18  Danny Wimprine
Danny Wimprine

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
River Ridge, LA

High School:
J.T. Curtis HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 222

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
4L


Returns in 2004 for his fourth season as the starting quarterback at the University of Memphis ... Has broken virtually every Memphis passing and total offense record during the previous three seasons ... Enters the 2004 season ranked 7th in Conference USA history in most total offensive plays with 1293 ... Is 7th in conference history in touchdowns responsible for with 68 ... Is7th in career pass attempts (1071) and in career completions (583) ... Is 7th in career touchdown passes with 59 ... A three-year letterwinner for the Tigers, who holds virtually every Memphis passing and total offense record ... Became first player in school history to throw for more than 7,000 yards in a career ... Received the Glenn Jones 12th Man Award in the spring of 2004 ... 2003: The Tiger starter at quarterback in 2003 ... Led the team to a 9-4 record in 2003 ... Opened the season throwing for 266 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Tennessee Tech ... Set several Memphis records against the Golden Eagles including most pass completions (341) in a career and most passing yards in a career (4,311) ... Set another mark, which would be short lived, when he passed for 355 yards and three touchdowns in the Tigers' win over Ole Miss ... His 355 yards tied the Memphis record for most passing yards in a game ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against Ole Miss ... Had 182 yards in the air against Southern Miss and threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns in the win over Arkansas State ... Tied his own record for most pass completions in a game when he hit 32-of-42 pass attempts in the UAB game ... Had 238 yards and one touchdown against UAB ... Completed a school-record 32-of-60 attempts for a school-record 398 yards and one touchdown against Mississippi State ... Completions, attempts and yardage were all records as was his 383 yards of total offense in a single game ... Had a near perfect game in the Tigers' 45-14 win over Houston ... Connected on 13-of-25 pass attempts for 228 yards and three touchdowns ... Had touchdown passes of nine, 55 and 36 yards in the Tiger victory ... Rushed the ball three times for 10 yards ... With his 228 yards passing, became the first Tiger quarterback to surpass the 6,000-yard mark in career passing ... Completed 16-of-30 pass attempts for 176 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers' road victory over Tulane ... Threw touchdown passes to Maurice Avery and Tavarious Davis in leading Memphis to its second-consecutive road win ... Had another outstanding performance in win over East Carolina ... Completed 17-of-31 pass attempts for 268 yards and four touchdowns ... Marked the fourth time in his career that he had thrown four or more touchdowns in a single game ... Was named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Week for his play against East Carolina ... Completed 17-of-29 pass attempts for 201 yards and one touchdown in the win over Louisville ... Also ran for one score against the Cardinals ... Continued a streak of 115 pass attempts without an interception ... Was held under 100 yards passing in the Cincinnati game and threw three interceptions ... Completed 25-of-51 pass attempts for 271 yards and two touchdowns in regular season finale against USF ... Became the first player in school history to pass for more than 7,000 yards in a career ... Named the MVP of the 2003 New Orleans Bowl ... Completed 17-of-23 pass attempts for a New Orleans Bowl-record 254 yards and one touchdown and ran for another touchdown ... Completed the longest pass in New Orleans Bowl history when he connected with Darren Garcia for 63 yards ... Also threw a 50 yard pass to Garcia later in game ... Completed the 2003 season connecting on 246-of-440 pass attempts for 3,174 yards and 22 touchdowns ... His 246 completions set a school record as did his 440 attempts and his 3,174 yards ... Became the first Memphis quarterback to pass for more than 3,000 yards in a single season ... 2002: Was the Tiger starter for all 12 games of the 2002 season ... Entered his name in the Tiger football record book 50 times during the last 17 games ... Set 13 passing and total offense records during the 2002 season ... Is now the Tigers' all-time record holder for career touchdown passes with 37 ... Set the Memphis record for most pass attempts and completions in a game by going 32-of-53 in a game against USF in 2002 ... Set a record for season attempts and completions by going 235-of-435 during 2002 ... Set the mark for most passing yards in a season with 2,820 in 2002 and for most touchdown passes in a season with 23 ... (see box for all of Wimprine's records) ... Opened the 2002 season with 245 yards and five touchdown passes in win over Murray State ... His five touchdown passes set a Memphis single-game record ... Threw for 271 yards and two touchdowns in the Ole Miss game ... Had 259 yards passing in the UAB contest and added 261 yards against Louisville and 288 yards in the Mississippi State contest ... Had a season high 342 yards and two touchdowns in the Houston game and came back with 314 yards and two scores in the USF game ... Finished the 2002 season completing 235-of-435 pass attempts for 2,820 yards and 23 touchdowns all of which were Memphis records ... Had a season long pass of 72-yards to Antoine Harden in the Southern Mississippi game ... Had two 50-yard touchdown passes in the Ole Miss game ... Completed six passes of 50 yards or more in 2002 ... Set the Tiger record for most total offense plays in a game with 66 against USF ... Set the team record for the most plays in a season with 533 and for the most total offense yards in a season with 2860 ... Added a record for the most touchdowns responsible for in a single game with five against Murray State ... Finished the 2002 season ranked second in Conference USA in passing yards per game (235.0) ... Was ranked third in the conference in total offense and sixth in passing efficiency ... Was second in the conference in touchdown passes with 23 ... Entered the 2002 season tied for 29th place nationally in career touchdown passes by active players ... Led the Tiger offense in the spring of 2002 and continued to develop in the Tigers' spread offense ... Threw for over 900 yards and seven touchdowns in spring scrimmages and did not have an interception until the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Connected on 16-of-22 pass attempts for 252 yards and two touchdowns in first major scrimmage of the spring ... Hit on 31-of-38 attempts for 243 yards and one score in second scrimmage and ran for a five-yard touchdown ... Hit 20-of-28 pass attempts for 252 yards and three touchdowns in the Blue-Gray Scrimmage ... Will return to his starting quarterback slot this fall ... 2001: A redshirt freshman who became the Memphis starter by the Houston game and remained there throughout most of the season ... Played in the season opener against Mississippi State and completed one-of-three pass attempts before being knocked out of the game with a concussion ... Entered the Louisville game after starter Travis Anglin was injured and completed 11-of-24 pass attempts for 100 yards and two touchdowns ... Led Memphis to win over Southern Mississippi as a replacement for again-injured Travis Anglin ... Hit on 13-of-27 attempts for 102 yards against USM ... Became the starter for the Houston game ... Directed Memphis to a road win over Houston, 52-33 ... Threw for 216 yards and two touchdowns in Houston game and ran for 85 yards and one additional score ... Completed 16-of-27 passes for 159 yards and one touchdown against East Carolina ... Was seven-of-19 against UAB for 65 yards but threw two pass interceptions ... Did not start the Tennessee game but came in for Neil Suber and completed 12-of-21 attempts for 186 yards and two touchdowns ... Had touchdown tosses to Travis Anglin and Aaron Meadows ... Returned to his starting role in the Army game and led the team to a 42-10 victory ... Threw a school-record tying four touchdown passes against Army ... Set a school record for touchdowns accounted for with four touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown ... Connected on 12-of-21 passes for 203 yards and four scores ... Closed out the 2001 season completing 16-of-33 pass attempts for 295 yards and three touchdowns against Cincinnati ... His 295 yards rank as the fifth-highest single game passing performance in Memphis history ... His 1,329 yards passing as a freshman are the most ever by a freshman quarterback at Memphis and his 14 touchdown passes are the most by a freshman and the second-highest total in school history ... Was one of just two freshman quarterbacks to be nominated for All-Freshman in Conference USA ... Saw extended duty during spring practice ... Threw a 70-yard touchdown pass to Darren Garcia in the first spring scrimmage ... Finished the spring completing 14 of 24 pass attempts for 225 yards and five touchdowns ... Ran for one score and threw a touchdown pass in the Blue-Gray Game ... Threw three touchdown passes in the final scrimmage of the spring ... 2000: Was redshirted during the fall of 2000 ... Worked with the offensive scout team for part of the fall but had to become involved in the varsity offense due to injuries to Travis Anglin and Neil Suber ... Became the backup quarterback for Scott Scherer throughout the second half of the 2000 season ... Traveled with the team to every game in 2000 ... Was never pressed into service in a game, but gained invaluable experience due to his extended repetitions in practice ... Demonstrated an ability to run and throw but was even more impressive in showing leadership skills among the freshmen players ... Prep: A three-year starter at John T. Curtis High School in New Orleans ... Led John T. Curtis to back-to-back Louisiana state championships in football ... Over his four year career, Curtis had an overall record of 53-2 ... Led team to the 1999 state title ... Rushed for 567 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1999 and passed for 500 yards and four scores ... Was named to the New Orleans Times Picayune Top Prospect List for 1999 ... Was listed among Dandy Don's Top Prospects in Louisiana ... As a junior, led his team to the state title ... Rushed for over 900 yards as a junior ... Scored on a 25-yard run and a one-yard run against Hannan High and threw a 27-yard touchdown pass in the 1998 playoffs ... Was the starter as a sophomore and was part-time starter as a freshman ... Was considered a top selection in this year's annual major league baseball draft as a pitcher ... Was 9-2 as a pitcher as a junior ... Has been clocked at 89 miles per hour with his fastball ... Played for coach John Curtis ... Is the son of Ronnie and Barbara Wimprine ... Born: 8/6/81.

