Practices begin March 6 and end with spring game on April 7
Kinne leads National team to 20-14 victory
Tulsa - A two-year letterwinner and starter . . . transferred to Tulsa from the University of Texas prior to the 2008 season . . . was named to the 2011 Davey O'Brien Preseason Watch List . . . was named to the C-USA Academic Honor Roll in each of his three seasons . . . has started all 25 games in which he has played . . . has 6,382 passing yards and 53 touchdowns in his career to rank third on both the school's career passing list and touchdown passes chart . . . also ranks third for career total offensive yards with 7,336 yards . . . has nine career 300+ passing games . . . became the first quarterback in school history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game when he threw for 334 yards and rushed for 100 yards against #13 Houston in the 2009 season . . . 2010 - Played and started all 13 games . . . named the Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year . . . earned first-team all-C-USA honors as well as all-Academic team accolades . . . completed 60 percent of his passes for 3,650 yards and 31 TDs in 2010 to rank third on the school's single-season passing chart . . . named to the Davey O'Brien and Manning Award Watch Lists for 2010 . . . became the fifth Tulsa quarterback to pass for 30+ TDs in a season . . . had six 300-yard passing games . . . had his first career 400+ passing game and eighth career game over 300 passing yards with 406 yards and four touchdowns against Southern Miss, thus earning C-USA Player of the Week honors . . . a week earlier, had 325 yards and two touchdowns against UTEP . . . had a career-best 190 rushing yards and one touchdown and threw for 154 yards and two TDs in a win over Houston . . . was named the C-USA Offensive Player of the Week for that performance . . . his 190 yards is the third-best rushing performance for a Tulsa quarterback . . . threw for 371 yards and four touchdowns against Rice . . . threw 194 passes before throwing an interception against Houston, while going five games without an interception . . . had 399 yards and a career-best five TDs against East Carolina in the season opener . . . 2009 - Started all 12 games . . . completed 61-percent of his passes for 2,732 yards, 22 TDs and a 227.7 average per game . . . his passing yardage total ranks as the seventh-best single-season mark . . . also rushed for a team-high 393 yards for 3,125 total yards . . . was named to the Manning Award Watch List . . . had three 300+ passing games . . . ranked third in C-USA for passing average (227.7), fourth for total offense (260.4) and pass efficiency (142.6) . . . had a career-high 396 passing yards and two touchdowns, while rushing for 88 yards and one TD against Southern Miss . . . had a streak of 95 passes attempted before throwing an interception against SMU . . . became the first quarterback in school history to pass for 300 yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game when he threw for 334 yards and rushed for 100 yards against #13 Houston . . . completed 15-of-20 passes for 211 yards and one TD, and rushed for 77 yards and one TD in his first collegiate game against Tulane in the season opener . . . threw for 310 yards and a season-best four TDs, and rushed for 47 yards vs. New Mexico . . . completed 12-of-15 passes for 264 yards, while tying his season-high of 4 touchdown passes against Sam Houston State . . . totaled 268 yards and three TDs in the season finale against Memphis, while running for a team-high 57 yards . . . 2008 - Sat out the season due to transfer rules after transferring from Texas . . . Overall - Possesses great experience . . . has great athleticism . . . has the ability to make plays with his feet and arm . . . a true dual threat . . . has great leadership abilities . . . has a good work ethic.
Previous College - Red-shirted at Texas in the 2007 campaign.
High School - Played his senior season at Gilmer High School and his first three years at Canton High School . . . led his high school teams to an overall 38-9 record . . . was a prep All-American quarterback at Gilmer (Texas) High School and a two-time Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . finished his prep career ranked third in Texas high school history in passing yards (11,695) and second in touchdown passes (130) . . . also rushed for 3,327 yards and 48 TDs in four seasons . . . played in the 2007 East Meets West All-American game after his senior season . . . was a four-year starter at quarterback and also started as a free safety his first three years . . . accounted for touchdowns in six different ways (pass, rush, receiving, KR, PR and INT return) in high school . . . threw for 3,216 yards and 47 TDs with only one interception, while rushing for 400 yards and 11 TDs as a senior . . . earned Class 3A Offensive Player of the Year honors from the Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association as a senior . . . was also named the district 15-3A MVP as he led Gilmer to a 10-1 record and a No. 11 ranking in the Texas Football Top-25 his senior season . . . finished his career by throwing 217 consecutive passes without an interception, while also completing at least four TD passes in eight of 11 games.
Personal - Favorite movie is Varsity Blues . . . the Philadelphia Eagles is his favorite NFL team . . . Alex Rodriguez is his favorite pro athlete . . . his favorite sport to watch besides football is baseball . . . lists former Texas quarterback Colt McCoy as the most impressive person that he has ever met . . . a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes . . . has three younger siblings . . . full name is Gary Joe Kinne . . . parents are Gary Kinne and Jocelyne Carter . . . majoring in business . . . born December 1, 1988.
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