In four seasons at Southern Mississippi (2013-16), played in 44 games (41 starts) and completed 928 of 1,546 atts. for 11,994 yds. and 87 TDs. In 2016, made 11 starts and completed 243 of 384 atts., for 3,272 yds. and 24 TDs, averaging 297.5 passing yds. per game. Started all 14 games as a junior in 2015, setting single-season school records for passing yds. (4,476) and TD passes (38) as the Golden Eagles finished with more than 7,000 yds. of offense for the first time in school history.
In 2014, started 10 games and completed 218 of 365 atts. for 2,470 passing yds. and 12 TDs. As a freshman in 2013, appeared in 9 games (6 starts) and threw for 1,776 yds. and 13 TDs while earning Conference USA All-Freshman honors.
Attended Spain Park (Birmingham, AL) HS, where he had 8,605 career passing yds., finishing his high school career with the 7th-most passing yds. in AHSAA history, to go along with 40 passing TDs. Born 3/21/95 in Hoover, AL.