2002: HONORABLE MENTION ALL-INDEPENDENT FOOTBALL ALLIANCE... Shared team's COACHES' AWARD (with Jake Mossawir) as most improved player... Finished 4th in Division II with passing rating of 163.4... Took over starting job in second week, completing 14 of 22 for 187 yards and 3 TDs vs. Abilene Christian... Voted as team's Offensive Player of the Week after NCAA first-round playoff game at Central Washington... Went 16-for-19 with 266 yards and no INTs to avenge regular-season loss to Wildcats... Matched career high of 4 TDs - all in first half - against Humboldt State... Followed that with career-high 381 yards and two scores at Texas A&M-Kingsville... Fired 21 TDs over a five-game span from ACU through HSU games.
2001: Appeared in three games as a reserve... Majority of output came against Humboldt, completing 6 of 8 for 62 yards... Sole attempt vs. Sacramento State was a 21-yarder to Aaron Struck... Went 2-for-2 and 34 yards in stint against Central Washington.
2000: Made first and only start in opener vs. New Mexico Highlands, filling in for J.T. O'Sullivan... Completed 14 of 22 passes for 293 yards and 4 TDs, earning honorable mention for D2Football.com's National Offensive Player of the Week... Was 29-for-50 for 574 yards, 2 INT and 7 TD for the year... Finished season with stellar 192.63 quarterback rating... Threw one TD pass each vs. Eastern Oregon, West Chester and Saint Mary's.
RIO AMERICANO HS '99: Passed for more than 1,900 yards and 16 TDs as a senior, earning Sierra Valley Conference MVP honors... Named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete... Also All-SVC in basketball... Voted Student-Athlete of the Year... Team won league title his junior year, placed second in 1998.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 24, 1981 in Sacramento, Calif.... Political science major, hopes to become an attorney... Parents are Tim & Barbara Flanigan... Enjoys golfing and playing the guitar... Chose UC Davis for its tradition of football and its great academic reputation... Lists father as his non-sports hero... Best athlete he's ever faced was Onterrio Smith.