E.J. Manuel who was born on March 19, 1990 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He plays QB for the Buffalo Bills and been in the NFL since 2013. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in round #1 with the 16th pick overall.
10 interesting facts about the football player, E.J. Manuel
E.J. Manuel was an All-American Quarterback in high school, ranked #2 by Sports Illustrated in the country for high school QB prospects.
E.J. Manuel is a member of the fraternity, