BROCK ALAN OSWEILER
Arizona State University Sun Devils
Osweiler (pronounced OSS-why-lur) made the most of his starting opportunity in 2011 and hopes to convert that recordbreaking campaign into the professional ranks. The Sun Devil had originally committed to attend Gonzaga University on a basketball scholarship before electing to pursue football instead at Arizona State. The Sun Devil passer is very light on his feet and shows good flexibility rolling out and throwing from the outside hashes. Perhaps due to his basketball experience, he can not only slide and move laterally out of the pocket, but has the arm strength, body control and balance to make all the throws on the move, along with the ability to fire the ball deep with impressive accuracy. The Baltimore Ravens have had success with a quarterback that Osweiler is often compared to in Joe Flacco.
A diligent worker in practice and a player who can often be found watching opposing game film, the junior put together a record-breaking campaign in 2011. He set school season-records with 326 completions of 516 pass attempts for 4,036 passing yards, and 4,126 yards in total offense. His pass completion percentage of .631 rank third on the ASU annual record chart, while his 26 touchdown tosses rank fourth. During his playing days at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana, Osweiler excelled on the gridiron and basketball court. He was listed as the 25th-best pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com and rated 47th at his position by Scout.com.
He was named the 2008 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Montana, giving Arizona State two ofMontana’s past three Gatorade State Players of the Year, joining former Sun Devil offensive lineman Matt Hustad, who won the award playing for Helena High School in 2006-07.
As a sophomore, Osweiler threw for 2,454 yards and 22 touchdowns, but he gained national attention due to his senior campaign performance. In 2008, he led the state of Montana in completed passes (189) and passing yards (2,703), ranking second in pass attempts (303) and passing touchdowns (29). He also led the Braves in rushing with 162 carries for 700 yards (4.3 ypc) and thirteen touchdowns.
Osweiler was more known by recruiters for his basketball skills. He originally committed to Gonzaga University as a sophomore before deciding to strictly focus on a collegiate football career. As a junior on the hardwood in 2007-08, he averaged 24.9 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.8 blocked shots on 48-percent shooting from the field and was rated as a three-star basketball recruit by Scout.com.
Osweiler became the first offensive player and the second overall athlete of the 2009 class to commit to the Sun Devils, pledging on April 30th, 2008. He was also offered scholar-ships from Alabama, Florida State, Stanford, Tennessee, UCLA and Washington State. In 2008, Osweiler appeared in six games. He gained 249 yards with two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions on 24-of-55 passes (43.64%). In mid-November, he joined the first unit for the Oregon contest, becoming the first Sun Devil true freshman to start a game at quarterback since Jake Plummer in 1993. Osweiler spent the 2009 off-season working out feverishly and earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU’s offseason strength and conditioning program. He managed to play in six games, throwing four touchdowns with no interceptions on 62-of-109 attempts (56.88%) for 797 yards. The 2011 season would be Osweiler’s best, as he re-wrote the ASU records, as the tallest starting quarterback in the nation became the first player in the history of Sun Devil football to throw for more than 4,000 yards, finishing the season with 4,036. He also set new school records for completions (326), attempts (516) and completion percentage (63.2), and threw for 26 touchdowns, the fourth most in school history.
A few weeks after playing in the Las Vegas Bowl, and with a new coaching staff taking over the program, Osweiler decided that he was going to leave school and announced on January 9th, 2012 that he was entering the 2012 NFL Draft.
