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Josh Rosen | Quarterback

Team: UCLA Bruins
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 210

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UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen completed 22-of-40 passes for 280 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's 38-23 loss to Arizona State.
Rosen pulled the Bruins to within 29-23 in the fourth quarter when he hooked up with Thomas Duarte for a 17-yard scoring pass, but the Sun Devils would answer with a safety and a touchdown of their own to pull out the 15-point win. After opening the season with a 351-yard, three-touchdown airshow against Virginia, the 6-foot-4, 210-pound freshman has yet to match either of those marks in any of the four games that have followed, though he has thrown for two touchdowns in each of UCLA's last two contests. Oct 4 - 3:13 AM

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Nearly 20 percent of UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen's incompletions this season have been drops, according to CFB Film Room.

This excludes throwaways. Leading the way is Jordan Payton with three drops on 18 targets. Rosen needs to eliminate some of the mistakes that popped up last week against BYU, but the receivers could be helping him out more. UCLA faces Arizona on Saturday.
Sep 26 - 11:50 AM

After giving up 128 sacks over the last three seasons, UCLA has only surrendered one sack through three games in 2015, according to Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

Brett Hundley started for the last three seasons and played a part in the 36 sacks in 2014. Freshman quarterback Josh Rosen dropped down to earth a bit in the victory over BYU, completing just 11 of 23 attempts for 106 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions. UCLA faces Arizona next.
Source: Fox Sports
Sep 21 - 10:55 AM

UCLA true freshman QB Josh Rosen was listed at No. 1 on's Heisman Watch list.

Let's just tap the brakes slightly on Rosen's ascension to Lord of California. Yes, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound true freshman was incredibly impressive in throwing for 351 yards and three touchdowns against Virginia. And he showed tremendous poise under pressure (completing 11-of-15 passes for 128 yards and a score when UVA brought the heat). And he spread the ball around to 11 different receivers. All of that being said, defenses will change their tactics as more and more film accumulates. We simply have no way of knowing how Rosen will adjust as the season rolls along. UNLV shows next on his schedule and should prove an interesting match-up, if solely because a letdown game would be understandable.
Sep 8 - 7:01 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen completed 11 of 15 passes when pressured (16 times) against UVA, producing 128 yards and a touchdown, according to CFB Film Room.

Rosen took one sack. Considering Rosen was pressured on 16 of 36 dropbacks, this is an outstanding result for anyone, no less a player making his first collegiate start. On top of that, Rosen dominated the intermediate levels of the field (10-19 yards). Dare we say UCLA is already better than last season, when they had a three year starter at the helm? The Bruins face UNLV next.
Sep 8 - 9:44 AM

UCLA true freshman QB Josh Rosen threw for 351 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 34-16 victory over Virginia.

A tremendous debut for Rosen, who went 28-for-35 with no interceptions to lead the No. 13 Bruins past a frisky Cavs defensive outfit. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rosen spread the ball around, finding 11 different receivers. We weren't big fans of Brett Hundley's work and thus wouldn't be surprised if UCLA doesn't see much of a signal-calling dropoff this fall. The No. 1 QB recruit in the country has drawn comparisons to Troy Aikman.
Sep 5 - 7:04 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora said that "there are a lot of things that are impressive" about freshman QB Josh Rosen.

Said Mora, "We'll see on Saturday when something good, or something not so good, happens and how [Rosen] reacts." The 6-foot-4, 200-pound freshman was a five-star recruit out of high school. Offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone is taking a simple approach toward working his potential star into a smooth rhythm, saying that he "needs to do a good job of being the point guard and distributing the ball." Those in daily fantasy formats could certainly take a flier on the talented Rosen, but they should be cautioned that the Bruins probably won't completely open up the playbook in his first start.
Source: LA Times
Sep 4 - 7:36 PM

UCLA named freshman Josh Rosen the school's starting QB.

Those close to the program believed this would be the outcome all along. Rosen was widely considered a 5-star recruit by services and even the top high school player at his position. UCLA lost longtime starter Brett Hundley to the NFL and will move forward with another likely three year starter. That is, if Rosen plays up to expectations. The freshman was in a competition with Jerry Neuheisel.
Aug 27 - 9:01 AM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. went nuclear on freshman QB Josh Rosen after several mistakes during Wednesday's practice, saying "you can’t hit an open receiver down field with no defense."

