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Zach Maynard
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Zach Maynard 1260551
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Experience: 1 Letter

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Features: The Daily Orange (9/27/12) | ESPN (9/19/12) | Columbus Dispatch (9/13/12)

CAL CAREER (Career Stats): Started 22 of the 23 games he played at Cal during the 2011 and '12 seasons before missing his final two contests due to injury ... finished his career with a 128.36 passer efficiency rating to rank eighth on Cal's all-time list, while he had eight 250-yard passing games to rank tied for ninth, and 5,204 passing yards and 5,350 total offense yards to rank 10th ... completed 411-of-701 passes (58.6%) overall with 29 touchdowns and 22 interceptions ... averaged 226.3 yards of passing per game ... rushed 182 times for 146 yards and seven touchdowns, gaining 661 and losing 515 for his final total on the ground ... also had two receptions for 35 yards and made two tackles.

2012 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started nine of the 10 games he played in before an injury in the 10th game of the season against Washington ended both his season and his Cal career ... completed 180-of-296 passes for 2,214 yards, with 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions for a career-high passer efficiency rating of 130.26 that at the end of the regular season ranked seventh in the Pac-10 and 65th nationally ... had per-game averages that ranked sixth in the Pac-12 in passing (221.40 ypg) and seventh in total offense (225.20 ypg) ... threw for at least one touchdown in six of his first seven games and both threw and ran for a score on three occasions ... also rushed for three scores, totaling 38 yards on 98 rushes as he gained 318 but lost 280 to finish with 2,252 yards of total offense ... had arguably the best game of his career came when he completed 25-of-30 passes (career highs 83.3 completion percentage and 203.27 quarterback rating) for a season-high 295 yards, threw for a career-high-tying four touchdowns (most in a non-overtime game) and rushed for another in win against Pac-12 South Division champion UCLA, with the five touchdowns he was responsible for a career best to earn National Quarterback Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards ... also had a strong game at Ohio State when he was 26-of-37 for 280 yards with one touchdown and one interception, while also running for a touchdown and catching one pass for eight yards ... other games with at least 200 passing yards included home contests vs. Nevada (17-of-30, 245 yards, 2 TD), Southern Utah (17-of-23, 229 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) and Stanford (19-of-31, 214 yards, 1 TD) ... did not start in the season opener against Nevada after being suspended for missing a tutoring appointment over the summer ... other outings came at Washington State (14-of-23, 189 yards, 1 TD, 2 INT), vs. Washington (15-of-29, 175 yards, 1 INT), at USC (18-of-33, 173 yards, 2 INT), vs. Arizona State (9-of-28, 126 yards, 1 TD) ... had a 69-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen against Washington State that was his longest of the season ... top rushing game of the season came when he posted a career-high 78 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries at Washington State ... other games with positive rushing yards came vs. Southern Utah (six carries, 39 yards) and at Utah (11 rushes, 30 yards) ... credited for a career-high 19 rushes at USC but totaled only -2 yards as he was sacked a career-high nine times ... had one tackle each vs. Southern Utah and Washington ... listed by Lindy's as one of Cal's Players to Watch prior to the season ... completed 6-of-10 passes for 109 yards and a 29-yard touchdown to Maurice Harris in the spring game, while adding four rushes for 15 yards including a 1-yard touchdown run.

