Teddy Bridgewater, who played college football at the University of Louisville from 2011-2013, is a talented quarterback.
Here are 10 interesting facts about him:
Teddy Bridgewater Facts #1:
He was successful in his first year as a high school quarterback. He was able to connect for 97 of 160 attempts and throw for 1,560 yards. He also recorded 16 touchdowns with only three interceptions.
Teddy Bridgewater Facts #2:
During the same high school football season, he carried the ball 45 times and racked up 211 rushing yards. Sadly, his team lost in the 6A state title game, against the Seminole High School of Stanford. The score of the game was 28-21. It should be noted that his team went 13-3 on the season.
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Bridgewater was also successful in his last years playing high school football. For instance, in his senior year, he was able to throw the football for 2,606 passing yards and he achieved 22 passing touchdowns. This success was also in the same season as when he suffered from a medial collateral ligament injury. In short, his high school football statistics could have been even better.
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He was regarded as a four-star recruit by Rivals.com. The same website ranked him as the sixth best Dual-threat quarterback in the nation. He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Teddy Bridgewater Facts #5:
He started his college football career as a backup quarterback. However, since the fourth game of the season he became the starter. He was named the Big East Rookie of the Year. Furthermore, a number of sports companies, including CBS Sports, named him a freshman All-American.
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Bridgewater continued to improve as a college football quarterback as time progressed. For instance, he had a great sophomore season and was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year.
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The talented quarterback also played well in his junior season. He was able to throw 31 touchdowns. He only threw four interceptions over the season.
Teddy Bridgewater Facts #8:
His final college football game, which was the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl, was a success for him. He completed 35 of 42 passes during the game. He also threw three touchdowns. Due to his stellar play, he was named the MVP of the game.
Teddy Bridgewater Facts #9:
Since he did not have much left to prove in his college football career, he decided to skip his senior year of college.
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The last interesting fact is that he was the MVP of the 2013 Sugar Bowl. His team’s opponent, the Florida Gators football team, were favored by almost two touchdowns. The Louisville Cardinals ended up winning the game. The final score was 33-23.
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“Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater: ‘I’m going to be the jewel of the draft’,” Yahoo! Sports.