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Jon Eastman
Jon Eastman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sandy, Utah

Last College:
Snow College

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 215

Position:
QB

Experience:
VR


2009 (Junior): A cerebral quarterback, played in six games, with one start, after transferring to CSU from Snow College, where he led the team to the 2008 junior college national championship...Completed 62.3 percent of his passes (43-for-69), with two TDs and three INTs...Battled senior Grant Stucker for five months, beginning in spring practice, for the starting role...Made Division I debut late in 35-20 win vs. Nevada (Sept. 19), but didn't attempt a pass as the Rams worked to run out the clock...Played the last several series in second half of loss at No. 8 TCU (Oct. 17), including his first Division I passes; completed a deep ball to Byron Steele for 44 yards in the fourth quarter...Engineered two fourth-quarter drives in 34-16 loss vs. Air Force (Oct. 31), including an eight-play touchdown march...In loss at UNLV (Nov. 7), entered in the second quarter and engineered five straight series, before Stucker returned in the fourth quarter; on first series, orchestrated CSU's longest scoring march in terms of plays (15) and time (9:14), a touchdown drive that knotted the score, 7-7; also engineered a third-quarter FG drive, converting a third-down with a 27-yard strike to Rashaun Greer to extend the drive, before throwing an interception on his final drive...Entered midway through a second-quarter drive at New Mexico (Nov. 21), replacing an injured Stucker (chest), and guided the Rams over the balance of a 12-play, 87-yard TD drive to pull CSU to within 17-14; nearly guided the team to a comeback win, throwing a go-ahead, 50-yard TD pass to Lou Greenwood early in the fourth quarter, standing in the pocket to absorb a hit after releasing the pass, his first Division I TD toss...In season-ending 17-16 loss vs. Wyoming (Nov. 27), made his first Division I start, and completed his first nine passes until a deep incompletion late in the second quarter; finished 22-of-30 for 185 yards, with one TD and one INT -- his final pass which was picked off after deflecting off his intended receiver...Orchestrated a nine-play, 61-yard drive to open the second half, erasing the Cowboys' 7-6 advantage with a 4-yard TD pass to Zac Pauga; earlier, broke a scoreless tie by engineering an 11-play, 85-yard TD march in the second quarter, completing all six passes on the drive.

Junior College: Enrolled for spring 2009 semester at Colorado State and began competing immediately for the Rams' starting QB position in spring practice...A team captain in 2008 at Snow, missed the first nine games of the season due to a foot injury...Completed 60-of-89 passes (67 percent) for 804 yards and eight TDs, with only three INTs...Led the Badgers to the NJCAA national championship game, the Top of the Mountain Bowl, a 37-30 double-overtime loss to Butler Community College...In the game, completed 19-of-32 passes for 266 yards and two TDs yards...Snow ended the season ranked as the No. 2 JUCO team in the nation...In his first game back from the injury, completed 24 of 31 passes for 333 yards and four touchdowns, without an interception...Has run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds and owns a 495-pound squat...As a freshman, played in seven games, completing 98-of-167 passes for 1,647 yards, with 15 touchdowns and only eight interceptions...Head coach was Steve Coburn...Carried a 3.52 GPA and wants to major in accounting at Colorado State...Attended Weber State for a semester before leaving on a two-year LDS mission in Brazil...Also recruited by Utah State and Wyoming.

High School: Was team captain as a senior at Class 5A Hillcrest High School in Midvale, Utah...Was the Region 2 Offensive Player of the Year in 2003, when he also punted...As a junior, passed for 2,307 yards and 21 touchdowns...Transferred to Hillcrest after his sophomore year, from Inglemoor High School in Bothell, Wash. ...Earned four varsity letters...Played basketball as a sophomore...Head coach at HHS was the late Bruce Takeno.

Personal: Given name Jonathan Grant Eastman...Born Feb. 4, 1986, in Ft. Morgan, Colo. ...Son of Stuart and Judith Eastman...Has 10 siblings, five older brothers, one younger brother, three older sisters and one younger sister...All of his brothers played quarterback in high school, and he is the fifth in the family to play quarterback in college...Brother Eric played at a junior college, Caleb at Idaho State, Seth at Air Force, and Adam is currently at Utah State...Majoring in business administration...Hometown: Sandy, Utah.

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