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WSU Football BIO
Connor Halliday
Player Profile:
Connor Halliday 1265035
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 201
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Ferris
Experience: 3 Letters

Earned three varsity letters…appeared in 35 games, made 28 starts…set WSU career records with 11,304 passing yards, 90 touchdown passes, 1,013 completions, 1,633 pass attempts, 21 300-yard games and a 62.0 completion percentage…finished fourth in Pac-12 history in passing touchdowns and passing yards…led WSU to 2013 New Mexico Bowl, first bowl appearance in 10 seasons.

RS-SENIOR (2014): Named one of 12 players to watch in 2014 by the Touchdown Club of Columbus…named to Maxwell Award Watch List, Davey O’Brien Award Watch List, Manning Award Watch List, Johnny Unitas Award Watch List and the College Football Performance Awards Quarterback Trophy Watch List… earned a varsity letter after starting all nine games appeared in before suffering season-ending broken ankle…earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention…threw for 3,873 yards and 32 touchdowns, both third-most in WSU single-season  history…completed 354-of-526, both second-most in WSU single-season history…posted a single-season school-record 67.3 completion percentage…had 11 interceptions…recorded seven 300-yard games including two 500-yard games and one 700-yard performance…posted three of the top-10 passing yard totals among all FBS quarterbacks…led NCAA in passing yards, total offense and passing touchdowns prior to injury…led NCAA with Pac-12 and WSU single-season record 430.3 passing-yards-per-game…posted six 4-touchdown games including two 6-touchdown efforts…threw seven touchdown passes of 20-plus yards…went 40-of-56 for 532 yards and five touchdowns against Rutgers…threw for 389 yards and touchdown at Nevada…completed 41-of-62 pass attempts for 544 yards and tied a school record with six touchdown passes in win over Portland State…went 43-of-63 for 436 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions against No. 2 Oregon…threw for 417 yards and four touchdowns in comeback win at Utah, erasing a 21-0 deficit to win 28-27…completed 49-of-70 passes for an NCAA FBS single-game record 734 yards along with six touchdowns against California, earning Pac-12 Player of the Week honors… threw for 292 yards and touchdowns at No. 25 Stanford…completed 56-of-79 passes for 489 yards and four touchdowns against No. 15 Arizona, the second-most completions in WSU single-game history…suffered season-ending ankle injury in first quarter against USC.

RS-JUNIOR (2013): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 13 games…voted a team captain all 13 games…set a WSU single-season record with 4,597 passing yards, second-most in Pac-12 history…went 449-for-714, both WSU and Pac-12 single-season records…tossed 34 touchdown passes, tying Ryan Leaf (1997) for most in WSU single-season history…posted nine multiple-touchdown games including four 4-TD games…recorded nine 300-yard performances, four 400-yard yard games and two 500-yard games…threw 15 touchdown passes of 20-plus yards…threw 22 interceptions…went 35-of-65 for 344 yards and a seven-yard touchdown pass at Auburn…went 26-for-38 for 215 yards in win at No. 25 USC…went 31-of-41 for 383 yards and five touchdowns (42, 10, 55, 1, 3) in win over Southern Utah for second career 5-TD game…went 31-of-43 for 346 yards and four touchdowns (43, 30, 20, 1) in win over Idaho…went 41-for-67 for 521 yards, first career 500-yard game, and three touchdowns (35, 68, 72) in win at California…at No. 2 Oregon, set Pac-12 and WSU single-game records for completions, attempts, yards and total offense after going 58-of-89 for 557 yards and four touchdowns (11, 12, 8, 3), tying the NCAA Division I record for completions, breaking Drew Brees’ NCAA Division I record for pass attempts and setting the FCS’ top passing mark of 2013…threw for 300 yards and two touchdown passes (34, 15) against No. 25 Arizona State…went 39-for-53 for 319 yards and two touchdowns (23, 25) while leading the go-ahead 80-yard touchdown drive in the win at Arizona…went 39-of-62 for 488 yards and four touchdowns (5, 9, 8, 71) with no interceptions in win over Utah…tossed two touchdowns (14, 5) at Washington…went 37-for-58 for 410 yards and six touchdowns (25, 1, 28, 28, 3, 22) against Colorado State in the New Mexico Bowl…set WSU bowl game record for completions and attempts…tied NCAA bowl game record with six touchdown passes.

RS-SOPHOMORE (2012): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in nine games, making five starts…passed for 1,874 yards with 15 touchdowns and 13 interceptions…went 151-for-290…recorded four 300-passing yard games…threw multiple touchdowns in three games…completed 20 passes of 25+yards....threw six TD passes of 25+yards including three of 50+…elected a team captain three times (CU, UO, OSU)…started, went 26-of-45 for 378 yards and four touchdowns (4, 18, 52, 81) in win at UNLV…started against Colorado, went 32-for-60 (second-most attempts in WSU single-game history) for 401 yards and four touchdowns (32, 23, 15, 49)…started against No. 2 Oregon in Seattle, went 33-for-60 for 348 yards and one touchdown…started at No. 14 Oregon State and against California…relieved Jeff Tuel, completed 26-of-43 passes for 330 yards and a career-high five touchdowns (6, 7, 4, 11, 3), four in the second half, in comeback-attempt against No. 17 UCLA, tying for second-most touchdown passes in WSU single-game history…went 13-for-33 for 173 yards and one 54-yard touchdown pass in relief at Arizona State.

RS-FRESHMAN (2011): Appeared in four games, earning one start…was 6-of-13 for 67 yards and one 20-yard touchdown pass against Idaho State…came off the bench, was 5-of-6 for 110 yards with touchdown passes of 57 yards and 10 yards against UNLV…named Manning Award National Player of the Week and Bank of the West Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week after relieving Marshall Lobbestael against Arizona State and throwing for WSU freshman records of 494 yards and four touchdowns on 27-of-36 in the win over ASU...the 494 yards are the second most in game all-time by a Cougar and most ever by a freshman in the Pac-12 Conference…threw an 85-yard TD pass to Marquess Wilson on his first series and earned Cougar Offensive Player of the Week honors against ASU, threw touchdown passes of 85, 23, 19 and 17 yards…was also named national quarterback of the week by the College Football Performance Awards…started and went 21-of-48 for 289 yards and two touchdowns (6, 9) against Utah…missed Apple Cup with a lacerated liver suffered against Utah.

FRESHMAN (2010): Redshirt season...earned Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week accolades against Montana State and Arizona.

JUNIOR year completed 170-of-286 passes for 2,404 yards and 21 touchdowns…also a standout on the hardwood, garnering second-team All-Greater Spokane League honors…SENIOR year led Saxons to the state championship game…completed 310-of-477 passes for 4,198 yards and 43 touchdowns en route to GSL Offensive Most Valuable Player honors…his 2,260 yards passing in eight GSL games broke the league record of 1,975 (previously held by former Cougar Mark Rypien)…named Tacoma News-Tribune All-State (all classifications) and All-State (4A)…also named honorable mention all-state (4A) by the Associated Press…Tacoma News-Tribune Northwest Nugget honorable mention…member of TNT’s Western 100…Seattle Times Red Chip prospect.


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