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Player Bio: Jason Gesser :: Football  

  Jason Gesser
Jason Gesser
Player Profile
Hometown:
Honolulu, Hawaii

High School:
St. Louis High '98

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 200

Position:
Quarterback

Birthdate:
05/31/1979

Experience:
3V

GESSER’S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER

Coached by Cal Lee at St. Louis High...as a JUNIOR named to the All-State team at quarterback...team won State championship...SENIOR year Crusaders ranked as high as fourth in the National Prep poll...in his first 16 games as a starter, threw just two interceptions...repeat pick as the All-State quarterback...completed 129 of 235 passes for 2,368 yards and 29 touchdowns senior year...during two years as a starter team was 24-0...team won a second straight State title...named to the Western 100 by the Tacoma News Tribune...All-West pick by Prep Star and an academic All-American choice by Prep Star...threw for 47 touchdowns and 4,076 yards in 19 Interscholastic League of Honolulu games.

GESSER’S WSU CAREER

FRESHMAN (1998-99): Redshirt season...one of three quarterbacks competing for starting spot in spring drills...in final spring game he was 14 of 24 for 224 yards...in three spring scrimmages he hit 24 of 44 passes for 318 yards...he did not have an interception or TD pass...earned the following game awards: Offensive Scout Team – UCLA.

RS-FRESHMAN (1999-00): V-letter...Games - 6…Starts - 1…saw action in the first four games of the year and the last two…earned the following team award: Arizona/Cougar Claw. ? A Pacific-10 Conference all-academic honorable mention choice ? Came off the bench in each of WSU's first four games before suffering the thumb injury against Arizona…then missed six mid-season games...was originally not expected to return before end of season, but came back at Hawaii in his native hometown, completing 19 of 33 passes for 141 yards and rushed for another 22 yards in leading WSU to a season-ending win ? Threw just one pass (incomplete), but rushed four times for 76 yards the previous week at Washington in brief action ? Completed 11 of 23 passes for 120 yards at Stanford ? Threw one interception against both Utah and Stanford, but had no turnovers against Idaho and Arizona ? Scrambling ability produced 40 gross yards against Stanford and 49 against Arizona before he was injured ? Despite limited playing time finished with 145 rushing yards to lead all quarterbacks

RS-SOPHOMORE (2000-01): V-letter…Games - 9…Starts - 9…earned the starting role in fall camp and directed WSU through nine games…earned the following four weekly team awards: Utah/Pac-10 Offense, Idaho/Pac-10 Offense/Cougar Claw, BSU/Pac-10 Offense ? Missed the final two games of the season after suffering a broken left fibula and severe ankle sprain against Oregon that required surgery Nov. 28 ? Finished the year as the Pac-10 leader in passing efficiency with a rating of 132.5 ? Other Pac-10 rankings included fourth in total offense at 223.8 and fourth in passing yards at 218.6 ? All-Pac-10 honorable mention pick and also All-Pac-10 Academic honorable mention ? Completed 128 of 246 passes for 1,967 yards…had 16 TD passes and 10 interceptions ? Threw a WSU record six TD passes in a triple overtime loss at Arizona ? Early in the season, starting late in the Stanford game, threw 130 passes without an interception ? His best game was 348 yards passing at Arizona, then 321 yards the next week at home against ASU, giving him 669 yards passing against the two Arizona teams ? His 1,967 passing yards was 324 short of WSU’s single season list, while he was 250 yards short of the same list for total offense.

