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#10 - GARY NOVA
QB | SR. | 6-2 | 220
DON BOSCO PREP
ELMWOOD PARK, N.J.

2014: Voted a captain by his teammates (8/12), becoming the first two-time captain since Mike Teel (2007-08) ... named the starting quarterback in preseason camp (8/6).

2013: Started the first 10 games of the season ... finished the season ranked fifth in school history in career completions (502) and yards (6,407) and third with 51 touchdown passes ... threw for 2,159 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior ... had started the previous 23 games before the contest at UConn (11/30) ... threw for 371 yards, 27 completions and three touchdowns in the win over Temple (11/2) ... led his first career two-minute drill comeback by tossing a touchdown to Leonte Carroo on fourth down with 35 seconds left ... named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week for the second time for the efforts (11/4) ... threw for 202 yards and one touchdown at Louisville (10/10) ... tossed four touchdown passes (two in overtime) in the win at SMU (10/5) ... recorded first career rushing score on a bootleg against the Mustangs ... named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week (9/23) after tossing three touchdowns and 346 yards in the win over Arkansas (9/21) ... completed seven passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to help RU rally to defeat the Razorbacks ... also named a nominee for the Manning Award Player of the Week (9/23) ... went 4-for-4 on first drive against Eastern Michigan (9/14) before leaving due to injury ... threw one touchdown pass in win over Norfolk State (9/7) ... completed 26 passes for 348 yards and five touchdowns (tied for third-most in a game in RU history) in season opener at Fresno State (8/29) ... three of the touchdown passes came in the fourth quarter or overtime ... selected a team captain by his teammates ... switched from No. 15 to No. 10 (high school number) in the offseason.

2012: Started all 13 games with 22 touchdown passes, second in school history … racked up 2,695 yards passing, fifth in the RU record books … 221 completions sits fourth in program history … named starting quarterback for the 2012 season by head coach Kyle Flood during fall camp leading up to RU’s season opener at Tulane (9/1) … 11-of-20 passing for 158 yards and one touchdown in the season-opening 24-12 victory at Tulane (9/1), hitting wide receiver Brandon Coleman for 43 yards in the fourth quarter for the score … 15-of-27 passing for 130 yards and touchdown throws of 32 and 16 yards to wide receiver Brandon Coleman in the 26-0 win vs. Howard (9/8) … scrambled for the longest run of his career on the opening drive of the game against the Bison, covering 19 yards … 23-of-42 passing for 277 yards and one touchdown to wide receiver Mark Harrison in the 23-13 victory at USF (9/13) … set career highs in completions, yards and TDs while leading RU to the 35-26 victory at Arkansas (9/22), completing 25-of-35 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns … the 397-yard performance ranks third all-time in school history, while his five touchdown tosses is tied for third-best in program history … named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts in the win at Arkansas … 18-of-27 passing for 157 yards and one TD in the 19-3 win vs. Connecticut (10/6), hitting wide receiver Mark Harrison in the flat for a 14-yard scoring toss … 14-of-23 passing for 152 yards and one TD in the 23-15 victory over Syracuse (10/13), finding tight end Tyler Kroft from 12 yards out for the score … set up first score of game by finding wide receiver Brandon Coleman on a wheel route for a 42-yard pass completion to Syracuse’s 1-yard line … 17-of-27 passing for 232 yards and four touchdowns in the 35-10 victory at Temple (10/20), finding four different receivers for the scoring throws during the second half … 25-of-46 passing for 313 yards, two touchdowns and six interceptions in the Kent State game (10/27), surpassing 300 passing yards for the third time in his career and tying career marks for attempts and completions … 14-of-17 passing for 123 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the 28-7 win vs. Army (11/10), setting a career-high in completion percentage (82.4) … 11-of-19 passing for 186 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the 10-3 win at Cincinnati (11/17), connecting for a season-best 71-yard strike to wide receiver Mark Harrison for the scoring throw … 13-of-28 passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns in the Louisville game (11/29), setting a season-best in long throw with an 85-yard scoring strike to wide receiver Brandon Coleman on the RU offense’s first play from scrimmage.

2011: Started five games and appeared in 10 total at quarterback … shared starting duties with teammate Chas Dodd … saw first collegiate appearance as a true freshman in the season-opening win vs. North Carolina Central (9/1), completing 6-of-17 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown … helped engineer Rutgers’ 19-16 double overtime victory at Syracuse (10/1), with 24 pass attempts and finding wide receiver Mohamed Sanu for a three-yard touchdown pass … earned first career start in the 34-10 victory over Pitt (10/8), completing 11-of-24 passes for a season-high 174 yards and two touchdowns … recorded then-personal-bests in passing attempts (31), completions (23), passing yards (271) and equaled a career-high with two passing touchdowns in the 21-20 win vs. Navy (10/15) … passed for 235 yards with two touchdowns throws on 18-of-46 attempts vs. West Virginia (10/29) … set a then career-high with 298 passing yards and two scoring throws to wide receiver Brandon Coleman, including a 92-yard touchdown toss, coming off the bench at UConn (11/26). Prior to Rutgers: Two-year starter at quarterback for head coach Greg Toal at Don Bosco Prep … perfect 24-0 record as a starting quarterback for the Ironmen and led his team to two state titles and the mythical national championship in 2009 … completed 95-of-160 passes for 1,701 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior … threw just six interceptions over his two seasons as the starter at quarterback … Second Team All-State by the Rivals.com … rushed for 202 yards and three touchdowns as a senior … two-time All-Bergen County First Team selection on offense by the Bergen Record and the Star-Ledger… high school teammate of fellow Scarlet Knights Leonte Carroo and Darius Hamilton … No. 11 pro-style quarterback nationally and the No. 13 prospect in New Jersey by Rivals.com … three-star recruit by ESPN.com and Scout.com … rated the No. 8 prospect in the Garden State by SuperPrep Magazine … tabbed the No. 17 pro-style quarterback nationally by ESPN.com … No. 18 pro-style quarterback in the country by CBS College Sports recruiting analyst Tom Lemming … completed 94-of-159 passes for 1,668 yards and 23 touchdowns during his junior campaign … played for the North in the 2010 Chesapeake Bowl ... born 4/27/93 ... a labor & employment relations major.

SEASON
GP-GS
COMP
ATT
YDS
PCT
TD
INT
LG
2011
10-5
116
227
1,553
51.1
11
9
92
2012
13-13
221
388
2,695
57.0
22
16
85
2013
10-10
165
303
2,159
54.5
18
14
69
TOTAL
33-28
502
918
6,407
54.7
51
39
92
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