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VIDEO: Jimmy Garoppolo High School Football Highlights From 2009 are an Impressive Throwback

Jason Schandl
Jimmy Garoppolo high school football highlights from 2009.
Jimmy Garoppolo high school football highlights from 2009. /
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Missing football with a couple weeks still to go before the NFL Draft? Jimmy Garoppolo fans can fill the void with some throwback highlights from his high school football senior season in 2009.

Playing at Rolling Meadows High School in Illinois, Garoppolo showed some serious promise from a young age.

He played in 19 games between his junior and senior seasons, throwing for a combined 3,136 yards and 25 touchdowns. An outstanding athlete, he also played linebacker on the defensive side of the ball.

Despite this impressive high school tape, Garoppolo wasn't a highly coveted recruit, receiving just three scholarship offers. He took up Eastern Illinois on their offer and wasted little time proving critics wrong.

He played four years in college, throwing for a combined 13,156 yards and 118 touchdowns, becoming just the second Walter Payton Award winner in school history (following Tony Romo in 2002).

He didn't get a shot at a full-time starting job until he was dealt from the New England Patriots to the San Francisco 49ers in 2017, and he's finally lived up to the hype that made him a second-round draft pick in 2014. The Niners have gone 19-5 in regular season games he's started, and his 3,978-yard, 27-touchdown campaign in 2019 helped lead San Francisco to a Super Bowl appearance. Niners fans have to be excited about the future of their offense with Garoppolo at the helm.

For more throwback high school football highlights, be sure to check out Dak Prescott in 2010, Russell Wilson in 2006 and Ben Roethlisberger in 1999.


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