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Name: John Bachus III 
College: Tennessee-Martin     Number: 18
Height: 6-2   Weight: 210
Position: QB  Pos2:
Class/Draft Year: rSo/2023

40 Low: 4.82
   40 Time: 4.90
  40 High: 5.02
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 Data Scout Notes: **2019: ROYC/All-NewcomerC...JerryRiceAwardWatchlist

 John Bachus III, Tennessee-Martin, Player News


  2019 OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE ALL-NEWCOMER TEAM (COACHES): QB - John Bachus III, UT Martin,...Bachus, a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award given to the FCS National Freshman of the Year, took over a team that was 2-9 overall (2-6 OVC) last year and started all 12 games in 2019 in helping UT Martin improve to 7-5 overall and 6-2 in the OVC (third place). Bachus ranked 39th nationally and first among freshmen in passing yards (2,549), 24th nationally (and fourth among freshmen) in passing yards per completion (13.56), 48th nationally (and fourth among freshmen) in passing touchdowns (18) and 57th nationally (and fifth among freshmen) in total offense (218.1 yards/game). - Tennessee-Martin Football

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  2019 OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR (COACHES): John Bachus III (QB), UT Martin,...Bachus, a finalist for the Jerry Rice Award given to the FCS National Freshman of the Year, took over a team that was 2-9 overall (2-6 OVC) last year and started all 12 games in 2019 in helping UT Martin improve to 7-5 overall and 6-2 in the OVC (third place). Bachus ranked 39th nationally and first among freshmen in passing yards (2,549), 24th nationally (and fourth among freshmen) in passing yards per completion (13.56), 48th nationally (and fourth among freshmen) in passing touchdowns (18) and 57th nationally (and fifth among freshmen) in total offense (218.1 yards/game).

The redshirt freshman completed 188-of-332 passes (56.6%) for 18 touchdowns while also rushing for 93 net yards and three additional scores. Bachus, who was named OVC Newcomer of the Week four times and OVC Offensive Player of the Week twice during the season, completed 16-of-22 passes for 331 yards and five touchdowns in the team’s win over Tennessee Tech on October 12. Bachus is the second UT Martin player to be named OVC Freshman of the Year, joining running back Don Chapman who won the inaugural award in 2004. - Ohio Valley Football


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  NOV 18 OVC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: John Bachus III, QB, 6-2, 210, R-Fr., Pulaski, Tenn., UT Martin,...Bachus completed 16-of-25 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns as UT Martin topped Tennessee State 28-17 to finish the home portion of its schedule 5-0. The redshirt freshman had touchdown passes of seven, 27 and nine yards on the afternoon, with one coming in the first, one in the third and one in the fourth quarter. He also had a 39-yard completion to Colton Dowell. Bachus ranks 19th nationally in passing yards/completion (13.99). This marks the fourth time this season Bachus, a candidate for the Jerry Rice Award, has been named OVC Newcomer of the Week. Others Nominated: Isaiah Hill, Eastern Illinois; Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky; Josh Green, Tennessee State. - Ohio Valley Conference Football

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  2019 JERRY RICE AWARD WATCH LIST: John Bachus III, QB, UT Martin: 135 of 236 (57.2 percent), 1,890 yards, 12 TDs, 6 INTs; 74 carries, 143 yards, 3 TDs (9 games),...A native of Pulaski, Tenn., Bachus has been impressive in his first full season in a Skyhawk uniform. Starting in all nine games, Bachus has led the team to six victories while positioning the Skyhawks into first place in the Ohio Valley Conference standings. The signal caller has completed 57.2 percent of his passes with 135 completions on 236 attempts while tallying 1,890 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air. He has also notched three rushing touchdowns on the campaign. Bachus ranks second in the OVC in passer efficiency at 145.3 while throwing for 251.3 yards per game. - STATS FCS/UT Martin Football

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  NOV 4 OVC OFFENSIVE PLAYER & NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: John Bachus III, QB, 6-2, 210, R-Fr., Pulaski, Tenn., UT Martin,...Bachus accounted for 268 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as UT Martin topped No. 18 Jacksonville State 22-17, its first win over the Gamecocks since 2012. The redshirt freshman completed 18-of-32 passes for 245 yards and a touchdown and rushed eight times for 23 yards and another score. Bachus completed three passes for over 25 yards including a 26-yard touchdown to Colton Dowell late in the second quarter.