WIMPRINE'S CAREER STATISTICS
Passing	G/S	Att	Comp	Yds	Tds	Int
2001	9/5	196	102	1,329	14	4
2002	12/12	435	235	2,820	23	18
2003	13/13	440	246	3,174	22	13
2004 12/12 398 225 2,892 22 14
Totals 46/42 1469 808 10,215 81 49
Rushing	G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds	LG
2001	9/5	84	270	3.2	3	35
2002	12/12	98	40	0.4	2	13
2003	13/13	40	-3	-0.1	4	17
2004 12/12 57 112 2.0 2 12 Totals 46/42 279 419 1.5 11 35
Total Off	G/S	Pass	Rush	Yds/Game	Yds/Play
2001	9/5	1,329	280	177.7	5.7
2002	12/12	2,820	533	238.3	5.4
2003	13/13	3,174	480	243.9	6.6
2004 12/12 2,892 112 250.3 6.6 Totals 46/42 10,215 419 231.2 6.1
Receiving	G	No	Yds	Avg	Tds	LG
2001	9/5	1	-10	-10.0	0	0
2002	12/12	1	6	6.0	1	6
2003	13/13	2	50	25.0	0	34
Totals	34/30	4	46	11.5	1	34

WIMPRINE'S CAREER HIGHS Most Pass Attempts/Game: 60 vs Miss State (`03) Most Completions/Game: 32 vs USF (`02) & UAB, Miss State (`03) Highest Completion Percentage/Game: .762 vs UAB (`03) Most Pass Yds/Game: 398 vs Miss State (`03) Most Touchdown Passes/Game: 5 vs Murray State (`02) Longest Completion: 92 vs Ole Miss (`03) Most Pass Receptions/Game: 1 vs Louisville (`01) & USF (`02) & Ole Miss, East Carolina (`03) Most Yards Receiving/Game: 34 vs Ole Miss (`03) Most Rushes/Game: 16 vs Louisville (`02) Most Rush Yds/Game: 85 vs Houston (`01) Longest Run: 35 vs Houston (`01) Most Rushing Touchdowns/Game: 1 vs nine opponents Most Total Offense Plays/Game: 66 vs USF (`02) Most Total Offense/Game: 383 vs Miss State (`03) Most Touchdowns Responsible For/Game: 5 vs Army (`01) & Murray State (`02)
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