Height: 6'3"
Weight: 211
Year: Junior
Hometown: Fishers, Ind.
High School: Cathedral HS


Career Honors

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2017)

As a Sophomore (2017): Made eight starts at quarterback in relief of the injured Tyrrell Pigrome and Kasim Hill, passing for 1,313 yards and 10 touchdowns ... Earned the team’s George Boutselis Memorial Award for letterman with the highest GPA ... Helped wide receiver DJ Moore break the Maryland single-season record for receptions (80) ... Completed a career-high 20 passes vs. #12 Penn State (11/25) ... Completed 13-of-25 passes in snowy conditions at #22 MSU (11/18) ... Did not play quarterback vs. Michigan (11/11) due to injury ... Went 11-for-20 with 150 yards and a TD at Rutgers (11/4), before leaving the game in the fourth quarter due to injury ... Completed 10-of-16 passes for 171 yards and 2 touchdowns in win vs. Indiana (10/28) ... Went 13-for-30 with a touchdown at #5 Wisconsin (10/21) ... Totaled a career-high 255 passing yards and three touchdowns vs. Northwestern (10/14) ... Completed three passes vs. #10 Ohio State (10/7), before leaving game due to injury ... Made first start of season at Minnesota (9/30), leading the Terps to victory with 18-for-28 passing and two TDs with zero interceptions. Also ran for a touchdown ... Relieved the injured Kasim Hill in first quarter against UCF (9/23), and completed 15-of-26 passes for 132 yards and a touchdown ... Saw late action in relief of Kasim Hill against Towson (9/9).

As a Freshman (2016): Appeared in two games, including one start ... Made first career start at #19 Nebraska (11/19), completing 14-of-29 passes for 191 yards and a touchdown ... The 92-yard touchdown pass to D.J. Moore tied for the second-longest pass in Maryland history ... Made colleigate debut against Howard (9/3), entering in the fourth quarter and completing 2-of-4 passes for 18 yards.

At Cathedral High School: A product of Indiana powerhouse Cathedral HS … led Cathedral to the 5-A Indiana State Championship as a junior … a 3-star prospect according to and the 27th ranked prospect in the state of Indiana … named Associated Press Honorable mention 6-A All-State as a senior … passed for 2,270 yards and 21 touchdowns as a junior … coached by Rick Streiff.

Personal: Parents are Larry and Michelle Bortenschlager … lists sports hero as Lebron James … … also recruited by Vanderbilt, Cincinnati, Louisville, Rutgers,  Indiana, Purdue and Minnesota ... major is undeclared. 

Career Highs
Passing Yards - 255 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)
Completions - 20 (#12 Penn State, 11/25/17)
Pass Attempts - 38 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)
Passing Touchdowns - 3 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)
Long Completion - 92 yards (at #19 Nebraska, 11/19/16)
Rushing Yards - 34 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)
Rushing Attempts - 12 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)
Rushing Touchdowns - 1 (2x, last at Minnesota, 9/30/17)
Long Rush - 18 (Northwestern, 10/14/17)

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