Returns for his second season as the Golden Eagles
starting quarterback ... Started all 14 games last season,
participating in 736 snaps ... Played through a turf toe injury that limited his playing time in a pair of games and hampered his performance during the season ... No. 9 in C-USA in passing yardage per game, total offense and No. 10 in pass efficiency ... Earned coaches Offensive Player of the Week from the first meeting with Houston (10/14) ... Dean's List ... Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... 2007 Preseason Honors: Named No. 63 of top quarterbacks in the nation by Phil Steele's ... 2007 GMAC Bowl:
Named GMAC Bowl Offensive MVP after completing 14-of-22 passes for 160 yards ... Had a long pass of 30 yards ... 2006 (r-Jr.): Threw for 1,769 yards on 161-of-281 passes (57.3 percent) with 12 touchdown tosses and just six interceptions ... Had over 180 passing yards on five occasions, including a seasonbest 193 yards at Memphis (11/5) with a career-best three touchdown passes ... Southern Miss was 4-1 in those games ... Collected two touchdown throwing performances against Houston (10/14) and Marshall (11/25) ... After a three-interception game to start the season, he threw just three picks over the final 13 games ... Longest completion of the year was a 54-yard hookup with Chris Johnson for a score at UCF (10/5) ... Completed at least 50 percent of his passes in 10 games ... Added 224 rushing yards, with four running touchdowns ... Tallied season-best 52 yards on the ground against NC State (9/16) and had a season-long rush of 34 yards against Virginia Tech (10/21) ...Orchestrated the Golden Eagles to scoring drives on their opening possession seven times during the year ... 2005 (r-So.): Saw action in four games, playing in 30 plays on the year ... Finished the year completing 5-of-9 passes for 62 yards, including a long pass of 26 yards ... Completed a season-high 4-of-7 passes for 61 yards against McNeese State (9/17) ... Completed 1-of-2 passes for one-yard against UCF (10/15) ... Also had a run for four yards against UCF
game ... Also saw action against East Carolina (10/1)
and Tulane (11/26), but did not attempt a pass ... Had
a run for a loss of four yards against East Carolina ...
2004 (r-Fr.): Played in six games and made one start ... Started the UAB game (11/27) ... Participated in a season-best 53 snaps against TCU (11/20) ... Finishedthe year as the team's second-leading passer ...
Recorded 213 passing yards, completing 18-of-46 passes and two interceptions ... Ran for a touchdown against Cincinnati (11/6) ... Had 20 attempts for 66 rushing yards and a touchdown ... Saw his first action at quarterback against Alabama (10/16) ... Completed 1-of-3 passes for eight yards against Alabama ... Had a season-best 138 passing yards against TCU, completing
11-of-28 passes ... Made his first career start against UAB, finishing with 33 passing yards on 4-of-11 attempts ... Had 10 attempts for 22 rushing yards against TCU ... Completed a season-long pass of 35 yards against East Carolina (10/23) ... 2003 (Fr.): Redshirted ... Prep: Played for Coach Willie Collins ... Accounted for 1,200 yards and 18 touchdowns passing as a senior ... Rushed for 470 yards and seven touchdowns ... Helped Provine to a 26-9 record and three-consecutive playoff appearances during his career ... Mississippi Association of Coaches Second-Team All-State ... Second-team all-state by The Clarion-Ledger ... Second-team all-metro ... Division 4-4A Offensive Player of the Year ... Recorded an 8-3 record in 2002 and an appearance in the second round of the state playoffs ... Provine was 11-1 in 2001 and also
made an appearance in the second round of the 4A playoffs ... Three-year starter, threw for 1,160 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior and rushed for five scores ... As a sophomore, he threw for 700 yards and 11 touchdowns ... No. 10 player in the state of Mississippi by
SuperPrep ... Three-star rating by rivals.com ... No. 33 on the rivals.com national quarterback list ... No. 11 overall player in the state of Mississippi by rivals.com ... 3.5 rating by Forrest Davis National Football Recruiting Annual ... Two-star rating by TheInsiders.com ... Onestar
rating by PrepStar ... Also lettered in basketball ... Third-team all-metro ... Personal: Son of Nathaniel and Shirley Young ... Majoring in marketing ... Born May 5, 1985.