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C.J. Stroud

QB

Player profile

  • Height 6-3
  • Weight 215
  • Hometown Inland Empire, Calif.
  • Last School Rancho Cucamonga
  • Year Third Year

Follow on Social Media
Twitter: @CJ7STROUD
Instagram: @cj7stroud

2021 Heisman Candidate Page

Ohio State Overview
• Will be one of the top quarterbacks in the country and a candidate for all major honors after an award-winning season in 2021 that included being a finalist for the Heisman Trophy
• Named the Big Ten Conference’s offensive player of the year, quarterback of the year and freshman of the year
• A finalist for the Davey O’Brien national quarterback of the year award
• Third-team Associated Press All-American and a freshman All-American (The Athletic)
• Led the best offense in the nation as a freshman in 2021 with Ohio State No. 1 nationally in total offense (561.5 yards per game) and scoring offense (45.7 ppg) while also finishing No. 2 in passing efficiency and and No. 3 in passing offense (380.9 ypg)
• Completed 317-of-441 passes for 4,435 yards with 44 TDs vs. just 6 INTs
• Finished in the top five nationally in passer efficiency rating (2nd, 186.6), touchdown passes (3rd, 44), completion percentage (3rd, 71.9), yards per game (3rd, 369.6), yard and yards/attempt (2nd, 10.1)
• Set 17 Ohio State school records in 2021, including 13 passing records: single game yards (573 vs. Utah); single game touchdown passes (6 vs. Michigan State and Utah); season and career completion percentage (71.9); season and career passing yards per game (369.5); season and career 300-yard games (9); career 400-yard passing games; season and career passer efficiency rating (186.6); consecutive pass completions (17 vs. Michigan State); and most games vs. Big Ten teams with five or more TD passes (four)
• Set four Ohio State total offense records in 2021: single game total offense (583 vs Utah); average total offensive yards for a season and career (367.9); and most games in a season with 300 or more yards of total offense (10)
• Set five Rose Bowl game records vs. Utah: 573 passing yards; six touchdown passes; 583 yards of total offense; and TDs (6) and points (36) responsible for
• Named Walter Camp National Player of the Week Nov. 21 after a spectacular first half against No. 7 Michigan State when he completed 29 of 31 passes for 393 yards and a school record-tying six touchdowns
• Became the first Ohio State quarterback to throw five TD passes without an interception in back to back games (vs. Rutgers and Maryland)
• Topped those 10 TDs in consecutive games without an interception by throwing 11 TD passes without an interception vs. nationally ranked Purdue and Michigan State, including a school record-tying six vs. MSU
• Entered the 2021 season without a collegiate pass attempt as he appeared in only three games as a true freshman in 2020: vs. Rutgers, vs. Michigan State and vs. Clemson in the CFP Semifinals
• Had a 48-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter vs. the Spartans in 2020

Honors and Awards
2021: Heisman Trophy finalist; Big Ten’s Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year, Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year and Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year; First-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media); Seven-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week and two-time Offensive Player of the Week

More on C.J.
• A five-star prospect who was rated as the nation’s No. 2 pro style quarterback and a top 50 player regardless of position
• Was one of the top performers at the Elite 11 Finals, earning MVP honors
• Had a spectacular senior season for Rancho Cucamonga and head coach Mark Verti, throwing for 3,878 yards and 47 touchdowns in 13 games
• Completed 66 percent of his passes
• Led Rancho Cucamonga to the state semifinals and a 9-4 record
• Amassed 6,221 yards passing as a starter during his junior and season seasons
• Had just 15 interceptions in 754 career pass attempts
• Played in the All-American Bowl on Jan. 4 in San Antonio
• Is the son of Kimberly Stroud

Signing Day Profile