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Courtesy: Columbia University Athletics/Darlene Camacho

Brett Nottingham

THE BASICS

Position: Quarterback
Height:  6-4
Weight:  215
Hometown: Alamo, Calif.
High School/Previous School: Monte Vista/Stanford University

Coach Mangurian on Nottingham: Transfer QB from Stanford University. Has two years of eligibility remaining. Strong arm, good accuracy and experience. Has demonstrated the ability to make “all the throws” at the highest level. Effective from under center or in the shotgun. Good feet to avoid in the pocket. Good command at the LOS. Will have to come in and learn our system. Has the intangibles to handle his situation.

AS A SOPHMORE (2012): Appeared in two games.

AS A RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN AT STANFORD (2011): Saw action in six games as the primary backup to Andrew Luck ... Made appearances against San Jose State, Duke, UCLA, Colorado, Washington and Oregon State ... Completed five of eight passes for 78 yards and a touchdown ... Led Stanford to late-game touchdowns against San Jose State and Duke ... Threw his first career touchdown pass in the season opener against San Jose State, connecting with tight end Coby Fleener on a 39-yarder at the 9:04 mark of the fourth quarter.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Monte Vista High School in Danville, Calif. ... Played for head coach Craig Bergman ... Four-star recruit, ranks as one of the top quarterback prospects in the nation ... Ranked as the fourth-best pro-style quarterback by Rivals.com, 12th by ESPNU.com and 14th by Scout.com ... Ranked as the nation's 74th top recruit on PrepStar's Dream Team ... SuperPrep All-American (No. 19 quarterback) ... Rated as the 26th top recruit in the California/Hawaii/Nevada region by SuperPrep ... Three-year starting quarterback at Monte Vista ... Competed 502 of 726 passes (69.1) for 7,467 yards and 91 touchdowns during his high school career ... The 502 completions ranks fourth all-time in Northern California prep history while the 7,467 passing yards rank seventh ... His 69.1 career completion percentage ranks fifth in California high school annals ... Completed 260 for 369 passes (70.5) for 3,962 yards and 45 touchdowns as a senior ... The completion percentage was the seventh-best single-season mark in Northern California prep history while the 45 touchdowns were the second most by a Northern California prep quarterback, trailing only Chad Elliott's (Grant-Sacramento) 47 TD passes in 1996 ... His passing total of 3,962 yards were the second most by a Northern California high school quarterback behind Gilroy's Jamie Jensen, who threw for 4,323 yards in 2007 ... First-team all-state selection by Cal-Hi Sports ... GoldenStatePreps.com Offensive Player of the Year as a senior ... Also earned first team All-East Bay Athletic League and All-Metro honors ... Bay Area News Group East Bay Offensive Player of the Year ... Won the Peter Villa Award as the best high school player in the San Ramon Valley ... listed first on the Bay Area News Group's 2010 Cream of the Crop ... Helped Monte Vista to a 9-4 overall mark and a semifinal appearance in the North Coast Section playoffs as a senior ... Also lettered in baseball.

PERSONAL: Parents are Paul and Debbi Nottingham ... Has two older sisters, Megan and Ali.

FUN FACT: Went to the same high school as Columbia’s All-Ivy League guard Brian Barbour ’13CC.

WHY COLUMBIA? “The reason I chose Columbia University is twofold: I was attracted to the trajectory of the football program and I felt a sense of comfort with the coaches who talked to me (Coach Mangurian and Coach Elizondo). I really liked the direction and vision for the Columbia University football program. I liked the system that was in place offensively and felt like I could work hard and contribute to what is already a strong team. It was a natural fit of academic and athletic excellence.”

 

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