Jake Locker
American football player
Jake Locker
Jacob Cooper "Jake" Locker is an American football quarterback for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League. He was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 2011 Draft. He played college football at Washington.
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NFL: Early retirements over health fears may have ripple effect
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
The NFL has endured a tumultuous season dealing with domestic abuse cases, a murder trial and a probe into possible cheating, but it is a spate of early retirements that may have the longest lasting impact. Chris Borland, a 24-year-old linebacker who led the San Francisco 49ers in tackles as a rookie last season, became the fourth player in a week aged 30 or younger to retire, calling it quits over concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma. "This is the most serious challenge for the NFL in the short run and the long run," Smith College economics professor and sports business author Andrew Zimbalist told Reuters in a telephone interview on Tuesday. Borland's surprise announcement on Monday followed the retirements of quarterback Jake Locker (26) and linebackers Jason Worilds (27) and Patrick Willis (30).
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Time for Chicago Bears to Commit to a New Quarterback
Huffington Post - about 2 years
Giving Bears quarterback Jay Cutler chances in Chicago is like Sylvester Stallone making Rocky movies. They're never ending, and no matter how bad the previous performance, the next one is just around the corner. On Wednesday new Bears head coach John Fox and new GM Ryan Pace were repeatedly asked about the elephant in the room, but they remained non-committal to Cutler during their press conference. One thing is clear. After six years of failure, it's time the Bears' organization commits to getting a new quarterback. "We're not up against a deadline," Fox said. "My experience has always been that you need to gather the information, and in turn, you usually make better decisions. We're in that process, and we'll keep you posted." Pace added, "There's certain things that were happening last year that might have been tough for him, and so we're going to analyze that and go further. The quarterback position is the hardest position to evaluate, so I think the more games we can ...
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Titans likely to give Locker another chance in 2014
The Tennessean - about 3 years
The Tennessee Titans plan to give quarterback Jake Locker another chance to prove himself, general manager Ruston Webster indicated on Tuesday.
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Titans place Jake Locker on injured reserve, promote KR/WR Devon Wylie among other moves
Fox News - over 3 years
The Titans have placed quarterback Jake Locker on injured reserve because of an injured right foot and replaced him on the roster by promoting Devon Wylie from the practice squad.
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Report: Titans believe Locker has Lisfranc injury
Fox News - over 3 years
Nashville, TN (SportsNetwork.com) - Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, who left Sunday's 29-27 loss to Jacksonville, could miss the rest of the season due to a right foot injury, according to a published report.Sources told the Tennessean, the Titans believe Locker suffered a Lisfranc injury and that surgery is possible
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Titans lose QB Jake Locker to another injury along with 4 turnovers in 29-27 loss to Jaguars
Fox News - over 3 years
Another season, another inexplicable loss by the Tennessee Titans to a previously winless team.
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NFL Week 9 Football Picks
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The NFL Week 9 Picks will put us over the hump on the 2013 football season. So, we have eight more regular season Sundays to win our office pool. One thing I have learned is that the Seattle Seahawks have an alarmingly bad habit of winning, but not covering the spread. I want to be a Russell Wilson fan; I really do. The Seattle QB is a fellow Virginian and short person, not to mention amazingly talented and generally cool. But he's killing me! Week 8 chart-topper: Calvin Johnson's 329-yard receiving game was nothing short of historically great TV. That it was short of Willie Lee "Flipper" Anderson's 1989 336-yard record makes one wonder how incredibly good Anderson must have been to amass that many yards when DB's were actually allowed to defend a pass. Not to mention the fact that it was Jim Everett and not Matthew Stafford under center for the 1989 Rams. No offense meant to Mr. Everett but, you know... Week 8 trivia: Quick, what's the name of the Packers' punter? It's Tim Masthay. ...
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With Locker healthy again, Titans ready for offense to click, help win games for playoff push
Fox News - over 3 years
With Jake Locker back, the Titans feel they are finally ready to start clicking offensively again.
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Tom Brady, Cam Newton & More: Who Is The Sexiest Quarterback?
Hollywood Life - over 3 years
For those who don’t care what the final scores are in the NFL on Oct. 27, and who don’t play fantasy football, we’ve put together a competition that you CAN get into. Namely, which starting QB is the league’s hottest? If you get bored watching the Green Bay Packers stomp on their opponents (or in the case of the New York Giants, lose horribly), then you’ve come to the right place, because we’re talking about what really matters — sexy guys. Join us as we examine the sexiest play-callers in the NFL, and help us determine who has the best look. Hottest Quarterbacks In The NFL: The Veterans Though these guys are approaching or are in their thirties, they’re still in great shape. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re the best QBs in the game. Tom Brady He didn’t lock down Gisele Bundchen with just a pretty smile. This guy’s got it all, including a bevy of hairstyles. Tony Romo Remember when he went to Cabo with Jessica Simpson in 2008? Yeah, that was just so he could show off hi ...
