Locker was as known for his scrambling as he was for his passing during his time at the University of Washington. Seattle Times again fills us in:
Locker will make what might be the most anticipated debut in Washington history Friday when he starts in the Huskies’ opener at Syracuse. Locker, listed as a sophomore by UW, is a redshirt freshman by NCAA eligibility standards.
I gotta admit, at this point it’s getting ridiculous. A very talented QB makes his debut and he is almost expected to “save” them as a redshirt freshman. In this game, Locker went 14/19, 142 yards, 0 TD and 0 INT. Running the ball, however, was an even more successfull endeavor for Locker having 10 carries for 83 yards and 2 TDs. That gets the fans going. Locker started with a 42-14 win over Syracuse that day. The rest of his career was not “savior-esque” with national championships and Heisman Trophies and multiple bowl wins, but in a way, it was still the boost Washington needed.
- 3-9 freshman record, while missing one game
- 0-4 sophomore record, missed 8 games due to a broken thumb
- 5-7 junior record, missed no games
- 6-5 senior record, missed 1 game
He’s not the tradional “winner” like Time Tebow, Colt McCoy or Andy Dalton. However, he was easily on the worst team out of these players every year. Let’s look a little closer at his JR and SR seasons.
JR Season highlights:
- 321 yards passing in week 1 vs LSU
- 231 yards passing and a win vs USC (helped by new HC being Steve Sarkisian, well come back to that)
- 8 games with over 230 yards passing
- 5 games of over 10 carries
- topped 60% completion 4 times
- 21 TD, 11 INT
A game that shows his capability to close his JR season– vs California:
- 19/23 for 248 yards passing, 3 TD and 0 INTs
- 14 carries, 77 yards and 2 TDs rushing
Now, let’s not get too into Jake Locker vs whoever because it really is a team sport, but Locker is the subject to study so we’ll have to look at his individual stats. I just want you to keep in mind that Locker was not on great teams.
SR Season highlights:
- 6 games of over 225 yards passing
- won vs USC 32-31 while rushing for over 100 yards
- 11 or more rush attempts in 6 games
- topped 60% completion 6 times
- 17 TD, 9 INT
As SR, won Bridgepoint Education Holiday Bowl vs Nebraska
- 5/16 passing, 56 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs
- 13 carries, 83 yards, 1 TD
Career Stats :
- 7,639 yards passing, 53 TDs, 35 INT
- 53.6% completion rate
- no season of 60% completion
- 29 Rush TD