AT GEORGIA STATE: Backup quarterback after starting nine games as a redshirt freshman in 2012 ... Career total of 1,982 yards passing with 12 touchdowns ... Took a redshirt year in 2011 ... Named to the 2013-14 Sun Belt Conference Academic Honor Roll ... Made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 and fall 2014 and the Dean’s List for the spring 2013 and spring 2014.
2014: Backup quarterback who served as the holder for place-kicker Wil Lutz ... Played in two games (Arkansas State, Appalachian State) off the bench at quarterback ... Completed two of three passes for 36 yards against Arkansas State.
2013: Started one game at quarterback and played in five others off the bench ... Completed 28 of 51 passes for 354 yards and two touchdowns ... Came off the bench to pass for 164 yards against Chattanooga, including touchdown passes of five and 30 yards to Albert Wilson ... Started against Louisiana-Lafayette and went 7-for-10 for 69 yards in the first quarter ... Had 10 completions for 86 yards against Louisiana-Monroe ... One of three quarterbacks who competed for the starting job throughout the spring and preseason ... Served as the holder on placements for the first six games of the season.
2012: Passed for 1,592 yards and 10 touchdowns but threw 11 interceptions ... Enjoyed his best game with 213 yards passing, two touchdowns and no turnovers in win at Rhode Island ... Hooked up with Albert Wilson for the two longest plays from scrimmage in GSU history with an 84-yard touchdown pass against UTSA and then a 93-yard TD vs. Old Dominion ... Passed for 176 yards at Tennessee and rushed for a 12-yard touchdown, one of three fourth downs he converted with runs ... Came off the bench against UNH and passed for 169 yards in the second half, including TD passes of 26 and 47 yards ... Season-high 226 yards passing against Old Dominion ... Received the “Head Coach’s Award” following spring practice, when he emerged as the starter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Starting quarterback for 2010 Class AAAAA state champion Brookwood High School ... Passed for 2,346 yards and 17 touchdowns while completing 60 percent (143-of-238) of his passes as a senior ... Added 1,780 yards passing and 16 touchdowns as a junior ... Brookwood's career passing leader with 4,747 yards and 35 touchdowns ... Three-year letterwinner for coach Mark Crews.
PERSONAL: Full name is Benjamin Awer McLane IV ... Parents are Angie and Benjie McLane ... Father played football at Auburn and Western Carolina and is an assistant coach at Brookwood ... Sister Courtney played tennis at Alabama ... Born May 4, 1992.