Jay Cutler

R-Fr., Quarterback, 6-3, 208

Santa Claus, Indiana
Heritage Hills H.S.

Enters the season in close competition with Benji Walker to replace VU all-time leading QB Greg Zolman in QB role. Has all the tools - size, excellent arm strength, mobility and intelligence - to win the job. Takes things in stride, extremely level-headed for age. Continually caused headaches for VU first-team defense as a redshirt last year.


High School
Three-year two-way starter in football... Team captain as senior... Led his team to a 15-0 record and first state title in school history as senior... Holds almost all of teamís passing and total offense records... Named Coaches and Associated Press first team All-State and Indiana Offensive Player of the Year by S&L Publishing Group... Completed 60 percent of his passes, going 122 of 202 for 2,252 yards and 31 TDs... Recorded 493 yards rushing and 11 TDs on 65 carries (7.6 avg.)... Had 88 tackles and nine INTs as a safety... Returned six kicks, a fumble and interception for touchdowns... Conference and region player-of-the-year... Participated in the Indiana North-South All-Star Game... Led team to an 11-1 record as a junior...Passed for 1,200 yards, 14 TDs... Earned All-Area, All-Conference and All-State honors... As sophomore, threw for 1,000 yards and 10 TDs... Was first team All-State in basketball, averaging 20.0 and 21.0 ppg in final two varsity years... Also was honorable mention All-State shortstop on baseball team, hitting over .400 as junior and senior... Member of National Honor Society.

Cutler is working toward a business-related undegraduate degree.

Son of Jack and Sandy Cutler... Born April 29, 1983... oldest of three kids... Dad is Indiana state policeman, mom works at high school... Comes from small town named Santa Claus where Christmas season is big happening... Residents across region travel to hometown to view the holiday light show in neighborhood, including Cutler residence... Home & Garden Channel offers feature on neighborhood production... Enjoys hunting and fishing with father... Among campus activities, plays XBox, watches movies and hangs out with friends.


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