Came out of spring practice with a slight lead for the No. 2 quarterback spot on the strength of his production in scrimmages ... Improved his knowledge of the offense and was in tune with his reads and where he wanted to go with the ball ... Needs to become more consistent at throwing the football ... Showed good accuracy in August and the early part of the season, but tailed off as the season progressed ... Threw the ball better near the end of the spring ... Admitted to a problem with alcohol after the regular season and missed the Chick-fil-A Bowl after checking himself into an alcohol rehabilitation program ... Returned for the second semester and went to work improving on and off the field ... Had a good off-season in the weight room and carried it over to spring workouts ... Combines athleticism with good arm strength and the ability to make things happen with his feet. 2006: Completed 10 of his 16 passing attempts for 119 yards and one touchdown ... Saw 44 snaps while playing in five games ... Got in for 17 snaps against Northeastern ... Hit on 6-of-9 passes for 49 yards ... Threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Greg Boone in late duty at North Carolina ... Completed his only pass attempt in the Duke game for 15 yards ... Played 15 snaps in the Southern Miss game ... Hit on just two of five passes for 12 yards, but added 26 yards on five rushes ... Appeared for three snaps in the Kent State game, rushing once for 1 yard ... Improved in all four major lifts during spring max testing ... Completed nine of 10 passes for 49 yards and ran six times for 28 yards during Tech's first spring scrimmage ... Passed for one touchdown and ran for another during the second scrimmage. 2005: Worked on the scout squad while redshirting ... Posted a 360-pound back squat during fall testing ... Turned in a 32-inch vertical jump during the spring ... Was suspended for a violation of team rules and missed half of spring practice ... Rushed for 23 yards on three carries during final scrimmage of spring ... Completed 2 of 9 passes for 18 yards ... Was 6-for-6 passing in the spring Maroon-White game for 85 yards ... Tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Justin Harper. High School: A three-year starter for Coach Randy Trivers at Northwest ... Passed for nearly 5,000 yards and 56 scores in his career, leading his team to a 30-6 record ... Completed 157-of-262 passes his senior season for a school-record 2,586 yards and 28 touchdowns ... Threw just 10 interceptions ... Also ran for 432 yards and 10 scores his senior year ... Led his team to a 13-1 record and the Maryland 3A championship ... Hit 20 of 27 passes for 207 yards with a touchdown and an interception in the championship game ... Won the Art Monk Good Samaritan Offensive Player of the Year Award ... Named first-team All-Met by The Washington Post ... Named the Post's Offensive Player of the Year ... Selected to the first-team All-Montgomery 3A/2A/1A team ... Listed as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the nation and the No. 3 player in the state of Maryland by rivals.com ... Ranked the No. 5 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the Mid-Atlantic region by SuperPrep ... Ranked the No. 8 quarterback in the nation by PrepStar ... Ranked the No. 16 quarterback in the nation and the No. 4 player in the state of Maryland by scout.com ... Rated the No. 14 quarterback in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Rated the No. 119 player in the nation and the No. 15 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 47 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Listed an All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep ... A member of PrepStar's postseason Dream Team (top 100 in the nation), as well as an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection ... Named a preseason All-American by SuperPrep and PrepStar ... Played basketball and ran track. Personal: Dewight Allan Whitaker ... Born 6/5/87 in Takoma Park, MD ... Son of Derrick Whitaker and Maria Thomas ... Enrolled in university studies.