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Brett Basanez
No. 14     Chicago Bears
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 11, 1983 (1983-05-11) (age 26)
Place of birth: Arlington Heights, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Northwestern
Undrafted in 2006
Debuted in 2006 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
 As player:
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2007
TD-INT     0-1
Passing yards     56
QB Rating     30.9
Stats at NFL.com

Brett Stephen Basanez (born May 11, 1983 in Arlington Heights, Illinois) is an American football quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2006. He played college football at Northwestern.

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Early years

Basanez played high school football at St. Viator in Arlington Heights. He participated in the first ever U.S. Army All-American Bowl game in 2000.

College career

Basanez played college football at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he holds many school records for passing categories, including passing yards (10,580) and total offense (11,576). Basanez ranks 13th on the NCAA's all-time list for total offense, and 28th on the all-time list for passing yards. He was close to becoming the only player in NCAA history with 10,000 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards (Basanez picked up 996 yards on the ground while at NU). He set two Sun Bowl records in the 2005 Sun Bowl: 38 completions and total offense of 448 yards. His 50 attempts in the game are tied for second, with Kyle Orton and Byron Leftwich in all-time bowls, trailing only Mike Kafka, another Northwestern Wildcat QB.

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School records

Career

  • Total Offense (11,576)
  • Passing Attempts (1,584)
  • Passing Completions (913)
  • Passing Yards (10,580)
  • Passing Touchdowns (44) (ties record)
  • Wins (22)
  • Games Passing for 200 Yards (26)
  • Games Passing for 300 Yards (10)
  • Games Passing for 400 Yards (3)
  • Consecutive Games Passing for 200 Yards (10)
  • Consecutive Games Passing for 300 Yards (5)

Single season

  • Total Offense (4,045) 2005
  • Passing Attempts (497) 2005
  • Passing Completions (314) 2005
  • Passing Yards (3,622) 2005
  • Passing Touchdowns (21)
  • Passing Yards Gained in Two Consecutive Games (824) 2005
  • Passing Yards Gained in Three Consecutive Games (1,155) 2005
  • Passing Yards Gained in Four Consecutive Games (1,481) 2005
  • Passing Yards Gained in Five Consecutive Games (1,819) 2005
  • Games Passing for 200 Yards (11) 2005
  • Games Passing for 300 Yards (7) 2005
  • Consecutive Games Passing for 200 Yards (9) 2005
  • Consecutive Games Passing for 300 Yards (5) 2005
  • Passing Efficiency Rating (135.1) 2005
  • Passing Completion Percentage (.632) 2005

Single game

  • Total Offense (548) vs. TCU, 2004
  • Passing TD's in a Half (3) vs. TCU, 2004 (ties record)
  • Passing Completion Percentage (.806, 25-of-31) vs. Illinois, 2005

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Preceded by
Zak Kustok
Northwestern Wildcats
Starting Quarterbacks

2002-2005
Succeeded by
C.J. Bachér

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