Joe Milton III
Milton in 2019
Tennessee Volunteers – No. 7
PositionQuarterback
Class
Junior
Personal information
Born: (2000-03-06) March 6, 2000 (age 21)
Pahokee, Florida
Height6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight244 lb (111 kg)
Career history
College
High schoolOlympia (Orlando, Florida)

Joe Milton III (born March 6, 2000) is an American football quarterback. Previously a quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, Milton entered the transfer portal and on April 19, 2021, he enrolled at The University of Tennessee

Early years

Milton attended Olympia High School in Orlando, Florida. He committed to the University of Michigan to play college football.[1][2]

College career

Milton spent his first two years at Michigan (2018, 2019) as a backup to starter Shea Patterson.[3] During those two years, he played in eight games, completing 6 of 11 passes for 117 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions and also had two rushing touchdowns.[4] Milton competed with Dylan McCaffrey to be Michigan's starter in 2020.[5][6] Milton was considered the favorite after McCaffrey decided to transfer.[7] Milton transferred to Tennessee, where he was named the team's starter.[8] He was benched in favor of Hendon Hooker, a fellow transfer quarterback from Virginia Tech, after an injury against Pittsburgh.

College statistics

  Passing Rushing
Season Team GP Rating Att Comp Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
Michigan (Big Ten Conference)
2018 Michigan 4 146.8 4 3 75.0 58 0 1 7 31 4.4 1
2019 Michigan 3 132.2 7 3 42.9 59 1 1 5 16 3.2 1
2020 Michigan 6 124.6 141 80 56.7 1,077 4 4 38 109 2.9 1
Total 13 125.5 152 86 56.6 1,194 5 6 50 156 3.1 3
Tennessee (SEC)
2021 Tennessee 6 113.5 55 27 49.1 343 2 0 25 141 5.6 2
Total 6 113.5 55 27 49.1 343 2 0 25 141 5.6 2
Career 19 122.3 207 113 54.6 1,537 7 6 75 297 4.0 5

References

  1. ^ Wenzel, Matt (May 8, 2017). "4-star QB Joe Milton commits to Michigan". mlive. Retrieved September 5, 2021.
  2. ^ Snyder, Mark (May 9, 2017). "Michigan QB commit Joe Milton has a big arm, is ready to travel". Detroit Free Press. Retrieved September 8, 2021.
  3. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. "QB Joe Milton committed to Michigan despite 'very difficult challenge' of waiting". The Detroit News.
  4. ^ "Michigan QB Joe Milton's busy offseason learning 'multiple pitches'". mlive. September 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "Make A Choice: Dylan McCaffrey Or Joe Milton". SI.com.
  6. ^ Chengelis, Angelique S. "Dylan McCaffrey, Joe Milton to make Michigan quarterback battle 'interesting'". The Detroit News.
  7. ^ Sang, Orion. "Michigan football quarterback Dylan McCaffrey reportedly opts out, will transfer". Detroit Free Press.
  8. ^ "Vols to start Michigan transfer Milton at QB". ESPN.com. August 30, 2021. Retrieved September 3, 2021.