Clay registers two TD returns in Ute debut.
Travis Wilson threw for 302 yards and two touchdowns in the win
Talent runs deep on 2013 roster
Travis Wilson throws for over 200 yards in one half of work, Karl Williams runs for over 100 yards and three touchdowns.
Football, USATSI gallery -- 11/15/14
Oct. 4, 2014
Utah vs. Michigan (USATSI)
Utah took on Idaho State to open the 2014 football season.
UTAH: Came out of spring ball as the No. 1 quarterback, although he was permitted to participate only in non-contact drills ... received medical clearance for full contact in late June ... played in all 21 games (starting 16) his first two seasons, prior to a season-ending concussion in the ninth game of 2013 ... 7-9 career record as the starter ... career passing numbers are 261-of-441 (59.2%) for 3,138 yards and 23 touchdowns ... eight career 200-yard games and two 300-yard games ... 12.02 career yards per completion currently ranks fourth all-time at Utah and .592 (261-of-441) career completion percentage ranks seventh ... in 2012, he became the fourth Ute true freshman starter at quarterback since the NCAA restored freshman eligibility back in 1972 ... graduated from high school early and enrolled at Utah spring semester of 2012.
2013-Team captain played and started in nine games before a season-ending concussion ... 4-5 record ... led Utah to a 4-2 start, including an upset win over undefeated and No. 5-ranked Stanford, before an injury to his throwing hand caused him to miss the second half in losses to Arizona and USC ... final game was against Arizona State on Nov. 9, when he sustained a concussion that ended his season ... completed 56.1% of his passes (133-of-237) for 1,827 yards (203.0 per game) and 16 touchdowns ... six 200 yards games included 302 yards against Utah State ... even missing the last three games with injury, he finished third on the team in rushing with 81 carries for 386 yards (4.8 average) and five TDs ... averaged 42.9 yards rushing per game ... named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week and Athlon Sports National Offensive Player of the Week in Utah's win over BYU, completing 24-of-35 passes for 273 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions ... 142 rushing yards vs. Oregon State was the second-most ever in a game by a Utah quarterback and the most since 1979 ... also passed for 279 yards against OSU ... made the single-season top-10 at Utah in four season categories: No. 3 in yards per completion (13.74), No. 8 in yards per play (6.96), No. 9 (tie) in total touchdowns (21) and No. 10 in total offense per game (245.88) ... made the school's top-10 in five single-game categories: No. 3 (tie) in total touchdowns (5 vs. Weber State and Oregon State), No. 4 in passing efficiency (242.51 vs. Weber State), No. 4 and No. 9 in yards per completion (20.17 vs. ASU and 18.86 vs. Weber State) and No. 10 in yards per rush (10.92 vs. Oregon State) ... honorable mention Academic All-Pac-12.
2012-True freshman played in all 12 games and started the last seven ... 3-4 as the starter ... of three Utes to start at QB, he was the only one to play in all 12 games ... completed 128-of-204 passes (62.7%) for 1,311 yards and seven touchdowns (6 interceptions) ... .627 completion percentage was the 10th-best season mark in school history ... also rushed 64 times for 40 yards and four touchdowns (second on the team) ... two 200-yard passing games ... got his first career start at UCLA and completed 23-33 passes for 220 yards, rushed 11 times for 10 yards and made a 22-yard reception ... passed for a season-high 311 yards against Arizona, completing 28-of-40 passes with two touchdowns and no interceptions ... misfired on just four throws against Washington State, completing 17-of-21 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns (.810 completion rate tied for the seventh-best single-game mark in school history).
HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the 11th-best overall quarterback by Rivals.com and 17th by Scout.com ... 2011 All-Orange County and All-South Coast League ... 21-5 as the starting quarterback for San Clemente High (Calif.) ... set school career records for passing yards (4,320) and total offense (5,244) ... 36 career touchdown passes and 13 career rushing TDs ... completed 62% of his passes in high school ... rushed for 924 yards ... his senior year, he passed for 2,289 yards and 24 touchdowns and rushed for 467 yards and nine TDs ... San Clemente made the CIF-SS Pac-5 Championship game and finished with a 12-2 record, a No. 4 state and No. 17 national ranking in 2011 ... as a junior in 2010, he passed for 2,031 yards and 12 touchdowns, and rushed for 457 yards and four touchdowns ... also started for the league championship volleyball team in 2010 ... three letters in football and two in volleyball ... National Football Foundation Orange County Scholar-Athlete Award.
PERSONAL: Son of Tim and JoMarie Wilson ... both parents graduated from San Diego State where his father played football and his mother played softball ... one brother and one sister ... enjoys beach volleyball and surfing ... he is one quarter Japanese (through his grandmother on his father's side) ... will declare a major before fall semester ... full name is Travis James Wilson ... born Dec. 14, 1993.