Played in nine games, starting the final five of the season...despite starting fewer than half the season's games, he submitted the finest season by a freshman quarterback in ASU history...earned second-team Freshman All-America honors by Scout.com...was named an honorable mention Freshman All-American by Sporting News...earned the Mike Bartholomew Most Improved Offensive Player Award...led the nation and set an ASU single-season record with a 175.01 passer efficiency rating, the first freshman to do so since the statistic began to be tracked in 1979...also led the nation and established a new single-season school record for interception percentage (.008), throwing only two interceptions among his 228 total passing attempts...finished third in the nation and led the Pac-10, completing 68.4 percent of his passes...was the nation's leader averaging 10.0 yards per passing attempt...completed 156-of-288 passes for 2,273 yards and 17 touchdowns on the year...led ASU and finished sixth in the Pac-10 in passing yards...averaged 365.8 passing yards-per-game with a 12-to-1 touchdown-to-interception ratio as a starter, and held a 4-1 record while at the helm...submitted five of the top six single-game passing performances by an ASU freshman...was named Offensive Player of the Game for his efforts in engineering ASU's comeback victory in the 2005 Insight Bowl against Rutgers, completing 23-of-35 passes (65.7 pct.) for 467 yards and four touchdowns against the Scarlet Knights...his passing yardage that game was the greatest single-game amount by a freshman in ASU history, the highest single-game total in Insight Bowl and ASU postseason history, the ninth-best single-game passing performance in the nation for the season and the eighth-highest single-game total by any quarterback in ASU history...his four touchdown passes against Rutgers stands as the highest total by a Sun Devil passes in a bowl game...took over as ASU's main signal-caller in the second half at Stanford on Oct. 22, and completed 19-of-25 passes (76.0 pct.) for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the game's final two quarters alone...earned Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week honors following his first career start after completing 27-of-34 passes (79.4 pct.) for 401 yards and three touchdowns against Washington...had season-highs in passing attempts (43) and completions (28) to go along with 381 yards and two touchdowns against Washington State...completed 27-of-37 passes (73.0 pct.) for 334 yards and three touchdowns at No. 14 UCLA...threw for 246 yards against Arizona, and helped lead ASU's second-half, 15-point comeback effort to defeat the Wildcats.
- Freshman All-American
Most Improved Offensive Player Award
175.01 passer efficiency rating