Trace McSorley was the 197th draft pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.
Career: _Records Set: _Holds Penn State's career records for: wins (31), completions (720), passing yards (9,899), passing touchdowns (77), total offense (11,596), rushing yards by a quarterback (1,697), rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (30), touchdowns responsible for (107), consecutive games with a touchdown pass (34), 300-yard passing games (10) and 200-yard passing games (28).
2018 â€¢ SENIOR SEASON
Awards: Postseason: _Named second-team All-Big Ten by the league's coaches and media...Selected second-team All-Big Ten by the Associated Press...Accepted an invitation to play in the Reese's Senior Bowl...Is a Google Cloud/CoSIDA Academic All-District selection...Named a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete, the 18th in program history...Finalist for the Campbell Trophy...Academic All-Big Ten selection...Earned the team's Most Valuable Player, Captain's Award and Lions Pride Outstanding Senior awards at the team's awards banquet. In-Season: Finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award...Selected as a finalist for the Pop Warner National College Football Award...Semifinalist for the Maxwell Award (national player of the year)...Was a semifinalist for the Walter Camp Award...One of 20 semifinalists for the Jason Witten Collegiate Man of the Year Award...Named to the Pro Football Focus Midseason All-Big Ten team...Named Rose Bowl Player of the Weekand Senior Bowl Senior of the Week after the Ohio State (9/29) game...Named to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Ohio State (9/29) game...Selected to the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week following the Kent State (9/15) game. Preseason: _Candidate for the 2018 Senior CLASS Award...Among the candidates on the preseason watch list for the Maxwell Award, Davey O'Brien Award (nation's top quarterback), Wuerffel Trophy (college football's premier award for community service) and Walter Camp Award (national player of the year).
Season: Made 13 starts...One of 10 Penn Staters to enter 2018 having already earned a degree...Graduated with his degree in accounting in May 2018...Is one of only four FBS quarterbacks with 2,500 passing and 750 rushing yards...Broke the record for the Penn State rushing touchdowns by a quarterback record (12), the 13th-most rushing touchdowns in a season at PSU...Finished with the second-most rushing yards in a season by a quarterback with 798...Threw for 18 passing touchdowns, the 12th-most in a season at PSU...Totaled 3,328 yards of total offense, the third-most in a season, behind his 2016 and 2017 performances...Tallied 30 touchdowns responsible for, the fourth-most in a season in program history.
2017 â€¢ JUNIOR SEASON
*Awards: *Selected Offensive Most Valuable Player at the PlayStation Fiesta Bowl...Garnered honorable-mention All-America honors from SB Nation...Earned second-team All-Big Ten honors from the coaches and media voters...Selected first-team All-Big Ten by Pro Football Focus...Earned second-team All-Big Ten from the Associated Pressand Phil Steele...Selected first-team All-ECAC...Named a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Manning Award...Selected as one of 16 semifinalists for the Davey O'Brien Award...Earned the Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week, Davey O'Brien National Quarterback of the Week and the Manning Award's National Quarterback of the Week on Oct. 23 after accounting for four touchdowns - including three rushing scores - vs. Michigan...Selected Big Ten Rose Bowl Player of the Week and earned a spot on the Pro Football Focus Big Ten Team of the Week on Oct. 23 after his effort vs. Michigan...Notched a slot on the Pro Football FocusBig Ten Team of the Week after accounting for three touchdowns at Maryland (11/25)...Selected to the preSeason watch list for the Maxwell Award, Walter Camp Award and Wuerffel Trophy...Among 10 players named to the Big Ten preSeason honors list, as selected by the conference's media members, joining teammate Barkley...Earned the Captain's Award and the Most Valuable Offensive Player award at the annual team banquet...Named Academic All-Big Ten.
