Data Scout Notes: 2017: HMC...2016: NAC...Transfer from Iowa
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Shimonek took advantage of his lone season as a collegiate starter, throwing for 3,963 yards and 33 touchdowns while completing an impressive 66.5 percent of his passes to lead the Red Raiders to an appearance in the Birmingham Bowl. He ended the year ranked ninth nationally in passing touchdowns and 11th for passing yards.
Served as backup quarterback for his junior campaign … appeared in four games, three of which that came in Big 12 play … finished with 464 yards and six touchdowns through the air on 38-of-58 passing (65.5%) … SEASON HIGHLIGHTS … inserted midway through the third quarter in season opener against Stephen F. Austin (9/3) … finished 18-of-28 for 150 yards and a touchdown versus the Lumberjacks … came close to 300 passing yards in Big 12 opener against Kansas (9/29) … totaled 271 yards and four touchdowns through the air after entering early in the third quarter … three of his four touchdowns against the Jayhawks went for at least 30 yards … found Keke Coutee on 37 and 31-yard touchdown strikes and then Jonathan Giles on a 59-yard bomb over the middle … the 59-yard pass marked his longest completion of his career … finished 4-of-6 for 40 yards and a touchdown after coming on late against West Virginia (10/15) … final appearance came in a series at Iowa State … was 1-of-3 overall for three yards.
Saw the field twice for the Red Raiders, playing against UTEP (9/12) and Iowa State (10/10) ... completed an 18-yard pass against the Cyclones ... came out of the 2016 spring listed as the backup quarterback on the depth chart.
Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.
Redshirt season at the University of Iowa.
Attended Mildred High School in Mildred, Texas ... finalist for state Player of the Year as a senior ... honorable mention all-state as a senior and junior ... named district and area Offensive Most Valuable Player while earning first team honors as a junior and senior ... first team all-district and all-area as a sophomore ... honorable mention all-district as a freshman ... led prep team to runner-up finish in Texas Class 2A Division II as a senior, helping team post 13-2 overall record ... passed for 2,714 yards and 33 touchdowns as a senior, completing 160-of-252 passes, with just six interceptions ... rushed for 850 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior ... as a junior completed 193-of-291 attempts for 2,939 yards, 37 touchdowns and three interceptions, while also rushing for 220 yards and nine touchdowns ... team posted 13-1 record in junior season, reaching state semifinals ... completed 139-of-243 attempts for 1,885 yards and 21 touchdowns as a sophomore, with nine interceptions ... as a freshman, completed 64-of-143 attempts for 673 yards and six touchdowns, with 11 interceptions ... helped team reach state playoffs as a freshman and sophomore ... career totals included 8,211 passing yards and 97 passing touchdowns ... holds school and area passing records for career completions, yards and touchdowns ... named a team captain as a senior ... four-year letterman in basketball and baseball ... carried over a 3.75 GPA ... high school coach: Patrick Harvell.
Nic Shimonek ... son of Tresa and Kenny Shimonek ... a general business major at Texas Tech.
Draft Scout Player News
03/03/18 - 2018 NFL Combine, Saturday: Texas Tech's Nic Shimonek was only invited to the Combine as one of this year's extra passers to make sure that all of the receivers got their fair share of reps. But he took advantage of the opportunity, showing enough arm and accuracy to warrant a closer look by scouts. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftscout.com
01/20/18 - Nic Shimonek threw a touchdown to Steven Dunbar as the West defeated the East 14-10 in the annual East-West Shrine Game Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The Texas Tech quarterback completed 12 of 18 passes for 108 yards to lead the West. Colorado's Phillip Lindsay was the game's leading rusher with 51 yards on 12 carries. Dunbar, a wide receiver out of Houston University, caught three passes for 52 yards. Down 10-7, he caught the winning touchdown with just 1:23 left in the fourth quarter. Wisconsin's Natrell Jamerson put the West on the board with a 68-yard fumble recovery for a 7-0 lead. After a Drew Brown field goal from 33 yards out cut the East's deficit to 7-3 with just 3 seconds left in the half, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett hooked up with receiver Marcus Martin on a 4-yard TD pass to give the East the lead with 1:57 remaining in the third quarter. Barrett threw for just 69 yards on 5-of-13 passing, but it led the East. Northern Iowa's Daurice Fountain led all receivers with 61 yards on three catches. The West outgained the East 261-238 in offensive yards. - The Sports Xchange
01/02/18 - 2017 ALL-BIG 12 FOOTBALL HONORABLE MENTION (COACHES): Nic Shimonek (QB),...14 Red Raiders – Madison Akamnonu, Cameron Batson, Jordyn Brooks, Travis Bruffy, Dylan Cantrell, Vaughnte Dorsey, Kolin Hill, Eli Howard, Dominic Panazzolo, Nic Shimonek, Paul Stawarz, Justin Stockton, Mychealon Thomas and Broderick Washington, Jr. – earned honorable mention accolades. - Texas Tech Football
11/25/17 - Nic Shimonek came off the bench in the fourth quarter to throw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner with 1:47 left, as Texas Tech roared from behind to beat Texas 27-23 in a Big 12 game on Friday night at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. The win made the Red Raiders (6-6) eligible for a bowl game and likely saved the job of coach Kliff Kingsbury. The loss denied the Longhorns (6-6) a chance to clinch their first winning season since 2013. Texas secured a bowl berth for the first time since 2014 by winning at West Virginia on Nov. 18. Tech trailed 23-13 in the opening minute of the fourth quarter when Shimonek, who despite being eighth in FBS in passing yardage spent the first three quarters on the bench, engineered a six-play, 75-yard touchdown march, with the score coming on a 13-yard pass to T.J. Vasher that brought the Red Raiders within 23-20. Shimonek then passed Texas Tech into the lead by hitting Cameron Batson for a 16-yard touchdown with 1:47 left. The score came after the Red Raiders' Justus Parker intercepted Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger and returned the pick 55 yards to the Texas 14. Texas struck first, using machine-like precision to move 75 yards in just four plays to a 27-yard touchdown pass from Ehlinger to Armanti Foreman. - The Sports Xchange
11/11/17 - Texas Tech found a way to hold on in the fourth quarter and the Red Raiders snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating Baylor 38-24 on Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington. The Red Raiders, who won the turnover battle 4-1, got a much-needed defensive touchdown in the closing minutes. Texas Tech defensive back Douglas Coleman stripped the ball from Baylor receiver Tony Nicholson and returned it 31 yards for a touchdown to put Texas Tech ahead by 21 points. Baylor (1-9) outgained Texas Tech in total yards 523-337, but the Red Raiders scored on defense and special teams. Quarterback Nic Shimonek completed 24 of 29 passes for 246 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead Texas Tech (5-5). He completed 11 passes for 94 yards to Dylan Cantrell, who kept Red Raider possessions going throughout the contest.
Shimonek connected with wide receiver Cameron Batson for a 30-yard score with 44 seconds left in the third quarter, the Red Raiders' only offensive touchdown of the second half. Charlie Brewer completed 43 of 63 passes for 417 yards and three touchdowns. But Baylor failed to score three times in the red zone in the first half, keeping the Bears from putting more pressure on Texas Tech late. Texas Tech started fast as Keke Coulee found a seam and returned the opening kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. - The Sports Xchange