At 6’4”, 230LBS., Jack Heneghan is your prototypical quarterback in terms of height and weight. He was born in Atherton, California, and attended Menlo High School. Heneghan is a known local in the California area.
During his senior year, he threw for over 2,900 yards and 37 touchdowns! As a San Francisco Chronicle all-metro selection, he lead his school to a 6-5 record as the team captain. Aside from this, he also found success as a basketball player, helping the team to a 21-8 record, while being recognized as an all-league junior for the sport!
Over his four years attending Dartmouth University, Heneghan made the most of his playing time during his junior
and senior years, after practically sitting out his freshman and sophomore years. Over those two years, he
threw for 28 touchdowns & 20 interceptions. Also, he would finish with 4,900 yards, as well as a 61%
completion rate over this duration. Those are pretty respectable numbers for a quarterback.
However, his track record as a mobile quarterback is something that can be noted. Heneghan, in his junior year in college, carried the ball 73 times, rushing for over 200 yards, while averaging over 3 yards per rush and scoring 3 touchdowns. In his senior season, he would carry the ball 51 times for 162 yards, averaging 3.2 yards per carry, while scoring 1 touchdown. Aside from finding success as a player, Heneghan is also a known leader on the field as well. For the 2017 season, he was named one of the tri-captains of the football team. Also, he was named an FCS ADA Academic All-Star in 2016.
Off the field, Jack Heneghan was an economics major in college. His father, Lal Heneghan, was an incredibly successful football player. While attending the University of Pennsylvania, Lal played tight end for the Quakers — leading them to three Ivy League championship rings, as well as being an All-Ivy League pick in 1984! Later in his life, Lal would work for both the Cleveland Browns as the VP of Operations, and for the 49ers as the Executive Vice President! He also worked for the NFL Office as the Director of Labor Relations. His mother, Amy Heneghan, was also a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania.
While Jack might end up just being a camp body, he has shown some promising signs coming into the NFL. I know if I were a quarterback entering the league today, I’d be begging to end up with a coach like Kyle Shanahan.