RS-JUNIOR (2001-02): V-letter…Games - 12…Starts - 12…co-captain for a second straight year…earned the following weekly team awards: BSU/Offensive Back; California/Pac-10 Offense; Arizona/Offensive Back; OSU/Cougar Claw. ? All-Pac-10 second team pick ? All-Pac-10 Academic honorable mention ? Finished the year fourth on WSU’s single season total offense list, 3,111, and fourth on the single season passing list, 3,010 ? Led WSU to a nail-biting 33-27 win over Purdue at the Sun Bowl, throwing for 281 yards ? Threw for a career high 432 yards against California, the third best mark ever by a Cougar…hit 19 of 41 passes for four TDs against the Bears ? Topped 200 yards passing in all nine games ? Threw for 374 yards against Montana State, hitting 22 of 35 passes, including three touchdowns… ran a career-high 50 plays against UCLA, rushing 14 times for 47 net yards and passing 36 times for 187 yards…suffered a concussion in the third quarter at ASU after hitting 11 of 18 passes for two scores and 208 yards, but came back to start at Washington the next week…had one TD pass against Oregon, UCLA and Purdue and at least two in each of the other nine games ? Had just one interception in the last two regular-season games while hitting 33 of 52 passes for 435 yards…did not throw an interception until the third game of the season, a string of 64 straight ? RANKINGS: Nationally 15th in points responsible for, 14.18, 24th in pass efficiency, 142.01, and 21st in total offense, 257.45…in the Pac-10 first in passing, 248.1 yards, and total offense, 257.5, and third in pass efficiency, 142.00

RS-SENIOR (2002-03): Named the Pac-10 pre-season offensive player of the year by The Sporting News, and was tabbed the No. 5 signal caller nationally by TSN …enters the 2002 season ranked fourth nationally among active players with 42 TD passes and fifth with 5,422 passing yards.

CAREER: Enters his final Cougar season ranked fifth in WSU career passing, 5,422 yards, and fifth in career total offense, 5,715 yards…he needs 2,397 passing yards and 1,984 total offense yards to establish WSU career records…in Pac-10 Career rankings, his 5,422 passing yards ranks 39th, while his 5,715 yards in total offense stands 33rd…if Gesser duplicates last year’s totals, he will move into the top seven in passing and top five in total offense.

PERSONAL

Jason John Gesser...born 5-31-79 at Honolulu, Hawaii...parents Jim Gesser and Janet Jeter…one sister, Jamie…grandson of Green Bay Packer (1927-31) hall of fame member Joseph “Red” Dunn...prep grade point average of 3.5...will conclude work on a communications degree this fall from the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at WSU.

PASSING	G/GS	PA	PC	PI	YDS	TD	LG	EFFIC. 
1999	6/1	95	48	3	445	0	33	83.56
2000	9/9	246	128	10	1967	16	68	132.53
2001	12/12	375	199	13	3010	26	72	136.44
CAREER:	27/22	716	375	26	5422	42	72	128.64

TOTAL OFFENSE G/GS PLAYS RUSH PASS T.OFF 1999 6/1 136 145 445 590 2000 9/9 304 47 1967 2014 2001 12/12 461 101 3010 3111 CAREER: 27/22 901 293 5422 5715

RUSHING G/GS TC YG YL NYG TD LG 1999 6/1 41 230 85 145 0 59 2000 9/9 58 200 153 47 2 17 2001 12/12 86 350 249 101 2 23 CAREER: 27/22 185 780 487 293 4 59

GESSER PA PC PI YDS TD LG RATING Utah 18 10 1 75 0 13 Stanford 23 11 1 120 0 21 Idaho 15 5 0 56 0 25 Arizona 5 3 0 53 0 33 Washington 1 0 0 0 0 0 Hawaii* 33 19 1 141 0 22 1999 Total: 95 48 3 445 0 33 83.56

Stanford* 36 20 2 161 0 25 Utah* 18 11 0 211 4 57 Idaho* 31 15 0 259 2 46 @ Calif* 24 15 0 238 1 56 Boise State* 30 21 0 290 2 37 @ Arizona* 36 19 2 348 6 68 ASU* 32 14 3 321 1 56 @ OSU* 29 11 2 104 0 28 Oregon* 10 2 1 35 0 26 @ USC inj Washington inj 2000 Total: 246 128 10 1967 16 68 132.53

Idaho* 26 15 0 246 3 41 BSU* 27 18 0 252 3 65 Cal* 41 19 1 432 4 55 Ariz* 31 17 1 283 2 49 OSU* 22 12 2 93 2 13 STAN* 28 15 1 178 2 37 MSU* 35 22 1 374 3 47 Oregon* 37 17 0 249 1 63 UCLA* 36 16 3 187 1 45 ASU* 18 11 1 208 2 72 Wash.* 34 22 0 227 2 43 Purdue* 40 15 3 281 1 46 2001 Total: 375 199 13 3010 26 72 136.44 * = Starter

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