Hawk Item – – One of four redshirt freshmen named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . enrolled in 2019 spring semester and participated in spring practice.
2020 – – Saw action in two games, completing 1-2 passes for 12 yards and rushing two times for seven yards . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense rushed for 226 yards and 405 yards total offense . . . two rushing attempts for seven yards and completed 1-2 passes for 12 yards vs. MSU . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics as offense rushed for 235 yards . . . did not see action in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.
2019 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.
High school honors – – Earned first-team all-state honors as a junior and senior . . . first-team all-conference as a junior and senior . . . named conference Offensive Player of the Year as a junior and senior . . . Comeback Player of the Year in 2017 . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman . . . helped prep team advance to state playoffs four straight years, including state runner-up finish as a senior . . . four-year record of 40-12, including 12 wins as a senior . . . holds school records for touchdown passes in a season and career, and passing yards for a season and career . . . completed 170-of-251 pass attempts for 1,951 yards and 24 touchdowns as a senior, with four interceptions . . . completed 182-of-269 attempts for 2,678 yards and 40 touchdowns, with nine interceptions, as a junior . . . completed 58-of-106 attempts for 599 yards and four touchdowns, with two interceptions, in four games as a sophomore . . . completed 32-of-58 passes for 456 yards and four touchdowns, with five interceptions, as a freshman . . . three-year team captain . . . also lettered in baseball.
Personal – – Born 3/15/01 . . . neuroscience major . . . earned CHSAA Academic All-State recognition as a junior and senior . . . parents are Alison and Mike Padilla . . . high school coach was Dave Logan.