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Jimmy Garoppolo
QB #10
Height:
6-2
Weight:
225
Age:
22
College:
Eastern Illinois
Hometown:
Arlington Heights, IL
Experience:
R

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
1
INT
0
YDS
92
RTG
138.3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 9 10 92 9.2 1 0 2 17 138.3 4 -5 -1.3 0 0 0
2014 NE 3 0 9 10 92 9.2 1 0 2 17 138.3 4 -5 -1.3 0 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 @MIA L 20-33 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @MIN W 30-7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK W 16-9 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @KC L 14-41 6 7 85.7 70 10 1 0 1 6 147.9 -- -- -- -- -- --
5 CIN W 43-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 -4 -1.3 0 -- --
6 @BUF W 37-22 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 NYJ W 27-25 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 CHI W 51-23 3 3 100 22 7.3 0 0 1 11 97.2 1 -1 -1 0 -- --

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Biography

Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round (62ndoverall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the 2nd round (62ndoverall) of the 2014 NFL Draft.

CAREER NOTES
  • Garoppolo started all 45 games that he appeared in for Eastern Illinois, completing 1,047-of-1,668 passes (62.77%) for 13,151 yards, 118 touchdowns and 51 interceptions. Added eight touchdowns on 260 carries.
  • Generated 13,089 yards in total offense on 1,928 plays and was responsible for 126 touchdowns. Also handled some “pooch” punting chores, kicking nine times for 287 yards (31.9 avg).
  • Garoppolo took over the 10th spot on the NCAA all-time chart with 13,089 yards in total offense.
  • Finished sixth in Football Championship Subdivision annals with 118 touchdown passes and seventh with 13,151 yards passing.
  • His 1,668 pass attempts broke the previous Ohio Valley Conference all-time record of 1,407 by Chris Swartz of Morehead State (1987-90).
  • Garoppolo’s 1,047 pass completions topped the previous league mark of 938 by Casey Brockman of Murray State (2009-12).
  • Garoppolo threw for 13,151 yards, surpassing the old conference record of 9,990 yards by Brockman.
  • His 118 touchdown passes broke both the league’s and school’s records of 85 by Tony Romo of Eastern Illinois (1999-2002). His 1,928 total attempts and 13,089 yards in total offense also topped the league record books.
  • Garoppolo’s 13,089 yards in total offense saw him join Sean Payton (10,298 yards; 1983-86) as the only Panthers to generate at least 10,000 yards in total offense for EIU.
  • Became just one of just two Panthers to throw for over 10,000 yards, joining Payton (10,655).

SEASONAL REVIEWS
Senior Year (2013):
  • Named the Walter Payton Award winner (given to the top player in the FCS by the Sports Network), the FCS ADA National Offensive Player of the Year, the FCS ADA National Quarterback of the Year Award, the CFPA FCS Quarterback of the Year and also been named an All-American by the Associated Press, AFCA, Sports Network and Walter Camp organizations. Also named the OVC Offensive Player of the Year.
  • Put together the finest season by an OVC quarterback in besting virtually every OVC season and career record while leading his team to a 12-2 overall record, second-straight OVC Championship and berth in the FCS Playoff quarterfinals.
  • In 14 games he completed 375-of-568 passes (66.0%) for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns and nine interceptions, while also rushing for four touchdowns and catching a touchdown pass.
  • His 53 touchdowns were the fourth-most in FCS history while his 5,050 yards is second all-time; he is one of just two players in FCS history to eclipse 5,000 passing yards in a season.
  • Ranked first nationally in 2013 in passing yards/game (360.7), second in points responsible for/game (25.3), third in total offense (365.1 yards/game), third in passing efficiency (168.3) and fifth in completions/game (26.79).
  • Directed Eastern Illinois to the No. 1 ranked offense nationally in terms of both total offense (589.5 yards/game) and scoring offense (48.2 points/game).
  • He and teammate Shepard Little became the first FCS duo to every throw for 5,000-plus yards in a season and rush for 1,000-plus yards (Little ran 1,548 yards) in the same season.
  • In six other games he had over 300 yards passing and he threw multiple touchdowns in all but one game this season.
  • He played some of his best games against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams, including 361 yards and three touchdowns in a 40-19 win over San Diego State and 450 yards and six touchdowns in a four-point loss at nationally-ranked Northern Illinois.
  • Garoppolo was named FCS National Player of the Week three times during the season and OVC Player of the Week a record-tying seven times (bringing his career total to nine, which also tied the OVC all-time mark).


