Hawk Item – – One of four redshirt freshmen named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . enrolled in 2019 spring semester and participated in spring practice.
2021 Honors – – Next Man In Award, offense . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2021 – – Saw action in 34-6 win over #17 Indiana . . . recorded one incomplete pass and one rushing attempt vs. Indiana . . . did not see action in 27-17 win at #9 Iowa State . . . saw action in 30-7 win over Kent State as offense rushed for 206 yards and gained 418 yards total offense, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 24-14 win over Colorado State . . . saw action in 51-14 win at Maryland as offense gained 428 yards total offense . . . completed 1-7 pass attempts for 22 yards at Maryland . . . did not see action in 23-20 win over #4 Penn State . . . did not see action in 24-7 loss to Purdue . . . saw action in 27-7 loss at Wisconsin . . . completed 3-6 pass attempts for 39 yards at Wisconsin, with a long of 27 yards . . . saw action in 17-12 win at Northwestern as offense gained 185 net rushing yards . . . completed 18-28 pass attempts for 172 yards, with no touchdowns and no interceptions, reaching career-bests in completions, attempts and yards . . . first career start at quarterback in 27-22 win over Minnesota . . . completed11-24 pass attempts for 206 yards and two touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 72 and 27 yards, both in the second half . . . rushed four times for three yards, including one-yard touchdown for first career score . . . started at quarterback in 33-23 win over Illinois . . . completed 6-17 pass attempts for 83 yards vs. Illinois, with one interception . . . rushed six times for two yards vs. Illinois . . . started at quarterback in 28-21 win at Nebraska as offense gained 186 net rushing yards . . . completed 6-14 pass attempts for 76 yards while playing first half at Nebraska . . . saw action in 42-3 loss to #2 Michigan . . . completed 10-15 passes for 38 yards vs. Michigan, with one interception, while playing in the second half due to injury to Spencer Petras . . . did not see action in 209-17 Citrus Bowl loss to #22 Kentucky.
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 . . . health and human physiology major . . . earned CHSAA Academic All-State recognition as a junior and senior . . . parents are Alison and Mike Padilla . . . high school coach was Dave Logan.