-college offense in California (500.1 yards per game) ... SuperPrep rated him the No. 2 junior college player in the nation in its postseason JuCo 100 ... Rivals.com ranked him No. 15 on its national JC list ... engineered an 11-1 season at CCSF, with the team's only loss a 39-32 verdict to College of the Canyons in the California state championship game ... named the offensive player of the game in defeat, as he rifled passes for 386 yards and four touchdowns and also rushed for 62 yards on seven carries ... in his two seasons at CCSF, he connected on 352-of-571 pass attempts (61.6 percent) for 5,790 yards and 55 touchdowns while rushing for an additional nine TDs ... directed his school to a 23-1 record over his two campaigns, propelling CCSF to the national championship (12-0) in 2003 ... awarded MVP honors in the state championship game in each of his two seasons.

High School: Enjoyed a brilliant career at Terra Linda HS, where he was named first team all-league in football, basketball and baseball ... played in the North Coast Section championship football games in both his junior and senior seasons.

Personal: Parents are Joe and Marie Ayoob ... father attended Clemson on a basketball scholarship ... hobbies include fixing old cars ... born Aug. 8, 1984 ... social welfare major.

Ayoob's Career Passing Stats, through 12/2/06

Year G-GS C-A Pct Yards TD INT Long Yds/G
2005 11-9 125-254 49.2 1,707 15 1458155.2
2006 4-0 11-26 42.3 205 1 14051.2
Totals 15-9 136-280 48.6 1,747 16 15 58 116.4

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