Jake Browning
No. 3 – Minnesota Vikings
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-11) April 11, 1996 (age 24)
Folsom, California
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:211 lb (96 kg)
Career information
High school:Folsom (Folsom, California)
Career history
* Minnesota Vikings ( 2019–present)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Practice Squad
Career highlights and awards
* USA Today High School All-American (2014)

Jake Browning (born April 11, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Washington Huskies and signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

Early yearsEdit

Browning attended Folsom High School in Folsom, California. At Folsom, Browning had a 4.0 GPA, was active in clubs, and set numerous national and state records during his high school career. In 46 games, he completed 1,191 of 1,708 attempts for 16,775 yards and 229 touchdowns, all California records. The 229 touchdowns also broke the national record previously held by Maty Mauk who had 219.[2][3] As a senior, he threw for a national-record 91 touchdown passes. He also passed for a California-record 5,790 yards, which broke his record from his junior year. Browning was the Gatorade Football Player of the Year during his junior and senior years.

Browning was rated as a four-star recruit by and was ranked as the third-best pro-style recruit in his class.[4] He committed to the University of Washington to play college football.[5] Browning studied at the university's Foster School of Business, as a direct admit into their Business Administration program his freshman year.

College careerEdit


In his first year at Washington, Browning became the second ever (in any game) true freshman to start at the quarterback position at UW (the other was Marques Tuiasosopo[6] vs. Oregon in 1997)[7] and the first true freshman to start a season opener for the Huskies. In his first career start, he completed 20 of 34 passes for 150 yards and one interception.[8][9]


In his sophomore year, Browning performed on a much higher level, guiding UW to a 12–2 record, and the Huskies first conference championship since 2000.[10] He set a new record for touchdowns per attempt at 12.2%. On November 29, he was named Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-Pac-12. Browning came in sixth in the 2016 Heisman Trophy voting, narrowly missing an invitation to attend the award ceremony in New York City.[11] His sixth-place finish is the second best Heisman voting finish in school history, behind only Steve Emtman who finished fourth.

Browning underwent shoulder surgery on his throwing arm a couple weeks after facing Alabama in the College Football Playoff. His injury was kept secret for nearly two months, and some commentators have speculated as to a connection between the injury and Browning's reduced performance in the latter portion of the season.[12]

College statisticsEdit

NCAA collegiate career Stats
Washington Huskies
Season Games Games
Record Passing Rushing
Comp Att Yards Pct. TD Int Passer Rating Att Yards Avg TD
2015 13 13 7–6 233 368 2955 63.3 16 10 139.7 65 35 0.5 1
2016 14 14 12–2 243 391 3430 62.1 43 9 167.5 65 45 0.7 4
2017 11 11 10–3 201 291 2451 69.1 18 5 152.1 46 35 0.8 5
2018 14 14 10–4 252 388 3192 64.9 16 10 142.5 85 139 1.6 4
NCAA career totals 52 52 39–15 929 1,439 12,028 64.6 93 34 150.5 261 254 1.0 14

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 1⅞ in 211 lb32½ in9 in 4.74 s 4.44 s 7.19 s 29 in 9 ft 4 in

On April 29, 2019, Browning signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent.[13]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Pac-12 Football Awards And All-Conference Team Announced". Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  2. "Future UW quarterback Jake Browning breaks national prep record with 220 career touchdown passes". Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  3. "Folsom quarterback Jake Browning sets national career touchdowns record". December 7, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  4. "". Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  5. "Four-star quarterback recruit Jake Browning commits to the Huskies". Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  6. "Jake Browning Bio". Retrieved November 22, 2015.
  7. "Jake Browning to start at quarterback for UW vs. Boise State". September 4, 2015. Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  8. Browning and UW offense have plenty of room for growth
  9. "Cool-hand Jake: Browning impresses in debut as Washington Huskies QB". Retrieved December 31, 2016.
  10. "2016 Pac-12 Football Championship Game: Washington clinches conference title, makes national statement".
  11. "Full Heisman Trophy 2016 voting results: Lamar Jackson beats Deshaun Watson in a two-man race".
  12. "UW star quarterback Jake Browning has surgery on throwing shoulder".
  13. Peters, Craig (April 29, 2019). "Vikings Agree to Terms with Undrafted Free Agents".

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