San Diego State at Fresno State (USA Today); photos by Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Was the backup quarterback for most of 2014 after starting for an injured Quinn Kaehler for two straight games at Fresno State and New Mexico ... Moved to fullback from quarterback prior to fall camp, where he backed up two-year starter Dakota Gordon in 2015 ... Good athlete who already possesses good hands ... Is listed as the starter at fullback heading into fall camp ... Coach Long called him the most improved offensive player in the spring.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Played in nine games on the season, including eight of the final 10, without recording a stat ... Did not play in the opener vs. San Diego ... Logged his first snaps of his career at fullback at California without finding the stat sheet ... Did not play against South Alabama ... Was on the travel squad to Penn State, but did not see any action ... Saw time on special teams vs. Fresno State ... Traveled on the Hawai`i trip, but did not see any time ... Logged snaps at fullback at San José State without making the stat sheet ... Played late in the game against Utah State, but did not record a stat ... Also logged statless time at Colorado State ... Played some time at fullback vs. Wyoming, but did not get on the stat sheet ... Logged significant time off the bench at UNLV without recording a stat ... Played some statless time vs. Nevada ... Also did not see action vs. Air Force in the Mountain West Championship ... Played in the Hawai`i Bowl against Cincinnati without making the stat sheet.
FRESHMAN (TRUE) SEASON (2014)
Was one of eight Aztec true freshmen to see action in a game and was the only one to earn a start ... Threw for 147 yards on the year, going 13-for-38 for a touchdown and two interceptions ... Also rushed 11 times for 43 yards (3.9 avg.) ... If you take away the three times he was sacked, he had 63 rushing yards on eight attempts (7.9 avg.) ... Came off the bench to play the final series in the opening win vs. Northern Arizona, but did not throw a pass ... Was on the travel squad to No. 21/23 North Carolina, but did not appear in the game ... Also was on the travel squad to Oregon State, but did not log any snaps ... Played in the team's final drive vs. UNLV, but only handed the ball off ... Became the second true freshman to start a game at quarterback and first without previously throwing a pass at Fresno State ... Only 12 FBS true freshmen had started at quarterback in the season with just seven earning the start without previously throwing a pass in college (as of Oct. 3, 2014) ... Was 9-for-24 for 84 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions ... Also rushed for 36 yards on eight attempts, averaging 4.5 yards per carry ... If you took away the two times he was sacked, those rushing numbers go to 48 yards on six attempts (8.0 avg.) ... Was the 39th player to make his quarterback starting debut for the Aztecs in the Division I era (since 1969) ... Became the second SDSU true freshman in school history (Spencer Brinton in 1997) to start at quarterback in an Aztec win at New Mexico ... Was 4-for-13 for 63 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, playing only the first half ... Also carried three times for seven yards (twice for 15 yards if you take away the 8-yard sack) ... Had a career-long 43-yard pass in the first quarter to Eric Judge ...
Backed up Quinn Kaehler without seeing action in consecutive games vs. Hawai`i, Nevada, Idaho, Boise State and Air Force ... Came off the bench vs. San José State and threw a pass for the first time since the New Mexico game, but the pass was incomplete ... Was on the sidelines, but did not see the field vs. Navy in the Poinsettia Bowl.
Completed 107-of-197 passes (54.3 percent) for 1,622 yards and 14 touchdowns with eight interceptions as a senior at Los Gatos High ... Also rushed for 189 yards on 39 attempts (4.9 avg.) with one touchdown ... Passed for 1,636 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior ... Rated as a three-star recruit by Scout.com and was picked as the 67th-best quarterback ... Also was a three-star recruit by ESPN.com with a scout grade of 77, a three-star recruit by 247sports with a grade of 82 and a two-star recruit by Rivals.com.
Charles Nicholas Bawden was born June 22, 1996, in Los Gatos, Calif. ... Son of Rick and Kimberly Bawden ... Was also offered a scholarship from Eastern Washington, while drawing interest from Arkansas, California, Fresno State, Harvard, San José State, Utah and Washington ... A business administration major with a concentration as a management entrepreneur.
Attempts: 24 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Completions: 9 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Passing Yards: 84 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Long Pass: 43 at New Mexico (10/10/14)
Passing Touchdowns: 1 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Completion Pct. (min. 12 att.): 37.50 (9-for-24) at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Efficiency Rating: 71.48 at New Mexico (10/10/14)
Carries: 8 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Rushing Yards: 36 at Fresno State (10/3/14)
Long Rush: 15 at New Mexico (10/10/14)