Easton Stick

North Dakota State quarterback Easton Stick warms up before an NCAA college football game against Iowa, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, in Iowa City, Iowa. 

Easton Stick set records in the Football Championship Subdivsion, and now he's off to learn from a potential Hall of Famer. 

The Omaha native and North Dakota State quarterback was drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers in the fifth round of the NFL Draft on Saturday afternoon. 

Stick, listed at 6-foot-1 and 224 pounds, rolled up a 49-3 record as the Bison starter, making him the winningest quarterback in FCS history. NDSU won national championships in each of his final two seasons. 

As a senior, Stick threw for 28 touchdowns and rushed for 17 more. 

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Stick was a two-star prospect out of Creighton Prep in the 2014 class and never received a scholarship offer from Nebraska. 

Now, he'll head to Los Angeles, where he'll have the opportunity to learn behind Philip Rivers. 

Stick is the second Omaha native to be taken in this year's draft, joining Iowa tight end Noah Fant, who was selected 20th overall by the Denver Broncos. 

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Contact the writer at pgabriel@journalstar.com or 402-473-7439. On Twitter @HuskerExtraPG.


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Parker joined the Journal Star as the University of Nebraska football beat writer in August 2017. He previously covered Montana State athletics for the Bozeman Daily Chronicle and graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012.

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