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#11 Justin Rascati
Position: Quarterback
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 220
Year: Senior
Hometown: Gainesville, Fla.
High School: Buchholz/Louisville

At JMU: Returning starter and third-year Duke who is among the more-efficient QBs in Division I-AA... has started each JMU game in two years since transferring from Louisville... team leader with a strong work ethic and who makes sound football decisions and avoids mistakes... has outstanding credentials as a passer and can play a key role as a runner... in team history begins 2006 first in passing percentage (.672) and efficiency (149.1), third in TD responsibility (46), fourth in TD passes (31) and completions (334), fifth in passing yards (3,867), sixth in total offense (4,548) and pass attempts (497) and seventh in plays of total offense (718)... intercepted only 10 times in 497 passes in two JMU years.

Received JMU's Bob Yetzer Leadership Award... set a team-season passing percentage mark (.696), hitting on 149 of 214 attempts for 1,822 yards and 17 TDs... ran for 306 yards and five TDs... on JMU's all-time season lists ranked No. 2 in pass efficiency (162.7), tied for No. 2 in TD passes, No. 5 in completions and TD responsibility (22), No. 6 in total offense (2,128), No. 8 in passing yards, and No. 9 in passes... second in the A-10 in efficiency and  percentage... No. 8 in Division I-AA in efficiency... threw three TD passes in a game three times -- vs. Lock Haven (36, 22, 17 yards), Delaware State (8, 28, 32 yards) and Hofstra (37, 64, 29 yards)... tied JMU's game percentage mark .867) with a 13-of-15 effort vs. Maine, including TD strikes of seven and 13 yards... completed 54.5 percent of his passes or better in every game, 62.5 percent or better in 10 of 11 games and 72.0 percent or better six times... hit on 18 of 25 passes for a career-high 281 yards, ran for a TD and had a career-high 305 yards of total offense vs. Delaware State... completed 20 of 32 passes for 213 yards and two TDs (13, 18 yards) and ran for 47 yards, including a 12-yard TD carry, at Delaware... hit on 12 of 18 passes for 208 yards vs. Lock Haven... hit Ardon Bransford on a season-long 64 yard pass (TD) at Hofstra... had a season-high 65 rushing yards vs. William & Mary and Towson.

Started each game and had one of the top years in team history... hit on a then-team-season-record 65.4 percent of his passes and threw only five interceptions in 283 attempts... not intercepted in 73 post-season passes and threw but two interceptions in his last 124 passes overall... threw for 14 TDs, matching JMU’s then-No. 5 season mark, and ran for 10 to equal the team’s No. 5 season effort... responsible for 24 TDs, the program’s No. 3 season effort... 2,045 passing yards and 185 completions are JMU’s No. 2 season totals, his 283 passes the team’s No. 3 mark, and his 2,420 yards of total offense its No. 4 effort... in four post-season games hit on 54 of 73 passes (74 percent) for 573 yards and three TDs and ran 42 times for 151 yards and three TDs... hit on 13 of 18 passes for 132 yards, ran for 57 yards and had scoring runs of 11 and six yards in the title game vs. Montana... in the semifinals at William & Mary hit on 11 of 14 passes for 143 yards and three TDs... hit on 16 of 22 passes for 176 yards and ran for a team-best and personal-career-high 67 yards in the second round at Furman... in the first round at Lehigh hit on 14 of 19 passes for 122 yards and had a nine-yard TD run... hit on five of six passes for 78 yards during JMU’s game-winning 74-yard drive during the final 5:11 at Furman... threw for three TDs vs. Lock Haven and for two at Maine and at home vs. William & Mary... hit D.D. Boxley on a 23-yard TD pass with 0:48 left to give JMU its 24-20 win at Maine... had season highs of 19 completions and 28 pass attempts for 197 yards at Maine... ran for 60 yards, including a seven-yard TD carry... threw for a season-high 223 yards at Richmond... hit on 15 of 21 passes, including a 65-yarder for a TD to Ardon Bransford... vs. Hofstra hit on 19 of 22 passes for 188 yards and a TD.

Before JMU:
Red-shirted at Louisville in 2002 and played in five 2003 games... hit on 14 of 24 passes (.583) for 177 yards and a TD with two interceptions... hit on four straight passes for 51 yards in his debut in a 42-14 win over Texas-El Paso... replaced injured Stefan LeFors during the first half of a 21-12 win over Temple and hit on eight of 16 passes for 97 yards and had a 23-yard TD toss... had a 24-yard completion in a 47-28 win over Tulane ... at Buchholz High School was the Gainesville Sun’s 2001 Class 3A-5A player of the year... broke the team career records of former Florida QB Doug Johnson by throwing for 2,223 yards and 22 TDs as a senior... had team career passing marks of 5,033 yards and 45 TDs... team was 12-1 and a regional finalist his senior year... first-team all-state as a junior and senior... named to the Florida-Georgia all-star game... first-team all-state in basketball as a junior.

Personal: Kinesiology major, sports management concentration.