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#16 Danny Etling Season 2024

Terre Haute, Ind.
Previous School
High School
South Vigo HS

2018 NFL Draft: New England Patriots, 7th round (219th overall)
2017 SEC Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2017 Vice-Chair SEC Football Leadership Council
2017 LSU Graduate (Mass Communications)
2017 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2016 CoSIDA Academic All-District
2016 SEC Community Service Team

Consummate student-athlete as he excelled in both the classroom and the football field for the Tigers … Named the 2017 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year for football … Graduated with a 3.9 grade point average in mass communications, while serving as a two-year starter at quarterback for the Tigers in 2016 and 2017 … Transferred from Purdue following the 2014 season … Sat out 2015 and served as the scout team quarterback for LSU … Started 12 games at Purdue in 2013-14 and then started the final 23 games of his LSU career … Posted a 16-7 mark as LSU’s starting quarterback … Played in 24 games at LSU, starting 23 times … Passed for 4,586 yards and 27 touchdowns in his two years with the Tigers … Accounted for 30 touchdowns (27 passing, 3 rushing) … Connected on 59.7 percent of his passes (325-of-544) with only seven interceptions … His 1:77.1 interception ratio ranks second in the history of the SEC for quarterbacks with at least 500 attempts trailing only AJ McCarron of Alabama (1:86.3) … For career, ranked among the Top 10 in LSU history for passing yards per game (No. 3 at 191.1 yards per game), completion percentage (No. 6 at 59.7 percent), passing yards (No. 8 at 4,586), and completions (No. 9 at 325) … Twice named to the CoSIDA All-District 6 Team … Named to the 2016 SEC Community Service Team as well as being a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll that year … Named the Vice-Chair of the SEC Football Leadership Council in 2017 and participated in SEC Spring Meetings … Served as a camp counselor at the Manning Passing Academy during the summer of 2017 … Achieved Eagle Scout status as part of his commitment to the Boy Scouts … Active in many other community endeavors.

Starter in all 13 games for the Tigers, leading LSU to a 9-4 mark and berth in the Citrus Bowl … Connected on 165-of-275 passes for 2,463 yards, 16 touchdowns and only two interceptions … Rushed for 128 yards and two scores … Set LSU single season record for interception ratio, throwing just two interceptions on 275 attempts (1:137.5) … His 1:137.5 interception ratio ranks No. 2 in SEC history for a single season … . His 2,463 passing yards ranks No. 8 in LSU history, while his 110 consecutive passes without an interception is the sixth-longest streak in school history … Only two interceptions in 2017 came on a desperation attempt at the end of the Troy game and on final attempt in first quarter vs. Alabama … In 2017 became only the fifth quarterback in LSU history to throw for 2,000 yards in back-to-back seasons … Threw at least one TD pass in nine games and had two or more touchdown passes six times … Threw for a career-best 347 yards and three TDs on 19-of-30 passing in win over Texas A&M … In his two career games vs. Texas A&M, connected on 39-of-58 passes for 671 yards, five touchdowns, no interceptions and led the Tigers to a combined 99 points in wins over Aggies in 2016 and 2017 … Tossed for 229 yards on 19-of-33 passing in bowl game vs. Notre Dame … Threw for 200 yards and two TDs and added a rushing score in road win over Ole Miss … Opened season by connecting on 14-of-17 passes for 171 yards in win over BYU in New Orleans … Other rushing TD came in road win over Tennessee in a driving rainstorm … Ranked No. 2 in the SEC in passing yards per completion (14.9) … Directed LSU offense that set school-record and tied NCAA record for fewest turnovers in a season with eight (4 fumbles, 4 interceptions).

