Before moving on to play professional football, college was where he honed his skills and also broke some records, including; career passing yards, career passing touchdowns and passing touchdowns in a season. He also won the Walter Payton Award in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) as the best offensive player in 2013. Here are more interesting career and personal facts about the professional football player.
Who is Jimmy Garoppolo?
James Richard Garoppolo was born in Arlington Heights, Illinois on the 2nd of November 1991. While studying at the Rolling Meadows High School, he played football as a linebacker as well as a quarterback for the school’s football team – the Mustangs. During his junior and senior season on the team, he played 19 games in total, had 25 touchdowns and passed for 3,136 yards.
From 2010 to 2013 Jimmy Garoppolo played for the Eastern Illinois Panthers. In his first year playing under the tutelage of head coach Bob Spoon, he had the opportunity to play a total of eight games, achieved 14 touchdowns and passing for 1,639 yards an impressive feat which did well to earn him an All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honors.
For the remaining games he played with Eastern Illinois, Jimmy went on to clinch 20 touchdowns with 2,644 passes, as well as 31 touchdowns on 3,823 yards in 2012. He was then named the 2013 College Football Performance FCS National Quarterback of the Year, as well as the 2013–14 OVC Male Athlete of the Year.
Jimmy Garoppolo was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, where he was the 62nd pick overall. He was the highest-drafted quarterback to be selected by the Patriots since Drew Bledsoe was picked first overall in 1993, as well as the first player from the “Football Championship Subdivision” drafted in 2014. His contract with the Patriot was worth $3,483,898 ($1,103,744 guaranteed) with a $853,744 signing bonus for four years. Jimmy would then make his debut for his team in 2014 in the regular season. He was instrumental in paving the way for a scoring drive for the Patriots, also leading to his first career passing touchdown on a 13-yard pass.
Jimmy Garappolo was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on the 31st of October 2017 in exchange for the 49ers’ second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. On his first game as part of the 49ers team, he rushed for six yards and threw a 10-yard touchdown to Louis Murphy. The 24-13 loss was completed by him with pass attempts for 18 yards and a touchdown. A new contract was settled upon by Jimmy and the 49ers on the 8th of February and it constituted a 5-year duration of play with a maximum of $137.5 million in earning. This contract as at the time it was signed was recorded to be the largest contract signed in NFL history. Garappolo’s peers subsequently voted him as the 90th top NFL player out of the top 100 list.
Family – Parent, Ethnicity, Brothers
The name Jimmy Garoppolo sure doesn’t sound very Wite-American neither does he look 100 percent Caucasian. If you ever had your reservations or doubts about his ancestry you were probably on to something because he has Italian ancestry thanks to his parents; father, Tony Garoppolo and Mother, Denise Garoppolo, who are Italian immigrants. Basically, Jimmy’s family is one which is small and tight-knit. He has three brothers and no sisters. He has sometimes revealed in interviews on how he would have loved to have a sister in his family but oh! well, he will just have to make do with his equally tough brothers.
Personal Life- Wife, Girlfriend
Jimmy Garappolo is no doubt a charming young man who most ladies would love to date. He has never been married and there is no news that he has any wife or baby mama somewhere. As a result of this, most fans have been eager to find out who he is actually dating.
Though Jimmy initially seemed to fall into the cliche of football players who like to keep most of their private lives off the public eye, he was recently spotted on the 19th of July 2018 with a lady but not just any lady, an adult film star named Kiara Mia.
The pair were photographed having a romantic dinner together a few hours after Mia had posted a heads up for a date night on her Instagram page. Though the pair has not officially confirmed that they are indeed an item, one thing is for sure they’ve fans and critics alike talking and sharing their opinions about them of which most are plain hilarious.
Height, Weight, and Body Statistics
Jimmy Garoppolo is one athlete that seems to have that near perfect body type including looks, height, and body mass. He thus stands tall at an enviable height of 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m) with a good body weight of in Kilograms 102 kg (225 lbs). His other body stats include a chest size of 44 Inches, a 35 inches measuring waist, and biceps that perfectly ripped at 16 inches. Jimmy has a hazel colored eye with light brown colored hair.