Nicholas Clayton “Scratch” Mullens (born March 21, 1995), is a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League .He played college football for the Southern Miss Golden Eagles football team, where in 2015 he set single-season school records for passing yardage (4,476) and number of touchdown passes (38).
Scratch Mullens was conceived March 21, 1995 in Little Rock, Arkansas and grew up in Hoover, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. He is the grandson of Ernie Tabor, a pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1950s. His uncle, Scott Tabor, pitched for the Arkansas Razorbacks baseball team and holds the record for most profession wins. He graduated from Spain Park High School in Hoover.
Secondary school vocation
Mullens played football for Spain Park, rising as the group’s starting quarterback. During his senior season, 2012, Mullens tossed for 3,649 yards and 40 touchdowns, against just seven block attempts, on the way to winning the 2012 Gatorade Player of the Year award for the province of Alabama. He had totaled 8,605 vocation passing yards, completing his secondary school profession with the seventh most passing yards in AHSAA history, to oblige 40 passing touchdowns.
After initially verbally resolving to go to the University of Alabama-Birmingham, Mullens changed seminar on national marking day following a very late visit to the University of Southern Mississippi, marking rather with the Golden Eagles.
Subsequent to beginning the 2013 season with a 0– 6 record, buried in a 18-diversion losing streak, Southern Miss head coach Todd Monken inserted genuine first year recruit Mullens as a starter for amusement seven, a home diversion against the University of North Texas. The youthful group was overmatched by North Texas, nonetheless, enduring a 55– 14 misfortune in which Mullens went 12-for-31 going for 210 yards and one touchdown, while enduring three block attempts and a lost bobble.
In his second university diversion, a misfortune to Marshall, Mullens turned into the main genuine first year recruit beginning quarterback in Southern Miss history to go for in excess of 300 yards in a solitary amusement, an accomplishment never cultivated amid his first year by the school’s most celebrated football alumnus, Brett Favre.
On November 30, 2013, Mullens assumed a key job in helping Southern Miss end its losing streak at 24 recreations with a five-touchdown execution against the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Mullens ended up going for 1,776 yards as a first year recruit in 2013 and 2,470 yards as sophomore in 2014.
In the 2015 standard season, Mullens finished 331 of 521 passes (63.5%) for 4,476 yards and 38 touchdowns — school records for passing yardage and touchdown passes. He positioned 6th among NCAA Division I FBS quarterbacks in passing yardage. Mullens’ endeavors were instrumental in an inversion of fortunes of the Southern Miss football program, with the group posting a 9– 5 record for the year only two seasons subsequent to snapping its horrifying 24-amusement losing streak.
On October 1, 2016, against the Rice Owls, he tossed for a university profession high 591 yards, four touchdowns, and one block attempt in the 44– 28 triumph.
In four seasons at Southern Mississippi (2013– 2016), played in 44 recreations (41 begins) and finished 928 of 1,546 endeavors for 11,994 yards and 87 touchdowns. In 2016, made 11 begins and finished 243 of 384 atts., for 3,272 yds. also, 24 TDs, averaging 297.5 passing yds. pergame.
He began each of the 14 amusements as a lesser in 2015 as the Golden Eagles completed with in excess of 7,000 yards of offense without precedent for school history. In 2014, began 10 diversions and finished 218 of 365 atts. for 2,470 passing yds. what’s more, 12 touchdowns. As a first year recruit in 2013, showed up in nine amusements (six begins) and tossed for 1,776 yds. also, 13 touchdowns while gaining Conference USA All-Freshman distinctions.
Mullens completed his university vocation at Southern Miss as the profession passing pioneer in each factual category. His 11,994 yards passing and 87 touchdown passes predominated the 7,695 yards and 52 touchdowns enrolled by future NFL incredible Brett Favre amid his four years with the Golden Eagles.
NCAA vocation insights
Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Season Games Record Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Yards Avg Lng Pct TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg Lng TD
2013 9 6 1– 5 136 276 1,776 6.4 81 49.3 13 14 108.7 40 −103 −2.6 13 2
2014 10 10 3– 7 218 365 2,470 6.8 44 59.7 12 9 122.5 49 39 0.8 31 0
2015 14 14 9– 5 331 521 4,476 8.6 69 63.5 38 12 155.2 43 −92 −2.1 17 3
2016 11 11 7– 4 243 384 3,272 8.5 93 63.3 24 11 149.8 51 −54 −1.1 9 4
Career 44 41 20– 21 928 1,546 11,994 7.8 93 60.0 87 46 137.8 183 −210 −1.1 31 9
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m) 214 lb
(97 kg) 4.90 s 1.65 s 2.84 s 4.47 s 7.40 s 31 in
(0.79 m) 8 ft 8 in
All qualities from Southern Miss’ Pro Day
San Francisco 49ers
2017 season: Rookie year
On May 4, 2017, Mullens marked with the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent. He entered preparing camp as the fourth reinforcement quarterback on the profundity graph behind veterans Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley, and rookie C. J. Beathard.
On September 2, 2017, the 49ers deferred Mullens as a component of their last list cuts, however marked him to the training squad the following day. On January 2, 2018, the 49ers marked Mullens to a hold/fates contract in the wake of spending his whole tenderfoot season on the training squad.
On September 1, 2018, Mullens was postponed by the 49ers and was marked to the training squad the following day. On September 26, 2018, the 49ers elevated Mullens to their dynamic program in the wake of beginning quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo tore his ACL and was set on harmed hold for whatever is left of the season. The expressions of his new contract were for a long time and $1.05 million.
Individual life On November 1, 2018, Mullens was named the starter for the 49ers’ Week 9 diversion against the Oakland Raiders on Thursday Night Football after starter C. J. Beathard suffered wrist damage the past amusement. Mullens completed his customary season presentation and first profession begin finishing 16 of 22 pass endeavors for 262 yards, three touchdowns, and no captures, as the 49ers crushed the Oakland Raiders by a score of 34– 3. His passer rating of 151.9 was the most astounding since 1970 for a quarterback with somewhere around 20 passing endeavors in an introduction. Mullens was additionally the primary player in 49ers history to toss three touchdowns in his first diversion for the group.
He finished a 24-yard touchdown go to wide receiver Pierre Garçon in the main quarter to stamp his first NFL touchdown pass. The following week against the New York Giants, Mullens tossed for 250 yards, 1 touchdown, and was blocked twice by linebacker BJ Goodson as the 49ers lost by a score of 27-23. Mullens made his first street begin amid Week 12.
Confronting the Tampa Bay Buccanneers, he tossed for 221 yards, 1 touchdown, and 2 interferences as the 49ers lost by a score of 27-9. Amid Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks, Mullens completed with a vocation high 414 passing yards, 2 touchdowns, and 1 capture as the 49ers lost by a score of 43-16. In Week 14 against the Denver Broncos, he go for 332 yards, two touchdowns, and one block attempt as the 49ers won by a score of 20-14. In week 15, Mullens tossed for 275 yds, 1 touchdown, and 0 interferences to beat the Seattle Seahawks in extra time.
Mullens is the child of Suzanne and Mark Mullens. He has a more seasoned sibling, Frank, and a more seasoned sister, Heather.