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Cody Pickett
Cody Pickett

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Caldwell, Idaho

High School:
Caldwell High School

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 225

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
06/30/1980

Experience:
5V

Washington: The greatest passing quarterback in Washington history ... a rare five-time letterwinner ... excellent athlete ... has the speed to run with the ball ... elusive in the pocket ... good touch ... can make the short touch pass and also throw the deep ball ... very confident passer on the run ... throws a good side-armed pass when under pressure ... father, Dee, was inducted into the Rodeo Hall of Fame in August 2003 ... was an outstanding heeler in team roping competition on rodeo circuit ... grew up on Chicken Dinner Road in Caldwell, Idaho. 2003: His 9,946 career passing yards are over 4,000 more that any other QB in Husky lore ... his 792 completions are No. 1 all-time in team history ... also holds the record for average yards (263.9) and completions per game (20.8) and his career completion percentage(.577) ranks No. 5 all-time ... Pickett finished his career No. 4 in Pac-10 history in yardage with 10,220 ... also finished in a tie for No. 5 in Pac-10 history with 55 career touchdown passes ... 3,043 yards this season is good for second place in UW single-season passing yardage behind the number he set last season with 4,458 ... threw for a season high 351 yards at Arizona and had a second 300 yard game (337) against Nevada ... threw three touchdown passes in a game twice (Indiana, at Oregon State) ... with three more touchdown passes over 70 yards (70 to Williams, 74 to Williams, 87 to Frederick) pushed his career mark to nine, seven more than any other Husky quarterback ... started all 12 games at quarterback ... named the Sports Radio 950 KJR Player of the Year (offense) at the annual football awards banquet ... 2002: Became the Pac-10’s first-ever 4,000-yard passer and broke nearly ever UW passing yardage record ... named second-team All-Pac-10 ... an honorable mention All-America selection by both CNN/SI and Collegefootballnews.com ... finished the year with 4,458 yards, the most in Pac-10 history and third most in the nation (top two players had 14-game seasons) ... finished ranked No. 2 in the nation in completions (28.08 per game) and third in total offense (328.7) ... also broke the Pac-10 record for single-season completions with 365 (old mark: 300 by Steve Stenstrom) ... smashed the Pac-10’s records for total offensive attempts (698) and total offensive yards (4,273), breaking the old marks by 186 plays and 690 yards ... broke the Pac-10’s passing yardage record in the season’s 11th game (same number of games it took Ryan Leaf to set it), after breaking the Husky passing yardage record in just seven games ... with 6,873 career yards, smashed the Husky career record with an entire season yet to play ...7,277 career yards (Pac-10 counts bowl games in career stats) are No. 17 all-time in Pac-10 history ... threw for 300 or more yards in all but two of 13 games and went over 400 yards three times ... combined with wide receiver Reggie Wiliams for an 89-yard touchdown pass against San Jose State to set a Husky record for longest pass play ... threw a touchdown pass in all but one game ... his 71 total plays vs. California was the most by a Pac-10 player during the season ... ran off seven straight 300-yard games to open the season ... no UW quarterback had ever thrown for 300 yards more than four times in a career ... also set UW career records for yards per game (264.3), completions (535), attempts (919), 300-yard games (12), 400-yard games (4), 50-plus-yard passes (10) and season records for completions (365), attempts (612), touchdowns (28), passing yards per game (342.9), total offense (4,273), total plays (698), total offense per game (328.7) ... with 6,748 career yards of total offense, ranks only 127 yards short of Marques Tuiasosopo’s career UW record ... currently owns seven of the top-10 and 10 of the top-17 single-game passing yards records in Husky history ... threw for 438 vs. Idaho, 429 vs. UCLA and 404 vs. Wyoming (all three totals short of his school record of 455 vs. Arizona in 2001) ... broke the UW record for completions with 34 vs. Wyoming, then broke that record with 35 against Cal ... also had 35 at Washington State ... those two games were high marks for a Pac-10 QB during the seson ... his 61 pass attempts vs. USC and 60 vs. UCLA ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in Pac-10 during the season ... threw for a career-high four TDs in the upset win at Oregon ... 34-for-45 (.756) for 404 yards, no interceptions and two TDs in the win over Wyoming ... 32-for-44 (.727) for 438, no picks and three scores vs. Idaho ... had an outstanding Apple Cup, completing 35 of 57 (.614) for 368 yards and one touchdown in the win at No. 3 Washington State ... 368 yards were three short of his own UW-WSU series record ... 35 completions were easily an Apple Cup record ... vs. Arizona, threw an 80-yard scoring pass to Reggie Williams with 2:03 remaining in the game to give the Huskies a win ... finished that game 25-for-35 (.714) for 345 yards, no interceptions and three touchdowns ... named a coaches’ offensive player of the game after wins over Idaho, Arizona and Oregon ... named the Players’ Offensive MVP at the postseason awards banquet. 2001: Had one of the most prolific passing seasons in Husky football history, despite playing the last six games of the season and the bowl game with a completely separated right (throwing) shoulder … earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention … led five fourth-quarter comebacks … missed the UCLA game and half of the USC game, but still finished with 2,403 passing yards, third only to Cary Conklin’s 2,569 (1989) and Damon Huard’s 2,415 (1995) on the school’s all-time single-season list … needs to average just 145 yards per game over the next two seasons to become Washington all-time career passing leader … ranked second in the Pac-10 with a school-record 240.3 passing yards per game … shattered old per-game record of 233.5 set by Conklin in 1989 … had second-highest total offense per-game average in Husky history at 246.3 yards per contest, just shy of Marques Tuiasosopo’s record of 251.1 yards in 1999 … also set a school record with five completions of 50 yards or more … single-season total already ranks him fourth on the career list in that category … passing yardage was most ever by a Husky sophomore quarterback, surpassing Sonny Sixkiller’s 2,303 yards in 1970 … also rushed for five touchdowns during the season … set a UW bowl record with 54 pass attempts, completing 27 for 293 yards and two touchdowns, in Holiday Bowl loss to Texas ... was named team’s offensive MVP twice, after wins over Michigan and Arizona … completely separated his right shoulder against USC on Oct. 6, but returned two weeks later to start against Arizona … versus the Wildcats, earned Pac-10 and National Player of the Week honors after throwing for a school-record 455 yards and three touchdowns in come-from-behind win … capped record-setting passing day with a three-yard scramble into the end zone for the winning score with 13 seconds remaining … completed two passes of over 70 yards, both for touchdowns, in the first quarter against Arizona, equaling in one quarter the Huskies’ career record for 70-yard passes … had a third 70-plus yarder earlier in the season, giving him sole possession of the record … was equally impressive in 26-14 win over ninth-ranked Washington State, completing 25 of 38 passes for 371 yards and a touchdown … yardage total was fourth-highest ever at Washington, giving him two of the top-four single-game totals in the same season … also owns two of the top-four single-game total offense records ... made his debut as starting quarterback in Huskies’ season-opening win over No. 10 Michigan … completed 13 of 22 passes for 199 yards in 23-18 victory … completed 15 of 20 passes in early-season win against Idaho … threw first-career touchdown pass at Cal, hitting Paul Arnold for 42 yards … found Arnold again for a 62-yarder in the second half to key come-from-behind win … against Arizona State, ran for two crucial third-down conversions on time-consuming 18-play, 78-yard drive that set up game-winning field goal with no time remaining … had career-long 25-yard touchdown run in 53-3 win over Idaho ... also ranked in Washington’s all-time top-10 in several other single-season categories, including total offensive yards (5th, 2,463), total offensive yards per game (2nd, 246.3) and passing yards per attempt (4th, 7.98) ... was terrific in the 2001 Spring Game, completing 15 of 23 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns. 2000: Played in just two regular-season games as the backup to Marques Tuiasosopo ... relieved Tuiasosopo for three plays in the Rose Bowl ... was two-for-two for 11 yards, keeping alive a Husky drive that resulted in the game-winning touchdown ... against Washington State, relieved Tuiasosopo in fourth quarter of Huskies’ 51-3 win, engineering a seven-play, 27-yard drive capped by a Husky touchdown ... also played against Idaho, completing one of two passes for 12 yards ... served first season as holder for placekicker John Anderson on field goals and PATs ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors. 1999: Earned a letter for his work as a backup quarterback ... only game appearance came at Oregon State where he played in three series ... was granted a medical redshirt after the season due to an ailing back that kept him out of the lineup in the second half of the season ... completed three of 11 pass attempts in the 1999 Spring Game.

