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    Billy Volek
    Billy Volek

    Hometown:
    Fresno, Calif.

    High School:
    Clovis West

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 210

    Position:
    Quarterback

    Birthdate:
    04/28/1976

    Major:
    Sociology

    Fresno State: Returns for his senior season as the undisputed starter... honorable mention All-WAC Pacific Division selection in 1997 ... has good arm strength and a nice touch ... a tremendous athlete ... one of best assets is decision making ... gives Fresno State an added dimension because of his running ability.(1998) Finished second in the WAC in passing efficiency with a rating of 131.7 ? fifth in the conference in total offense with 1,955 yards ? was the starter for all 11 games, completing 151 passes for 1,973 yards with 10 touchdowns and just three interceptions ? threw for a career-best 349 yards on 19 completions in a loss at Texas Tech ? had a season-high three passing touchdowns in the win over Hawaii ? had a career-long 63-yard pass from scrimmage. (1997) Was one of the WAC's biggest surprises in 1997, throwing for 17 touchdowns and just six interceptions in his first season as a starter ... had not taken a major college snap prior to 1997 ... completed 56 percent of his passes and threw for 1,853 yards ... finished fifth in the WAC in passing efficiency with a 118.8 rating ... had one stretch of 204 consecutive pass attempts without an interception ... had three 200-yard passing games, including a then career-best 288-yard effort in an overtime loss to Oregon. (1996) Spent his redshirt freshman season as the Bulldogs' No. 3 quarterback, behind senior starter Jim Arellanes and senior backup Richie Donati ... appeared in one game, vs. Boise State in November, when he was called on to punt one time. (1995) Redshirt season.

    High School: A 1995 graduate of Clovis West High School (Fresno, Calif.) ... named Northwest Yosemite League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior quarterback in 1994 ... completed 83 of 151 passes for 1,365 yards and 12 touchdowns in helping lead the Golden Eagles to an 11-1 record ... selected to play in the City-County All-Star game following his senior season.

    Personal: Born 4-28-76 ... son of John and Vicki Volek ... is married to the former Kerri File ? father is the head football coach at Sacramento State and former head football coach at Fresno CC ... older brother, Joe, played football at Montana State, and a brother-in-law played football at Georgia.

    Bulldog Statistics
    Passing

    Year   G-GS   Att.   Comp   Int   Yds.   Pct.   TD   LG
    1997   12-12  318    178    6     1853   .560   17   47
    1998   11-11  261    151    3     1973   .579   10   63
    Totals 23-23  579    329    9     3826   .568   27   63

    Rushing
    Year   TC   Yds.   Avg.   TD   LG
    1997   71   -99   -1.4    2    29
    1998   62   -18   -0.3    4    26
    Totals 133  -117  -0.9    6    29

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