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J.P. Caruso
Player Profile:
J.P. Caruso 3090144
Position: Quarterback
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.
High School: Palm Beach Gardens
Other College: Appalachian State
Major: MBA (Master's)
Experience: Transfer

Second-year member of the squad as a redshirt senior • transfered to Delaware from NCAA FBS member Appalachian State in June, 2017 • will battle with two-year starter Joe Walker for Hens' starting quarterback spot • earned degree at Appalachian State and is enrolled in MBA program at Delaware.

In his first year as a Blue Hen he played in 10 of the 11 games and started six of them • threw for 755 yards while completing 71 of his 142 pass attempts which was good enough for passing efficiency rating of 106.21 • connected with his receivers to find the endzone eight times while accrueing five interceptions • had his season long completion of 56 yards vs. Maine • rushed for one touchdown and 176 yards over 51 carries • season long rush of 24 yards came vs. Stony Brook • named Blue Hen Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Stony Brook.


Three-year team member and squad's No. 2 quarterback the last two seasons • played for head coach Scott Satterfield • part of teams that had three-year record of 28-10 with two Sun Belt titles and two bowl victories • played in 14 career games and threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 187 yards and one score.

Appeared in nine games at quarterback behind Taylor Lamb • was a perfect 6 for 6 through the air with 46 passing yards and a 219.40 pass efficiency rating • ran for 46 yards on the ground off 12 carries • had a one-yard touchdown rush against Old Dominion • tossed an 18-yard touchdown pass against Idaho • team went 10-3, won the Sun Belt Conference, and defeated Toledo 31-28 in the Raycom Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

Played in five games behind Lamb in his first season for the Mountaineers • showed off his talents when he did play, completing an efficient 8 of 12 passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns, good for a 197.97 rating • also ran for 141 yards on the ground off 19 carries • best performance came in the season-opener against Howard where he went 5 for 7 passing for 78 yards and a touchdown pass through the air and 61 yards on six carries • longest run of the season went for 34 yards while his longest toss went for 37 yards vs. Howard • tossed a touchdown and passed for 20 yards at Idaho • team went 11-2, won
the Sun Belt Conference, and defeated Ohio U. 31-29 in the Raycom Camellia Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

Did not see game action in first year with ASU program and retained freshman eligibility • team went 7-5 overall and 6-2 in the Sun Belt Conference.

Rated a three-star prospect by 247Sports and a two-star prospect by • threw for 2,169 yards and 21 touchdowns over his final two seasons at Palm Beach Gardens HS • amassed 1,123 passing yards, eight touchdown passes, 78 rushing yards and a touchdown run as a senior in 2013, leading his squad to a district championship and the Florida 8A state semifinals • named first-team all-conference after his 82 completions, 1,123 passing yards and eight touchdown passes all nearly doubled his closest counterpart • passed for 1,046 yards and 13 touchdowns as a junior to lift his team to a regional-quarterfinal appearance • broke every passing record at Palm Beach Gardens, which were previously held by former Florida and Marshall star and Cincinnati Bengal Eric Kresser (who has also worked with Caruso as a personal quarterback coach) • rated as football-rich Palm Beach County's top pocket passer by Palm Beach Post • coached by Rob Freeman.

John Paul "J.P." Caruso ("kuh-roo-so") • born Jan. 1, 1995 • son of Beverly Caruso • fifth of seven children in his family .• earned business education degree from Appalachian State in May, 2017 and is enrolled in MBA program at Delaware.

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