Jimmy Garoppolo was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's understudy in New England. He was drafted in 2014 out of Eastern Illinois. Take a look at some more Garoppolo facts. Eric Garland McClatchy
Jimmy Garoppolo was Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's understudy in New England. He was drafted in 2014 out of Eastern Illinois. Take a look at some more Garoppolo facts. Eric Garland McClatchy
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49ers make it official, cite Garoppolo’s tutelage under Tom Brady

October 31, 2017 06:45 AM

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Matt Barrows was born in Blacksburg, Va., and attended the University of Virginia. He graduated in 1995, went to Northwestern for a journalism degree a year later, and got his first job at a South Carolina daily in 1997. He joined The Sacramento Bee as a Metro reporter in 1999 and started covering the San Francisco 49ers in 2003. His favorite player of all time is Darrell Green. Reach Barrows at mbarrows@sacbee.com.
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