Drafted: Pick 28 of the 5th round by Pittsburgh
Positives: Has a developing upper body frame with muscular legs...Shows decent quickness and fluidity in his set up...Has above average field vision and reads defenses well...Has above average arm strength and good accuracy in the short-to-intermediate areas...Shows touch and placement on his passes...Well-respected team leader...Poised under pressure, with a good feel for the pass rush, showing the mobility to avoid...Has the quickness to be a threat on the run...Good ball handler who is effective carrying out fakes.
Negatives: Despite his good field vision, he tends to force his throws and make questionable decisions (locks on to his primary targets too much)...Mechanics and release quickness are marginal, as he carries the ball numbers-high and tends to sling the ball side arm...Drops the ball to his hip and takes a big windup on his deep tosses...Delivers off his back foot and needs to step into his throws better, as he does not show good accuracy on his deep tosses (too many under- throws)...His timing is only adequate and he too often waits for his receivers to break, causing him to hurry through his progressions rather than looking off...Leads defenders into the passing lane too much and while poised, he prefers to get on the move the instant he feels the pocket is going to collapse.
Two-year starter and offensive team captain who followed his cousin, Duke (1986-88), in wearing an Eagles' uniform...Ranks third on the school's career-record lists with 5837 yards and 48 touch- downs passing, completing 457 of 803 attempts (56.9%).
Team tri-captain, starting every game...Completed 237 of 407 passes (58.2%) for 2983 yards, 18 touchdowns and 17 interceptions...Only Glenn Foley (3397 in 1993) and Doug Flutie (3454 in 1984) threw for more yards in a season for the Eagles...His 18 scores rank sixth on the school's season-record list...Carried 68 times for 126 yards (1.9 avg) and a score...Averaged 239.2 yards as he amassed 3109 yards in total offense on 475 plays (only Shawn Halloran performed in more plays 488 in 1985 in a season for the Eagles)...His 3109 total yards rank third on BC's annual record list behind Foley (3353 in 1993) and Flutie (3603 in 1984).
Connecticut...Connected on 19 of 39 tosses for 239 yards and 3 scores.
Stanford...Added 260 yards on 22 of 36 chances with a score and 3 interceptions.
Miami...Hit on 14 of 24 tosses for 134 yards.
Central Michigan...Completed 25 of 35 attempts for 314 yards and 3 touchdowns, including a 31-yarder to Jamal Burke and rushed 4 times for 29 yards.
Virginia Tech...Gained 232 yards on 16 of 30 tries with 3 interceptions and scored on a 1-yard run.
Navy...Bounced back to complete 17 of 25 tosses for 274 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Pittsburgh...Had 18 of 34 throws for 179 yards and a score.
Notre Dame...Held to a season-low 77 yards on 9 of 20 chances.
West Virginia...Amassed 284 yards on 28 of 50 passes with an 8-yard touchdown to Burke...His 50 pass attempts were the most by an Eagles' QB since Glenn Foley threw 55 times vs. Louisville in 1990.
Syracuse...Threw for 284 yards and a touchdown on 22 of 34 attempts.
Temple...Connected on 13 of 28 tosses for 203 yards.
Rutgers...Completed 9 of 23 passes for 157 yards and a pair of touchdowns, including a 52-yarder to Derrick Knight.
Toledo (Motor City Bowl)...Closed out his career with 25 of 35 passes for 342 yards and 3 scores, including 17 & 40-yarders to Grant Adams.
Named the co-winner of the Thomas E. Scanlan Memorial Trophy, given to the senior BC player each year who is outstanding in scholarship, leadership and athletic ability...Took over the starting quarterback job, completing 149 of 279 passes (53.4%) for 2016 yards, 25 touchdowns and 10 interceptions...Only Doug Flutie (27 in 1984) had more scoring tosses in a season for the Eagles...Third on the team with 67 carries for 217 yards (3.2 avg)...Averaged 203.0 yards per game in total offense.
