Jimmy Garoppolo   #10 QB

Height: 6-2   Weight: 225   Age: 27

Born: 11/2/1991 Franklin Park , IL

College: Eastern Illinois

Experience: 5th season

High School: Rolling Meadows HS [IL]









Draft 2014

Pick No.62

Selected By: New England Patriots

Round: 2

Pick (Overall): 30 (62)

Pick Analysis: The Illinois prep started the final eight games of his true freshman season in 2010, completing 124 of 211 passes (58.8 percent) for 1,639 yards with 14 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. Made all 11 starts in 2011, going 217-of-349 for 2,644 with 20 TDs and 14 INTs. Went 331-of-540 (61.3 percent)for 3,823 yards with 31 TDs and 15 INTs in 12 starts in 2012. Named the Walter Payton Award winner, given to top player in FCS, in 2013 after going 375-of-568 (66.0 percent) for 5,050 yards with 53 TDs and nine INTs in 14 contests. Threw for 450 yards and six touchdowns in the Panthers' only regular-season loss, to Northern Illinois. Is one of only two quarterbacks to throw for more than 5,000 yards in a season (Taylor Heinicke, 2012) in FCS history. Was named the Offensive MVP of the East-West Shrine Game. Had eight career rushing touchdowns and a 23-22 record in 45 starts.


Video Playlist

  1. Patriots select Garoppolo with No. 62 pick

    Published: May 9, 2014 at 09:45 p.m.

    The New England Patriots select Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo with the No. 62 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, as announced by Willie McGinest.

  2. Garoppolo excited to learn from Brady

    Published: May 9, 2014 at 09:46 p.m.

    After being drafted No. 62 overall by the New England Patriots, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo shows his excitement to play with his favorite player, Tom Brady.

  3. Stock rising for Garoppolo?

    Published: April 29, 2014 at 08:00 p.m.

    Is the stock for small-school standout Jimmy Garoppolo rising or falling? The "Path to the Draft" crew breaks down the intriguing quarterback's value.

  4. Garoppolo: 'Romo reached out to me'

    Published: April 29, 2014 at 11:42 a.m.

    Jimmy Garoppolo opens up about what makes him a unique quarterback, how he's preparing for the upcoming draft and what fellow Eastern Illinois alum Tony Romo has told him about life in the NFL.

  5. 2014 Draft profile: QB Jimmy Garoppolo, EIU

    Published: April 11, 2014 at 06:18 p.m.

    Take a look at the college highlights of Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo.

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