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 Pools Pigskin Recruiting Service First-Team All-Midwest
Top-rated quarterback in Midwest and Midwest Super 30 by PrepStar
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
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