11 Patrick Witt
11 Patrick Witt
Height: 6-4
Weight: 230
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
High School: Wylie High School (Texas)
Previous College: Nebraska
Position: QB

Notes: Three-year starter at QB... Owns most of the school's major career passing records: 549 completions (1st)... 913 attempts (1st)... 6,033 yards (1st)...  .601 completion percentage (1st)… 37 TDs (2nd)... Elected to the team's Leadership Council... After transferring from Nebraska, he became the first transfer student at Yale to start immediately at QB since World War II (when transfers were common).

2011: Rhodes Scholarship Finalist... National Football Foundation & Hall of Fame Scholar-Athlete and finalist for Campbell Trophy... Nils V. "Swede" Nelson Award from Gridiron Club of Boston... CoSida Capital One Academic All-District... Honorable mention All-Ivy... Completed 199 of 321 passes for 2,368 yards and 17 TDs... Two-time Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week... Earned Ted Blair Award for Yale's most valuable player.

2010: Second-team All-Ivy selection… Led Ivy in passing yards (2,216), yards/game (246.2), completions (212), attempts (351)... Only QB in the league to complete more than 60% of his passes (60.4%)... Fourth most accurate season for a Yale QB… Seventh in NCAA FCS in completions/game (23.56) and 15th nationally in passing yards/game (246.22)… 212 completions and 351 attempts were third highest all time at Yale… Became one of only four Yale QBs to surpass 400 yards passing in a single game (407) vs. Georgetown... Scored on QB sneak with no time on clock to beat Hoyas 40-35 and earned Ivy and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week honors... Selected to the Ivy League Honor Roll three other occasions... Won Francis Gordon Brown Prize, one of the school's highest undergraduate accolades, awarded to the student in the junior class in Yale College who most closely approaches the standards of intellectual ability, high manhood, capacity for leadership and service to the University set by Francis Gordon Brown, who captained Yale Football's "Team of the Century" in 1900.

2009: Completed 22 of 27 passes for 216 yards against Georgetown... Connected on 28 of 41 with 2 TDs vs. Brown... Season efficiency of 109.59 with a 57.3 completion percentage (138 of 241)... Threw eight TD passes and had 11 interceptions. 

At Nebraska: Served as Huskers backup in 2008... Appeared in five games with six completions (40 yards) in eight attempts... Played in 2008 Gator Bowl... No. 3 QB in 2007 but gained redshirt season... 4.0 GPA in five semesters in Lincoln... Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, Nebraska Dean's List.

At Wylie High: Played senior season after moving from Georgia... Threw for 1,846 yards and 17 touchdowns... Ran for 330 yards and four touchdowns... Named team MVP... All-district and all-region selection... Team fell one win shy of the state playoffs...  Ranked among top 20 pro-style quarterbacks in the nation and among the top 100 prospects in Texas... 2007 Texas High School Student-Athlete of the Year finalist (4.72 GPA).

At Parkview High (Lilburn, Ga.): Threw for 1,000 yards and 12 scores as a junior... Ran for 15 touchdowns... Football teams went a combined 32-8 over three seasons.

Personal: Son of Gene and Kathy Witt, both commercial pilots and captains... Brother, Jeff, played QB at Harvard and graduated in 2009... Volunteered for School is Cool Week, Special Olympics, St. Elizabeth's Burn Unit and as a speaker with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes... Writes for the Yale Daily News as staff reporter... Had scholarship offers from Nebraska, Texas Tech, South Carolina, Texas A&M, Wisconsin, UTEP, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Oklahoma, Indiana, Baylor and Tulsa... History Major... Jonathan Edwards College Resident... Interned with Boston Consulting Group in Los Angeles in summer 2011.