2015-17 UNLV Football: Lettered three years with the Rebels ... Played in 34 contests and completed 132 passes for 1,489 yards and a per-game average of 43.8 ... Rushed 146 times for 728 yards for a per-attempt average of 5.0 ... Threw 14 touchdown passes and scrambled for nine more ... Named Academic All-Mountain West in 2015 and '16.
2014 Laney College: Finished the year with 1,634 passing yards and 17 touchdowns ... Rushed for 390 yards and five touchdowns.
High School: A 2013 graduate of Plainfield North HS in Plainfield, Illinois ... A two-year letterwinner in football; also, lettered three years in basketball and two in baseball ... In baseball, earned All-Southwest Prairie All-Conference honors as a junior and senior ... Named to the all-area teams twice ... Threw for 981 yards and 12 touchdowns and rushed for 684 yards and seven touchdowns as a senior … Made 17 tackles and had three interceptions as a defensive back … As a junior, threw for a school-record 1,337 yards and seven touchdowns … Helped the baseball team to three straight regional championships as shortstop ... Was named to two all-conference and all-area teams ... Plainfield North's all-time leader in hits (119) ... As a senior, hit .456 and, in turn, was named the 2013 Male Athlete of the Year by the Bugle, Herald News and Voyager Media.
Personal: Kurtis Palandech was born in Plainfield, Illinois ... The son of Paul and Julie Palandech ... Has one brother, Kyle ... Majoring in management.