The file on Matt McGloin
McGloin's high school years
As a three-year starter at West Scranton High School, McGloin led his team to two Class AAA district titles while throwing for 5,485 yards and 58 touchdowns in his career. Following graduation, McGloin did not receive a single Division I scholarship offer, and consequently decided to walk-on for Joe Paterno’s Penn State Nittany Lions.
Redshirt and Redshirt freshman seasons
Upon enrolling at Penn State and making the team as a walk-on, McGloin redshirted. In 2009 Matt McGloin backed up first-team All-Big Ten quarterback Daryll Clark. Clark led the Nittany Lions to an 11-2 record with a Citrus Bowl victory over LSU. The 2009 season was null and void following the Penn State scandal.
Splitting time at QB in 2010 and 2011
McGloin, Penn State's third-string quarterback, saw his first significant action in the Nittany Lion's seventh game of the year at Minnesota. In the 33-21 win, he threw for two touchdowns and started the remaining six games for coach Joe Paterno, finishing with 16 total touchdowns, nine interceptions and a 54.9 percent completion percentage. In 2011, as a redshirt junior, McGloin played in all 12 games. He led the Nittany Lions to a 9-4 record while throwing eight touchdowns.
Coming out party
As a redshirt senior in 2012, Matt McGloin thrived under first-year head coach Bill O'Brien. Amid a postseason ban and off the field issues, McGloin led Penn State to an 8-4 record with a 6-2 record in Big-10 conference play. As threw for a school record 3,271 passing yards and 446 completions. He left Happy Valley with 46 career touchdowns, also a new school record and was the winner of the 2012 Burlsworth Trophy as the nation's best walk-on player.
McGloin to the Raiders
Following the NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders signed the Penn State quarterback as an undrafted free agent. In summer camp he beat fellow rookie Tyler Wilson for the team's third quarterback spot. Following Matt Flynn's performance in a Week 4 loss to the Redskins, McGloin was promoted to second-string. On November 16, 2013 the Raiders announced McGloin would start the first game of his career against the Houston Texans.
McGloin leads Raiders over the Texans
In his first career start, McGloin threw for 197 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans. McGloin's three touchdowns helped lead the Raiders to their most successful offensive output of 2013 -- 28 points. The day was highlighted by a 26-yard touchdown pass from McGloin to tight end Mychal Rivera that put Oakland up for good 21-17 in the third quarter.
Rookie of the Week
Matt McGloin's 197-yard, three-touchdown, no-interception performance in the 28-23 win over the Texans earned him rookie of the week honors for his first NFL start.