Trevor Taylor walked off the field a loser Saturday, despite putting up passing numbers rarely seen beyond video games. The Mendocino College quarterback racked up 796 yards through the air on 52 pass attempts, but it wasn't enough to prevent a 69-66 loss to College of the Redwoods in California JUCO action, according to the Washington Post.
Taylor, a 5'10", 180-pound sophomore out of Ukiah High School (Calif.), completed 38 throws and nine touchdown tosses in the contest. Unsurprisingly, he was named the Northern California Football Association Player of the week after his head-turning performance.
Mendocino ultimately lost the shootout when Redwoods connected on a game-winning touchdown pass with five seconds left in regulation. Perhaps Taylor's defensive teammates owe him dinner.
Opposing passer Will Hissong wasn't too shabby in his own right. He threw for 573 yards and five scores on 39 completions.
To review, the pair of quarterbacks combined for 77 pass completions, 1,369 yards and 14 touchdowns.
What stands out most about Trevor Taylor's performance?
The California Community College Athletic Association game doesn't fall under NCAA jurisdiction when it comes to statistics or records. Still, it implores you to compare Taylor's prolific game to some of the most memorable accomplishments we've seen from collegiate quarterbacks.
Division III standout Zamir Amin (Menlo College, Calif.) established an all-time NCAA passing yardage mark in 2000, when he threw for 731 yards against Cal Lutheran. That record still stands 13 years later.
Amin also ended up on the wrong side of the scoreboard when he put up those historic numbers.
David Klingler is among a long line of Houston passers who put up huge statistics. In 1990, he amassed 716 yards against Eastern Washington, which remains the number to beat for FBS quarterbacks.