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ASU Football BIO
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Mike Bercovici
Player Profile:
Mike Bercovici 1262086
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Calabasas, Calif.
High School: Taft
Experience: 4 Letters

CAREER STATS

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OVERVIEW:

  • Earned his Master’s degree in Sports Law and Business in December 2015
  • Earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management in May 2014
  • 2015 Pac-12 Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • Three-time Pac-12 All-Academic (2015: Second Team; 2014, 2013: Honorable Mention)
  • 11-time Scholar Baller®, which recognizes students who earn a 3.0 GPA or above in a given semester
  • Four-year letterwinner who appeared in 41 games with 16 starts
  • Tallied 5,333 passing yards, 42 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on 438 completions and added 418 career rushing yards 
  • Finished with a 137.9 career passing efficiency rating 
  • Accounted for 48 career touchdowns 
  • His three five-touchdown games are tied for the second most in school history 
  • His 30 touchdown passes in 2015 are tied for the most in a single season 
  • Finished in the top three in eight ASU single-season offensive records in 2015, including passing touchdowns, points responsible for, completions, and passing yards
  • Author of the Jael Mary on Oct. 4, 2014
  • On Oct. 4, 2014, he became the first player in history to throw for 5 touchdowns against USC and his 510 total passing yards in the game were the second-highest total against the Trojans in USC history as he finished 25-of-45 for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions
  • His 998 passing yards in his first two career starts in 2014 against USC and UCLA are an NCAA record
  • Member of the team’s leadership council in four consecutive seasons
  • Five-year member of ASU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and strong advocate for the Championship Life Program created by ASU
  • Helped put together a presentation with Senior Associate Athletics Director Jean Boyd and Drew Rosenhaus that is designed to help young student-athletes make the most of their time in school and ensure they set themselves up for a positive future
  • Served as a pace setter for kids’ portion of Pat’s Run, an annual race on ASU’s campus that honors the legacy and life of former Sun Devil linebacker Pat Tillman
  • Dedicated more than 50 hours at various kid’s camps and youth clinics throughout his career and committed another 50-plus hours in a number of visits during his five years at ASU, including multiple trips to the Phoenix Children’s Hospital and the Carson Children’s Hospital in Mesa, as well as multiple elementary and middle schools across the state
  • Served as the team’s holder on field goals and extra points from 2013-14 for kicker Zane Gonzalez, who was a Groza Award semifinalist in both seasons

REDSHIRT SENIOR (2015):

  • Unanimous team captain and member of the team’s leadership council
  • Started all 13 games
  • Passed for 3,855 yards and 30 touchdowns with nine interceptions on 318 completions, and added 347 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns  
  • His 30 touchdown passes are tied for the most in a single season in ASU history
  • His 531 passing attempts are the most in a single season in ASU history
  • His 216 points responsible are the second most in the single season in ASU history
  • His 318 completions are the second most in a single season in ASU history
  • His 3,855 passing yards are the third most in a single season in ASU history
  • His 3,939 total offensive yards are the third most in a single season in ASU history
  • His average of 303 yards of total offense per game is the third highest in a single season in ASU history
  • His 609 total offensive attempts (passing + rushing) are the second most in a single season in ASU history
  • Williams V. Campbell Trophy semifinalist, college football's premier scholar-athlete award that recognizes an individual as the absolute best scholar-athlete in the nation
  • Senior CLASS Award Second Team
  • Lee Roy Selmon Community Spirit Award, a national honor that recognizes athletes who show a love for others and a connection to the moral growth of their community
  • Earned the program's Pat Tillman Outstanding Academic Achievement Award (player who has demonstrated exceptional performance in the classroom)
  • Earned the program's Danny White Offensive MVP Award
  • Earned the program's Frank Kush Captains Award
  • Wuerffel Trophy nominee, ‘College Football’s Premier Award for Community Service'
  • Maxwell Award Watch List
  • Senior Bowl Watch List
  • Earned Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week honors as he passed for two touchdowns and rushed for a career long 34-yard TD against UCLA (10/3), and finished with 273 passing yards to lead ASU to a win against then-No. 7 UCLA at the Rose Bowl
  • Threw for 418 yards and four touchdowns in the Motel 6 Cactus Bowl (1/2), tying the ASU bowl record for touchdown passes
  • Finished 23-of-35 for 283 yards and three touchdowns with an interception against Cal Poly (9/12)
  • Went 22-for-37 for 317 yards and three touchdowns against New Mexico (9/18)
  • Matched a career high with five touchdown passes against Colorado (10/10) on 20-of-31 passing for 260 yards while rushing for a career high 40 yards
  • Had another five-touchdown effort against Oregon (10/29), tying Taylor Kelly for second all-time at ASU with three games with 5 or more touchdown passes (Andrew Walter holds the record with four), and finished the game 32-of-53 for 398 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing for an 18-yard score

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2014):

  • Started three games while starter Taylor Kelly was injured
  • His 998 passing yards in his first two career starts are an NCAA record
  • Finished the year with 1,445 passing yards and 12 touchdowns
  • Saw playing time against Weber State (8/28), finishing 6-for-12 for 65 yards with a touchdown
  • Made his first career start at UCLA (9/25), setting school records for completions and attempts going 42-of-68 for 488 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions
  • His 488 yards were the most by a Sun Devil quarterback in his first career start and the fifth highest total among all games in program history
  • Became the first player in history to throw for 5 touchdowns against USC (10/4) and his 510 total passing yards in the game were the second highest total against the Trojans in USC history as he finished 25-of-45 for 510 yards with five touchdowns and no interceptions
  • Completed 23-of-33 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown against Stanford (10/18)
  • Replaced Taylor Kelly in the second half against Arizona and finished 14 of 22 for 123 yards, two touchdowns and an interception (11/28)

REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013):

  • Saw playing time in four games this year as QB and as the holder on special teams
  • Rushed for 39 yards and passed for 23 against Colorado
  • Ended the season with a Quarterback Efficiency Rating of 112.8

SOPHOMORE (2012):

  • Redshirted the season
  • Contributed on the Scout Team

FRESHMAN (2011):

  • Saw playing time in two games as a true freshman, closing out games against UC Davis and Colorado

HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Completed 240-of-399 passes (60.2 pct.) for 3,755 yards with 37 touchdowns and only nine interceptions as a senior in 2010, added 103 net rushing yards with three scores
  • Had two 400-yard passing games and six total games with 300 or more yards and a season-high five touchdown passes on two occasions and eight games with three or more touchdown passes
  • Rated by PrepStar as the No. 91 overall prospect in the nation and the No. 7 quarterback recruit in the country verbally committed to ASU less than one week after receiving a scholarship offer in June and never considered other schools; Ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 14 pro-style quarterback recruit
Mike Photos:
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