Player Bio: Scott McBrien :: Football

  Scott McBrien
Scott McBrien
Player Profile

Rockville, Md.

High School:

Last College:
West Virginia

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 182




On McBrien: Southpaw quarterback who transferred from West Virginia just before the start of the 2001 season and was a key cog in the Terp offense for his two years as a starter … the MVP of two bowl games in two years … has a strong arm … throws the out and deep ball well … has good quickness and makes good decisions on when to pull it down and run with the ball … turned what was once a question mark – his ability to effectively run the option – into a strength by the end of his junior season … body fat was measured at a team-low 2.2 percent in the spring … is surprisingly strong … posted a 285-pound bench and 440-pound squat on testing day.

2003 (Senior): Started all 13 games ... finished the season second in the ACC and 25th nationally with a passing efficiency of 142.7 ... passed for a career-high 19 touchdowns, third-best single season total in school history ... (Gator Bowl vs. WVU) ... got his third career win in two years against his former team, earning Most Valuable Player honors along the way … finished his career with arguably his best game, completing 21-of-33 passes for 381 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions … also ran for a TD … 381 yards was a career high ... (at NCSU) ... finished 17-of-37 with two touchdowns and one interception ... led the Terps to 16 points in the game’s final seven minutes ... added 16 yards rushing with one touchdown ... rushing touchdown came as he kept the ball on an option to the left side to put the Terps within one point with 2:29 left in the game ... showed his arm strength as he gunned a pass by a nearby defender to Jo Jo Walker for a touchdown in the fourth quarter ... (vs. UVa) ... went 14-of-21 for 191 yards with no interceptions and one touchdown ... touchdown pass to Latrez Harrison moved him in a tie for third all-time at Maryland with 26 career touchdown passes ... (vs. UNC) ... threw for a then career-high 349 yards, going 15-of-25 with no interceptions and four touchdowns ... his career-high four touchdowns tied him for sixth all-time at Maryland for passing touchdowns in a single game ... added two more touchdowns and 24 yards on eight rushing attempts ... 349 passing yards was the most by any Terp since Scott Millanovich had 380 against Florida State in 1995 ... longest touchdown pass of the game went to Jo Jo Walker for 67 yards in the second quarter as he hit Walker on a slant route across the middle of the field ... (vs. Duke) ... finished 18-of-32 for 232 yards with one touchdown and one interception ... his 18 completions were a career-high (later broken in the Gator Bowl), exceeding the 17 he had against Wake Forest in 2002 ... (vs. CU) ... finished 14-of-27 for 204 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions ... third TD of the game came in the third quarter as he threw the ball with pinpoint accuracy through two Tiger defenders to hit Derrick Fenner for a season-long 69 yards ... (at EMU) ... finished 14-of-19 for 252 yards with one passing touchdown ... scored his second rushing touchdown of the season on an option keeper for nine yards in the fourth quarter ... (vs. WVU) ... had another strong performance against his former team ... finished 14-of-25 for 220 yards with one interception and his first passing touchdown of the season ... connected with Latrez Harrison on an inside post route for a 25-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter ... added a run for 11 yards at the end of the first quarter, in which he hurdled over a West Virginia defender on his way to a first down ... had a season-long run of 43 yards in the second quarter as he saw a hole in the middle of the field and took advantage of it.

