From 1990-93, Doug Nussmeier led the Idaho offense as a prolific quarterback. Nussmeier threw for more yards (10,824) than any other quarterback in Vandal history.
He won the 1993 Walter Payton Award as the national player of the year honors after throwing for 2,960 yards, a school-record 33 touchdowns and accumulating a school- and Big Sky-record 175.2 passing efficiency rating. During his career, Nussmeier made eight entries into the NCAA record book, which includes the D-1AA single-season record for highest percentage of touchdown passes. Nussmeier earned 1992 Big Sky Offensive Player of the Year honors after leading the Vandals to a 9-3 overall record and a Big Sky title. Nussmeier went on to have a five-year NFL career, and has been the offensive coordinator for many powerhouse college football programs. He won the 2012 national championship as the offensive coordinator at Alabama.