|High School:||St. Bonaventure/Pierce College|
• 2015 Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year
• 2015 All-Sun Belt Conference (first team)
• 2014 All-Sun Belt Conference (honorable mention)
• 2014 Sun Belt All-Newcomer team
• Four-time Sun Belt Player of the Week
• 2014-15 Sun Belt Honor Roll
• Semifinalist for 2015 Campbell Trophy NFF Scholar-Athlete Award
• Athletic Director’s Honor’s Roll, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
AT GEORGIA STATE: Two-time all-conference quarterback and Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year who owns nearly every Georgia State record for passing and total offense in a game, season and career as well as several Sun Belt marks ... Junior college transfer who enrolled at Georgia State in January 2014 and won the starting job in spring practice.
GSU's career passing leader with 7,651 yards and 51 touchdowns in two seasons (25 games) ... Also scored eight rushing touchdowns for a school-record 59 TDR ... Career average of 306.0 passing yards per game ranks fourth among all active FBS quarterbacks, behind only Washington State’s Luke Falk, Cal’s Jared Goff and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes ... Just the third Division I quarterback in the state of Georgia history with two 3,000-yard passing seasons; Georgia’s Eric Zeier and Aaron Murray are the others ... Four-time Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week.
2015: Sun Belt Conference Student-Athlete of the Year and first-team All-Sun Belt quarterback ... Set new Sun Belt records with 4,368 yards passing and 4,273 yards of total offense, surpassing Levi Brown of Troy (4,254 passing, 4,261 total offense) as well as GSU season records for completions (307), touchdown passes (28), total offense (4,273) and TDR (34) ... Led the Sun Belt in passing yards (336.0 pg, 6th NCAA) and total offense (328.7, 12th NCAA) and was second in completion percentage (63.2), pass efficiency (152.7) and TD passes (28) ... Three-time Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 19, 2015, Nov. 16, 2015, Dec. 7, 2015) ... On GSU’s four-game winning streak to earn bowl eligibility, he averaged 374 yards passing and completing 66 percent of his passes with 10 TD passes, two touchdowns rushing and just three interceptions ... Helped GSU lead the Sun Belt in third-down conversions.
Earned his third Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week award after passing for 346 yards and three touchdowns in 34-7, bowl-clinching win at Georgia Southern. Was 11-for-12 for 216 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, directing touchdown drives of 87, 85, 81 and 56 yards ... Shattered the GSU single-game records with 471 yards passing and 496 yards of total offense vs. Texas State. Also tied his own record with four TD passes while leading the Panthers to a school-record 643 yards of total offense. Named Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week and a Manning Award Star of the Week. Needed just 23 completions to amass 471 yards as he had 10 completions of 20 yards or more to five different receivers.
Also Sun Belt Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week (Oct. 19) as he passed for 412 yards and accounted for three touchdowns in win at Ball State. Threw one TD pass and scored on a pair of 1-yard runs, including the clinching score with two minutes left. Hit Donovan Harden for a 68-yard completion down to the 1-yard line to set up that crucial touchdown ... Tied his own school record with 32 completions in win over New Mexico State. Passed for 372 yards and two touchdowns as the Panthers set a then-GSU record with 582 yards of total offense ... Threw for 318 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a fourth score at No. 12 Oregon ... Tossed TD passes of 76, 61 and 58 yards and scored on an 8-yard run vs. Liberty. Passed for 394 yards on just 18 completions ... Passed for 368 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a third score in 31-21 win over Troy.
2014: Named to the Sun Belt All-Newcomer team while earning honorable mention all-conference recognition ... Led the Sun Belt in passing yards (273.6 pg), and touchdown passes (23) while ranking second in total offense (274.4 pg) ... Ranked No. 16 in the NCAA in passing yards per game and No. 22 in touchdown passes ... Set Georgia State season records for passing yards (3,283), touchdown passes (23), completions (259), total offense (3,293) and touchdown responsibility (25) ... Already Georgia State’s career leader in passing yards, touchdown passes, completions and TDR and is just five yards short of the record for total offense.
Led Georgia State to the top two offensive games, in terms of total yards, in school history in his first three games (566 vs. Abilene Christian, 549 vs. Air Force) ... Tied the GSU single-game record with four touchdown passes on three occasions. Also tied the records for passing yards and completions and surpassed the mark for total offense.
Made a splash in his Georgia State debut when he completed 31-of-47 passes for 413 yards and four touchdown passes vs. Abilene Christian and rallyied the Panthers from nine points down in the final five minutes. Tied the school record with four TD passes against ACU and was just one yard shy of the record for passing yards. Set the GSU record with 438 yards of total offense. Drove the Panthers 72 yards on 13 plays in final 2:41 to set up winning field goal. Converted on 4th-and-5 from the GSU 24 (12-yard pass to Joel Ruiz) and 4th-and-19 from the 27 (24-yard pass to LynQuez Blair), then covered the final yards with his legs, rushing 13 yards to the ACU 26 and then 17 yards down to the 9-yard line.
Guided another late touchdown drive against New Mexico State, capped by his one-yard scoring plunge on 4th-and-1 at the 1-yard line with 2:30 left to put GSU ahead, but NMSU scored the winning touchdown with 15 seconds left ... Also guided fourth-quarter touchdown drives to put the Panthers ahead in last-minute, three-point losses to UL Lafayette and South Alabama, both on the road.
Named Sun Belt Co-Offensive Player of the Week after he tied the school record with 414 passing yards vs. Air Force, when he threw two touchdown pass and scored on a 1-yard run. Also named Sun Belt Player of the Week by Athlon ... Had his third 400-yard game and tied the GSU record for a second time with four TD passes vs. Georgia Southern ... Passed for 356 yards and four touchdowns in the season finale vs. Texas State. Completed 32 passes to tie the GSU single-game record. Also rushed for 24 yards for 380 yards of total offense.
JUNIOR COLLEGE/HIGH SCHOOL: Passed for nearly 7,000 yards and 73 touchdowns in two seasons at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif. … Led the Pacific Conference (California Community College Athletic Association) with 259.3 yards per game in 2013 as he threw for 2,852 yards and 26 touchdowns while completing nearly 60 percent of his passes … That followed season totals of 3,774 yards and 40 touchdowns in 2012 … Attended St. Bonaventure High School in Ventura, Calif.
PERSONAL: Full name is Nicholas Arbuckle ... Born Oct. 4, 1993 ... Majoring in history.
GEORGIA STATE RECORDS SET
Yards Passing: 471 vs. Texas State, 2015
Pass Completions: 32 vs. Texas State, 2014; New Mexico State, 2015
TD Passes: 4 vs. vs. Abilene Christian, 2014; Georgia Southern, 2014; Texas State, 2014; Texas State, 2015
Total Offense: 496 vs. Texas State, 2015
Yards Passing: 4,368, 2015 (Sun Belt Record)
Pass Completions: 307, 2015
Pass Attempts: 486, 2015
TD Passes: 28, 2015
Total Offense: 4,273, 2015 (Sun Belt Record)
Touchdowns Responsible For: 34, 2015
Yards Passing: 7,651, 2014-15
Pass Completions: 566, 2014-15
Completion Percentage: .619, 2014-15
TD Passes: 51, 2014-15
Total Offense: 7,566, 2014-15
Touchdowns Responsible For: 59, 2014-15