James R. Garoppolo is an American football quarterback for the New England Patriots of the National Football League.
American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.
The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.
The New England Patriots are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston region.
Jimmy Garoppolo highlights - 2015 NFL Preseason Week 2 by NFL
He was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The 2014 NFL draft was the 79th annual meeting of National Football League franchises to select newly eligible football players to the league.
Jimmy Garoppolo highlights by NFL
He played college football at Eastern Illinois.
College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, colleges, and military academies, or Canadian football played by teams of student athletes fielded by Canadian universities.
As a senior in 2013, Garoppolo broke Tony Romo's school records for career passing touchdowns, yards and passing touchdowns in a season.
Antonio Ramiro "Tony" Romo is an American football quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.
He also won the Walter Payton Award that season, which goes to the best offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision.
The Walter Payton Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding offensive player in the Division I Football Championship Subdivision of college football as chosen by a nationwide panel of media and college sports information directors.
Division I is the highest level of intercollegiate athletics sanctioned by the National Collegiate Athletic Association in the United States.