Jimmy Garoppolo played college for Eastern Illinois, where he was perceived as one of the better quarterback prospects in his class. In his senior year, he threw for 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns, surpassing the school record held by former Eastern Illinois alum, Tony Romo. In his final year, he won the Walter Payton Award, which is given to the most outstanding offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision. After being picked in the 2nd round by the Patriots in the 2014 NFL draft, Garoppolo went on to win two Super Bowl titles with the team before being traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017.
Jimmy Garoppolo's awards:
2x Super Bowl champion (XLIX, LI)
Walter Payton Award (2013)
OVC Offensive Player of the Year (2013)
First-team All-OVC (2013)
Second-team All-OVC (2012)
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