2002 (Junior): Starter in all 14 games … honorable mention All-ACC ... finished the season second in the ACC and 12th in the NCAA in passing efficiency with a 141.3 rating … rating was the fifth-best in school history … completed 162 of 284 passes with 15 TDs and 10 interceptions … threw for 2,497 yards, also fifth-most in school history ... rushed for 284 yards and seven touchdowns, third-most on the team … (Peach Bowl vs. UT) … named the Outstanding Offensive Player of the Game … completed 11-of-19 passes for 120 yards, but did most of the damage with his legs … rushed seven times for 36 yards with a pair of touchdowns … scored the game’s first TD on a bootleg on fourth-and-goal … second TD – a six-yard run – sealed the Terp victory early in the fourth quarter ... (vs. WFU) ... finished with a career-high 17 completions in 28 attempts for 275 yards and two touchdowns ... both TD tosses came in the second quarter ... the first was to Chris Downs on a 38-yard screen pass, while the second was on an 11-yard strike to Rich Parson ... was 15-for-20 for 257 yards at halftime ... had 42 yards rushing on eight attempts without being sacked ... (at CU) ... was 13-for-23 for 153 yards with a career-high tying three TDs and a season-high three INTs ... rushed for a career-high 67 yards on nine carries, including the Terps’ final score of the day on a three-yard keeper ... had a career-long 54-yard run where a screen was called but upon seeing the play was covered, he pulled the ball down and ran to set up the Terps’ first score ... (vs. NCSU) ... scored the game-tying touchdown on a 21-yard run off of a play-action fake in the fourth quarter ... was 10-for-18 (55 percent) for 130 yards ... rushed nine times for 33 yards ... completed a 36-yard pass to Steve Suter to put the Terps in position for the game-winning FG ... had a 46-yard run called back due to a penalty in the second quarter on the same style of play he scored the TD on ... (at UNC) ... finished 6-of-11 for 190 yards, with one TD and no INTs ... the TD pass was the Terps’ first score of the game and came on an 80-yard pass to Scooter Monroe in the first quarter ... averaged 31.7 yards-per-completion ... (at Duke) ... finished 16-for-21 for 264 yards, two touchdowns and one INT ... his longest pass play of the day was a 69-yarder to Latrez Harrison for a TD in the third quarter ... had a three-yard rushing TD at the end of the first half ... (vs. GT) ... finished the game 11-for-19 (58 percent) for 198 yards ... left the game after being poked in the eye in the third quarter but later returned ... completed 80 percent of his second-half passes (4-for-5) for 91 yards ... (at WVU) ... finished the game 8-for-18 (44 percent) with 162 yards, one TD and zero INTs in the game against his former team ... had a run of 21 yards for the Terps’ first TD of the game ... the touchdown pass came on a 45-yard play-action pass to Jafar Williams for the team’s third TD in the first quarter ... was 4-for-5 in the first quarter with three completions for over 20 yards (21, 25, 45) ... (vs. EMU) ... finished with a career-high in passing yards (300) and touchdowns (three) ... completed 74 percent of his passes, finishing the night 14-for-19 in two and a half quarters ... final QB rating for the game was 258.4 ... had the second-longest TD pass in Terp history by completing a 91-yard strike to Steve Suter ... surpassed his previous career-best passing mark of 252 by halftime as he threw for 266 yards ... (vs. Akron) ... notched first career rushing TD on the Terps’ first score of the day on a two-yard option keeper ... his first Terp touchdown toss came on the next drive on an eight-yard pass to Derrick Fenner.

2001 (Sophomore): Sat out the season per NCAA transfer rules … named scout team player of the week for his work in the week of practice leading up to the West Virginia game.

2000 (at WVU): Saw action in 10 games as a redshirt freshman, starting one … completed 42-of-99 passes for 755 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions … first extensive action came against Notre Dame, where he played the final three quarters in relief of Brad Lewis … started slow but finished with 252 yards passing with one TD pass … first collegiate start came against Syracuse (8-of-21 for 156 yards and two interceptions) … had a strong showing in relief against Pittsburgh (13-of-28, 257 yards, two TDs).

High School: A 2000 graduate of DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md. ... led the Stags to a 13-0 season and a No. 13 national ranking by USA Today as a senior (1999) … completed 90-of-131 passes (.687) for 1,878 yards and 25 touchdowns with no interceptions in ‘99 … was a second team all-state selection as a junior after throwing for 16 TDs and just three interceptions … a two-time All-Met selection by the Washington Post … also a two-time all-county selection by the PG Journal … Prince George’s County offensive most valuable player as a senior … prep football coach was Bill McGregor.

Personal: R. Scott McBrien was born February 17, 1980 … son of Ernie and Kathleen McBrien … majoring in criminology and criminal justice.

Passing	G-GS	Att	Comp	Int	Yds	Pct	TD	LP
2000 (WVU)10-1	99	42	3	755	.423	3	60
2001	Redshirt Season
2002	14-14	284	162	10	2,497	.570	15	91
2003	13-13	314	173	6	2,672	.551	19	69
Career	37-28	697	377	19	5,924	.540	37	91

Rushing	G-GS	Att	Net	Avg	TD	LP
2000 (WVU)10-1	23	45	1.9	0	15
2001	Redshirt Season
2002	14-14	88	284	3.2	7	54
2003	13-13	82	259	3.2	6	43
Career	37-28	193	588	3.2	13	54