Easton Stick
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Stick in 2022
No. 2 – Los Angeles Chargers
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1995-09-15) September 15, 1995 (age 28)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:224 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:Creighton Preparatory School
(Omaha, Nebraska)
College:North Dakota State (2014–2018)
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 18, 2023
Passing attempts:175
Passing completions:112
Completion percentage:64.0%
TDINT:3–1
Passing yards:1,133
Passer rating:85.7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Easton Michael Stick (born September 15, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at North Dakota State and was drafted by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

College career

He graduated from Creighton Preparatory School in Omaha, Nebraska, and played college football at North Dakota State University.[1] With a 49–3 record as a starter at North Dakota State, Stick holds the record for most wins by a starting quarterback in Football Championship Subdivision history.[2]

College statistics

North Dakota State Bison
Season Games Passing Rushing
GP Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att Yds Avg TD
2014 0 Did not play
2015 11 8–0 90 147 61.2 1,144 7.8 13 4 150.3 85 498 5.9 5
2016 14 12–2 169 288 58.7 2,331 8.1 19 9 142.2 113 685 6.1 7
2017 15 14–1 164 264 62.1 2,466 9.3 28 8 169.5 112 663 5.9 12
2018 15 15–0 175 281 62.3 2,752 9.8 28 7 172.4 117 677 5.7 17
Career 55 49–3 598 980 61.0 8,693 8.9 88 28 159.5 427 2,523 4.9 41

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Wonderlic
6 ft 1+14 in
(1.86 m)
224 lb
(102 kg)
32+18 in
(0.82 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.62 s 1.61 s 2.73 s 4.05 s 6.65 s 33.5 in
(0.85 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
32
All values from NFL Combine[3][4]

2019–2022

Stick was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round with the 166th overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.[5]

In the 2019 season, Stick took snaps in the preseason, but did not appear in any games in the regular season.

During the beginning of the 2020 season, Stick was expected to take over the backup quarterback position, replacing Tyrod Taylor.[6] Instead, Chase Daniel was signed on as a backup while Stick was not set to play.[6]

During Week 3 of the 2020 regular season, Stick briefly entered the game after starting quarterback Justin Herbert was apparently injured. Before Stick could take the first snap of his career, however, the Chargers called a timeout and substituted Herbert back into the game.[7]

2023

On March 13, 2023, the Chargers re-signed Stick to a one year deal, keeping him as a backup for Herbert.[8][9]

In Week 14, Stick was substituted for Herbert who suffered a finger injury in the second quarter. In his first game played since 2020, Stick threw for 179 yards in a 24–7 loss to the Denver Broncos.[10][11]

On December 12, the Chargers announced that Stick would take over as the starter after it was revealed Herbert would need season-ending surgery.[12]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Passing Rushing Sacks Fumbles
GP GS Record Cmp Att Pct Yds Y/A Lng TD Int Rtg Att Yds Y/A Lng TD Sck SckY Fum Lost
2019 LAC 0 0 Did not play
2020 LAC 1 0 1 1 100.0 4 4.0 4 0 0 83.3 1 −2 −2.0 −2 0 0 0 0 0
2021 LAC 0 0 Did not play
2022 LAC 0 0 Did not play
2023 LAC 5 4 0−4 111 174 63.8 1,129 6.5 79 3 1 85.6 27 144 5.3 21 1 14 122 5 4
Career 6 4 0−4 112 175 64.0 1,133 6.5 79 3 1 85.7 28 142 5.1 21 1 14 122 5 4

References

  1. ^ "Easton Stick's High School Football Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
  2. ^ "Easton Stick – 2018 – North Dakota State". gobison.com. Retrieved May 6, 2019.
  3. ^ "Easton Stick Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  4. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Scout Easton Stick College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved December 11, 2023.
  5. ^ Patra, Kevin (April 27, 2019). "Chargers draft QB Easton Stick in fifth round". NFL.com. Archived from the original on May 11, 2019.
  6. ^ a b Insdorf, Alexander (June 24, 2021). "LA Chargers: Four questions about the 2021 QB room". Bolt Beat. Retrieved June 26, 2021.
  7. ^ Miller, Jeff (September 28, 2020). "Mike Williams, Bryan Bulaga, Chris Harris Jr. suffer injuries in Chargers loss". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  8. ^ Sanchez, Noel (March 13, 2023). "Chargers News: Bolts Re-Sign Backup QB Easton Stick In 1st Free Agency Move". si.com. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  9. ^ Katson, Alex (March 13, 2023). "Report: Chargers re-signing QB Easton Stick". sports.yahoo.com. Retrieved March 13, 2023.
  10. ^ "Chargers' Justin Herbert ruled out vs. Broncos (finger); Easton Stick takes over at quarterback". CBSSports.com. December 10, 2023. Retrieved December 11, 2023.
  11. ^ "NFL.com". NFL.com. Retrieved December 11, 2023.
  12. ^ Rhim, Kris. "Chargers' Justin Herbert having season-ending finger surgery". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 13, 2023.