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Michael Rocco
Player Profile:
Michael Rocco 998438
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 228
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lynchburg, Va.
High School: Liberty Christian Academy
Other College: Virginia

2014
• Threw a pass for 27 yards in the playoff win against Morgan State
• Competed 3-of-9 passes against James Madison
• Went 23-of-47 for 280 yards and a touchdown, while picking up 11 yards rushing with a touchdown at Maine
• Threw for 314 yards off 21-of-42 passes with one rushing touchdown in the win against No. 3 Villanova
• Had a career day at Elon, throwing for 296 yards off 21-of-33 passes 
• Threw for 162 yards off 17-of-31 passes and a touchdown in the win against Rhode Island
• Had 69 yards off 9-of-11 in the win at Albany
• Threw a touchdown pass in the win at Liberty
• Scored his third-career rushing touchdown as a Spider against No. 7 New Hampshire
• Went 6-of-7 for 74 yards, while taking for a season-high four rushes for 26 yards in the win over Hampton
• Threw for 97 yards on 5-of-11 passing at Virginia
• Made her first Spider appearance in the season opener against Morehead State
• Threw 9-of-13 for 117 yards and a touchdown against the Eagles

2013
Transferred from Virginia
• Will redshirt in 2013 and be eligible to compete in 2014

2012 (at Virginia)
Started eight of the 11 games in which he appeared
• Earned second letter
• Finished the season ranked No. 8 all-time at UVa in career passing (4,731) and No. 7 in all-time TD passes (27)
• Finished season with a career completion percentage of .603 - which ranks No. 3 all-time at UVa
• Also finished the season No. 8 all-time at UVa in total offense (4,829)
• Finished season No. 3 all-time at UVa in career 300-yard passing games (4)
• Posted his third career 300-yard passing game with 311 on 25-of-37 passing and a TD against Richmond
• Went 6-of-6 for 97 yards and a TD on the game-winning drive against Penn State • Threw for 278 yards and two TDs vs. La Tech
• Came off bench to throw for 83 yards and TD at NC State
• Started vs. Miami and had a career-high 4 TD passes and set UVa record with 18 consecutive completions
• Named ACC Offensive Back of the Week for his Nov. 10 game against Miami
• Started the North Carolina and Virginia Tech game to finish the season
• The Penn State and Miami games were the third and fourth games of his career that he engineered a fourth quarter game-winning drive in the closing minutes

2011 (at Virginia)
One of 13 Cavaliers to have started all 13 games
• At the age of 19 became the youngest UVa QB to win his first two career starts in program history
• With 2,671 passing yards he ranks No. 1 at UVa among starting QBs in their first season
• Season total ranks No. 4 all-time for a season at UVa
• Passed for 174 yards in first career start, serving as the seventh-most in program history by a UVa QB making his first career start
• Passed for a career-high 307 yards with 2 TDs at Maryland
• Fourth 200-yard game and first-career 300-yard game (307) at Maryland
• MD game also represented back-to-back 200-yard performance (226 in Week 8 at Miami)
• Tossed No. 13 all-time at UVa with six career games with 200 or more yards passing
• Led two 4th quarter comebacks for a win, both of which were on the road (Indiana & Florida State)
• Was the starting QB as UVa became the first college program to ever win road games at Miami and Florida State in the same season
• Tossed for 312 yards against Auburn in the Chick-fil-A Bowl
• The Chick-fil-A Bowl performance ranks No. 2 in the UVa annals for a bowl game and is only the second time a UVa signal caller surpassed 300 yards passing in a bowl
• His 26 completions against Auburn is a Virginia bowl record

2010 (at Virginia)
Appeared in six of Virginia's 12 games
• Went 4-of-6 with a touchdown for 64 yards in his collegiate debut against VMI
• Teamed up with Marc Verica and Ross Metheny against VMI to become the first UVa quarterback trio in the post-World War II era to toss touchdowns all in the same game
• His TD strike coupled with Metheny's against VMI served as the first time in program history two freshman threw scoring strikes in the same game
• Went a perfect 3-of-3 for 12 yards in the second quarter at Boston College

High School
2009 Private Schools All-State second-team defensive back
• 2009 Private Schools All-State honorable mention quarterback
• 2009 Lynchburg News & Advance All-Area second-team defensive back
• 2009 Lynchburg News & Advance All-Arena honorable mention quarterback
• Ranked No. 109 quarterback in the nation by Scout.com
• Ranked No. 109 quarterback in the nation by ESPN.com
• Four-year starter at Liberty Christian
• Passed for 2,066 yards, 24 touchdowns and rushed for seven scores as a junior in 2008
• Suffered a broken left arm and dislocated left wrist before the start of his senior season
• Returned for LCA's final five regular season games and led the Bulldogs to the 2009 VIS state championship game, passing for 235 yards and three touchdowns

Personal
Son of Leslie and Frank Rocco
• Nephew of Richmond head football coach Danny Rocco
• Father, Frank Rocco, Jr., is a former quarterback at Penn State and a member of the Nittany Lions' 1982 National Championship team
• Grandfather, Frank Rocco, Sr., served as an assistant coach at Penn State under legendary Hall of Fame coach Joe Paterno
• Played for his father, Frank Rocco, at Liberty Christian
• Brother, Chris Rocco, was an All-Big South Conference safety at Liberty
• Sister, Jennifer, is currently a teacher in Charlottesville at Monticello High School

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