7 - Michael Herrick
2010 Walter Payton Award Watch List
2010 Lowe’s Senior Class Award - Nominee
2010 Preseason All-America (First), Sports Network
Preseason All-America (First), College Sporting News
2010 Preseason All-America (First), Phil Steele
2010 Preseason All-America (First), JB Scouting, Inc.
2010 Preseason All-American (HM), Consensus Draft Services
2010 Preseason All-Big Sky (First), Big Sky
2010 Preseason All-Big Sky (First), Phil Steele
2009 Walter Payton Award Finalist
Academic Notes: Graduated with a degree in fire science…2009 Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association Academic All-Star Team selection…2009 Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete recipient… 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America nominee...Made the U.M.A.A. Honor Roll for Spring of 2007...Career Notes: All-time career leader in completion percentage (65.0) and yards per attempts (7.5)…Finished career in record books in several categories including touchdowns (5th, 40), passing yards (5th, 6,460), pass completions (5th, 561) and pass attempts (6th, 863)… Had 16 games with 200 or more yards in his career, six games with 300 or more yards and two games of 400 or more yards...Threw for a school-record 574 yards and four touchdowns against Eastern Washington in 2009, shattering the school record of 474 yards set by Travis Brown against Montana in 1996…Marked the 11th-best single game performance in Football Championship Subdivision history…Recorded two of the top four, four of the top 21 single-game passing performances in school history and the top two single-game passing totals in Walkup Skydome history in 2009...Broke the Skydome mark for individual passing yards against Montana, breaking the 19-year old mark set by NAU's John Bond of 424 yards against Nicholls State in 1990, and reset the mark again in the season finale...Had nine games with 200 or more yards on the season, five games with 300 or more yards and two games of 400 or more yards...Had streak of 175 attempts over four games without an interception and has thrown just three interceptions in FCS games in 2009…Transfer from Ole Miss who joined the team in the spring of 2008…2010: All-Big Sky honorable mention selection…Completed 194-for-306 for 2,061 yards and 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions…Threw for 571 yards and five touchdowns in final two games after recovering from thumb injury…Averaged 258 yards in four Big Sky games he played healthy for full game…Went 18-for-22 for 261 yards and four touchdowns against Portland State aided by a perfect 11-for-11 in the first half for 167 yards and three touchdowns…2009: Finished ninth in the Walter Payton Award voting…All-Big Sky second team selection…Named most valuable offensive player and top junior at team banquet…Ranked third in the Big Sky and 15th in the nation in passing efficiency at 149.5 and second in the Big Sky and sixth overall in total offense (298.3)...Started all 11 games....Completed 270-for-407 (68.2%) for 3,356 yards, the fifth-best total in the nation, with 22 touchdowns...Had a season-high four touchdowns three times...Threw for at least one touchdown in nine games...Threw for a school-record 574 yards and four touchdowns against Eastern Washington…Shattered the school record of 474 passing yards set by Travis Brown against Montana in 1996, recording the 11th-best single game performance in Football Championship Subdivision history…Completed 47-of-65 passes on the day, tied for second most attempts in school history...Named Big Sky Co-Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Montana State...Completed 30 of 40 passes (75 percent) for 388 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions in upset at No. 24 Montana State...Had a career-day against fourth-ranked Montana, finishing the game 36-for-49 passing for a then career-high 445 yards and four touchdowns...The 445 passing yards were the third-best single-game performance in school history and most by a NAU quarterback since 1997...Threw for 376 yards at Sacramento State with two touchdowns…2008: Saw action in 10 games with two starts (Southern Utah, Eastern Washington)…Completed 93-of-150 attempts for 1,043 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions….Completed 64.7 percent of passes on the season, the second-best mark in the Big Sky and fourth-best in NAU single-season history…Went 10-for-17 for 210 yards and two touchdowns against New Mexico Highlands…Had a season-high 283 yards on 34-for-47 passing against Eastern Washington…2007: Did not see action...2006: Did not see action and was redshirted...High School: A 2006 graduate of Valencia High School…Was a PrepStar All-America selection and was named Junior All-America by StudentSports.com...All-time leading passer in California history with over 11,000 yards...Also holds California records for completions and attempts...Had 73 career TD passes...Threw for 3,770 yards and 19 TDs as a senior, 4,069 yards and 33 TDs as a junior, and 3,171 yards and 21 TDs as a sophomore...Named to SuperPrep All-Far West team...First team All-State by CalHi Sports as a senior...All-State quarterback as sophomore and junior...Also added 10 rushing TDs as a senior...Was starting quarterback in CaliFlorida Bowl All-Star Game...Three-time All-Football League first team quarterback and 2004 All-Foothill League Co-Offensive Most Valuable Player ...2004 & 2005 Player of Year by Santa Clarita Signal...Was Finalist for 2005 California Mr. Football...Rated No. 48 quarterback in nation by Scout.com and No. 56 quarterback in nation by ESPN.com...Also was rated as the No. 70 overall player in California by Rivals.com and No. 88 in Far West region by SuperPrep...Coached in high school by Larry Muir...Personal: Born Michael Gregory Herrick on August 12, 1988...Son of Greg and Marilyn Herrick.