General: Played in 10 career games, starting three ... Completed 92-of-151 passes for a career 60.9 percent completion percentage ... Holds school record for completion percentage in a game, set against Penn State in 2002 with a 29-of-42 performance (69.0 percent) ... Announced in January (2003) he was transferring to North Dakota State.
2002: Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Earned first start at Air Force where he completed 5-of-10 passes for 22 yards ... Made second start at Penn State and completed 29-of-42 passes (a school-record 69.0 percent) for 193 yards and one interception ... Went 18-of-34 for 150 yards, one TD and one interception vs. Purdue ... Came off the bench against TCU and finished 8-of-12 for 50 yards ... Saw some reserve duty at Michigan State and completed 4-of-7 passes for 87 yards and a
TD ... The TD was a 48-yard pass to Eric Worley, the team's longest completion of the year ... Came off bench and went 5-of-8 for 33 yards at Iowa ... Led team in completion percentage with a .611 mark.
2001: Appeared in four games, all in a reserve quarterback role ... Turned in his better performances in last two games: 8-of-13 for 55 yards and 27 rushing yards at Indiana and 11-of-14 for 50 yards, 1 TD and 15 rushing yards vs. Iowa ... His TD pass against Iowa, a 2-yarder to tight end Trai Essex, was the first of his career ... Debuted against Duke and completed 2-of-6 passes for 17 yards and one interception ... Also went 2-of-5 for 14 yards and added 16 rushing yards at Ohio State.
High School: Considered by many the top quarterback in the Midwest in 1999-00 ? Chris Pool?s Pigskin Recruiting Service First-Team All-Midwest ? Top-rated quarterback in Midwest and Midwest Super 30 by PrepStar ? SuperPrep All-American ? USA Today honorable mention All-American ? Rated 28th nationally by Rivals100.com ? National Blue Chip All-American ? Prep Football Report Top 100 and All-American ? Unanimous first-team all-state pick by Associated Press, Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ? Southeast Conference and Racine County Player of the Year ? Senior year numbers: 303-for-505 passing for 3,181 yards in 11 games (289.2 ypg), 29 TDs, 13 INTs ? Three-time all-conference and all-county ? Also lettered in baseball, basketball and golf ? National Honor Society ? National French Honor Society ? Ranked third in a class of 500 (4.6 GPA out of a 4.0 scale) ? High school coach was George Machado.
Personal: Born Anthony Thomas Stauss on 10/2/81 ? Son of Thomas and Kimberly Stauss ? Father was captain and MVP of 1979 University of Wisconsin football team ? Economics major.
Stauss's Career Statistics
Year GP ATT COM INT PCT YDS TD LNG RATING
2001 4 38 23 1 60.5 136 1 14 94.0
2002 6 113 69 3 61.1 535 2 48 101.4
TOTALS 10 151 92 4 60.9 671 3 48 99.5
Year GP ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
2001 4 18 58 3.2 0 11
2002 6 24 -51 -2.1 0 9
TOTALS 10 42 7 0.2 0 11