Brock Osweiler

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Brock Osweiler
Brock Osweiler 2013.JPG
Osweiler in the 2013 NFL season.
No. 17 Denver Broncos
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-11-22) November 22, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
Height: 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: Kalispell (MT) Flathead
College: Arizona State
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
TDINT: 1–0
Passing yards: 159
Passer rating: 82.5
Stats at

Brock Alan Osweiler (born November 22, 1990) is an American football quarterback for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arizona State University. He was selected by the Broncos in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Osweiller was raised by his parents, John and Kathy Osweiler, in Kalispell, Montana where he attended Flathead High School. Osweiler's older brother, Tanner, played college football in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) at Montana Tech.[1] Their father received scholarship offers to play football at Montana and Montana State but ultimately chose to enter the military out of high school.[2]

He played both football and basketball. As football was the dominant sport in Montana, Osweiler traveled to neighboring states play for Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball teams in Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Yakima and Spokane, Washington.[2] In 2007, after his freshman year of high school, he committed to Gonzaga University to play basketball, but decided to focus on playing college football. As a senior he was the 2008–2009 Gatorade Player of the Year in football for Montana after he completed 189 of 303 passes for 2,703 yards and 29 touchdowns; he also rushed for 700 yards on 162 carries with 13 touchdowns.

College career[edit]

Osweiler during a game in 2011.

Osweiler chose to attend Arizona State University over scholarship offers from Stanford and Washington State.[2] As a true freshman in 2009, Osweiler played in six games with one start. He became the first true freshman to start a game for the Sun Devils since Jake Plummer in 1993.[3] He finished the season completing 24 of 55 passes for 249 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. As a sophomore in 2010 he again played in six games with one start. For the season he completed 62 of 109 passes for 797 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions. As a junior in 2011, he took over as the Sun Devils starting quarterback after the retirement of Steven Threet.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Osweiler was selected with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Denver Broncos.[5] He signed a rookie contract for four years and $3,516,000 through the 2015 season.[6] He made his NFL debut in Week 4 against the Oakland Raiders. The Broncos won the game 37-6. He threw his first pass in a week 17 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs, finishing 2 of 4 for 12 yards. During the Week 12 overtime loss in the 2013 season, Osweiler was put into the line in an attempt to block the Patriots game-winning field-goal, as he is the tallest member of the team at 6'8" (203 cm). Brock threw his first career touchdown against the Oakland Raiders on December 28, 2014.


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