Mora absolutely shredded Rosen during practice, yelling, among other things, "That’s why you have not been named the starter" and "Go back to [Bellflower St. John High] and beat some more [bad] teams." He also sarcastically referred to the freshman as "The Anointed One." This is all cringe-inducing, but we probably shouldn't read too much into it. Mora is a high-strung coach and these kinds of blowups sometimes happen in practice, even if this was a bit harsh. Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel are competing for the starting job. Needless to say, neither has been awarded the job as of yet.
Source: LA Times
Aug 19 - 9:19 PM

UCLA HC Jim Mora Jr. said he is "no closer" to naming a starting QB, with freshman Seth Rosen and Jerry Neuheisel competing for the job.

"I'm waiting to see somebody win the job and nobody has won it yet," Mora concluded. All signs point to first year player Rosen winning the job, but UCLA fans will see a new starting quarterback for the first time in a long time. Neuheisel did enter games last season and helped UCLA pick up a win when Brett Hundley was injured.
Source: ESPN
Aug 19 - 10:52 AM

ESPN predicts freshman Josh Rosen will win UCLA's starting QB job.

"He’s special," coach Jim Mora said. "Well, he has the opportunity to be special." Rosen is competing with Jerry Neuheisel. "He’s clearly a prodigious young guy with a lot of talent but also a lot of personality," wrote ESPN's Travis Haney. "Some of that turned off other coaches in the recruiting process." Haney's report had one other interesting note: "A coach who recruited Rosen told me that there were concerns about the fact that he’s already suffered four concussions," he wrote.
Aug 16 - 9:10 PM

Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman believes freshman Josh Rosen is the most talented QB UCLA has had since Troy Aikman.

"Rosen has good size and a terrific arm, but it's his intelligence that will really enable him to overtake Jerry Neuheisel," Feldman writes. Rosen was a five-star recruit and should immediately fill the shoes left by Brett Hundley. Jim Mora's offense is not extremely complex, and we'll be interested to see if Rosen tests the deeper portions of the field.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 12 - 11:31 AM

UCLA head coach Jim Mora was not ready to name a starting quarterback at Pac-12 media days, but he said he doesn't anticipate using multiple quarterbacks.

"I’d rather use one. I think that is the most beneficial way to build your team and consistency is to use one," Mora said. "But we’ll see. My gut instinct is to name a guy and support the hell out of him. That’s what I’ve tried to do." With Brett Hundley off to the NFL and Asiantii Woulard having transferred, the QB race is down to Jerry Neuheisel, Mike Fafaul and freshman phenom Josh Rosen. Most fans want Rosen inserted as starter on Day 1, but Mora is not yet ready to do so. "He hasn’t taken a snap at this level. So I don’t want to put too many expectations," Mora said. "I’ll let others put expectations on them. I think if Josh reaches his potential every day at the end of his time at UCLA we’ll look back and say he was a success."
Aug 1 - 3:54 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen "feels like as sure of a thing as a true freshman quarterback can be," writes Sports on Earth's Matt Brown.

Though the Bruins lost QB Brett Hundley, all 10 other starters on offense are back. "UCLA's offense is loaded with proven talent at every position but quarterback," Brown wrote. "While junior Jerry Neuheisel can still win the job, Rosen is the future and probably the present. A five-star recruit, the 6-foot-4, 205-pound Rosen enrolled in January and participated in spring practice. He's a mature, poised and smart pro-style passer, and with a veteran roster around Rosen, UCLA can contend for the Pac-12 title." Rosen, the No. 1 QB recruit in the nation, threw for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns in high school.
Jul 9 - 6:00 PM

UCLA freshman QB Josh Rosen "has transitioned to the next level about as well as an early enrolling freshman can at this point," notes ESPN's Travis Haney.

The 6-foot-4, 200-pound Rosen, the No. 1 quarterback recruit in the class, threw for 8,473 yards and 90 touchdowns at St. John Bosco High School. "His solid spring vaulted him into the QB1 conversation, if not the lead, and likely prompted this week’s transfer of Asiantii Woulard," Haney wrote. "Rosen will still have to hold off Jerry Neuheisel, who has some experience and is well-liked by his teammates, but everyone who encounters him believes Rosen has the physical and mental tools to seize the job by September and become a household name by October." The five-star QB is favored by many to win the starting gig this summer.
Jun 9 - 12:48 AM