Hawk Item – – Joined program in spring, 2022, as graduate transfer from Michigan with two years of eligibility remaining.
At Michigan – – Two-year letterman, appearing in 21 games with 16 starts . . . compiled 13-3 record as a starter and helped lead team to 2021 Big Ten Championship.
2022 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2022 – – Completed 9-of-18 passes for 136 yards, including a 61-yard touchdown pass vs. Colorado State . . . completed 4-of-6 attempts for 26 yards vs. Hawaii, with one interception . . . completed one 18-yard pass vs. Connecticut.
2021 Honors – – Third-team All-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . Academic All-Big Ten . . . Shared Offensive Player of the Week honors for his performance against Northern Illinois . . . shared Hard Hat Player of the Week against Indiana . . . 2021 – – Started all 14 games . . . completed 210-of-327 pass attempts for 2,576 yards and 15 touchdowns, with six interceptions . . . also rushed for one touchdown . . . completed 9-of-11 attempts for 136 yards and two touchdowns vs. Western Michigan . . . completed 7-of-15 pass attempts for 44 yards vs. Washington . . . completed 8-of-11 passes for 191 yards and one touchdown against Northern Illinois, while also rushing for one touchdown . . . completed the third-longest touchdown in program history with an 87-yard connection against NIU . . . totaled 163 yards passing on 9-of-16 performance against Rutgers . . . completed 17-of-28 attempts for 197 yards and two touchdowns at Wisconsin . . . completed 22-of-38 attempts for 255 yards at Nebraska . . . completed 20-of-27 pass attempts for 129 yards vs. Northwestern . . . passed for 383 yards and two touchdowns at Michigan State, completing 28-of-44 attempts . . . completed 10-of-18 attempts for 168 yards vs. Indiana . . . connected on 21-of-28 attempts for 259 yards and two touchdowns at Maryland . . . completed 13-of-19 attempts for 159 yards in win over Ohio State . . . completed 16-of-24 attempts for 169 yards and one touchdown against Iowa in Big Ten Championship game . . . completed 11-of-19 passes for 106 yards against Georgia in the Capital One Orange Bowl/CFP Semifinal, with two interceptions.
2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2020 – – Appeared in four games with one start . . . completed 43-of-71 pass attempts for 425 yards and five touchdowns, with no interceptions . . . one rushing touchdown . . . first career touchdown pass vs. Wisconsin, where he completed 4-of-7 attempts for 74 yards . . . saw relief action at Rutgers, completing 27-of-36 pass attempts for 260 yards and four touchdowns in a little over one half of action . . . added one rushing score for five total touchdowns . . . passing line at Rutgers featured the highest single-game completion percentage among quarterbacks with 36-plus pass attempts in one game in Michigan history . . . first career start against Penn State, completing 12-of-25 attempts for 91 yards.
2019 – – Did not see game action.
High school honors – – Selected first-team all-state as a junior and senior . . . two-time Gatorade Player of the Year in Nevada (2017 and 2018); first player in state history to win the award in back-to-back seasons . . . named Nevada Offensive Player of the Year in 2018 . . . named 2017 USA Today All-Nevada Player of the Year . . . three-time conference Player of the Year (2016-18) . . . Sierra League Player of the Year as a senior . . . two-time region Offensive Player of the Year (2017-18) and Northern 4A All-Region selection (2017-18) . . . selected first team all-conference and first team all-region on three occasions . . . named the State Farm Player of the Week on five occasions . . . 2018 Elite 11 finalist . . . attended the finals of the Nike The Opening 2018 in Frisco, Texas . . . selected to participate in the U.S. Army All-American Game . . . No. 1 prospect in the state of Nevada by 247Sports, ESPN and Rivals . . . 247.com four-star prospect ranked No. 275 overall and No. 1 recruit in Nevada . . . ESPN four-star prospect, rated the No. 13 pro-style quarterback, No. 257 overall prospect in the country and top player in Nevada . . . earned academic excellence award seven times . . . Career – – Four-year starter at quarterback . . . holds all of Damonte Ranch High School’s quarterback records . . . led team to a 12-1 record as a senior, with the lone loss coming in overtime in the Northern 4A Regional title game . . . led prep team to Nevada Division One Northern Region Semifinals and an 11-1 record as a junior . . . prep team claimed Northern 4A Regional title as a sophomore . . . set the Nevada state record for career passing yards (12,804) and career touchdowns (146) as a prep . . . threw for 2,995 yards and 39 touchdowns as a senior, with six interceptions . . . completed 225-of-384 (58.6%) passes for 3,470 yards and 44 TDs as a junior . . . passed for 3,577 yards as a sophomore, completing 218-of-374 (58.3%) passes and tossing 46 touchdowns . . . as a freshman completed 150-of-285 passes for 2,042 yards and 17 touchdowns.
Personal – – Born 5/28/2000 . . . earned bachelor’s degree in American Culture and will pursue post-graduate degree . . . parents are Nicole and Gary McNamara . . . father, Gary, was an outfielder at Fresno State and was an assistant baseball coach at Nevada . . . high school coach was Shawn Dupris.