Height /Weight: 6-4 / 210
Hometown: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
High School: Stephen Decatur HS (Md.)
At Delaware: Senior quarterback and fourth-year member of the squad • two-year letterwinner • team's returning starter under center but will battle in pre-season with first-year Bowling Green transfer Trent Hurley for top spot • also in the mix is veteran and one-time starter Trevor Sasek, who is coming off knee surgery and could be limited early • solid signal-caller who is a good leader who limits mistakes • good athlete with a strong accurate arm • can throw on the run and is not afraid to put the ball down and run • will also serve as holder on placement once again • has played parts of three seasons and enters 2012 having completed 166 of 265 passes for 1,762 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions • hit on 5 of 9 passes for 46 yards and one interceptions in the Blue-White Spring Game in April.
2011 Season: Entered season as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Trevor Sasek but ended up playing in all 11 games with nine starts when Sasek was injured • performed well under center as he completed 165 of his 263 passes for 1,732 yards and 11 touchdowns with 10 interceptions • 62.7 passing percentage was seventh best in a single season at Delaware • ranked No. 5 in the Colonial Athletic Association in yards passing per game (157.5) and total offense per game (157.8) and ranked No. 9 in passing rating (124.3) • saw first action of season when Sasek was injured in opener vs. Navy and started the next six games before Sasek returned to action vs. Rhode Island on Oct. 22 • Sasek was injured again vs. Rhode Island and missed the rest of the season • threw for over 150 yards seven times, including a career-high 304 yards in win vs. Old Dominion when he hit on 26 of 39 passes for 304 yards and two touchdowns • also had outstanding game in early-season 45-0 win over Delaware State in Route 1 Rivalry as he completed 13 of 14 passes for 221 yards and two touchdowns to earn Nate Beasley Most Valuable Player Award • threw 86 straight passes without an interception at one point in the season • .929 passing pct. for game was the second best single game mark in UD history and 272.6 passing rating was the sixth best in UD history • also went 7 of 9 for 60 yards vs. Navy, 21 of 28 for 173 yards and a touchdown vs. West Chester, and 16 of 27 for 194 yards and two touchdowns vs. Rhode Island • also threw touchdown passes vs. William & Mary • had long passes of 59 yards to Nihja White in 45-0 win over Delaware State and 51 yards to White against Massachusetts • earned the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week twice (Delaware State; Old Dominion) • named the Colonial Athletic Association Offensive Player of the Week (Old Dominion) • team went 7-4 under head coach K.C. Keeler.
2010 Season: Saw action in one game for the Blue Hens • entered game vs. Towson midway through the fourth quarter and led the team on a scoring drive resulting in Walter Davis' 10-yard touchdown • completed his only pass attempt of the year to Bobby Russo for 30 yards • also ran three times but lost eight yards • was spun around in mid-air while gaining a first down on one of the running plays for one of the season's most unusual plays • team went 12-3 and advanced to the FCS national title game under Keeler.
2009 Season: Made great improvements throughout his true freshman season and saw an increased role as the No. 2 quarterback behind Devlin with the departure of backup Sean Hakes mid-season • saw first career game action vs. Towson in week seven • had three carries for 24 yards (8.0 avg.) vs. Towson with one incomplete pass attempt • had season-long run of 13 yards in same game • team went 6-5 under Keeler.
High School: Attended Punahou Academy in Honolulu, Hawaii for two years before moving to the mainland and attending Stephen Decatur High School for two years • two-year junior varsity standout in football and basketball and Punahou • competed in football, basketball, and track and field at Stephen Decatur • two-year starter at quarterback in football for head coach Bob Knox • led team to 8-3 mark as a senior and 7-3 record as a junior • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a senior when he was named the Bayside Conference Player of the Year • set conference and school records for passing yards and touchdowns in a season • two-year starting point guard in basketball • team's leading scorer as a senior when he earned all-conference honors • competed just one season in track but captured conference triple jump and 4 x 400 meter relay title as a junior • National Honor Society student.
Personal: Timothy Mark Donnelly • born January 8, 1991 in Florida • son of Mark and Diane Donnelly • older brother, Ben, attends Elon University • communications major with a minor in journalism at Delaware • worked on campus television show with teammate Nikkei last season • worked as a student assistant with UD Multimedia Office during Winter Session (January, 2012), filming and editing game action and doing interviews with student-athletes • avid golfer • father attended University of Massachusetts and mother attended Appalachian State • cousin, Sean Glennon, played quarterback at Virginia Tech • cousin, Mike Glennon, Sean's brother, is the starting quarterback at North Carolina State and threw for 2,790 yards and 28 touchdowns in 2011 as a junior.
Career Statistics at Delaware
Career-High Passing Yards: 304 yards vs. Delaware State, 2011
Career-High Rushing Yards: 24 yards vs. Towson, 2009