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NFL Scores Week 7: Colts Top Broncos, Chiefs Remain Unbeaten And Jets Stun Patriots (VIDEO)
Huffington Post - over 3 years
-- Indianapolis fans treated Peyton Manning like a returning hero before he led the Broncos against their team. Then the Colts treated Manning unkindly Sunday night, handing Denver (6-1) its first loss of the season, 39-33. As a sign in the crowd read: "No Longer Peyton's Place." "I had some advice from some people to really appreciate that moment," Manning said. "I enjoyed coming back here. "This is a game we need to learn from. We had four turnovers and somehow had a chance to win," added Manning, who finished 29 of 49 for 386 yards with three TDs and one interception. He was sacked four times. "Kind of relieved this game is over. If there is a next time, it might be somewhat easier. It was an emotional week and it can be draining." Andrew Luck threw for three touchdowns and ran for another. And the Colts (5-2) took advantage of Manning's and Denver's uncharacteristic mistakes. "I never looked at it as the guy who replaced Peyton," Luck said after beating Manning. "I just l ...
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Jake Locker active, starting against 49ers just 3 weeks after QB carted off field to hospital
Fox News - over 3 years
Tennessee is starting Jake Locker at quarterback against the San Francisco 49ers just three weeks after he was carted off the field with a sprained right hip and knee.
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Jake Locker expected to start for Titans
USA Today - over 3 years
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker is expected to start Sunday against the 49ers.
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Titans QB Locker participates in his 2nd straight practice, wants to play against the 49ers
Fox News - over 3 years
Injured Tennessee quarterback Jake Locker says he's preparing to start Sunday against San Francisco.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jake Locker
    TEENAGE
  • 2015
    Age 19
    Locker announced his retirement from the NFL on March 10, 2015, citing his lack of desire to play any longer.
    More Details Hide Details Jake's father, Scott, and three uncles (Mike, Pat, & John) starred at Ferndale High School and went on to play at Western Washington University. His father, Scott Locker owns an insurance agency, Locker & Ebert Insurance. Jake Locker's grandfather, Hugh Locker worked at a pulp mill for 37 years. His uncle Pat Locker, a running back for WWU (1976–79), was named the Western football player of the century. Pat Locker was the first player in northwest collegiate history and 37th player in the history of college football to reach the 4,000-yard mark in career rushing (4049). Jake has two sisters, Alyssa and Erika. Erika was a guard on the Central Washington University women's basketball team from 2013 to 2015. His cousin Casey is currently a starting safety on the Washington State Cougars football team. Locker was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 10th round of the 2009 MLB draft. Locker clarified that his primary focus is still on football and that playing baseball would merely be a fallback plan. He is currently still signed with the team. Locker's hometown Ferndale declared the day of its annual Old Settlers Picnic to be "Jake Locker Day".
  • 2014
    Age 18
    On December 14, 2014, he was placed on injured reserve, ending his season.
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    On October 22, 2014, Locker was benched along with Charlie Whitehurst in favor of rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger.
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    Jake Locker started off the 2014 season under new head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
    More Details Hide Details He played in week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs and completed 66% of his passes for 266 yards 2 touchdowns and interceptions. He had a passer rating of 111.4.
  • 2013
    Age 17
    On September 29, 2013, in a 38-13 win over the New York Jets, Locker was hit by two Jets defenders and was carted off the field with what appeared to be a serious right leg injury.
    More Details Hide Details Initial news reports, from multiple sources, indicated that the injury was to his right hip. Locker, according to a report by the team posted on USA Today, would miss three weeks. On October 19, the ESPN website reported Locker would start against the 49ers; he completed 25 passes for 326 yards and two touchdowns with his first interception of the season in a 31-17 loss. On November 3, Locker played against the Rams. He completed 13/22 of his passes for 185 yards. He had no touchdowns and 2 interceptions. He added on 3 carries for 10 yards and a touchdown rushing. Despite a poor passing performance, the Titans won 28-21. During a November 10 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, Locker sustained a Lisfranc injury to his right foot, ending his season.
    On September 22, 2013, Locker became the first Titans quarterback to beat the San Diego Chargers since the club's 1992 season as the Houston Oilers; Locker threw a 34-yard strike to Justin Hunter with fifteen seconds to go, securing a 20-17 Titans win.
    More Details Hide Details Locker earlier in that game had rushed in a seven-yard score.
  • 2012
    Age 16
    Locker finished 2012 with 177 completions, 2,176 yards, ten touchdowns, and eleven interceptions.
