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Brock Purdy: 5 Things To Know About 49ers QB Who’s Been Starting After Jimmy Garoppolo’s Injury

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  • Brock Purdy is an NFL player.
  • He was the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.
  • He’s currently the starting QB for the San Francisco 49ers.

Brock Purdy, 23, is having a fairytale experience in the NFL right now. After being the last pick in the 2022 Draft, Brock joined the San Francisco 49ers as the third-string quarterback. But Brock has been thrust into the starting role in his rookie season after Trey Lance and Jimmy Garoppolo were injured, and his performance has been blowing everyone away. Brock has led the 49ers to victory after victory and they have their sights set on reaching Super Bowl LVII. Here is everything you need to know about Brock.

Brock Purdy
Brock Purdy (Photo: Scott Tucker/AP/Shutterstock)

Brock is on a winning streak.

Brock became the starting QB for the 49ers during the team’s December 4 game against the Miami Dolphins, after Jimmy suffered a foot injury. Brock led the team to a win and even threw a touchdown. Since then, Brock has won five more games, putting him at 6-0 in career statistics as of the time of publishing this story. He’s made history as the first 49ers rookie quarterback to start and win a playoff game. Brock was named the NFC’s Rookie of the Month for December 2022 and January 2023.

He was the last pick of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Brock was the “Mr. Irrelevant” of the 2022 NFL Draft, since he was the very last pick. The “Mr. Irrelevant” title has been given out since 1976. But Brock has exceeded all expectations as “Mr. Irrelevant” as the starting QB for the 49ers. The team even dubbed Brock “Mr. Relevant” on Twitter after he beat Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 11.

Brock Purdy
Brock Purdy (Photo: Jed Jacobsohn/AP/Shutterstock)

He’s from Arizona.

Brock was born in Queen Creek, Arizona and grew up in the town of Gilbert. He played high school football for Perry High School. Brock has an older sister, Whitney Purdyand a younger brother, Chubba Purdy. Both of his siblings are also athletes.

He went to Iowa State University.

Brock played college football at Iowa State University from 2018 to 2021. He ended his time playing with the Cyclones as a three-time All-Big-12 quarterback. He set several records including total touchdowns (100), and career pass attempts and competitions.

He’s religious.

Brock is a devout Christian. His Instagram bio says, “Believer in Jesus.” Brock explained how his religion helps him play football without fear during a post-game press conference. “You go out there, you prepare as best you can, you get better every single day at practice, and once you get your opportunity, man, it’s what are you going to do with it? For me, I believe in the Lord, and I trust in Him,” the athlete said. “I just go out there, and I just play.”

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