West Virginia...Hit Dedrick Dewalt with a 33-yard scoring strike as he connected on 11 of 26 passes for 2146 yards.
Stanford...Gained 189 yards with 3 scores on 15 of 38 tries.
Navy...Completed 19 of 25 throws for 247 yards and 4 touchdowns...Only Ken Smith (5 vs. Army, 1977) and Flutie (6 vs. North Carolina State, 1984) had more scoring tosses in a game for the Eagles.
Army...Amassed 176 yards with a pair of scores on 18 of 25 attempts.
Temple...Followed with 12 of 22 throws for 141 yards and 2 touchdowns.
Virginia Tech...Totaled 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 13 of 26 chances.
Pittsburgh...Completed 14 of 21 attempts for 241 yards and 3 scores, including a 58-yarder to Keith Hemmings.
Notre Dame...Only completed 7 of 16 passes, but two resulted in touchdowns, including a 70-yarder to William Green, as he gained 155 yards.
Miami...Gained 162 yards with a score on 12 of 29 tries.
Rutgers...Hit on 11 of 23 attempts for 162 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Syracuse...Added 217 yards and a pair of scores on 17 of 28 chances.
Georgia (Music City Bowl)...Connected on 9 of 25 passes for 109 yards and a 10-yard touchdown to Dewalt.
Played in every game, starting vs. Notre Dame when Tim Hasselbeck missed the game with a knee injury...Completed 47 of 77 passes (61.0%) for 543 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions while adding another score on 13 carries.
Temple...Came off the bench to hit on 11 of 16 tries for 155 yards and a score.
Notre Dame...Gained 172 yards with a pair of touchdowns on 15 of 29 passes.
Connecticut...Hit on 5 of 7 attempts for 65 yards.
Played in nine games, completing 24 of 40 passes (60.0%) for 295 yards and a touchdown.
Pittsburgh...In his first career start, he connected on 9 of 15 throws for 115 yards and a score before leaving the game with a concussion.
Redshirted as a freshman.
Missed three games during his 1997 prep season with a left ankle sprain...Suffered a concussion in the 1999 Pittsburgh game.
Campus Agility Tests
4.72 in the 40-yard dash...31 1/8-inch arm length...9 1/2-inch hands...Right-handed...29/36 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
30 5/8 9 1/8 27 4.82 2.85 1.8 30 8'10"
Attended St. John's Prep (Danvers, Mass.)...Set every single-season and career quarterback record at the school (completions, attempts, touchdown passes, touchdown rushes, completion percentage and games played)...Threw for 3700 yards in his career...Earned All-American honors from Tom Lemming, Prep Star and Super Prep...Made Prep Star's Dream Team and was chosen Massachusetts and New England Gatorade Player of the Year...USA Today's Massachusetts Co-Player of the Year..Three-year Catholic Conference all-star choice...Served as team captain for the 1997 St. John's team that finished 11-0, winning the state and New England crowns (1997 team was ranked 22nd in the nation by USA Today)...Completed 65 of 95 passes for 1020 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior, accumulating these numbers despite missing three games because of a sprained left ankle...Also ran for 236 yards...Among the 22 recipients of the 23rd annual National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete Award (received the honor in May 1998)...Played for head coach James O'Leary...Played in the 1998 Massachusetts Shriners Football Classic...Two-time Catholic Conference all-star in baseball...Led St. John's to the 1997-98 Catholic Conference basketball title.
Economics major, enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences...Recipient of the Robert J. LeBlanc Scholarship at Boston College in 2001-2002...Member of the National Honor Society at St. John's Prep...Second cousin, Duke St. Pierre, played football for the Eagles from 1986-88...Son of Luanne and David St. Pierre...Born 11/28/79...Resides in Danvers, Massachusetts.
YEAR ATT COMP PCT YARDS TD YD/ATT YD/CMP INT I/PCT LG GM/AVG