James Richard Garoppolo, nicknamed Jimmy G, is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.
He played college football at Eastern Illinois, setting the school records for career passing yards and touchdowns and winning the Walter Payton Award as a senior.
Born on November 2, 1991 (age 30 years), in Arlington Heights, Illinois, in the United States of America Jimmy began his high school education at the Rolling Meadows High School.
At Rollon Meadows, James was a quarterback and linebacker for the Mustangs football team.He played in 19 games at quarterback during his junior and senior seasons and passed for 3,136 yards and 25 touchdowns.
Garoppolo played football for the Eastern Illinois Panthers from 2010 to 2013. In his first year, he started eight games, passing for 1,639 yards and 14 touchdowns and earning All-Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer Team honours playing under head coach Bob Spoo.
After Garoppolo excelled while starting the final five games of that season, the 49ers signed him to a five-year contract. He made more than $111 million in his four full seasons with the club. His expected trade will save the 49ers approximately $25.5 million on the 2022 salary cap.
Who are Jimmy Garoppolo’s parents Tony Garoppolo and Denise Garoppolo
Jimmy Garoppolo is the third of four sons born to Denise (née Malec) and Tony Garoppolo Sr. a retired electrician.
His older brothers are Tony Garoppolo Jr., an architect; Mike Garoppolo, a teacher, and his younger brother is Billy Garoppolo.
Jimmy’s paternal grandparents, Anthony and Rose Garoppolo, were both Italian immigrants, while his maternal grandparents, Theodore J. Malec and Harriet D. Seidel, were of Polish and German descent, respectively.