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Luke Falk

Luke Falk
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Falk with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
Free agent
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1994-12-28) December 28, 1994 (age 24)
Logan, Utah
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 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
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2019
Passing completions:47
Passing attempts:73
Passing yards:416
TD-INT:0-3
Passer rating:62.4
Player stats at NFL.com

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

Falk started the 2019 season as the third quarterback on the roster of the New York Jets and played in three games, due to an illness affecting starting quarterback Sam Darnold and an injury to Trevor Siemian sustained in week two of the regular season. Falk struggled with the Jets and was released mid-season following Darnold's return.

Early years

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 career

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 statistics

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 career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad Wonderlic
6 ft  in
(1.92 m)
215 lb
(98 kg)
32 in
(0.81 m)
 in
(0.23 m)
26.5 in
(0.67 m)
8 ft 7 in
(2.62 m)
All values from NFL Combine[18]

Tennessee Titans

Falk was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in the sixth round (199th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[19] He played in every preseason game while starting the final game against the Vikings.[20] On September 1, 2018, Falk was waived by the Titans.[21]

Miami Dolphins

On September 2, 2018, Falk was claimed off waivers by the Miami Dolphins.[22] He was placed on injured reserve on October 5, 2018 with a wrist injury.[23]

On May 1, 2019, the Dolphins waived Falk.[24]

New York Jets

On May 2, 2019, Falk was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets.[25] He was waived on August 31, 2019 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[26][27] On September 12, 2019, Falk was promoted to the active roster.[28] He made his NFL regular season debut on Monday Night Football against the Cleveland Browns on September 16, 2019 after an injury to backup quarterback Trevor Siemian, who himself made the start in place of Sam Darnold, who was out with mononucleosis. Falk finished his first NFL game 20-of-25 with 198 yards and a quarterback rating of 99.7.[29] Making his first career start against the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots in Week 3, Falk was only able to pull off 98 passing yards on 12 out of 22 completions with an interception as the Jets lost 30-14.[30] Following a bye week, Falk made his second career start against the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, where he finished with 120 passing yards and 2 interceptions as the Jets lost 31-6. [31] He was waived on October 12.[32]

References

  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 2018.
  18. ^ "Luke Falk Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 2019.
  19. ^ Wyatt, Jim (April 28, 2018). "Titans Select Washington State QB Luke Falk in 6th Round". TitansOnline.com. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ "Luke Falk takes every snap for Titans in final preseason game". 247Sports.com. August 30, 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  21. ^ Wyatt, Jim (September 1, 2018). "Roster Moves: Titans Trim Roster From 90 to 53 Players". TitansOnline.com.
  22. ^ "Miami Dolphins Make Roster Moves". MiamiDolphins.com. September 2, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Nick O'Leary Promoted To Active Roster". MiamiDolphins.com. October 5, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  24. ^ Jackson, Barry (May 1, 2019). "Dolphins move on from a quarterback, two defensive players". MiamiHerald.com.
  25. ^ Bouda, Nate (May 2, 2019). "Jets Claim QB Luke Falk Off Waivers From Dolphins". Retrieved 2019.
  26. ^ Lange, Randy (August 31, 2019). "Jets Announce 38 Moves to Get Down to 53-Man Roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved 2019.
  27. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 1, 2019). "Jets Claim 4 Players, Add Another 7 to Practice Squad". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved 2019.
  28. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (September 16, 2019). "Jets Promote QB Luke Falk to Active Roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved 2019.
  29. ^ "Logan's Luke Falk can't save Jets in 23-3 loss to Browns". The Salt Lake Tribune. Associated Press. Retrieved 2019.
  30. ^ "Brady, Patriots defense shine in 30-14 win over Jets". www.espn.com. Associated Press. September 22, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  31. ^ "Defense dominates, Eagles rout Jets 31-6". www.espn.com. Associated Press. October 6, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  32. ^ Greenberg, Ethan (October 12, 2019). "Jets LB Brandon Copeland Returns to Roster". NewYorkJets.com. Retrieved 2019.

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