Returns for his second year as UConn's starting QB as his 2,664 passing yards in 2012 were fifth in school history.
2012: Started all 12 games for UConn at quarterback after spending the 2011 season at Butler Community College (Kansas) after transferring from Illinois in 2010...His 2,664 passing yards in 2012 were fifth in school single-season history while his 208 completions are seventh and his 361 attempts were sixth...Had a career-high 333 passing yards vs. Western Michigan (Sept. 22), which was the 18th best day in school history..Also had three passing TDs vs. the Broncos...His 76.0 completion percentage (19 of 25) in a win over Pittsburgh (Nov. 9) was the 11th-highest in school single-game history...threw for over 200 yards in nine games, including five of the final six...Had 296 passing yards at Syracuse (Oct. 19) and 293 passing yards vs. Temple (Oct. 13).
2011: Spent the 2011 fall semester at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas ... Was 180 for 316 in the air for 3,022 yards this past season with 25 TDs and 14 interceptions ... Was named All-Kansas Junior College Conference first team honors ... Named National Junior College Athletic Association All-American honorable mention ... Butler was the second-ranked junior college team nationally.
2010: Originally enrolled at Illinois in the fall of 2010 and was a redshirt.
High School: Named to The Champaign News-Gazette's All-State team following his senior year of high school at Downers Grove (Ill.) South ... earned all state and all-area honors
Personal: Chandler William Whitmer ... Born August 16, 1991 ... A sociology major.
Most Passing Yards, Game: 333, at Western Michigan, 9/22/12
Most Passing Attempts, Game: 44, at Western Michigan, 9/22/12
Most Completions, Game: 28, at Western Michigan, 9/22/12
Longest Pass: 42, vs. Temple, 10/13/12
Most Passing TDs, Game: 3, at Western Michigan, 9/22/12
Most Rushing Yards, Game: 17, at Maryland, 9/15/12