Junior Year (2012):

  • Finished 10th in voting for Walter Payton Award after earning second team All-OVC honors. Also was honorable mention All-American by College Sports Journal.
  • Set OVC single-season record for passing yards with 3,823 yards and was 331-of-540 with 31 touchdown passes.
  • Ranked fifth in the FCS in total offense and sixth in passing yards per game.
  • Set school record for total offense with 3,823 yards.
  • 31 touchdown passes rank second on EIU single season list.
  • Set single season record for pass completions (331) and pass attempts (540).
  • Second on single season list in passing yards...
  • Ended the season ranked third on school’s career list in total offense (7,977), touchdown passes (65) and passing yards (8,106).
  • Twice named OVC Offensive Player of the Week for games against Southern Illinois and Austin Peay.
  • Had six games with 300+ yards passing to rank second on EIU career list with 10 300+ yard passing games.
  • Was the Sports Network National Offensive Player of the Week for game against Southern Illinois with 369 yards passing and five touchdowns.
  • Passed for a career high 453 yards (18-of-31) and five touchdowns against Austin Peay with all five touchdown passes over 50 yards.
  • Had 428 yard passing day at UT Martin.


Sophomore Year (2011):

  • Started all 11 games and passed for 2,644 yards on 217-of-349 passing with 20 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions.
  • Ranked second in the OVC in passing offense (240.4 per game) and total offense (234.8 per game).
  • 2,644 yards passing ranks seventh on EIU single season list.
  • Passed for a season-high 304 yards passing in season opener against Illinois State.


Freshman Year (2010):

  • Started final eight games of the season and earned All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honors after passing for 1,639 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions on 124-of-211 passing (58.8%).
  • Did not have enough games played to qualify for NCAA National or OVC rankings but would have rated third in passing yards per game (204.9) and third in touchdown passes.
  • Over final four games of the season was 68-of-109 for 1,052 yards with 12 touchdowns and three interceptions.
  • Earned back-to-back OVC Newcomer of the Week honors on Oct. 24 (Murray State) and Oct. 31 (Austin Peay).
  • Had a season high 341 yards passing in loss to Murray State (26-of-35 with four touchdowns).
  • Helped rally EIU to overtime win at Tennessee State with 331 yards passing (20-of-33 with four touchdowns).


HIGH SCHOOL:

  • Played quarterback at Rolling Meadows and passed for 1,888 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, earning Northwest Suburban All-Area honors.
  • Also rushed for 563 yards and seven touchdowns helping to lead his team to Mid-Suburban East League championships and IHSA Class 7A playoff berth.
  • As a junior, passed for 2,072 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 152-of-253 passes as a junior. Added 552 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground.


PERSONAL:

  • Played quarterback at Rolling Meadows and passed for 1,888 yards and 16 touchdowns as a senior, earning Northwest Suburban All-Area honors.
  • Also rushed for 563 yards and seven touchdowns, helping lead his team to Mid-Suburban East League championships and IHSA Class 7A playoff berth.
  • As a junior, passed for 2,072 yards and 18 touchdowns while completing 152-of-253 (60.1%) passes as a junior. Added 552 yards and 7 touchdowns on the ground.
  • Son of Tony and Denise Garoppolo.
  • Brother Mike played football at Western Illinois.
  • Studied management at Eastern Illinois.

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