Born in Encino CA and raised in Newbury Park. My parents are Ken and Linda Cook and I have a brother Robert Cook. I graduated from Newbury Park High School, UCLA with a degree in History and National University where I earned my teaching credential. I married, Susan Cook in 1997 and currently have a son and we are also expecting another in March of 06. I have a dog named Qubee, get it QB. I currently teach high school Social Science and have been for 8 years at Chaparral High School.
The past few years I have been working for XTRA covering UCLA Bruins football as the host of the pre-game show and the side line reporter.
When I graduated from UCLA in 1994, I made my mark in the record books:
-Led UCLA to the Rose Bowl as a junior in 1993
-Ranked third in school history with 34 touchdown passes
-Ranked fourth in school history with 4,723 passing yards
-Ranked fourth in school history with 380 passing yards against ASU in 1994
-Set Pac-10 record with career interception percetage of 1.80% and single season percentage of 1.18%.
-Only player to pass for four touchdowns in a game more than once. (Three times)
-Only the third player in school history to pass for over 2,000 yards twice in career.
-Only quarterback to defeat USC in consecutive seasons since two-platoon football began.
Currently I rank:
-7th all time passing
-8th in total offense
-Longest Pass, 95 yards to J.J. Stokes vs. Washington in 1993
-Fewest interceptions in a regular season - 3, Tied with Drew Olsen
-Led UCLA to a school record 679 Yards of total offense against ASU in 1994
-I completed 18-24 passes for 380 and 4 touchdowns and also had a rushing touchdown.
UCLA Bowl Records
-Total offensive plays: 54-1994 Rose Bowl
-Passes attempted: 43-1994 Rose Bowl
-Passes Completed: 28-1994 Rose Bowl
-Led team to a UCLA Bowl Record 31 first downs-1994 Rose Bowl
-Charles Pike Memorial Award for outstanding scout team player on offense in 1990
-George W. Dickerson Award for outstanding offensive player against USC in 1993
-N.N. Sugarman Memorial Award for best leadership on offense in 1993
-Kenneth S. Washington Award for outstanding senior offensive player
I received 5 game balls-Fullerton 1992, Washington 1993, Stanford 1994, Arizona St. 1994, and USC 1994.
My entire graduating class received a game ball for four in a row against USC.
All-Pac-10 honorable mention in 1994. Played in the 1994 Blue-Gray All-Star game and led my team to victory in the fourth quarter.
Signed with the San Francisco 49ers in 1995
Signed with the Arizona Cardinals after being released by the 49ers.
Dresses out twice with the Cardinals before being released.
I gave up football due to a bad knee and elbow despite opportunities to play Arena Football, Canadian Football or play over seas.