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Five Fun Facts About Broncos 2016 First Round Pick Paxton Lynch

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on May 4, 2016

Paxton Lynch spent three seasons as the starting quarterback for the University of Memphis prior to declaring for the NFL Draft. He was highly thought of by a lot of football minds, including John Elway of the Broncos who engineered a late first round trade to improve his team’s position and select Lynch with the 26th overall pick. Anyone looking for some Paxton Lynch fun facts, need look no further than here.

Paxton Lynch’s Birthplace

Paxton Lynch was born in San Antonio, Texas. Other football players born in San Antonio to go on and play quarterback in the NFL like Paxton Lynch include Tony Adams, Richard Bartel, Koy Detmer, Steve Grogan, Randy Johnson, Kliff Kingsbury, Tommy Kramer, Tobin Rote, and Jim Bob Taylor.

Paxton Lynch’s Best College FB Game

He had a number of great ones, but one of the best games Paxton Lynch had while in college came in a win over BYU in the 2014 Miami Beach Bowl when he completed 24 of 46 passes for 306 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing the ball 13 times for 38 yards and another three touchdowns.

Another Great Paxton Lynch Game

The next season, in 2015, Paxton Lynch had another great game. In a 63-0 Memphis win over SMU, he tied an FBS record when he threw seven touchdown passes in the first half.

The Most Passing Yards By Paxton Lynch

The most passing yards Paxton Lynch ever had in one game in college was the 447 he threw for in a 2015 win on the road at the University of Tulsa.

Paxton Lynch: Others Taken at Number 26

The Broncos chose Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick in the first round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Other interesting names to be chosen over the years with the 26th pick include Steve Sewell, Clay Matthews, Lito Sheppard, Dana Stubblefield, Billy Ray Smith, Don Mosebar, Jim Harbaugh, Joe DeLamielleure, Robert Porcher, Alan Faneca, Dave Brown, and Ray Lewis.

Five Fun Facts About Eagles 2016 First Round Draft Pick Carson Wentz

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 30, 2016

Carson Wentz comes to the NFL out of North Dakota State. This isn’t usually thought of as an NFL hot bed of talent but the talent in this young quarterback is hard to ignore. The Eagles traded a lot away to be able to get up to the second overall pick and get him too. Here is a look at five fun facts about this upcoming quarterback.

North Dakota State’s NFL Draft History

North Dakota State had 35 players selected in the NFL Draft prior to the Eagles picking Carson Wentz. He was the first quarterback to come out of the school though and go on to be picked in the draft.

Carson Wentz, the Backup Quarterback

Prior to being named the starting quarterback at the beginning of his junior season, Carson Wentz was the backup QB for the North Dakota State Bison for two seasons. The starter in front of him was Brock Jensen. Jensen was undrafted when he came out of college, eventually signing with the Dolphins and later playing with Ottawa of the Canadian Football League.

Carson Wentz’s First TD Pass

Carson Wentz’s first college football touchdown pass came against Prairie View A&M as a freshman in 2012 when he came on late in a blowout win.

First Round Quarterbacks Drafted By The Philadelphia Eagles

Prior to taking Carson Wentz in the NFL Draft, the Eagles had only selected four quarterbacks in the opening round in their history. Those four were Davey O’Brien in 1939, Frank Tripucka in 1949, John Reaves in 1972, and Donovan McNabb in 1999. Like Wentz, McNabb was taken with the second overall pick.

Carson Wentz At The NFL Combine

At the NFL Combine held before the 2016 NFL Draft, Carson Wentz ran a 4.77 second 40 yard dash, had a 30.5 inch vertical leap, and a 9 foot 10 inch broad jump.

Five Fun Facts About Rams 2016 First Round Pick Jared Goff

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on April 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Rams made Jared Goff the first player picked overall when they took him in the 2016 NFL Draft. This also made Goff the first player drafted by the Rams after returning to Los Angeles.

Jared Goff came out of the Cal Bears football program, having put up three very good seasons. He was labeled early on as one of the top prospects for the 2016 NFL Draft and many assumed, especially after the Rams traded up to the number one spot, that he would be the first player picked. Here is a look at five fun facts about this highly touted young quarterback.

How Many Players Have The Rams Picked Number One Overall?

Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, the Rams have had the top overall pick in the draft three times, using them as follows.

1997 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Orlando Pace
2012 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Sam Bradford
2016 NFL Draft Number One Pick: Jared Goff

Who Offered Jared Goff College Scholarships?

Jared Goff. chose to play college football for the Cal Bears. Other schools to offer him scholarships were Washington State University, Fresno State University, and Boise State University.

Jared Goff’s Biggest College Football Game

The most touchdown passes Jared Goff would throw in one game during his college career was the seven he put up in a Cal win over Colorado on September 27, 2014. Two of those were caught by Kenny Lawler and then Daniel Lasco, Stephen Anderson, Chris Harper, Bryce Treggs, and Lucas Gingold each caught one apiece.

How Many Cal Bears Quarterbacks Have Been Drafted Into The NFL?

Jared Goff is the 14th Cal Bears quarterback taken in the NFL Draft. The first 13 before him were:

1950: Bob Celeri
1954: Paul Larson
1959: Joe Kapp
1965: Craig Morton
1975: Steve Bartkowski
1977: Fred Besana
1981: Rich Campbell
1990: Troy Taylor
1992: Mike Pawlawski
1995: Dave Barr
1997: Pat Barnes
2003: Kyle Boller
2005: Aaron Rodgers

Jared Goff’s Dad Played Pro Sports Too!

Jared Goff’s dad, Jerry Goff, played six years in Major League Baseball for the Expos, Pirates, and Astros as a catcher. In that time, he hit seven home runs. The pitchers he homered off of were: Les Lancaster, Mike Harkey, Ramon Martinez, Steve Trachsel, Kevin Foster, Mark Thompson, and Ugueth Urbina.

