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Record-setting former Jordan High quarterback Austin Kafentzis has enrolled at the University of Nevada after transferring from the University of Wisconsin.
The Salt Lake Tribune Most Valuable Player for 2014 holds 19 Utah records and three national records. He is one of only two high school players in the nation to go over 20,000 total yards on offense.
Kafentzis' Wikipedia page was updated to say he was enrolled at Nevada. He is currently not on the Wolfpack's current 2015 roster, pending what will likely be a ruling from the NCAA on his eligibility for the coming year.
Last season, Nevada finished with a 7-6 record in the Mountain West Conference, losing to Louisiana in the New Orleans Bowl. The Wolfpack are coached by Brian Polian, the son of former Colts and Bills general manager Bill Polian.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick played for the Wolfpack, who are in a league with Utah State.
Kafentzis was recruited to Wisconsin by former coach Gary Andersen, who left the Badgers for Oregon State. Kafentzis elected to enroll in the spring and played spring football for new coach Paul Chryst.
According to a story by Jason Galloway of the Wisconsin State Journal, the former Jordan quarterback finished spring ball as the fifth quarterback and was behind true freshman Alex Hornibrook on the depth chart.
Tom Wharton Austin Kafentzis' Utah high school football records
• Total offense » 20,021 yards
• Rushing yards » 6,942
• Rushing TDs » 103
• Total TDs (rushing/receiving/returns) » 103
• Carries » 992
• 100-yard rushing games » 38
• Consecutive 100-yard games » 18 (2013/2014 seasons)
• 200-yard rushing games » 10
• TD passes » 115
• Passing yards » 13,079
•nPass attempts » 1,453
•nPass completions » 821
•nTDs responsible for » 218 (103 rush, 115 pass)
• Points scored » 618
• Single-game total offense » 694 yards
• Single-game TD passes » 8
• Single-game TDs responsible for » 10
• Season-long yards-per-game average » 475.58
• Wins by a QB » 38
Austin Kafentzis' national records
» Five TD passes in a single quarter.
» First player ever to hold a state record in both rushing and passing yards.
» First player ever to total 100-plus touchdowns each rushing and passing.
» One of only two players to go over 20,000 total yards of offense.