2011 (Game-By-Game Stats): Started all 13 games in his first season as Cal's quarterback, completing 231-of-405 passes (57.0%) for 2,990 yards, with 17 touchdowns and 12 interceptions for a 126.98 passer efficiency rating ... his 2,990 passing yards were the third-highest single-season total in Cal history and only 31 yards shy of Nate Longshore's 3,021 passing yards in 2006 that are the second-most behind Pat Barnes' school-record 3,499 in 1996, while his 17 passing TD's were one outside the school's single-season top-10 list ... had 3,098 yards of total offense with another 108 coming on the ground to rank third on the school's all-time single-season list behind Barnes (3,416 in 1996) and Aaron Rodgers (3,113 in 2003) ... came on strong over the final third of the regular season as evidenced by the dramatic rise in his completion percentage, touchdown to interception ratio and quarterback rating ... over his final four regular-season games completed 68.1 percent of his passes, threw for five touchdowns to one interception and posted a 154.25 rating compared to completing 53.4 percent of his passes, 12 touchdowns to 10 interceptions and a rating of 121.31 over his first eight regular-season contests ... also ran for four touchdowns over his final seven regular-season games, first in back-to-back contests against USC and Utah, and then vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State ... threw for at least one touchdown in 10 of 13 games and either threw or ran for one in 12 of 13 contests with a game at UCLA the lone exception ... both threw and ran for a score on three occasions vs. Utah, vs. Oregon State and at Arizona State (all in the second half of the regular season) ... threw for at least 200 yards nine times, while rushing for over 35 yards on four occasions ... sixth in the Pac-12 in total offense (238.2 ypg, No. 43 NCAA) and eighth in passing (230.0 ypg) ... arguably posted his signature game of the season in the second-to-last regular-season contest of the campaign at Stanford when he was 20-of-29 (69.0%) for 280 yards and two touchdowns without throwing an interception to finish with better stats than Heisman Trophy runner-up Andrew Luck and take home the Berkeley Breakfast Club Award for Cal's Outstanding offensive player in the Big Game ... completed 23-of-43 passes (tied career-high for pass attempts) for a career-high 349 yards at Washington to mark the first time a Cal quarterback had thrown for 300 or more yards since Kevin Riley threw for 351 yards at Arizona State in 2009 ... had a 90-yard touchdown pass to Keenan Allen at Washington that was the longest pass play in Cal history, as well as the longest pass play and tied for the second-longest play from the line of scrimmage in the Pac-12 in 2011 ... also had a strong game in the regular-season finale at Arizona State, completing 19-of-26 passes for 237 yards, including a 74-yard touchdown strike to C.J. Anderson, and rushing five times for 40 yards and a score ... managed the game well in home victories over Washington State (10-of-17, 118 yards, 1 TD) and Oregon State (13-of-19, 128 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT) in the final month of the regular season ... started the second half of the regular season with a strong game in a victory over Utah (19-of-29, 255 yards, 1 TD) ... began his Cal career by helping the Golden Bears to three straight victories vs. Fresno State (16-of-35, 266 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT), at Colorado (18-of-35, 243 yards, career-high-tying 4 TD, 1 INT) and vs. Presbyterian (15-of-25, 215 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT ... only played in the first half) ... picked up honorable mention Quarterback Performer of the Week honors from the College Football Performance Awards in a 36-33 overtime win at Colorado as his fourth TD pass was a five-yard game-winner to Allen in overtime that followed a 32-yard completion to Allen on first-and-30 from the Colorado 35 two plays earlier, while he also had a career-long 27-yard reception from Allen ... also rushed for a season-high 52 yards against Fresno State, including a career-long 43-yard run that was the team's third-longest of the campaign ... solid at Oregon (20-of-41, 218 yards, 1 TD) ... had his toughest game of the season in a loss at UCLA (14-of-30, 199 yards, 4 INT) when he was also sacked a season-high-tying three times and did not either pass or rush for a touchdown for the first time at Cal, but did manage nine rushes for 39 yards including a 39-yarder that was the second-longest run of his career and tied for the fourth-longest of the year by a Cal player ... put up some of his biggest numbers of the season vs. USC by going 25-of-43 for 294 yards (most completions, tied for career-high in attempts, second-most yards of season, third-most yards of career) but also threw three interceptions and went without a TD pass for his first time of the season vs. the Trojans ... was 19-of-33 with one interception and no touchdowns in the Holiday Bowl vs. Texas ... named the starting quarterback by head coach Jeff Tedford on May 14 two weeks following the end of spring practice ... took the majority of first-team snaps during spring workouts while in a three-way battle for the starting quarterback job with Allan Bridgford and Brock Mansion ... named one of the top national transfers by Athlon and Cal's top newcomer according to Lindy's prior to the season ... listed as being in a "Position Battle" with Mansion at quarterback on a Fantasy Flash sidebar in Cal's team section of Athlon's season preview magazine.

2010: Redshirted ... did not play ... transferred from Buffalo and attended school at nearby Contra Costa College during the fall semester.

BUFFALO: Played in all 12 games and started 11 during his 2009 sophomore campaign with the Bulls when he completed 218-of-379 passes (57.5%) for 2,694 yards and 18 TDs with 15 interceptions for a 124.99 quarterback efficiency rating ... ranked third on the team in rushing with 300 yards on 87 carries with one touchdown on the ground ... had a huge day in the second start of his collegiate career against Big East power Pittsburgh, passing for a career high 400 yards with a school career-high and career-high-tying four touchdown passes as he hit on 24-of-35 attempts ... totaled six games with more than 200 yards passing, including a 327-yard effort on 26-of-50 passing vs. Akron ... completed at least 60% of his passes in five of his first six games, capped by a 16-of-20 (80%) performance for 232 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions against Gardner-Webb ... other 200-yard passing games came against Temple (26-of-41, 281 yards), Ohio (17-of-36, 230 yards), Central Michigan (16-of-31, 210 yards) and Akron (20-of-35, 205 yards), throwing for two TDs vs. both Ohio and Central Michigan ... passed for at least one touchdown in each of his first 11 games before being shut out in the season finale against Kent State ... rushed for a school career-high 61 yards on six carries and scored his rushing touchdown against Miami, Ohio ... rushed for at least 30 yards on six occasions, also passing the mark vs. Ohio (7-39), Bowling Green State (10-38), Central Michigan (8-37), Akron (6-36) and Western Michigan (6-34) ... played in eight of the team's last 10 games (eight of 14 total) off the bench as a true freshman in 2008, completing 1-of-3 passes for seven yards and rushing eight times for 56 yards, including a school career-long 41-yard run against Miami, Ohio ... had the seven-yard completion against Western Michigan.

GRIMSLEY HS: Passed for 1,635 yards and 20 touchdowns, while rushing for another 1,404 yards and 14 scores as a 2007 senior to earn All-Area and All-Metro League honors ... led his team to a Metro League title as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Zachary Desmond Maynard ... born July 29, 1989 ... brother of Cal all-time reception leader wide Keenan Allen ... parents are Scott Lang and Dorie Maynard-Lang ... major is sociology.

Pass Completions: 26 (at Ohio State, 2012)
Pass Attempts: 43 (twice, last vs. USC, 2011)
Passing Yards: 349 (at Washington, 2011)
Passing TDs: 4 (2x, last vs. UCLA, 2012)
Long Pass: *90TD (at Colorado, 2011)
Interceptions: 4 (at UCLA, 2011)
Rushes: 19 (at USC, 2012)
Rushing Yards: 78 (at Washington State, 2012)
Rushing TDs: 1 (seven times, last at Washington State, 2012)
Long Rush: 43 (vs. Fresno State, 2011)
Receptions: 1 (twice, last at Ohio State, 2012)
Receiving Yards: 27 (at Colorado, 2011)
Long Reception: 27 (at Colorado, 2011)
All-Purpose Yards: 78 (at Washington State, 2012)
Points: 6 (seven times, last at Washington State, 2012)
*Cal single-game record

LAST UPDATED: December 14, 2012

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