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Voted MVP of the New Orleans Bowl Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by the league's coaches and media Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Phil Steele Named 2nd team All-Sun Belt by Rivals.com Named to the ESPN.com Nonautomatic Qualifying All-Bowl team Earned the most improved award for quarterbacks at the conclusion of spring drills Won the Iron Man title for the Skill players following spring practice in late April Named SBC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 14, Nov. 9 and Nov. 16 Earned honorable mention Helmet Sticker award from ESPN.com on Sept. 13 Earned a Helmet Sticker award from ESPN.com on Oct. 25. Played in all 13 games and had 12 starts ... Played 874 snaps including a season-high 88 at North Texas ... Had nine winning grades from the coaching staff ... Finished the year ranked 7th nationally in total offense, 9th in points responsible for, 35th in passing yards, and 40th in rushing ... Set a new school record in total offense with 3,943 yards while accounting for 36 touchdowns ... Threw for 2,789 yards which is the most in school history while setting a new school record with 23 touchdown passes ... His 219 completions rank fourth all-time and his 399 attempts are the most in a single-season.
Set a quarterback record at MT with 1,154 rushing yards and 13 scores ... Registered 10 pass completions of 40 or more yards while adding five runs of 40 or more yards ... Had two or more touchdown passes nine times and rushed for 60 or more yards 10 times ... Completed 20 of 42 passes for 204 yards, three interceptions, and a touchdown at Clemson to go along with a team-high 61 rushing yards ... Named the Sun Belt Conference Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 231 yards and two touchdowns against Memphis to go with 89 rushing yards ... Set career highs in completions, attempts, and passing yards against Maryland by going 27 of 44 for 324 yards and two touchdowns (also had two interceptions) ... Trailing 31-29 with 1:30 left in the game, Dasher took the team 73 yards in eight plays by completing all four of his passes for 65 yards to set up the winning field goal ... Accounted for 344 yards of total offense and four touchdowns against North Texas, including 269 yards through the air ... Completed 24 of 44 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown to go with 53 rushing yards against Troy ... Did not start against Mississippi State due to disciplinary reasons but led the team with 47 rushing yards ... Accounted for 421 yards of total offense (fifth most in school history) in win over WKU, including a career-best 355 passing yards ... Also threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more.
Rushed for 108 yards at FAU, including a personal-best 74-yard run for a touchdown ... Accounted for 360 yards of total offense and five touchdowns in win over FIU by rushing for 178 and three scores (one on a 70-yard run) and passing for 182 yards and two touchdowns ... Threw for 219 yards and ran for 89 more in win over Louisiana while throwing two touchdown passes ... Threw for 263 yards and four touchdowns to go with 73 rushing yards in win over ASU ... Also connected on a career long 80-yard touchdown pass to D.D. Kyles ... Accounted for four touchdowns at ULM with two passing and two on the ground to go with his 88 rushing yards ... Earned New Orleans Bowl MVP honors after leading the Blue Raiders to their first bowl win by throwing for 162 yards, rushing for 201 yards and accounting for four touchdowns (2 rush, 2 pass) ... His 201 rushing yards went down as the most yards ever by a quarterback in NCAA bowl history.
Played in nine games and had one start ... Was the team's third-leading rusher with 192 yards ... Played 140 total snaps with a season-best 44 at FIU ... Earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Completed 12 of 20 passes for 110 yards in the annual Blue-White Spring Game ... Started as a wide receiver against Troy in the season opener and went on to see nine plays under center ... Did not play in win over Maryland or against Kentucky ... Came off the bench against Arkansas State to throw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Patrick Honeycutt and rush five times for 15 yards ... Hauled in a 10-yard reception from Joe Craddock against FAU ... Threw for 47 yards and rushed for 78 against FIU in the second half while leading the team to scores in three of six drives ... Rushed nine times for 31 yards at Louisville ... Completed 3 of 6 passes for 62 yards and a touchdown in limited action against ULM ... Rushed four times for 35 yards in season finale at Louisiana.
Named an honorable mention freshman all-American by The Sporting News ... Played in 10 games as a true freshman and earned six starts ... Led all signal-callers with 469 snaps played and had eight winning grades ... Named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week by Rivals.com and CollegeSportsReport.com on Oct. 15 following the victory at Memphis ... Named the number two quarterback entering the season opener ... Played two snaps at quarterback against FAU and rushed on both attempts for 15 yards ... Entered the game late at LSU and led the team in rushing with 30 yards while completing 2 of 4 passes for 22 yards ... Made his first collegiate start against WKU and completed 14 of 24 passes for 169 yards while leading the team on the ground with 53 yards ... Drove the team 49 yards in six plays with just 39 seconds to play to give them a chance at a game tying field goal that was missed from 34 yards out ... Only played the first half against FIU but completed 10 of 17 passes for 240 yards and three touchdowns while adding 58 rushing yards and two scores ... Accounted for five touchdowns in the first half against FIU ... Completed 17 of 33 passes for 181 yards and two touchdowns against Virginia to go along with a team-best 63 yards rushing ... Was directly responsible for 410 of the team's 490 yards against Memphis including 230 through the air and 180 on the ground ... His 180 rushing yards went down as the most ever by a Blue Raider quarterback ... Led team in rushing with 96 yards against Arkansas State while also throwing a touchdown pass ... Completed 16 of 21 passes for 159 yards and two touchdowns against North Texas before leaving the game in the second quarter with a knee injury ... Did not play at ULM due to is injury ... Came off the bench in the second quarter against ULL but completed just five of 11 passes.
Led Charlton County High School to three straight Georgia Class AA state titles ... Team went 42-2- 1 in three years with Dasher as the starting quarterback ... 2006 GSWA AA All-State Honorable Mention QB, 2006 AJC AA All-State Honorable Mention QB, 2006 Region 2- AA First Team QB and Offensive Player of the Year and overall Player of the Year ... 2005 GACA AA First Team All-State QB, 2005 GSWA AA First Team All-State Athlete, 2005 AJC AA First Team All-State QB ... For his career, Dasher completed 471 of 847 passes for 7,655 yards and 87 touchdowns while rushing 376 times for 1,674 yards and 31 touchdowns ... Had a total of 13 200-yard passing games and five 100-yard rushing games ... Also served as the team's placekicker where he hit 8 of 21 career field goals and made 104 of 151 extra points ... In the 2005 title game win over Calhoun, Dasher threw for 240 yards and ran for 63 yards ... Threw for a career-best 375 yards in a 2005 game against Fitzgerald and had a personal-high of 116 rushing yards against Green County the same season ... Lettered four years in football and basketball, and three years in baseball and track ... Was a member of the 4x100 relay team that won the state championship in 2005 and 2006 ... Played for Coach Rich McWhorter.
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