Nate Longshore
Nate Longshore

Player Profile
Canyon Country, CA

High School:
Canyon HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 233



American Studies


Cal at Oregon State

Cal at Oregon State


Cal vs. Portland State

Cal vs. Portland State

Nate Longshore2008: Ranks fourth all-time at Cal in passing touchdowns (51) and fifth in passing yardage (6,783) ... second in school history with 20 victories as a starting quarterback, including the Emerald Bowl win over Miami ... was 10-for-21 for 121 yards and TD vs. Hurricanes, which included a career-long 74-yard connection to Verran Tucker in the first quarter ... threw for 1,051 yards and 10 touchdowns ... final TD went to TE Anthony Miller with 2:41 left vs. Miami and provided the winning margin for the Bears ... tossed his 50th career TD pass in the second quarter against Washington ... finished the game 5-of-10 for 84 yards ... was an efficient 9-of-13 for 100 yards and two touchdown strikes against Colorado State ... started vs. Arizona State and finished 17-for-28 for 198 yards and three TDs ... after Kevin Riley was injured (concussion) in the first quarter vs. Oregon, directed the Bears to a 26-16 win on a rain-soaked Memorial Stadium field with 136 yards passing and two touchdowns ... started the next week at USC and was 11-for-15 for 79 yards.
Game-By-Game Stats

2007: Threw for over 2,500 yards and 16 touchdowns despite battling an ankle injury for the second half of the season ... missed the Oregon State game due to an injury suffered late in the Oregon contest ... returned against UCLA and connected on 22-of-34 passes for 232 yards and three touchdowns .... threw for 275 yards and a TD against Arizona State ... completed 26-of-39 passes to direct the Cal offense to victory against Washington State ... strong game against Washington with 236 yards and three touchdowns while completing 20-of-28 passes ... completed a career-high 28 passes on 43 attempts in his 285-yard, two-TD performance in the victory over Oregon ... threw for 235 yards and a touchdown in the win over Arizona ... had a streak of 102 passes without an interception snapped on his first pass of the fourth quarter against Louisiana Tech ... completed 22-of-33 passes for 230 yards and a pair of TDs in the victory over the Bulldogs ... directed Cal's convincing season-opening victory over No. 15 Tennessee by completing 19-of-28 passes for 241 yards and a pair of touchdowns while also running for another score ... on preseason watch lists for the Davey O'Brien Award, the Manning Award and the Walter Camp Award ... rated as the No. 5 quarterback in the nation by The Sporting News ... ESPN's Mel Kiper ranked him as the No. 3 junior quarterback in the country.

2006: An honorable mention All-Pac-10 honoree ... became just the second Golden Bear quarterback to throw for 3,000 yards in a season (joining Pat Barnes, 3,499 yards in 1996) ... ranked second in the Pac-10 in passing touchdowns (24) and passing efficiency (141.6) and third in passing yards (232.4) ... connected on passes for gains of 20 yards or more 51 times ... named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week three times ... earned Offensive Co-MVP honors at the Holiday Bowl after completing 19-of-24 passes for 235 yards and a touchdown while also running for a TD ... threw for 250 yards against Arizona, including a career-long 62-yard TD pass to DeSean Jackson ... completed 20-of-24 passes for 266 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions against UCLA ... connected on 21-of-36 passes for 291 yards while directing the go-ahead drive against Washington in regulation with a pair of key third-down conversions ... threw for 189 yards and three scores while running for his first career TD against then-No. 11 Oregon ... racked up his third four-touchdown game of the season against Oregon State while throwing for a career-high 341 yards ... was 18-of-25 for 270 yards with four touchdowns in victory over nationally-ranked Arizona State as he earned USA Today National Player of the Week honors ... completed 15-of-23 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns in one half of action against Portland State ... against Minnesota, completed 22-of-31 passes for 300 yards and four TDs.

2005: Completed eight-of-11 passes for 131 yards with a touchdown against Sacramento State, before injuring his ankle on a touchdown pass in the second quarter.

2004: Redshirt.

High School: Earned All-America (Parade, SuperPrep, PrepStar), all-state, all-region, all-area, All-CIF and all-league notice for his senior performance when he dissected opponents for 3,449 yards and 34 touchdowns, completing 62 percent of his passes (223-of-360) ... rated the No. 8 "pro-style" quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com ... Rivals also listed him as the 17th-best overall player in California and No. 22 on its Super West 60 team ... named to Calhisports.com's all-state second team ... attended Elite 11 Quarterback Camp the summer of '04 ... selected to the prestigious Long Beach Press-Telegram "Best in the West" first team ... set nine of the school's 10 passing records and rang up 6,750 yards and 64 touchdown passes during his career ... served as a team captain in the CaliFlorida Bowl ... as a junior, passed for 2,100 yards and 18 touchdowns, while rushing for six TDs and earning All-CIF, all-area and all-league first team notice ... also named honorable mention all-state by Calhisports.com in 2002 ... did not play football as a freshman but became the starting varsity quarterback as a sophomore.

Personal: Earned National Honor Roll status ... older brother, Nick, played on the offensive line at BYU ... younger brother Ben led Canyon High School to the state championship in 2006 and is playing for Utah State currently ... grandfather played football at Tulane ... son of Todd and DeAnn Longshore ... majored in American studies.

Career Stats

Last Updated: May 1, 2009

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