It is rare for a true freshman to become the starting quarterback at a major college program and even more rare for them to have success. Josh Rosen has done both as he led UCLA to an 8-4 record and a Foster Farms Bowl appearance against Nebraska.
A year after completing a decorated high school career Rosen has thrown for more than 3,300 yards, 20 touchdowns and just nine interceptions. UCLA coach Jim Mora admits he is surprised Rosen has had so much success this early in his career.
“He’s on his way to what I think will be a very good career but like any true freshman, especially one who handles the ball every play, has his ups and downs”, said Mora. ” But he is a very talented young man who cares about being a great player and helping his team win games.”
Rosen leads a UCLA offense that Husker coach Mike Riley says will be difficult to stop.
“The guy is a good quarterback at a young age”, said Riley. He does not play young and is very poised.”