10   Todd Bankhead
Todd Bankhead


Escondido, Calif.

High School:
Orange Glen H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 219



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Returning starter at quarterback ? Among the top signal callers in the nation ? Candidate for All-America and Academic All-America honors ? One of UMass' co-captains ? Preseason second team All-America selection by The Sports Network ? Also named to the preseason All-Atlantic 10 first team by A-10 coaches and The Sporting News ? Selected A-10 preseason Offensive Player of the Year by Street & Smith's ? Mature player who is a team leader ? Has the ability to make big plays at any time ? Excellent in-the-pocket passer ? Ranks second on the UMass career list for touchdown passes (34), third for completions (303), passing yards (3,919) and attempts (525), and sixth for total offense (3,756), despite playing only one year ? Owns four of the top five single game passing performances in school history ? Has started all 15 of UMass' games since his arrival on campus ? Carries a cumulative GPA of 3.33 in Sport Management.

1998:Started every game at quarterback ? Third team All-America selection by The Sports Network ? Earned honorable mention All-America honors from Don Hansen's Football Gazette ? A second team All-Atlantic 10 selection, while also being named to the All-Atlantic 10 Academic team ? Completed 303 of 525 passes for 3,919 yards with 34 touchdowns, good for a 134.17 efficiency rating ? Ranked third in the A-10 in total offense and pass efficiency during the regular season ? Stood 15th nationally in total offense and 23rd in pass efficiency in the regular season ? Set UMass single season records for passing yards, completions, attempts, touchdowns, passing yards per game (261.3) and total offense (3,756 yards) ? Completed 17 of 25 passes for 152 yards against Georgia Southern in the NCAA title game, without attempting a pass in the second half ? Hit on 17 of 30 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in NCAA semifinal win at Northwestern State, while also rushing for two scores ? Completed 22 of 36 passes for 270 yards and two touchdowns in NCAA quarterfinal win over Lehigh ? Set UMass single game postseason records for completions, attempts and yards against Lehigh, while his 22 completions tie for ninth on the UMass single game list ? Connected on 19 of 35 passes for 254 yards and two scores at McNeese State in the NCAA first round ? Tied the UMass single game postseason record for touchdown passes against Northwestern State, Lehigh and McNeese State ? Completed 20 of 31 passes for 243 yards and a touchdown in the home game with UConn ? Threw for a career-best 353 yards against Maine, connecting on 20 of 29 passes with five touchdowns, without attempting a pass in the fourth quarter ? His five touchdown passes against Maine tied a school single game record, while the 353 yards were the second-most ever by a UMass quarterback ? Had 369 yards of total offense against Maine, the fifth-best single game total in school history ? Received the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet as the Division I Player of the Week in New England following the Maine game, in addition to being named the A-10 Offensive Player of the Week and the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Offensive Player of the Week ? Hit on 21 of 34 passes for 210 yards, and ran for a touchdown at Rhode Island ? Connected on 19 of 32 passes for 274 yards at New Hampshire, breaking the UMass single season records for passing yards and completions in the eighth game of the year ? Completed 25 of 37 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns against Villanova, breaking the school single season record for touchdown passes ? His 25 completions against Villanova tie for the sixth-best single game effort in school history ? Tossed four touchdown passes at UConn, while completing 20 of 51 passes for 270 yards ? Set a school record for most attempts in a game at UConn ? Hit on 11 of 23 passes for 187 yards and two scores against James Madison, in addition to running for a score ? Completed 27 of 44 passes for 348 yards and three touchdowns at Hofstra, setting a career-high for completions ? The 27 completions were the second-most ever by a UMass quarterback in a single game, while the 348 yards are the third-best single game total ? Had 339 yards of total offense in the Hofstra game, the seventh-best single game performance in school history ? Named to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll following the Hofstra game ? Threw for 187 yards and three scores against Buffalo, while running six times for 28 yards and a touchdown ? Completed 26 of 43 passes for 323 yards and three scores in the win at Richmond ? Received the Coca-Cola Gold Helmet as the Division I Player of the Week in New England following the Richmond game, in addition to being named to the ECAC / Budget Division I-AA Honor Roll ? Hit on 26 of 45 attempts at Delaware for 323 yards and four touchdowns ? Selected the WHMP / UMass Athlete of the Week following the Delaware game ? His 26 completions against both Delaware and Richmond tie for the third-best single game performance in school history, while the 323 yards tie for the fourth-best performance ? Named to the UMass Athletic Director's Honor Roll and the Dean's List in the spring of 1998 and the spring of 1999.

Before UMass: Played for Mark Eldridge at Palomar Jr. College in San Marcos, Calif., during his freshman and sophomore seasons ? Completed 47 of 84 passes (.560) for 703 yards with three touchdowns during his sophomore campaign ? Went 73 of 153 (.477) for 1,010 yards with six touchdowns as a freshman ? Played for Rob Gilster at Orange Glen High School in Escondido, Calif. ? Threw for over 2,400 yards during his high school career ? Team captain as a senior ? Also played basketball in high school ? Member of National Honor Society.

Personal:Full name is Todd Andrew Bankhead ? Son of Marilyn Bankhead ? Born June 6, 1977 in San Diego, Calif. ? Majoring in Sport Management.

Bankhead's Career PASSING Statistics


Bankhead's Career RUSHING Statistics


Bankhead's Career Highs

Passing Attempts	51	vs. Connecticut, 10/17/98
Passing Completions	27	vs. Hofstra, 10/398
Passing Yards	353	vs. Maine, 11/1498
Touchdowns Passing	5	vs. Maine, 11/1498
Interceptions Thrown	4	vs. Rhode Island, 11/7/98
Long Pass	64	vs. Villanova, 10/24/98
	64	vs. Connecticut, 11/21/98
Rushing Attempts	11	vs. Rhode Island, 11/7/98
Rushing Yards	36	vs. Buffalo, 9/26/98
Long Run	11	vs. Rhode Island, 11/7/98
Touchdowns Rushing	2	vs. N'western State, 12/12/98
Total Offense	369	vs. Maine, 11/14/98
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