Born in Tacoma, Wash. ... parents are John and Corrina DuRocher ... has one sister ... majoring in sociology at the UW.
University of Washington
After playing on the UW football team the last three seasons (2004-06), will be playing baseball for the first time in 2007 ... originally attended Oregon, where he spent the 2003-04 school year, redshirting the football season ... sat out 2004 as a transfer and then played in five games as a quarterback in 2005, throwing for 247 yards and two touchdowns ... played in two games in 2006, including coming off the bench vs. Arizona State to throw game-tying touchdown that forced overtime ... football season came to an end after being diagnosed with a brain tumor near the end of the 2006 season.
Bethel High School
Named the state's football player of the year by the Tacoma News Tribune and Gatorade following his senior season in 2002 ... played only one season of baseball, as a catcher his sophomore year (2001) ... as a quarterback on the football team, compiled 6,781 passing yards and 67 touchdowns during his career ... went 34-5 as a starter in his three seasons, including an unbeaten mark in South Puget Sound League games.