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Lucas Andrew "Luke" Falk (born December 28, 1994) is an American football quarterback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played college football at Washington State.

Luke Falk
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Falk with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 8 – New York Jets
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-28) December 28, 1994 (age 24)
Logan, Utah
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:223 lb (101 kg)
Career information
High school:Logan (UT)
College:Washington State
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 199
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

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Early yearsEdit

Falk was born in Logan, Utah and moved to California where he attended Oaks Christian School in Westlake Village.[1] He has two older sisters, Alexa Shea Falk Johns and Natalee Marie Falk, who formed a sibling country music duo Falk. Prior to his junior year, he moved back to Logan and attended Logan High School.[2] As a senior, he threw for 3,618 yards with 36 touchdowns and broke Utah records for pass attempts (562) and pass completions (330).[3]

College careerEdit

Falk joined Washington State University as a walk-on.[4][5] After redshirting in 2013, Falk entered 2014 as the backup to Connor Halliday. After Halliday was injured, Falk took over as the starter for the final three games.[6] [7] In his first career start he threw for 471 yards and five touchdowns and earned conference offensive player and national quarterback of the week honors.[8][9] Overall, he appeared in six games, completing 156 of 243 passes for 1,859 yards with 13 touchdowns and seven interceptions.[10][11] [12] He retained his starting job for the 2015 season and proceeded to lead the nation in passing yards per game (380.5), while finishing second in the nation in pass completion percentage (69.45), and earning first-team all-Pac-12 honors, becoming the ninth Washington State quarterback in the 100-year of the conference to be named first-team.[13] He guided the 2015 Cougars to a 9-3 record that included a Sun Bowl win over Miami and dramatic, come-from-behind victories over UCLA, Oregon and Rutgers. Falk adheres to a strict diet to enhance performance,[14] and wears a signature wristband in every game to salute his favorite youth basketball coach who died unexpectedly.[15] As of week 12 of the 2017 season, Falk holds Pac-12 Football records for career passing attempts, completions, completion percentage, passing yards, and passing touchdowns.[16] On January 26, 2018, Falk announced that he would forgo the Senior Bowl to attend a funeral for Tyler Hilinski.[17]

College statisticsEdit

Year Team GP Passing
Record Cmp Att Pct Yards TDs Int Passer Rating
2014 Washington State 5 2–3 156 243 64.2 1,859 13 7 140.4
2015 Washington State 12 9–4 447 644 69.4 4,561 38 8 145.9
2016 Washington State 13 8–5 443 633 70.0 4,468 38 11 145.6
2017 Washington State 12 9–4 357 534 66.9 3,593 30 13 137.0
Total 42 28–15 1,403 2,054 68.3 14,481 119 39 142.8

Professional careerEdit

Tennessee TitansEdit

Falk was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[18] He played in every preseason game while starting the final game against the Vikings. [19] On September 1, 2018, Falk was waived by the Titans.[20]

Miami DolphinsEdit

On September 2, 2018, Falk was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[21] He was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2018 with a wrist injury.[22]

On May 1, 2019, the Dolphins waived Falk.[23]

New York JetsEdit

On May 2, 2019, Falk was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Prep football: Former Logan QB Luke Falk chases dream, leads Southern California power".
  2. ^ "After struggles at Oaks Christian, quarterback Luke Falk will return to Logan".
  3. ^ "Washington State's Luke Falk was 'born to be a quarterback'". August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Long road leads QB Luke Falk to Washington State".
  5. ^ "Washington State QB Luke Falk took circuitous road to success".
  6. ^ "Meet Luke Falk, the Cougars' new quarterback". November 5, 2014.
  7. ^ "If Halliday right, Falk plenty ready to start".
  8. ^ "Luke Falk Shines At Washington State".
  9. ^ Williams, Carter (November 10, 2014). "Logan High product Luke Falk earning recognition after dazzling first Washington State start".
  10. ^ "WSU QB Luke Falk has full head of steam".
  11. ^ "Pac-12: Logan's Luke Falk blossoming as Washington State QB".
  12. ^ "Analee Falk & WSU football via eyes of a mom".
  13. ^ "Luke Falk etches name alongside WSU immortals".
  14. ^ "How WSU's Luke Falk built himself into a Pac-12 quarterback". December 11, 2015.
  15. ^ "The inspiration behind WSU quarterback Luke Falk's wrist band".
  16. ^ "Washington State's Luke Falk breaks Pac-12 record for career touchdowns".
  17. ^ Shook, Nick. "Luke Falk leaves Senior Bowl to attend Tyler Hilinski's funeral". NFL. Retrieved January 26, 2018.
  18. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 28, 2018). "Titans Select Washington State QB Luke Falk in 6th Round". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  19. ^ "Luke Falk takes every snap for Titans in final preseason game". 247Sports.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  20. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2018). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster From 90 to 53 Players". TitansOnline.com.
  21. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2018.
  22. ^ "Nick O'Leary Promoted To Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. October 5, 2018.
  23. ^ "Dolphins move on from a quarterback, two defensive players". MiamiHerald.com. May 1, 2019.
  24. ^ Bouda, Nate (May 2, 2019). "Jets Claim QB Luke Falk Off Waivers From Dolphins".

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