10 Fun Facts About Broncos Quarterback Brock Osweiler

Filed under: Football Fun Facts — by Mark on December 2, 2015

A little over halfway through the 2016 NFL season, an exciting thing happened involving the Denver Broncos. It all started with a Peyton Manning injury. Seldom is an injury to a future Hall of Fame quarterback qualified as exciting. In stopped young Brock Osweiler though, and the entire league’s eyes were opened to the fact that this just may be the Denver Broncos quarterback of the future. The only question is when does that transition take place?

Here’s a look at 10 little known facts about Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler.

Pacific Northwest Roots

In 1990, Brock Osweiler was born in the small community of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. He would be raised in Kalispell, Montana and graduate from Flathead High School there.

Big Sky Kinda Guy

As a high school senior during the 2008-09 football season, Brock Osweiler was named the Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Montana.

Two Sport Star

Following his freshman year of high school, Brock Osweiler committed to play basketball at Gonzaga University. He’d later change his mind and instead focus on a college football career.

Why Arizona State?

Coming out of high school, Brock Osweiler chose to attend Arizona State University. In doing so he passed on scholarship offers from Washington State University and Stanford.

What’s In A Number?

As a rookie with the Broncos in 2012, Brock Osweiler spent the season wearing jersey number 6. It wasn’t until his second year in 2013 that he would change to his more familiar number 17 jersey. Osweiler had worn number 17 in college but in 2012 it was worn by Denver receiver Andre Caldwell who would switch to number 12 in 2013.

Rookie Money

As the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Brock Osweiler signed his rookie contract that was valued at $3,516,000 over four years.

The Tall One

At 6’7″ tall, Brock Osweiler was put in as a defensive lineman on special teams near the end of a 2012 Week 12 loss to the Patriots in a failed attempt to capitalize on his height by blocking a field goal attempt.

Hey Youngster!

When Brock Osweiler threw his first career TD pass at the age of 23 years and 43 days old, he was the second youngest quarterback in Broncos history to throw for a touchdown. The only one to do so while younger than him was Jay Cutler.

No Problem. Shake It Off!

On December 14, 2014 in a road game in San Diego, Brock Osweiler was called for a penalty for the first time in his NFL career. It came near the end of the second quarter when he was whistled for intentional grounding.

Gotta Get That First One Out Of The Way

The first pass Brock Osweiler would complete in the NFL was a five yarder to Matt Willis in the fourth quarter of a 38-3 win over the Chiefs in 2012.

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Teddy Bridgewater Minnesota Vikings Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on September 16, 2015

Teddy Bridgewater Fun Facts

Joe Flacco Baltimore Ravens Fun Fact Graphic

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on August 26, 2015

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Ryan Tannehill Miami Dolphins Fun Fact Graphic

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Ryan Tannehill Fun Facts

Five Fun Facts About Quarterback Jake Locker

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 16, 2015

Jake Locker, like a lot of NFL players, made the news in early 2015. While other names were getting noticed for changing teams via trade or free angency though, Locker was recognized because he was announcing his retirement at the age of 28.

Here is a look at five fun facts about quarterback Jake Locker.

Not Bad, Youngster

Jake Locker led Ferndale High School of Ferndale, Washington to a state title as a senior in 2005. He threw for 1,603 yards and 25 yards with only three interceptions. He also ran for 1,339 yards and 24 touchdowns that year while helping his team to a perfect 14-0 record.

Nice Fastball!

In the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft, quarterback Jake Locker was selected by the the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

300 Yard Games – Part I

In four seasons at the University of Washington, Jake Locker had three 300 yard games. He had one as a freshman against Arizona, one as a junior against LSU, and one as a senior against USC.

300 Yard Games – Part II

Jake Locker had three 300 yard passing games in the NFL. The most yards he threw for was 378 in a 2012 win over the Lions. His other two 300+ yard games were against the 49ers and Texans.

His TD Passes

Jake Locker threw 27 touchdown passes during his NFL career. he threw them to seven different players with Nate Washington catching eight, Delanie Walker and Kendall Wright catching five each, Kenny Britt and Jared Cook catching three apiece, Justin Hunter catching two, and Chris Johnson catching one.

Five Fun Facts About Quarterback Sam Bradford

Filed under: 5 Fun Facts — by Mark on March 14, 2015

Sam Bradford made the headlines early in 2015 when he was traded by the Rams to the Eagles for quarterback Nick Foles. Philadelphia was bringing in the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft and had high hopes.

Here are five fun facts about this strong armed quarterback.

Nice Start!

In his first college football game ever, Sam Bradford led Oklahoma to a win over the University of North Texas in 2007. He completed 21 of 23 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns that day, only playing for a little over two quarters. This set a new school record for passing yards in a half.

Not Bad Company

Sam Bradford was selected with the number one overall pick by the Rams in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was the first number one overall pick out of Oklahoma since the Detroit Lions selected Billy Sims with that pick in 1980.

The First Of Many

The first touchdown pass Sam Bradford threw in the NFL was a one yarder in a 2010 loss to the Cardinals that was caught by Laurent Robinson.

Gotcha!

The first NFL player to sack Sam Bradford was Calais Campbell of the Cardinals who dropped him for a seven yard loss in a 2010 St. Louis loss.

Seven Total

During his time with the Rams, Sam Bradford had seven games in which he threw for 300 or more passing yards. The most was the 377 he put up in a 2012 loss to the Vikings.

The Eagles Trade For A Rams Quarterback… Again???

Filed under: Sports Graphics — by Mark on March 10, 2015

Rams Quarterbacks Traded To The Eagles

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