Joe Southwick is the last of the six Boise State Quarterbacks I've profiled over the past several weeks. He started as a Junior and Senior; however, his senior year was cut short eight games in and though was healthy to start the Hawaii Bowl, he was suspended for that final game of his senior year.
During his four years at Boise State he compiled 4,784 yards, 31 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions. His career completion rate of 69.4 was second only to Kellen Moore and ended his career with a passer rating of 145.5. He compiled a win/loss record of 17 wins and 5 losses, including a 28 – 26 bowl victory in the Las Vegas Bowl against Washington.
His junior year was by far his most productive. He threw for 2,730 yards, 19 touchdowns, and 7 interceptions. He completed better than 66 percent of his passes. The numbers aren't huge but the team finished 11 – 2 with a Las Vegas Bowl win and finished the year ranked 18 in the final AP Poll.
His senior year was not as productive and was on pace for fewer yards and touchdowns than his previous year, but his completion rate was an impressive 72 percent, and only three interceptions. He started the first eight games before the injury and had already lost more games than his junior year.
He earned a shot to try out for the Oakland Raiders and participated in their Rookie Mini-camp back in May; however, he is not currently on the roster.
Stay tuned for my final article in this series where we reveal the ranking of the six Boise State quarterbacks.
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