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#10 Jeff Tuel
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 217
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif. - Clovis West
High School: Clovis West
Experience: 3 Letters

 

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Jeff Tuel
Jeff Tuel
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fresno, Calif.

High School:
Clovis West

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 221

Position:
Quarterback

Experience:
3V



TUEL'S WSU CAREER
WSU CAREER:
Appeared in 31 games, making 26 starts...was 531-of-865 for 5,936 yards and 33 touchdowns...posted one 400-yard game, five 300-yard performances nine 250-yard games...also rushed for two touchdowns...had 11 multi-TD games...in the WSU record book, finished his career; first in completion percentage, fifth in completions, sixth in passing attempts, seventh in passing yards, seventh in passing touchdowns, seventh in total offense (5, 878) and eight in touchdowns responsible for (35).

SENIOR (2012): Appeared in 10 games, made seven starts...led team in passing, 212-for-333 (63.7%) and 2,091 yards...completion percentage is the second-best single-season total in WSU history...started final five games and served as a team captain seven times....posted three 300-yard performances and one 400-yard game...started season-opener at BYU, went 30-of-45 for 229 yards...went 20-for-26 for 171 yards and two (2, 17) touchdowns in start against Eastern Washington...went 4-for-4 for 62 yards including a 25-yard touchdown pass in relief of Connor Halliday against No. 2 Oregon...relieved Halliday against California, went 29-for-53 for 320 yards and two touchdown passes (8, 6)...started 24-17 defeat at No. 19 Stanford, threw for career-highs in completions (42), attempts (59) and yards (403) to go along with two touchdowns (3, 10), also rushed for 52 yards...was 33-of-53 for 350 yards including a season-long 61-yard completion to Dominique Williams in the Apple Cup victory...named WSU's offensive MVP following the season.

JUNIOR (2011): Appeared in three games, starting two...did not start season opener against Idaho State due to stomach illness, completed 1-of-2 pass for four yards before suffering broken left collarbone...missed next four games...started and went 17-for-30 for 145 yards against No. 7 Stanford...started and went 11-for-13 for 127 yards and one 20-yard touchdown pass in first half against Oregon State before giving way to Marshall Lobbestael to start second half...missed final five games do to re-injury of collar bone...served as a team captain eight times.

SOPHOMORE (2010): Earned a varsity letter after starting all 12 games...earned All-Pacific-10 Conference honorable mention honors...threw for 2,780 yards with 18 touchdowns and 12 interceptions...finished fourth in the Pacific-10 Conference with 231.7 passing yards per game and sixth in passing efficiency at 133.3...also rushed for 204 yards and one touchdown...threw for over 200-yards 10 times including the first nine games of the season, the first time a Cougar QB accomplished the feat since Jason Gesser (2002)...had 10 completions of 40 yards or more...had a 68-yard touchdown pass to Marquess Wilson at SMU...threw for a career-high 311 yards and added two touchdown passes at UCLA...recorded season-highs in complete passes (25) and pass attempts (40) against Oregon...named Cougar Offensive Player of the Week against Arizona after throwing for 257 yards including a career-long 83-yard completion to Wilson and added a touchdown pass... was 20-for-28 with a career-high four touchdown passes at Stanford, throwing a 74-yard touchdown pass to Wilson...named Pacific-10 Conference Offensive Player of the Week after going 10-for-15 with a touchdown pass and rushing for a career-high 79 yards in the win at Oregon State...matched a season-high with 25 complete passes in 35 attempts for 298 yards, threw three touchdown passes and rushed for another against Washington.

FRESHMAN (2009): Earned a varsity letter after appearing in six games, including five starts...one of six true freshmen to appear in a game, and one of five to start...only the second true freshman signal caller in school history to start...he and Drew Bledsoe each started five games in their debut seasons...saw the first action of his career against USC, then recorded his first-career start against Oregon the following week...started five-straight before a knee injury suffered against Arizona ended his season...completed 71-of-121 passes on the season for 789 yards and six touchdowns...the completion, yardage and touchdown totals led WSU, as did his completion percentage (58.7)...completed a school-record 99-yard touchdown pass to Johnny Forzani against Arizona State...went 14-of-22 for 130 yards in his first-career game against the Trojans...completed 28-of-42 for 354 yards and two touchdowns against California, the second-highest yardage total by a true freshman in school history (Bledsoe, 385 vs. Arizona; 1990).

TUEL'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Three-year letterwinner...FRESHMAN year played at Salpointe Catholic in Tucson, Ariz...JUNIOR year served as backup quarterback to Beau Sweeney (California)...played wide receiver and caught six passes for 68 yards...also rushed 14 times for 59 yards and one touchdown...was 6-for-6 on two-point conversions...SENIOR year led Clovis West to the California Division I Central Section Championship...named Valley Championship's Player of the Game...named first-team all-valley and first-team All-Tri-River Athletic Conference...named team's offensive player of the year...completed 136-of-271 passes for 1,714 yards and 12 touchdowns...rushed 152 times for 674 yards and five touchdowns...2,379 all-purpose yards accounted for 56 percent of team's total offense...also accounted for 43 percent of team's scoring...rated No. 88 amongst California prospects by Scout.com...rated No. 137 on Scout.com's West Hot 150...also lettered three times in baseball.

PERSONAL
Jeffrey Tuel...born in Boca Raton, Fla...father Jeff...mother Valerie...sister Amanda...grandfather Dave Hurm was an All-American in baseball at Duke...uncle Mark Hurm played football at Florida...won the 2008 Scholar-Athlete Award...psychology major at WSU.