Been meaning to do a post recapping Jake Locker’s stats for the 2009 season. Here they are:
Jake Locker 2009 Football Stats:
Games played: 12
Focus: Jake Locker’s focus was on winning games and increasing his completion percentage (not running). Not until the last couple of games did Coach Sark realize how valuable a running attack from Jake Locker can be in keeping a balanced attack.
For a team that was coming off an 0-12 season (Jake was sidelined with injury for much of the season) and young team with little talent, Jake Locker along with Coach Sark & an improved defense get the majority of the credit for turning the team around to win 5 games (including wins over USC and Cal) and stay close in all games (including against LSU and an OT loss to Notre Dame which was lost on highly questionable calls).
Jake Locker 2009 Passing Stats:
230 completions on 394 attempts for 2,800 yards, 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Jake Lockers completed 58.1% of his passes, with an average of 233.3 yards per game and a passer efficiency rating of 130.1. His longest pass was 51 yards.
Jake Locker 2009 Rushing Stats:
112 attempts for 388 yards and 7 touchdowns. Jake Locker’s longest run was a 56 yard touchdown.
Pulling these numbers down were 30 sacks for 204 yards. Again, Jake wasn’t allowed to run most of the season, but we Jake’s running ability is never in question (He ran for almost 1,000 yards as a QB his Freshman season).
Jake Locker Team Offense Stats:
Conversions on 3rd down were 46% and 60% on 4th down.