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Gage Gubrud
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Gubrud with OC Troy Taylor in 2016.
Washington State CougarsNo.
Quarterback Redshirt Senior
Major: Management
Date of birth: (1995-05-15) May 15, 1995 (age 25)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Career history
High school: McMinnville (OR)
 College(s):
*Eastern Washington (2014–2018)
Career highlights and awards
* First Team All-Big Sky Conference (2016)
  • Second Team All-Big Sky Conference (2017)
  • Big Sky Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Year (2016)
  • Touchdown Club of Columbus FCS Player of the Year (2016)
  • Walter Payton Award Finalist (2016)
  • Second Team FCS All-American (AP, AFCA, STATS) (2016)
  • FCS single-season passing yards record (5,160)
Stats at ESPN.com

Gage Gubrud (born May 15, 1995) is an American football quarterback for the Washington State Cougars. He previously played at Eastern Washington.

Early yearsEdit

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.[1]

College careerEdit

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.[2]

2014–15Edit

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.[1]

2016Edit

In 2016, Gubrud won the starting quarterback job, beating out former starter and senior, Jordan West.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] 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.[4]

Gubrud was named the Co-Big Sky Conference Offensive Player of the Year, along with teammate Cooper Kupp.[5] He was also named the FCS Player of the Year by the Touchdown Club of Columbus.[4] Gubrud was also a finalist for the Walter Payton Award.[6]

College statisticsEdit

NCAA Collegiate Career Stats
Eastern Washington Eagles
Season Games Games
Started
Record Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int Passer Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2015 4 0 0–0 7 13 66 53.8 0 1 81.1 12 31 2.6 1
2016 14 14 12–2 386 570 5,160 67.7 48 14 166.6 134 606 4.5 5
2017 10 10 6–4 261 422 3,342 61.8 26 12 143.0 82 236 2.9 5
2018 5 5 4–1 99 160 1,416 61.9 13 5 143.0 31 169 5.4 2
NCAA Career Totals 33 29 22–7 753 1,165 9,984 64.6 87 32 130.2 259 1,042 4.0 13

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