Season: Started all 13 games...Selected team captain prior to the Season...Rushed for a touchdown in four-straight games from Sept. 30-Oct. 28, 2017, the longest streak by a quarterback since Daryll Clark did so in five consecutive games in 2008...Is the first Penn State quarterback with a rushing score and a passing touchdown in four consecutive games, a streak that ran from Sept. 30-Oct. 28, 2017...Had a streak of five-straight games with multiple touchdown passes dating back to 2016 snapped at Iowa (9/23)...Has a streak of 28-straight games with a touchdown pass, which is a Penn State record and finished the Season as the second-longest active streak in the FBS (40, Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma)...The 28-game touchdown pass streak will enter 2018 as the longest streak in the FBS.
2016 â€¢ SOPHOMORE SEASON
Awards: Named to the ESPN.comBig Ten All-Bowl Team...Earned Grange-Griffin Most Valuable Player award as MVP of the Big Ten Championship Game...Selected All-Big Ten second team by the conference coaches and media panel...First Penn State quarterback to earn All-Big Ten first or second team honors since Daryll Clark (first team) in 2009...Named to Phil Steele's and the Athlon Sports All-Big Ten second team...Earned Big Ten Breakout Player distinction from Athlon Sports...Named honorable mention_ Campus Insiders _SOPHOMORE All-America...Named Pro Football FocusAll-Big Ten second team...Earned All-ECAC honorable mention honors...Named to the Pro Football FocusBig Ten Team of the Week after his showing vs. Maryland (10/8)...Named to the Pro Football FocusBig Ten Team of the Week after his outing at Rutgers (11/19)...Was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week, the Rose Bowl Game Big Ten Player of the Week, earned a Helmet Sticker from ESPN's "College Football Final" and was one of eight quarterbacks named to the Manning Award Stars of the Week list following his effort vs. Michigan State (11/26)...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time in his career...Named Most Valuable Offensive Player at the annual Nittany Lion Football Banquet...Shared the 2017 Frank Patrick Memorial "Total Commitment" Award, given during spring practice to squad members who consistently follow through with their responsibilities in all facets of the football program and do so in exemplary manner, with Josh McPhearson and Tommy Stevens.
Season: Started all 14 games...One of 18 first-time starters in 2016...Is the first Penn State quarterback with three-straight games throwing four touchdown passes since Todd Blackledge in 1982 (vs. Temple, Maryland and Rutgers)...Threw TD passes to 10 different receivers, marking the first time since 1971 a Penn State quarterback found 10-plus pass catchers for scores...His seven rushing touchdowns were the most by a Penn State quarterback since Daryll Clark had seven in 2009...His 365 rushing yards in 2016 were the most by a Penn State quarterback since Michael Robinson (806 yards) in 2005.
2015 â€¢ REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON
Awards: Selected Academic All-Big Ten.
Season: Appeared in seven games...Made his collegiate debut vs. Rutgers...Threw his first career touchdown pass to Geno Lewis in the TaxSlayer Bowl vs. Georgia (1/2)...Was one of 17 redshirt freshmen to see action.
2014 â€¢ TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON
Redshirt Season...Earned Dean's List accolades in the 2014 fall semester.
A rare four-year starter at quarterback, helped coach Charlie Pierce's Briar Woods High School team to four Virginia State Championship games, winning three times...Led the Falcons to a 55-5 record, amassing more than 12,000 yards of total offense and 150 career touchdowns...Made nearly 100 tackles and eight interceptions during his junior and senior Seasons...Served as a team captain as a junior and senior...Owns almost all of his school's passing records and grabbed nine career interceptions...As a senior, named Virginia Class 5A first-team all-state, All-Northern Region and All-Potomac District at quarterback and defensive back... Lettered in basketball and lacrosse.
Full name is Richard Thomas McSorley III...Son of Rick and Andrea McSorley...Has one younger sister, Micaela...Father played football at the University of Richmond and an uncle, Jeff McSorley, played football at Marshall University...Sister attends Penn State...Enjoys playing organized and pick-up sports and video games...Graduated in May 2018 with a degree in accounting...Working on a second degree in journalism...Born August 23, 1995 in Centreville, Virginia.