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Palomar Comets Football 2009


NO. 10 / QUARTERBACK, REDSHIRT FR., 6-3, 205; 40 TIME: 4.7

HOMETOWN: Escondido, CA

HIGH SCHOOL: San Pasqual (Class of 2007)

PERSONAL: Full name is Nathan Christopher Ong. ... Born Sept. 26,  1989 at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. ... Son of Marc and Christi Ong. ... Has a 17-year-old brother, Micah, and four adult sisters -- Carah, Emily, Laueen and Stacey. ... His mother played softball for the University of Wisconsin. ..  Lauren Ong played basketball for Palomar.

2009 SEASON: Became the starting quarterback the third week of the season after Matt Christian was lost, probably for the season, with a broken hand. ... Has completed 44-of-67 pass attempts (with three interceptions) for 476 yards and three touchdowns as of Oct. 2, after the first four weeks of  the season. ... Has a 65.7 completion percentage to rank No. 6 in the state, after leading the state a week ago with a 73.2 percentage.... Came into the game in relief of starter Matt Christian in the Comets' season-opening 55-0 win at Southwestern and turned in an eye-opening performance in his collegiate debut, completing 9-of-11 pass attempts for 127 yards and two touchdowns. Hit Martavious Lee with a 36-yard TD pass on his first college attempt and also teamed up with tight end Blake Masoner on an 8-yard TD pass. Also broke off as 30-yard run and finished the game with 28 yards rushing on two carries. ... Was 7-for-9 passing for 79 yards, again replacing the injured Christian during the game, in a 24-7 win over Victor Valley on Sept. 12.Rushed for 47 yards on five carries,  with a long gain of 31 yards. ... Appearing for the first time as Palomar's starter, was 12-for-18 for 128 yards passing and one touchdown and also tacked on a 20-yard run in a 27-17 victory over San Diego Mesa on Sept. 19. ... Was 16-for-29 passing (one interception) for 140 yards in a 17-7 win at College of the Desert on Sept. 26.

2008 SEASON: Red-shirted

2007 SEASON: Gray-shirted

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Played for coach Mike Dolan at San Pasqual High. ... Was 62-for-129 passing for 847 yards and five touchdowns as a senior in 2006 in a rushing offense.

OTHER HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: Basketball, Baseball. Won Sixth Man Award in basketball

ACADEMICS: Undecided major.... Has a 3.10 cumulative Palomar grad-point average.

(Updated Oct.2, 2009)

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