Four letters ... Four-year starter at quarterback ... 1998 Heisman Trophy candidate ... Member of SU’s 1995-96 and 1996-97 basketball teams ... Member of the 1995-96 team that reached the NCAA Championship game ... Scored his first career points on a dunk against Pittsburgh ... Redshirted in 1994 after earning a spot on travel squad as the No. 3 quarterback.
Senior year: Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year for a conference-record third year in a row ... Named first-team All-BIG EAST for an unprecedented fourth consecutive season ... Football News BIG EAST Player of the Year and first-team all-conference ... ECAC Player of the Year and first-team ECAC All-Star selection ... Tied the Syracuse record with 22 touchdowns ... His 2,134 yards ranks fifth on the SU single-season passing yards record list ... Responsible for a Syracuse-record 30 touchdowns, which ties for third on the BIG EAST record list ... Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after Michigan, Pittsburgh and Miami games, increasing his BIG EAST Conference record to 10 ... Earned ECAC Offensive Player of the Week ater Michigan, Cincinnati and Pittsburgh contests ... Set the BIG EAST Conference record for single-season completion percentage (157-251, .625) ... Tied for third on the SU single-game record list with 22 completions against Tennessee ... Accounted for three touchdowns (one rushing, two passing) and passed for 300 yards (22-of-28) in the season-opener against the Volunteers ... Named BIG EAST and ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 21-of-27 passes for 233 yards and three touchdowns against Michigan ... Also ran 19 times for 60 yards against the Wolverines ... Completed 8-of-12 passes for 119 yards, including a 50-yard touchdown pass against Rutgers ... Completed 7-of-8 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown at North Carolina State ... Tied a Syracuse single-game record with four touchdown passes against Cincinnati (15-of-28, 255 yards) ... Threw for 182 yards (13-of-19) and two touchdowns at Boston College ... Named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after completing 12-of-23 passes for 228 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 17 times for 98 yards and one touchdown against Pittsburgh ... Against West Virginia, completed 16-of-29 passes for 281 yards and three touchdowns and ran for one touchdown ... Named ECAC Offensive Player of the Week after orchestrating the game-winning drive with 4:42 remaining against Virginia Tech ... Also completed 15-of-32 passes for 232 yards and two touchdowns and rushed 21 times for 57 yards ... Completed 6-of-12 passes for 54 yards and rushed seventimes for 30 yards at Temple .... Named BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week after connecting on 12-of-19 passes for 80 yards and two touchdowns and rushed eight times for 99 yards and three touchdowns against Miami.
Started all 13 games ... Led the BIG EAST in passing efficiency and was second in passing and total offense ...BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and first team All-BIG?EAST?selection ... One of just five BIG EAST players to earn first-team honors in three seasons ... Ranked seventh nationally in passing efficiency and 26th in total offense...became SU’s career leader in touchdown passes (55) ... Second in career passing yards (6,255) and completions (391) ... Broke SU’s single-season total offensive yards record (2,892 yards) in the win at Miami ... Finished the season ranked first on SU’s career record lists for total offense average yards per play (7.2), total offense yards per game (216.4), passing efficiency (153.6), and yards per completion (16.0) ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week against Rutgers and West Virginia, giving him a league-record career total of seven ... ECAC Offensive Player of the Week for the Rutgers game ... Three-time ECAC Honor Roll (East Carolina, Temple and West Virginia) ... Passed for 20 touchdowns and threw just six interceptions ... Passed for 257 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two touchdowns in the win at Rutgers ... Tied a career-high with three touchdown passes in the victories against Temple and West Virginia ... Passed for a season-high 263 yards at Pittsburgh ...Ran for 100 yards and a touchdown and passed for 117 yards and two touchdowns at Miami ... Completed 16-of-39 passes for 271 yards and rushed 16 times for 81 yards against Kansas State in the Fiesta Bowl.
BIG EAST Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year and a first team All-Conference selection ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week following Army, Boston College and Virginia Tech games ... Second in the BIG EAST in passing and total offense ...Ran for 127 yards in the win against Virginia Tech ... Ran for two touchdowns in the win against BC ... Had four 200-plus yard passing games, including 285 yards and two touchdowns in the win against Army.
Unanimous pick as the BIG EAST Conference Rookie of the Year and as the league’s first-team selection ... Led BIG EAST and ranked third nationally in passing efficiency ... Set NCAA record for passing efficiency by a freshman, breaking Kerwin Bell’s 1984 mark of 142.0 at Florida ... Second in the BIG EAST in total offense ... Finished the season ninth on SU career passing yards list, second in career yards per game and yards per completion ... Finished the year in second place on SU’s single-season passing efficiency and touchdown passes lists...was responsible for 18 TDs and caught a two point conversion ... BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Week in home wins against Temple and West Virginia (shared with Marvin Harrison) ... Gator Bowl Most Valuable Player, leading Syracuse to a 41-0 win against Clemson (13-of-23 for 309 yards and three TDs) ... The Sporting News Preseason BIG EAST Newcomer-of-the-Year.
Tom Lemming All-American and No. 2 rated prep option QB in the country ... 874 passing yards and 12 passing TDs and 633 rushing yards and 13 rushing TDs as a senior ... Super Prep All-Midwest team, Blue Chip All-Region, Parade All-American, BIG EAST/ACC National Top 60 ... Chicago Defender News Player of the Year ... Catholic League Tony Lawless Award for the Best Player in the league ... Two-time Star News All-Area ... Chicago Sun Times, Star News and Southtown Economist All-Area basketball pick ... Two-year first team All-Catholic ... Recruited by George DeLeone.
Donovan Jamal McNabb ... Born in November 1976, in Chicago, IL. ... Son of Samuel and Wilma McNabb ... One brother ... Earned degree in speech communications.