Gubrud with OC Troy Taylor in 2016.
|Washington State Cougars — No.|
|Date of birth:May 15, 1995|
|Place of birth: Portland, Oregon|
|Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)||Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|High school: McMinnville (OR)|
*Eastern Washington (2014–2018)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First Team All-Big Sky Conference (2016)|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
Gubrud graduated from McMinnville High School in McMinnville, Oregon, in 2014. As a senior, Gubrud completed 59.7 percent of his passes, with 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He led the Grizzlies to the second round of the OSAA 6A Playoffs and also earned All-Pacific Conference honors.
Gubrud was lightly recruited, receiving zero Division I scholarship offers. Gubrud would eventually decide to join Eastern Washington as a preferred walk-on, in the process turning down a scholarship offer from Division III school Linfield in Oregon.
Gubrud redshirted in 2014. In 2015, he saw action primarily as a kick holder. Gubrud played in one game as a quarterback, completing 7-of-13 passes for 66 yards and an interception in a loss to Montana.
In 2016, Gubrud won the starting quarterback job, beating out former starter and senior, Jordan West. In his first career start against Washington State, Gubrud went 34-for-40 for 474 yards and five touchdowns in a 45–42 upset win.
Gubrud would lead Eastern to a 12–2 season and an appearance in the FCS Playoffs Semifinals. He finished 2016 with an FCS single-season record 5,160 passing yards and 48 touchdowns. Gubrud also led the team with 606 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Gubrud totaled 5,766 yards of total offense, which was just 33 yards shy of the FCS single-season record set by Steve McNair in 1994.
Gubrud was named the Co-Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year, along with teammate Cooper Kupp. He was also named the FCS Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus. Gubrud was also a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.
|NCAA Career Totals||33||29||22–7||753||1,165||9,984||64.6||87||32||130.2||259||1,042||4.0||13|
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Official Eastern Washington Eagles Gage Gubrud bio". Goeags.com. http://goeags.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=4875. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 "Overachieving Gage Gubrud ready to take quarterback reins at EWU". Spokesman.com. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/sep/02/overachieving-gubrud-ready-to-take-reins-at-ewu/. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- ↑ "Eastern Shocks WSU in Pullman". washingtonsportsnetwork.com. http://www.washingtonsportsnetwork.com/sports/football/item/411-eastern-shocks-wsu-in-pullman. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Gubrud selected as 2016 FCS Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus". kulr8.com. http://www.kulr8.com/story/34097936/gubrud-selected-as-2016-fcs-player-of-the-year-by-the-touchdown-club-of-columbus. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- ↑ "EWU’s Kupp, Gubrud share top Big Sky award". spokesman.com. http://www.spokesman.com/stories/2016/nov/22/ewus-kupp-gubrud-share-top-big-sky-award/. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
- ↑ "EWU stars Kupp, Gubrud up for Payton Award". tennessean.com. http://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2016/11/29/ewu-stars-kupp-gubrud-payton-award/94643476/. Retrieved April 7, 2017.