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Player Bio: John Sciarra :: Football  

  John Sciarra
John Sciarra
Player Profile
Class:
RS Sophomore

Hometown:
La Canada, CA

High School:
St. Francis

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 208

Position:
QB

Birthdate:
11/25/1982

Experience:
1V

UCLA — John is one of three young quarterbacks who figure to compete for playing time … He enjoyed a fine Spring Practice and did a good job of pressuring Drew Olson and Matt Moore throughout the four weeks … Possesses the knack for making big plays … Figures to continue to develop with game experience.

2002 — Saw action in five games at quarterback … Took five snaps in the San Diego State game, but did not throw a pass … Came on to play at Cal (16 snaps) after Cory Paus and Drew Olson were both injured during the game … Completed one of seven passes for 10 yards … Played at Arizona (four plays), but did not throw a pass … Completed four of five passes in a relief role against USC for 65 yards and a 14-yard touchdown to Marcedes Lewis … Played in the bowl game win against New Mexico, but did not attempt a pass.

2001 — Did not appear in a game in his first year in the program and has three seasons of eligibility remaining … Did an excellent job as quarterback for the Bruin scout team.

HIGH SCHOOL — Earned three letters in football for coaches Bill Redell and Jim Bonds at St. Francis High School in La Canada, CA … PrepStar All-American (No. 11 quarterback in West) … Selected first-team L.A. Times All-San Fernando Valley as a quarterback … Rated nation’s No. 50 quarterback by Rivals.com … Tom Lemming All-West (No. 70 prospect) … All-State honorable mention (Cal-Hi Sports) … All-CIF-SS Division III … Led St. Francis to CIF semi-finals in its division before losing to Hart … Completed 173 of 292 passes for 2,664 yards, 26 touchdowns and just eight interceptions as a senior … Had his best game versus Chaminade that year when he completed 13 of 15 passes for 415 yards and three touchdowns … During his career, he passed for 7,038 yards and 64 touchdowns … Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 23 quarterback in nation and No. 29 prospect in Far West) … In 1999, he completed 179 of 296 passes for 2,861 yards and 29 touchdowns and just eight interceptions … As a sophomore, he threw for 1,505 yards and 15 touchdowns … Also played one year of basketball for coach John Jordan.

PERSONAL — Full Name: John Philip Sciarra … Born: November 25, 1982 in Pasadena, CA … Parents: John and Michele Sciarra … Has one sister, Kristin, and one brother, Justin … Patterns his style of play after his dad, who was an All-America quarterback at UCLA, leading the Bruins to victory in the 1976 Rose Bowl versus No. 1 Ohio State … He then went on to play for the Philadelphia Eagles … Hobbies include working out, waterskiing and fishing … Favorite class is Math … His mom, dad, sister, cousin, four aunts and grandfather all attended UCLA … Sociology major.

Varsity Statistics - J. Sciarra
Passing

Year

PA

PC

YDS

PCT

INT

TD

LG

2002

12

5

75

.417

1

1

26


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