Hawk Item – – Ranked third in the Big Ten in passing yards (1,569), fourth in passing touchdowns (9), fifth in points responsible for (76), and sixth in passing yards per game (196.1) . . . one of seven sophomores named to 2020 Leadership Group . . . enrolled in 2018 spring semester and participated in spring practice . . . redshirted in 2018 after seeing action in just two games . . . one of 12 true freshmen to see action in 2018.
2020 Honors – – Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . 2020 – – Started at quarterback in all eight games . . . completed 140-245 pass attempts for 1,569 yards and nine touchdowns, with five interceptions . . . scored two rushing touchdowns . . . started at quarterback in 24-20 loss at Purdue as offense gained 460 yards total offense . . . completed 22-39 pass attempts for 265 yards in first career start, with no interceptions . . . started at quarterback in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . completed 26-50 pass attempts for 216 yards and one touchdown, with three interceptions, vs. Northwestern . . . first career scoring strike covered seven yards . . . also gained 14 yards on five rushing attempts . . . started at quarterback in 49-7 win over Michigan State as offense gained 226 rushing yards and 405 yards total offense . . . completed 15-27 passes for 167 yards and one touchdown, with no interceptions vs. MSU . . . scoring strike covered 14 yards . . . started at quarterback in 35-7 win at Minnesota as offense rushed for 235 yards . . . completed 9-18 pass attempts for 111 yards and one touchdown, with one interception . . . touchdown strike covered eight yards . . . also rushed three times for 14 yards . . . started at quarterback in 41-21 win at Penn State as offense gained 175 net rushing yards . . . completed 18-28 attempts for 186 yards at PSU, with no interceptions . . . scored second rushing touchdown of the season on a three-yard run . . . started at quarterback in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . completed 18-30 pass attempts for 193 yards vs. Nebraska, with one touchdown and one interception . . . connected on six-yard touchdown in first quarter . . . also rushed six times for six yards . . . started at quarterback in 35-21 win at Illinois as offense gained 242 yards total offense . . . completed 18-28 pass attempts for 220 yards and career-high three touchdowns at Illinois, with no interceptions . . . scoring strikes covered 22, 4, and 16 yards . . . also passed for successful two-point conversion . . . started at quarterback in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin . . . completed 14-25 attempts for 211 yards and two touchdowns vs. the Badgers, with scoring strikes of 19 and 53 yards.
2019 – – Saw action in three games, completing 6-10 pass attempts for 25 yards . . . one rushing attempt for a one-yard touchdown . . . saw action in 38-14 win over Miami, but had no statistics as offense gained 213 net rushing yards and gained 465 yards total offense . . . saw action in 30-0 win over Rutgers as offense gained 438 yards total offense . . . completed 3-6 pass attempts vs. Rutgers for eight yards . . . did not see action in 18-17 win at Iowa State . . . saw action in 48-3 win over Middle Tennessee as offense gained 644 yards total offense . . . completed 3-4 passes for 17 yards vs. MTSU . . . scored first career touchdown on one-yard run vs. MTSU, completing 79-yard fourth quarter scoring drive . . . did not see action in 10-3 loss at #18 Michigan . . . did not see action in 17-12 loss to #9 Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Purdue . . . did not see action in 20-0 win at Northwestern . . . did not see action in 24-22 loss at #16 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 23-19 win over #7 Minnesota . . . did not see action in 19-10 win over Illinois . . . did not see action in 27-24 win at Nebraska . . . did not see action in 49-24 Holiday Bowl win over USC.
2018 – – Saw action in two games, with one incomplete pass . . . did not see action in 33-7 win over Northern Illinois . . . did not see action in 13-3 win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in 38-14 win over Northern Iowa . . . did not see action in 28-17 loss to #18 Wisconsin . . . did not see action in 48-31 win at Minnesota . . . did not see action in 42-16 win at Indiana . . . saw first action of career in 23-0 win over Maryland, recording one incomplete pass as offense gained 224 net rushing yards . . . did not see action in 30-24 loss at #17 Penn State . . . did not see action in 38-36 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 14-10 loss to Northwestern . . . saw action in 63-0 win at Illinois, but had no statistics as offense gained 400 yards total offense . . . did not see action in 31-28 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 27-22 Outback Bowl win over #18 Mississippi State.
High school honors – – Named Metro Player of the Year and conference Player of the Year as a senior . . . team Most Valuable Player as a senior . . . first-team all-conference and team offensive MVP as a junior . . . Career – – Three-year football letterman . . . helped prep team post three-year mark of 35-5 while participating in state playoffs all three seasons . . . holds school records for passing yards in a game (502) and season (4,157) . . . passing touchdowns in a game (5) and season (50), and single-game completion percentage (100 percent) . . . records for season yards and season touchdowns previously held by current NFL quarterback Jared Goff . . . completed 199-of-312 pass attempts (63.8%) as a senior, passing for 4,157 yards and 50 touchdowns, with two interceptions . . . also rushed for 223 yards and nine touchdowns . . . passed for 502 yards and four touchdowns in leading team to 59-56 win in Section Championship as a senior . . . completed 172-of-305 attempts (56%) as a junior, passing for 3,036 yards and 33 touchdowns, with eight interceptions . . . also rushed for 310 yards and seven touchdowns . . . team captain as a senior . . . also earned four letters in track, competing in sprints, hurdles, and shot put.
Personal – – Born 11/18/99 . . . interdepartmental studies major . . . parents are Sarah and Adam Petras . . . high school coach was Mazi Moayed.