Brandon Connette
    Brandon Connette


    Corona, Calif.

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    6-2 / 213




    Bulldogs Sign Quarterback Brandon Connette

    Connette transfers over from Duke, will be eligible to play immediately

    Last updated on July 15, 2014

    Prior to Fresno State: : Played in 39 career games with four starts at Duke University ... completed 106-of-182 (.582) passes for 1,410 yards with 16 TDs and eight INTs while rushing 228 times for 735 yards (3.22) and 31 TDs ... caught 12 passes for 90 yards (7.50) and one TD ... posted a pass efficiency rating of 143.54 ... compiled 2,145 total offensive yards ... scored 194 points on 32 TDs (31 rush & 1 receiving) and one PAT (rush) for a career average of 4.97 points per game ... threw for 300+ yards twice including a career-high 324-yard outing against Troy (2013) ... other 300-yard performance was a 323-yard day versus Georgia Tech (2013) ... rushed for 100+ yards once, a 101-yard effort versus Pitt (2013) ... led the Blue Devils in rushing TDs in 2010, 2012 and 2013 ... set Duke career record for rushing TDs ... became just the third player in ACC history to pass for 300+ yards and rush for 100+ yards in a single game, joining the Clemson QB duo of Woodrow Dantzler and Tajh Boyd ... became just the third QB in ACC history to rush for 30+ TDs in a career, joining the Georgia Tech tandem of Tevin Washington and Joshua Nesbitt ... is the only player in Duke history to post three seasons with eight-plus rushing TDs ... is the only player in Duke history to register a 100-yard rushing game and 300-yard passing game in the same season ... on Duke's career charts, finished career ranking first in rushing TDs, first in rushing TDs by a QB, first for TD responsibility in two consecutive games (11 vs. Pitt [6] & Troy [5] in 2013), tied for first for TD responsibility in three consecutive games (12 vs. Georgia Tech [1], Pitt [6] & Troy [5] in 2013), tied for second for most TD passes in two consecutive games (7 vs. Pitt [4] & Troy [3] in 2013), fifth in points per game, tied for third for 100-yard rushing games by a QB, seventh in total points, tied for eighth for 300-yard passing games and 24th in passing yardage ... played 763 career snaps ... graduated in December, 2013 with a degree in economics ... spent the Spring, 2014 semester working toward a master's degree in Christian studies.

    High School: Lettered four seasons at Santiago High School under coaches Steve Mitchell (2006-07-08) and Jeff Steinberg (2009) ... was listed as the 62nd-best quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com ... All-Far West Region choice by SuperPrep ... helped team to three-straight state playoff berths ... as a senior, completed 145-of-249 (.582) passes for 1,961 yards with 18 TDs and 11 INTs while rushing for 462 yards and 12 TDs ... in a 44-24 win over Corona on Nov. 6, 2009, accounted for 388 (277 pass & 111 rush) yards and six total TDs (2 pass & 4 rush) ... threw four TD passes against both King (Oct. 16, 2009) and Norco (Oct. 23, 2009) in consecutive weeks ... in junior season, completed 104-of-208 (.500) passes for 1,406 yards with 14 TDs and 11 INTs while rushing for 881 yards and 10 TDs ... rushed for career-high 238 yards and three TDs in a 28-13 win over Roosevelt on Oct. 17, 2008.

    Personal: Born on July 21, 1991 ... son of Allen and Nancy Connette ... brother, Simon, is a member of the football program at San Jose State ... obtained his bachelor's degree in economics from Duke in December 2013 ... working towards a master's degree in education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction at Fresno State.

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