#RewindWednesday – Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold at San Clemente HS (California)

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While he was still a ways away from becoming an National Football League quarterback, you could always tell that Sam Darnold had the ability to play on Sunday.

On today’s Rewind Wednesday, we go back to 2014 when Darnold and the San Clemente Tritons in Southern California were opening fall camp. Darnold spoke with High School Football America co-founder Jeff Fisher about his recent appearance at the Elite 11 quarterback competition.

Watch the interview with below.

Related: San Clemente, Quarterback High

During his high school career, the current Carolina Panthers quarterback completed over 67-percent of his passes with 46 touchdowns against only eight interceptions. Darnold, who missed all but three games of his junior year due to injury, averaged 6.3 yards per carry, rushing for 1,250 yards during his Triton career with 19 touchdowns.

Related: Stadium Project: San Clemente’s Thalassa Stadium

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.