His rushing touchdown came on a 10-yard run earlier in the second quarter to put UTM on the board. Bachus currently ranks 22nd nationally in passing yards per completion (14.0) It marks the second time this season he has been named OVC Offensive Player of the Week. Others Nominated: DeAngelo Wilson, Austin Peay; Daryl McCleskey Jr., Eastern Kentucky; Daniel Santacaterina, Southeast Missouri; Chris Rowland, Tennessee State; David Gist, Tennessee Tech. - Ohio Valley Football


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  John Bachus III accounted for two touchdowns, Terry Williams scored on a 65-yard punt return and UT Martin held off Jacksonville State 22-17 on Saturday. Bachus was 18-of-32 passing for 245 yards, threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score from 10 yards out to lead the Skyhawks (6-3, 5-1 Ohio Valley Conference), who rebounded from a 17-10 loss at Southeast Missouri that snapped a four-game win streak. Zerrick Cooper threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score to lead Jacksonville State (6-4, 3-3). Williams scored with 24 seconds left in the third quarter, but the 2-point conversion failed to give UT Martin a 19-13 lead. Bryant Wallace's 37-yard field goal pulled the Gamecocks to 19-16, and Ryan Courtright's 18-yard field goal for the Skyhawks capped the scoring with 5:46 remaining. Jacksonville State crossed midfield on its last two possessions but turned the ball over on downs both times. - AP College Football

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  John Bachus III threw a pair of touchdown passes and Peyton Logan ran for 109 yards to lead UT Martin to a 27-18 victory over Eastern Illinois on Saturday for its fourth straight win. Coach Jason Simpson collected is 85th win leading the Skyhawks, matching Bob Carroll for a program best. Eastern Illinois remains winless under first-year coach Adam Cushing. UT Martin (5-2, 4-0 Ohio Valley Conference) jumped out to a 21-11 halftime lead.

Bachus threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Terry Williams and a 6-yard score to Davin Dyal. D'Carrious Stephens scored on a 26-yard interception return. In the first quarter, Dytarious Johnson forced a fumble from Bachus. Raymond Crittenden recovered the ball and ran 51 yards into the end zone for the Panthers. Harry Woodbery was 26-of-50 passing for 287 yards with one touchdown pass and three interceptions for Eastern Illinois (0-8, 0-4). His 11-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Hill pulled the Panthers to 24-18 with 6:26 to play. - AP College Football


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  OCT 14 OVC OFFENSIVE PLAYER & NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: John Bachus III, QB, 6-2, 210, R-Fr., Pulaski, Tenn., UT Martin,...Bachus threw for five touchdown passes as UT Martin defeated Tennessee Tech 55-14 to improve to 3-0 in OVC play for the first time since 2006. The redshirt freshman completed 16-of-22 passes for 331 yards (and no interceptions), tallying career-highs in both yards and touchdown passes. He had touchdown passes of 22, 24, 73, 21 and 66 yards and completed passes to eight different receivers. He also carried the ball four times for 20 yards. Bachus ranks 25th nationally in completion percentage (63.3%). Others Nominated: Ahmaad Tanner, Austin Peay; James Sheehan, Eastern Illinois; Zerrick Cooper, Jacksonville State; Preston Rice, Murray State; Kristian Wilkerson, Southeast Missouri; Chris Rowland, Tennessee State. - Ohio Valley Conference Football

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  Redshirt freshman John Bachus III threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns, both season highs, and UT Martin beat Tennessee Tech 55-14 on Saturday night. Colton Dowell had five receptions for 154 yards and two touchdowns, Kevin Butler added two TD catches and Peyton Logan had 107 yards rushing and a score on eight carries for UT Martin (4-2, 3-0 Ohio Valley Conference). Bachus hit Dowell for a 22-yard touchdown to open the scoring with 6:21 left in the first quarter and his 24-yard TD pass to Butler with 49 seconds left in the second quarter made it 27-0 at halftime. He threw scoring passes of 73 yards to Dowell, 21 yards to Butler and 66 yards to Marqwell Odom in the third quarter to push the lead to 48-0 going into the fourth. The Skyhawks held Tennessee Tech (4-3, 1-2) - which went into the game averaging 37.0 points per game (No. 20 nationally) - to its season low for points and outgained the Golden Eagles 553-261 in total yards. TTU went in averaging 282.3 yards passing (No. 25) per game. - AP College Football

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  SEPT 30/WEEK 5 OVC NEWCOMER OF THE WEEK: John Bachus III, QB, 6-2, 210, R-Fr., Pulaski, Tenn., UT Martin,...Bachus accounted for 345 yards of total offense and two touchdowns as UT Martin began OVC play with a 40-7 win over rival Murray State. The redshirt freshman completed 26-of-40 passes for 312 yards and connected with Lamarcus Young on a 47-yard touchdown strike in the first quarter.

In the second quarter he added a 1-yard touchdown score that put the Skyhawks ahead 24-0; he finished the game with 33 yards on nine carries. Bachus tallied new career-highs in completions, attempts and yards in the victory. Others Nominated: Jaelin Benefield, Eastern Illinois; Parker McKinney, Eastern Kentucky; Rhashaun Epting, Tennessee State; Metrius Fleming, Tennessee Tech. - Ohio Valley Conference Football


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