High School and Personal: Born June 30, 1980 ... parents are Becky Williams and Dee Pickett ... father was a championship roper on the professional rodeo circuit, was the 1984 World Champion Cowboy, and was inducted into the Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame in August of 2003 ... father played quarterback at Boise State ... named the No. 15 prep quarterback in the nation by The Sporting News ... a SuperPrep preseason All-American ... named to Tacoma News Tribune’s "Western 100" and "Northwest Nuggets" teams ... passed for more than 1,600 yards and rushed for eight TDs in 1998 ... second-team A-1, Division II all-state selection ... passed for more than 5,000 yards during his prep career ... four-sport athlete in football, basketball, golf and rodeo ... qualified for the national rodeo finals in 1997 and 1998 ... led the Southern Idaho Conference in rebounds with over 10 per game ... a team-roper in rodeo ... once out-threw (75 yards) current Arizona Cardinal quarterback Jake Plummer at Plummer’s summer camp in Boise ... a sociology major.

Passing

Year     G-S   Att.   Comp.   Int.   Yds.   Pct.   TD   LG
1999     1-0      4      0     1       0   .000     0    0
2000     2-0      2      1     0      12   .500     0   12
2001    10-10   301    169    14    2403   .561    10   78
2002    13-13   612    365    14    4458   .596    28   89
2003    12-12   454    257    13    3043   .566    15   87
Totals  38-35  1373    792    42    9916   .580    53  176

Rushing

Year    G-S    TC   Yds.   Lost   Net   Avg.   TD   LG
1999    1-0     0     0      0      0     0     0    0
2000    2-0     0     0      0      0     0     0    0
2001   10-10   83   259    199     60   0.7     5   25
2002   13-13   86   154    339   -185  -2.2     3   11
2003   12-12   80   200    261    -61  -5.1     3   14
Totals 38-35  249   613    799   -189  -0.8    11   25

Total Offense

         G-S   Rush   Pass   Total
1999     1-0      0      0      0
2000     2-0      0     12     12
2001    10-10    60   2403   2463
2002    13-13  -185   4458   4273
2003    12-12   -61   3043   2982
Totals  38-35  -189   9916   9732

Career Highs

Pass Attempts: 61 at USC, 2002
Pass Completions: 35 vs. California, 2002 & at Washington State, 2002
Passing Yards: 455 vs. Arizona, 2001
Longest Completion: 89 yards to Reggie Williams vs. San Jose State, 2002
Longest TD Completion: 89 yards to Reggie Williams vs. San Jose State, 2002
Passing Touchdowns: 4 at Oregon, 2002
Interceptions: 5 at Miami, 2001
Rushing Attempts: 13 (three times, most recent: vs. Washington State, 2003)
Rushing Yards: 35 vs. Idaho, 2001
Longest Rush: 25 yards vs. Idaho, 2001
Longest TD Run: 25 yards vs. Idaho, 2001
Touchdowns: 1 (11 times, most recent: vs. USC, 2002)

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