    More Details Hide Details He rushed 41 times for 291 yards and a touchdown. The Titans started their season week 1 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He went 11/20 passing and had touchdowns and interceptions in the 16-9 win. The following week against the Houston Texans Jake Locker was trying to get the Titans started off 2-0. He completed 17/30 of his passes for 148 yards with 2 touchdowns and interceptions, but the Titans ultimately fell short in the game losing 30-24 in overtime.
    After competing with Hasselbeck during the 2012 preseason, Locker was named the starter for the regular season on August 20, 2012.
    More Details Hide Details His first start came on September 9 against the Patriots and was a rough affair as he completed 229 yards passing and one touchdown with one interception. His first win came on September 23 against the Lions as he threw for 373 yards and two scores in a 44-41 overtime Titans win. On September 30, Locker tore his non-throwing shoulder, and was replaced by Hasselbeck. Locker was later confirmed by Titans head coach Mike Munchak as the starter on November 9 against the Miami Dolphins.
  • 2011
    Age 15
    Locker was selected with the 8th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans.
    More Details Hide Details On July 29, he signed a 4-year contract worth a reported $12 million. Locker saw his first real playing time on November 20, against the Atlanta Falcons, replacing an injured Matt Hasselbeck. In a losing effort, Locker threw for 2 touchdowns and 140 yards. Locker completed his rookie season with 4 passing touchdowns as well as 1 rushing touchdown. He acted as backup and occasional relief to Matt Hasselbeck.
    ESPN analyst John Clayton stated in October of Locker's disappointing senior campaign that the right-hander may fall to the 2nd or 3rd round in the 2011 draft due to his inaccuracy and poor play.
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  • 2010
    Age 14
    On December 18, 2010, Locker became engaged to Lauren Greer, a former University of Washington softball player.
    More Details Hide Details The two married and have a daughter, Colbie and a son, Cooper. In 2013 all three of them were on a "faith values" program at Lipscomb University.
    ESPN analyst Mel Kiper, Jr. predicted before and after the 2010 NFL Draft that Locker would be the No. 1 overall pick in 2011.
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    Prior to Locker's announcement declaring his intention to stay for his senior season, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay had projected Locker as the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
    More Details Hide Details But there was also some disagreement in certain circles with McShay's assessment—it had been reported that Locker was advised by the NFL Collegiate Advisory Committee that he would not have received a "1st round grade".
    With one year of eligibility remaining at Washington, Locker was considered to be a top prospect in the 2010 NFL Draft by many internet mock drafts, with some analysts ranking him in the top three available quarterbacks.
    More Details Hide Details On December 14, 2009, ESPN's College Football Live reported that Locker would return for his senior season. Schefter posted on his Twitter page that an anonymous NFL GM, in speaking with ESPN NFL analyst Chris Mortensen, told Mortensen that Locker is "a bigger, taller, right-handed version of Steve Young."
    Locker closed out his college career with a 19–7 win over heavily favored Nebraska in the 2010 Holiday Bowl despite completing only 5 of 16 passes in the game.
    More Details Hide Details This atoned for a 56–21 loss to the Cornhuskers in Seattle earlier in the season, a game in which Locker was criticized for his 4–20 performance with 2 interceptions. This win lifted Locker's record to 16-24 as a starter for the Huskies. Twenty-eight quarterbacks have gone in the first round of the draft since 2000. Only five had losing records as college starters: Patrick Ramsey, Kyle Boller, J.P. Losman, Jay Cutler, Josh Freeman, and Jared Goff.
    In 2010, Locker was a finalist for The Premier Player of College Football Trophy that's awarded based on the votes of fans.
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  • 2009
    Age 13
    For his performance in 2009, Jake Locker was named Male Sports Star of the Year in the 75th annual Seattle Sports Star of the Year awards.
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    On Dec. 14, 2009, Locker released a press release through the Washington athletic department indicating his decision to remain in school and play his senior year at Washington, rather than turn pro.
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    On September 19, 2009, Locker led the unranked Washington Huskies to a 16–13 victory over the 3rd ranked USC Trojans.
    More Details Hide Details Late in the 4th quarter, Locker engineered a 68-yard drive, with the game tied at 13–13, that ended with a 22-yard field goal with 3 seconds remaining that put the Huskies up 16–13. The win allowed the Huskies to move to 24th in the AP poll; this was the first time they had been ranked since the 2003 season. Locker and the Huskies would go on to have an up and down season, finishing with a 5–7 record highlighted by a 42–10 blowout win of No. 19 California to close the season.
  • 2008
    Age 12
    In the Huskies' second game of the 2008 season against Brigham Young University, with the Huskies trailing 28—21, Locker scored a rushing touchdown with two seconds remaining to bring the score to 28—27.
