Fresno State: Enters the 2005 season as a four-year starter at quarterback for Fresno State ... is 3-0 in bowl games, including an MVP performance in the win last year over 18th-ranked Virginia ... is one of the most successful quarterbacks in program history and, with a solid season, should move near the top of several categories in the program records ... very good administrator of the offense during games ... smart at calling audibles at the right time ... isn't flashy, but when he's at his best he gets the job done with very few mistakes ... finished the season riding the best roll of his career ... that five-game stretch came after a very difficult and frustrating three-game streak that was the worst of his career ... owns a 24-8 record as a starter, making him one of the winningest quarterbacks ever to win a Bulldog uniform. (2004) Started all 12 games ... threw for 2,099 yards on 173-for-292 passing, 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions ... has a 24-8 record as a starter, including 6-3 against BCS teams and 3-0 in bowls ... his winning percentage of 75.0 as a starter ranks second-best in program history ... it was a tale of two seasons for the QB ...in the first three games, he was very effective, throwing for six TDs and just three INTs ...but in Games 4-6, he slumped badly passing for just 404 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions ... but he rebounded very strongly from that three-game stretch and finished with a solid six-game run, during which time he passed for 1,184 yards, 17 TDs and just three interceptions ... his best game of the season, and probably his career, came in the bowl win over No. 18 Virginia ... he went 23-of-36 for 235 yards, a career-high five touchdowns and no interceptions as the Bulldogs upset the Cavaliers 37-34 in overtime ... Pinegar was named offensive MVP, and his 25-yard TD strike in OT gave Fresno State the victory ... had a season-high 244 passing yards in leading an upset of Kansas State ... finished with a 228-yard, three-TD performance against San Jose State. (2003) Played in nine games, starting eight ... threw for 1,773 yards and 11 TD's on 174-of-294 passing ... had nine interceptions, just one less than he had all of 2002 ... missed the first six games of the year with a torn right pectoral muscle, suffered during preseason practice ... he returned against Colorado State, a game he came off the bench to throw for 111 yards on 11-of-19 passing ... had a TD pass in every game he started ... his 4,702 passing yards after two years already ranks ninth on Fresno State's all-time list ... he could climb into the top five next year with a solid season ... passed for 200 yards or more in four contests ... was very steady and solid against Nevada, throwing for 184 yards and a touchdown in a Bulldog victory ... case in point was the team's bowl win over UCLA, in which he threw for 133 yards and a TD but capably led an offense which limited turnovers and controlled the clock. (2002) Played in all 14 games, starting 12 ... earned Freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News after passing for 2,929 yards and 20 touchdowns ... the WAC's Freshman of the Year ... completed 58 percent of his passes ... had a career-high 371 yards against Boise State ... had three TD passes in a game twice, the last coming in Fresno State's regular season finale against Louisiana Tech ... had two 70-yard touchdown passes against Rice ... led the Bulldogs to victory in the home opener against San Diego State, starting the game on only 24 hours notice ... finished third in the WAC and 32nd in the nation in passing efficiency (131.79) ... the top ranked freshman QB in the nation ... threw for more touchdowns and had a better passing rating than any other rookie signal caller ... owns the program's single-season freshman passing record ... became Fresno State's first freshman starting quarterback since Trent Dilfer in 1991 ... had a 9-3 record as a starter. (2001) Redshirted. (2000) Joined the team for spring drills, sitting out the fall.
High School: Played his senior season with a torn ligament in his thumb and completed 89-of-167 passes for 1,520 yards and 15 touchdowns with only six interceptions in nine games ... for his two-year career, he completed 167-327 for 3,136 yards and 37 touchdowns with 10 interceptions ... selected first-team All-Delta League each of his last two years.
Personal: Born March 10, 1982 ... parents names are April and Ron Pinegar ... has three brothers, Andrew, Phillip and Daniel ... enjoys all sports and physical therapy ... favorite athlete is John Elway.
Year GS-GP Att Comp Int Pct Yards TD Long YPG 2002 14-11 403 236 10 .571 2,292 20 77 209 2003 9-8 294 174 9 .592 1,773 11 50 177.3 2004 12-12 292 173 15 .592 2,099 23 61 174.9 Totals 35-31 989 583 34 .589 6,164 54 77 176.1
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