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John Paddock



Experience: R

Height: 6' 0"

Weight: 190 lbs

College: Illinois




  • Played six seasons of college football at Illinois (2023) and Ball State (2018-22).
  • Played in 24 games, completing 395-of-657 pass attempts (60.1 percent) for 4.177 yards, 27 touchdowns and 18 interceptions for a 121.6 passer rating for the Fighting Illini and Cardinals.
  • In 2023, he played seven games and completed 85-of-143 pass attempts for 1,278 yards, nine touchdowns and three interceptions in his first season at Illinois.
  • As a redshirt senior at Ball State, he played in 12 games and completed 286-of-480 pass attempts (59.6 percent) for 2,719 yards, 18 touchdowns and 14 interceptions for a 113.7 passer rating in 2022.
  • In 2021, he played in two games, competing 18-of-26 pass attempts (69.2 percent) for 132 yards and one interception for a 104.2 passer rating.
  • He did not appear in any games in 2020.
  • Played in two games as a redshirt freshman in 2019, completing 1-of-2 pass attempts for five yards,
  • Appeared in one game as a true freshman in 2018 and completed 5-of-6 attempts (83.3 percent) for 43 yards.


  • Born in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
  • Attended Bloomfield Hills (Mich.) High School.
  • Became the winningest quarterback in program history.
  • Holds school records in passing yards (4,086) and touchdowns (26).
  • Named a team captain and was a three-year letter winner and three-time All-Conference player.
  • Played golf in high school and finished top-15 in the state in golf.
  • Earned All-Conference honors twice in golf.
  • Son of Steven and Ashley Paddock.
  • Grandfather played in the NFL for the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions.
  • Graduated from Ball State with a degree in professional selling.