Posted a 7-3 mark as LSU’s starter … Entered lineup in the second quarter of the Jacksonville State game in week 2 and kept the job for the remainder of the season … First LSU start came in win over Mississippi State … Finished season by completing 160-of-269 passes for 2,123 yards, 11 touchdowns and five interceptions … Completed 59.5 percent of his passes … Ranked No. 6 in the SEC in passing yards per game (193.0) and pass efficiency (135.6 rating) … Threw for 200 or more yards in seven of his 10 starts … Had streaks of 101 and 93 passes without an interception during the season … Capped first year with the Tigers by throwing for 217 yards and a pair of TDs in LSU’s 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl … Paired with Derrius Guice to become the first LSU duo in school history to have a 300-yard passing/200-yard rushing game at Texas A&M … Set his LSU career high with 324 passing yards in win over Texas A&M as he connected on 20-of-28 attempts in directing an LSU offense that scored 54 points against the Aggies … Completed 14-of-25 passes for 204 yards and rushed for 16 yards on four carries against Florida … Was 10-of-16 passing for 157 yards against Arkansas where six of his 10 completions were for a first down … Paired with Leonard Fournette to become the third LSU duo to pass-run for 200 yards in the same game in win over Ole Miss … Finished 19-of-28 for 208 yards and a touchdown in the win over the Rebels … Threw a career-best 80-yard touchdown pass to DJ Chark in win over Southern Miss … Became part of the sixth trio in school history to have a 200-yard passer and a pair of 100-yard rushers after finding nine different receivers for 216 yards while Derrius Guice and Darrel Williams each rushed for more than 100 yards against Missouri … Extended the streak of LSU wins with quarterbacks in their first starts in Tiger Stadium to 13 consecutive games in the 23-20 victory over Mississippi State … . Against Mississippi State, became first LSU QB to get his starting debut against a SEC foe in Tiger Stadium since Jarrett Lee in 2008 … . Connected on 19-of-30 passes with 215 yards and a 37-yard TD pass against Mississippi State … Entered with 14:42 left in the second quarter against Jacksonville Sate and led the Tigers to a touchdown with just six snaps on his first drive when he connected a 46-yard pass with DeSean Smith … Went 6-of-8 in his first quarter of action for the Tiger against Jacksonville State … Finished the game 6-of-14 passing with one TD pass and added a rushing touchdown.

Joined the Tigers during the summer of 2015 and had to sit out due to NCAA transfer rules … Practiced all of 2015 with the Tigers, serving as scout team quarterback each week.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2014 at Purdue)
Played and started first five games of season, leading Boilermakers to a 2-3 mark during that span … Finished season 89-of-162 for 800 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions … Threw two TDs and 181 yards in 43-34 win over Western Michigan to open season … Connected on 27-of-40 passes for 234 yards, two scores and two interceptions in 30-14 loss to No. 11 Notre Dame … Connected on 15-of-26 passes for 198 yards and a pair of TDs in 35-13 win over Southern Illinois … Final start and appearance came in 24-10 loss to Iowa where he completed 11-of-26 passes for 61 yards in week 5.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2013 at Purdue)
Played in eight games, starting final seven games of the year … Connected on 149 of 267 passing attempts (55.8 percent) for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns … First collegiate appearance came in reserve against Northern Illinois on Sept. 28 where he completed 19-of-39 passes for 241 yards and two TDs … First collegiate start came against Nebraska on Oct. 12 … Completed 14-of-35 passes for 184 yards and one touchdown in loss to Huskers … Was 14-of-25 for 160 yards at Michigan State on Oct. 19 and followed that with a 13-of-29 performance for 89 yards in loss to fourth-ranked Ohio State on Nov. 2 … Finished 15-of-28 for 145 yards and a touchdown against Iowa on Nov. 9 and was 21-of-33 for 223 yards and a touchdown at Penn State on Nov. 16 … Completed 20 passes on 29 attempts for 163 yards and a TD in 2016 loss to Illinois on Nov. 23 … Closed out freshman season by completing a career-best 33 passes on 49 attempts for 485 yards and four TDs in 56-36 loss to Indiana.

Mid-year enrollee … Rated a four-star prospect and listed as the No. 9 “Pro-Style Quarterback” by … Four-star prospect, ranked No. 175 on the Top 300 and the No. 12-ranked “Pro-Style Quarterback” by … Listed by’s Tom Lemming as the No. 20 “Pro-Style Quarterback” in the nation among the 2013 class … Participated at the 2013 Offense-Defense All-America Bowl Game in Houston … Selected as one of 25 prep quarterbacks nationally to compete at the Elite 11 finals in Redondo Beach, Calif., … As a senior threw for 1,505 yards and 11 touchdowns for South Vigo.

Full name is Daniel Patrick Etling … Goes by Danny … Born July 22, 1994 … Graduated in May of 2017 with a degree in mass communication.

Attempts: 33 vs. Notre Dame, 2018 (Citrus Bowl)
Completions: 20 at Texas A&M, 2016
Yards: 347 vs. Texas A&M, 2017
Touchdowns: 3 vs. Southern Miss, 2016
Long: 80 vs. Southern Miss (TD), 2016

Attempts: 10 vs. Notre Dame, 2018 (Citrus Bowl)
Yards: 57 vs. Troy, 2017
Touchdowns: 1, three times (Last: at Tennessee, 2017; First: vs. Jacksonville State, 2016)
Long: 19 vs. Troy, 2017

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