    More Details Hide Details After tumbling into the end zone, Locker threw the ball up into the air and was assessed a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. This backed the point after touchdown kick, which was to tie the game and in all likelihood send it to overtime, from the 3-yard line to the 18-yard line. The kick was blocked and UW lost the game by that 28—27 margin. The call was seen as controversial, in that it followed the letter of the rule dictating that players who score a touchdown must hand the ball over to officials in an orderly fashion but some believe violated its spirit, because Locker's act of throwing the ball was simply an emotional reaction to a big play and not an attempt to taunt his opponents or delay the game. Locker later apologized for incurring the penalty. On September 27, in a game against Stanford, Locker suffered a broken thumb and was unable to play for the remainder of the season.
    He resumed full practices on August 18, 2008.
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    On the 4th day of practice going into the 2008 season, Jake Locker partially tore his hamstring.
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    During summer of 2008, Locker played outfield for the Bellingham Bells of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League, where he was named by Baseball America as the league's top prospect.
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  • 2007
    Age 11
    In 2007, he set UW records for rushing yards in a season by a freshman (986), rushing yards in a season by a quarterback (986, which is also a PAC-10 record), rushing attempts by a quarterback (172), passing yards by a freshman (2,062), touchdown passes by a freshman (14) and longest pass completion (98 yards to Marcel Reece vs. Arizona).
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    Locker was named to the Rivals.com 2007 Freshman Second-team All-America and was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
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    On November 10, 2007, Locker was injured during a game against Oregon State University, and was removed from the field by an ambulance and taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Corvallis, Oregon.
    More Details Hide Details He was able to return to the stadium in the fourth quarter to watch the end of the game, though he was wearing a neck brace.
    Locker in 2007, was named the Rivals.com Freshman of the Week following his two rushing TD performance in the opener at Syracuse.
    More Details Hide Details He carried the ball 10 times for 83 yards and went 14-for-19 passing for 142 yards. He was named the SIonCampus.com Player of the Week after leading the Huskies to a 24–10 win over then 20th-ranked Boise State, snapping the Broncos' 14-game win streak. During a loss to Arizona, he became the 19th player in college football to pass for 300 yards, and run for 100. Locker was handed the starting quarterback position prior to the start of spring drills and emerged from pre-season drills as the team's starter.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 2006
    Age 10
    In 2006, Locker won UW's Pepsi Player of the Week Award for his work on the service team after the Fresno State, Arizona and Washington State games.
    More Details Hide Details He made the travel squad for every game, and suited up for all 12, but didn't see any game action. During this time Locker quarterbacked the UW service team.
  • 2005
    Age 9
    On July 31, 2005, Jake Locker committed to the Washington Huskies football team.
    More Details Hide Details Husky fans quickly dubbed him Montlake Jake and was expected to be the dismal program's savior.
    In the 2005 Washington 3A state title game, Locker had four touchdowns and 272 total yards in a 47–12 win over Prosser High School.
    More Details Hide Details He helped Ferndale to a No. 12 ranking in USA Today's final West Region rankings, and a No. 12 ranking in MaxPreps.com's final national rankings. He was one of four Seattle Times "Blue Chip" recruits, ranked No. 5 nationally at QB, and No. 1 in the West, by PrepStar. Locker also ranked 85th in Scout.com's National "Hot 100" and ranked 68th overall and fourth among "dual-threat" quarterbacks in Rivals.com's national rankings. As a junior, he threw for 1,314 yards and 16 TDs and rushed for 987 yards and 15 TDs.
    Having grown up in Ferndale, Washington, Locker led the 2005 Ferndale High School to a 14–0 record and a state title, throwing for 1,603 yards and 25 touchdown passes for the season with only 3 interceptions.
    More Details Hide Details Locker was an excellent running quarterback, as he also rushed for 1,339 yards and 24 touchdowns during his senior year. Locker earned First-team All-America honors from Parade. He was also named the 3A state player of the year by the AP and Seattle Times, and earned First-team All-state honors from both organizations.
  • 2004
    Age 8
    Locker led Ferndale to a 13–2 record and a Washington 3A state runner-up finish in 2004, and was selected First-team All-state by the AP.
    More Details Hide Details As a sophomore, he threw for 713 yards with nine TDs, while running for 478 yards and three scores. In addition to quarterback, Locker played four years as a defensive back at Ferndale and was the first freshman ever to start in coach Vic Randall's 21-year career. Locker was also a standout baseball pitcher and outfielder. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 40th round (1212 overall) of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft but did not sign so he could attend the University of Washington to play football.
  • OTHER
  • 1988
    Age -8
    Born on June 15, 1988.
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