Jimmy Garoppolo, born November 2, 1991, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, USA, is an American football quarterback for the ‘New England Patriots’ of the National Football League.

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Garoppolo played college football at Eastern Illinois. As a senior in 2013, he broke Tony Romo’s school records for career passing touchdowns, yards and passing touchdowns in a season. He also won the Walter Payton Award that season.

The Patriots drafted Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 62nd overall. Garoppolo was the first player from the Football Championship Subdivision drafted in 2014, and the highest-drafted quarterback New England has drafted since Drew Bledsoe was picked first overall in 1993.