Osweiler started 15-of-25 games at Arizona State, completing 412-of-680 passes (60.5%) for 5,082 yards, 33 touchdowns and 15 interceptions, as he scored four times on 137 carries for 221 yards (1.61 ypc)…He joined Rudy Carpenter (.610; 799-of-1,309; 2005-08) as the only players in school history to complete more than 60% of their passes during their careers at ASU…In 2011, Osweiler became just the fourth player in Pac-12 Conference annals to throw for over 4,000 yards in a season, setting the school annual mark with 4,036 yards. Nick Foles of Arizona also had 4,334 yards in 2011, as they joined other league 4,000-yard passers; Cody Pickett of Washington (4,458 in 2002) and Derek Anderson of Oregon State (4,058 in 2003)…Along with Foles (4,321 in 2011) and Pickett (4,273 in 2002), Osweiler also joined the conference’s exclusive club as that trio are the only passers in the league to tally 4,000 yards in total offense, ranking third on that list with 4,126 in 2011…Became the first Sun Devil to attempt 500 passes (516) in 2011, as his 326 pass completions topped the old school season-record of 274 by Andrew Walter in 2002…His 26 touchdown passes in 2011 rank fourth on the ASU annual record chart…He completed 36 passes vs. Arizona in 2011, the third-best game total by a Sun Devil…His 63 pass attempts vs. the Wildcats tied the school record first set by Paul Justin vs. Houston in 1990…Ranks fourth on the ASU game-record list with 487 yards passing and sixth with 480 yards in total offense from his 2011 Arizona performance…Threw for at least 300 yards in seven of his fifteen starting assignments.
Osweiler earned All-Pac 12 Conference second-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, as the Maxwell Award WatchList member and ASU team captain started all thirteen games, ranking second in the league and 11th in the nation with an average of 317.3 yards per game in total offense…Set school season-records with 326 pass completions, 516 pass attempts, 4,036 passing yards, 599 total plays and 4,126 yards in total offense…His 26 touchdown passes rank fourth on the ASU annual record list, and his pass completion percentage of .631 placed third…Threw for over 300 yards six times.
Osweiler appeared in six games, completing 62-of-109 passes (56.8%) for 797 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions…Rushed for 124 yards and a score on 38 carries (3.26 ypc)…In his first 2010 action, the sophomore went 6-for-10 and 60 yards vs. Portland State…Came on in relief of an injured Steven Threet to help lead ASU back from 17-0 deficit to win vs. UCLA 55-17, as he threw for 380 yards and four touchdowns on 27-of-36 chances, adding another score on six carries for 35 yards in a 55-34 win. It was the best passing performance by ASU on Frank Kush Field since 2007…In the Territorial Cup, Osweiler earned his only starting assignment for 2010 and finished the game 22-of-49 for 267 yards, one touchdown in an overtime thriller 30-29 win over Arizona to bring the Cup back to Tempe…Earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in the Sun Devils’ offseason strength and conditioning program.
Osweiler played in six games, seeing brief action in five contests before becoming the first true freshman to start at quarterback since Jake Plummer in 1993 (vs. Oregon)…For the season, he completed 24-of-55 passes (43.6%) for 249 yards, two touchdowns and a pair of interceptions…His best performance came prior to his first career start, as he hit on 11-of-27 throws for 153 yards and a touchdown vs. Southern California.
4.83 in the 40-yard dash…1.66 10-yard dash…2.79 20-yard dash…4.32 20-yard shuttle…7.11 three-cone drill…33-inch vertical jump…9’8” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 24 times…33 7/8-inch arm length…9 7/8-inch hands…79 3/8-inch wingspan.
Osweiler attended Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana, playing football for head coach Russell McCarvel…Listed as the 25th-best pro-style quarterback in the country by Rivals.com and rated 47th at his position by Scout.com…Named the 2008 Gatorade State Player of the Year for Montana, giving Arizona State two of Montana’s past three Gatorade State Players of the Year, joining former Sun Devil offensive lineman Matt Hustad, who won the award playing for Helena High School in 2006-07…As a sophomore, Osweiler threw for 2,454 yards and 22 touchdowns, but he gained national attention due to his senior campaign performance….In 2008, he led the state of Montana in completed passes (189) and passing yards (2,703), ranking second in pass attempts (303) and passing touchdowns (29)…Also led the Braves in rushing with 162 carries for 700 yards (4.3 ypc) and thirteen touchdowns…Osweiler was more known by recruiters for his basketball skills…Originally committed to Gonzaga University as a sophomore before deciding to strictly focus on a collegiate football career…As a junior on the hardwood in 2007-08, he averaged 24.9 points, 14.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.3 steals, and 1.8 blocked shots on 48-percent shooting from the field and was rated as a three-star basketball recruit by Scout.com.
Sociology and Political Science major…Son of Kathy and John Osweiler…Brother, Tanner, played football at Montana Tech…Born Brock Alan Osweiler on 11/22/90 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho…Resides in Kalispell, Montana