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San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy took the league by storm in his rookie season after leading the 49ers to a division title and appearance in the NFC Championship Game. With his impressive performance as a first-year player, he worked his way in the Associated Press 2022 Offensive Rookie of the Year conversation and earned third place in votes. He enters year two in the NFL as the leader of the 49ers offense and a 2023 team captain.

"Brock's the real deal," head coach Kyle Shanahan said. "He knows how to play and we've just got to have our team keep getting better and he'll keep getting better as we go."

Keep reading to learn more about San Francisco's quarterback.

Family of Athletes

Purdy is not the only athlete in his family.

His dad, Shawn, played baseball at the University of Miami and in the minor leagues from 1991-1998. His older sister Whittney played softball at Southeastern University and his younger brother, Chubba, is a quarterback at the University of Nebraska.

Iowa State Record Breaker

Before he declared for the 2022 NFL Draft, Purdy broke school records while playing for Iowa State University.

Purdy has the most wins of any quarterback in Iowa State history, leading the program to a 30-17 record. He started in 46 games to finish his collegiate career and is the first quarterback to take the Cyclones to four-straight bowl games.

He leads Iowa State's record books in passing yards (12,170), touchdown passes (81), completions (993) and completion percentage (67.7).

First-Team All-Big 12

His accomplishments at Iowa State were recognized as he was named First-Team All-Big 12 twice – coaches poll in 2020 and Associated Press in 2021.

Purdy went on to be selected by the 49ers with the 262nd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.


When he's not playing football, Purdy's favorite activity is camping.

The quarterback shared with Fangirl Sports Network that he loves spending time in the outdoors, largemouth bass fishing and bonding with his six-year-old golden retriever.

NFL History

The young quarterback has now graduated to making NFL history.

In the 49ers 2022 NFC Wild Card playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, Purdy became the first rookie in league history to score four touchdowns in a postseason contest.

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