|New England Patriots|
July 22, 1994 |
Terre Haute, Indiana
|Height:||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight:||215 lb (98 kg)|
|High school:||Terre Haute (IN) South Vigo|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 7 / Pick: 219|
|Career NFL statistics|
Daniel Patrick Etling (born July 22, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Purdue and LSU. He was drafted by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
High school career
Etling quarterbacked the Terre Haute South Vigo High School football team in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was poised for a big senior season after a disappointing junior year where the Braves started 3–0 before losing their final seven games. For his senior year, Etling threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns.
As a junior, Etling committed to Purdue University on April 17, 2012. He also received football scholarship offers from Colorado and Iowa. When Purdue head coach Danny Hope was fired, Etling stayed verbally committed to Purdue. Once Darrell Hazell was hired, Etling wanted to take the time to speak with Hazell before making a final decision on Purdue. Upon the completion of the first semester of his senior year of high school, Etling fulfilled his graduation requirements and decided to enroll at Purdue for the spring semester.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Terre Haute, Indiana||Terre Haute South Vigo High School||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||200 lb (91 kg)||4.6||Apr 17, 2012|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 83|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 40 (QB) Rivals: 9 (QB), 4 (IN), 167 (National) ESPN: 12 (QB), 3 (IN), 20 (Midwest)|
In the preseason of 2013, Etling was in a three-way quarterback battle with Rob Henry and Austin Appleby. When Henry was named the starter for the season, Purdue released its depth chart with Appleby listed as the number two quarterback. This led many to believe that Etling would utilize a redshirt.
After the Boilermakers started their 2013 season with an 0–3 record, and with Henry continuing to struggle in the team's fourth game, Etling was thrust into a game with Purdue trailing 27–10 to Northern Illinois. Etling finished the game with 241 yards passing while throwing two touchdowns and two interceptions. During the ensuing week, Etling was named the starter for the Boilermakers against Nebraska. Purdue struggled in Etling's first start, losing 44–7. Overall, Etling appeared in eight games, passing for 1690 yards, ten touchdowns, and seven interceptions, with a 116.1 quarterback rating. The team finished with a 1–11 record.
During Purdue's 2014 season, Etling was second on the depth chart, behind Appleby. Etling appeared in five games, passing for 800 yards, six touchdowns, five interceptions, and a 102.5 quarterback rating. Purdue's record for the season was 3–9.
On June 11, 2015, Etling asked for and was granted a release on his scholarship from Purdue.
On June 22, 2015, it was announced that Etling would transfer to Louisiana State University (LSU). Due to NCAA transfer rules, Etling sat out the 2015 season. He served as the starting quarterback for the LSU Tigers during their 2016 and 2017 seasons, playing a total of 24 games. In 2016, the Tigers were 7–4 during the regular season and defeated the Louisville Cardinals in the 2016 Citrus Bowl played on December 31. In 2017, the Tigers had a 9–3 regular season record, and lost to Notre Dame in the 2018 Citrus Bowl played on January 1. Etling passed for a total of 4,586 yards, 27 touchdowns, 7 interceptions, and had a quarterback rating of 144.4 in his two seasons with LSU.
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- Teope, Herbie (April 28, 2018). "Patriots select LSU QB Danny Etling in seventh round". NFL.com.