2008: Named to the all-BIG EAST second team ... earned Phil Steele 2008 all-BIG EAST second team honors ... emerged as back-up quarterback after not being listed on depth chart prior to preseason camp ... earned starting nod at quarterback against Miami (OH) after Dustin Grutza went down with an injury at Oklahoma ... broke his non-throwing arm in the next game (Akron), returned as the starter at Connecticut ... rushed for 47 yards and one touchdown ... ranks fifth in school history with 19 passing touchdowns in a season ... tops the UC record book in career completion percentage (.610) ... ranks in the Top 10 in the school single-season record book in completion percentage (third, 61.4 percent), passing efficiency (eighth, 136.39), touchdown-interception margin (third, +8), completions (eighth, 199) and passing yards (ninth, 2,407) ... made his first career start against Miami (OH), finishing 20-of-24 with 241 yards and three touchdowns ... the three touchdowns in his first start is the most of the last three UC quarterbacks in their first starts (Nick Davila (2007) 19-35-2, 214 yards, 2 touchdowns; Ben Mauk (2007) 18-27-1, 244 yards, 1 touchdown; Grutza (2005) 17-26-0, 176 yards, 2 touchdowns; Pike (2008) 20-24-0, 241 yards, 3 touchdowns) ... completed seven straight passes in the Miami (OH) game ... completed his first three passes of the Akron game, extending his consecutive completions streak to 10 ... connected with Mardy Gilyard for a career-long pass (67 yards) that resulted in a touchdown against the Zips ... finished the Akron game with a career-high 320 passing yards ... finished 20-for-28 in his second game back from injury, leading UC to a 24-10 win over No. 24/23 USF ... threw two touchdowns and passed for 281 yards against the Bulls ... had three touchdown passes and 309 yards passing against Pittsburgh, the second time in his career that he had three touchdown passes in a game, and the second time he passed for 300-plus yards in a game ... posted 272 passing yards and two touchdown passes against Syracuse.
2007: Reserve quarterback who saw action in five games ... completed 6-of-9 passes for 57 yards, including a seven-yard touchdown and rushed for 67 yards on three rushes in his collegiate debut vs. Southeast Missouri State ... completed his only attempt at Miami (OH) for seven yards ... connected on 4-of-9 passes for 27 yards and carried the ball four times for eight yards at San Diego State.
2006: Challenged for the backup quarterback role ... did not see any game action.
2005: Redshirted ... participated in preseason practice in 2004 and enrolled at UC in January of 2005 ... Bearcat Academic Honor Roll (Fall 2005).
Reading High School: Cincinnati Division II-III Player of the Year as a senior ... played for head coach Ken Minor ... earned Cincinnati Hills League and Southwest Ohio Player of the Year honors ... selected for the area's East-West all-star game ... completed 319-of-531 passes for 4,355 yards and 46 TDs on his way to receiving first-team all-state plaudits ... led Blue Devils to a 12-1 record and a trip to the regional fi nals as a senior ... posted a 21-4 record in two seasons as a starter ... helped basketball team to a state title as a junior and the regional fi nals as a senior.
Anthony Steven Pike: Born March 10, 1986 ... son of Steve and Cheri Pike ... father played linebacker at Kent State.
Academic Major: Psychology.