Spring Practice: Projecting The UCLA Quarterback Depth Chart


With Spring Practice drawing near for the UCLA football program, Go Joe Bruin will start to look at the talent at every position group. Today we start with one of the more intriguing stories lines as we project the UCLA quarterback depth chart. With one of the greatest QBs in Bruin history, Brett Hundley, leaving for the NFL, UCLA will look to several young players to step up and take over in offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone‘s spread offense.

So here is what we have:

Sep 13, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Jerry Neuheisel (11) throws against the Texas Longhorns during the second quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

1. Jerry Neuheisel, R-Jr., 6’1″, 200 lbs.

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The case for Neuheisel is that he is the only Bruin with game experience (except for Mike Fafaul). He helped lead the Bruins to victory over the Texas Longhorns in the game at AT&T Stadium when Brett Hundley went down with an elbow injury.

He also made an appearance in the final game of the regular season against Stanford when Hundley left with an injured hand, unfortunately that time on the field was not as productive as during the Texas game.

Though we do not know the complete tool kit Neuheisel possesses, you can guarantee that he has been working on his game, knowing the QB position was opening up after 2014.

He is an intelligent player and a born leader, so his understanding and execution of the offense he has been a part of for the last three years should only help his cause to be the #1 QB.


Sep 26, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; St. John Bosco Braves quarterback Josh Rosen (3) makes a pass while being pressured by Bishop Gorman Gaels defensive end Haskell Garrett (16) during a game at Fertitta Field.Bishop Gorman won the game 34-31. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Josh Rosen, Fr., 6’4″, 207 lbs.

The #1 high school quarterback in 2014 is already taking classes as a college student as he enrolled at UCLA in January. Rosen is what some believe to be the automatic #1 guy for the Bruins in 2015. He has a beautiful mind, a great arm and legs that can get him out of a jam if all his passing options are exhausted… kind of like the last QB.

Last year at St. John Bosco High School, he threw for 3,186 yards and passed for 29 touchdowns. He also left a mark rushing as he ran for 378 yards and 6 touchdowns with a long of 47. Those are fantastic numbers, but can they translate to the college game?


Sep 25, 2014; Tempe, AZ, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Asiantii Woulard (2) against the Arizona State Sun Devils at Sun Devil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Asiantii Woulard, R-Fr., 6’3″, 210 lbs.

Woulard is a fantastic athlete and was said to be the mirror image of Brett Hundley when he came out of Orlando, Florida in 2012 as the #1 dual-threat quarterback in the nation. In his senior year, he threw for 13 touchdowns and ran for 11.

Though he should have no problem rushing  for the Bruins, word is he was not yet where the coaches would like him to be, which is probably why we saw Neuheisel make two appearances last season over Woulard. With that in mind, during Spring Practice look for Woulard to show that he is as capable a quarterback as any to lead the Bruins in 2015.

4. Aaron Sharp, Fr. 6’2″, 200 lbs.

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Sharp is another dual-threat quarterback that fits the Bruin’s scheme. Sharp is the youngest returning QB, so he is still fairly new to the program. He was the #17 dual-threat quarterback during his senior year at Summer Creek High School in Humble, Texas where he three for 2,449 yards and 27 touchdowns. He was also a track letterman and was named named the Boys Track Athlete of the Year, so he is pretty fast. He will also complete for the starting job, though he may need another year get get fully acclimated with the team.

5. Mike Fafaul, R-So., 6’2″, 205 lbs.

Fafaul has seen time on the field and even had a 24-yard pass in UCLA’s Sun Bowl victory, but there is a lot of talent ahead of him this spring. But just because he is not on the field, does not mean he is not contributing. Fafaul was the scout team quarterback in 2014 and was named Most Outstanding Scout Player winning the Nick Pasquale Memorial Award.

6. Jake Hall, R-So., 6’4″, 200 lbs.

Has not seen time on the field during his time at UCLA.

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