INDIANAPOLIS – Eastern Illinois quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo has been invited to the NFL Combine which will take place in Indianapolis at Lucas Oil Stadium from February 22-25. Garoppolo was one of four Ohio Valley Conference players to receive an invitation to the NFL Combine.
EIU finished the year with a 12-2 record advancing to the FCS playoff quarterfinals and ranked No. 4 in the final FCS polls.
This postseason Garoppolo has also been named the Walter Payton Award winner (given to the top player in the FCS by the Sports Network), the FCS ADA National Offensive Player of the Year, the FCS ADA National Quarterback of the Year Award, the CFPA FCS Quarterback of the Year and also been named an All-American by the Associated Press, AFCA, Sports Network and Walter Camp organizations.