Nic Shimonek served as the backup quarterback last year after starting his collegiate career at Iowa. This year, however, is his first real taste of playing at the Division I level.
Shimonek was predicted at the beginning of the year to have one of the strongest arms in the Big 12 and he is living up to his high billing. So far, Shimonek has 1,811 passing yards while completing 71 percent of his passes.
He has thrown 14 touchdowns this season and only three interceptions, so he knows how to thread the needle and get the ball where it needs to be. The WVU defense will have to be on their toes when Shimonek drops back to pass.