Santa Rosa Beach, FL | 6012 | 215 | 4.85E | 2019
A game manager type of quarterback—a position on the Gators that has constantly been a revolving door due to the quarterback competitions since his arrival. Through it all, he rose to the top of the depth chart several times throughout his collegiate career, including his senior season, until a he suffered a left shoulder injury, which ended it prematurely. It was the second consecutive year that he endured a left shoulder injury, coincidentally both times were against Vanderbilt. He had a second surgery on the shoulder in October of 2017, which has really damped his draft stock. Between the white stripes, he is a quick, smart, reactive signal-caller who is like having a coach on the field—especially when it comes to getting wide receivers lined up in the right position. He began his college career at Alabama and transferred to Oregon State before finishing up at Florida. If a playing career doesn’t pan out, he could have a future in coaching and join his dad Jack, who currently serves as the head coach of the Oakland Raiders.
2016: Threw for 1,358 yards with eight passing touchdowns and eight interceptions as he was 114-for-201 passing for a 118.64 pass efficiency rating… After winning the starting quarterback job in fall camp, Del Rio played and started in only six games due to a myriad of injuries… Sustained his first injury in UF’s game against UNT, which caused him to miss two games…. Returned against Mizzou and started three-consecutive contests before suffering a season-ending injury at Arkansas.
2015: Sat out due to transfer rules.
2014 (Oregon State): Enrolled at Oregon State for spring term (March) in time to participate in spring ball… Granted immediate eligibility by the NCAA on April 11 after transferring from Alabama – eligible because he was considered a non-recruited athlete at Alabama… Arrived with four years to compete four seasons… Spent the spring practice session in a three-way duel to be the No. 2 quarterback… Played well during the spring… Earned the second string job early in the season… Played in three games… Completed a season-long 52-yard pass to Hunter Jarmon at Stanford.
2013 (Alabama): Enrolled at Alabama in January of 2013… Redshirt… Walked on to the Crimson Tide football program… Was officially listed as the No. 3 quarterback on the Crimson Tide depth chart throughout 2013 and was considered the emergency quarterback.
High School/Personal: Rated the No. 2 player in the state of Colorado and the No. 27 pocket passer nationally by ESPN… Rivals listed him as the nation’s No. 28 pro-style quarterback and the No. 3 player in the state…The No. 36 quarterback by 247Sports.com … Scout ranked him as the No. 47 signal-caller nationally… Participated in the Elite 11 camp in the summer of 2012, finishing as the No. 5 QB in the final rankings… Played at Valor Christian High, leading the Eagles to the Colorado 5A State Championship… Passed for 2,275 yards at Valor Christin with 28 touchdowns and only four interceptions…Threw for 2,580 yards and 20 touchdowns as a junior in 2011 at Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Fla… Father, Jack, is a former NFL linebacker and the current head coach for the Oakland Raiders.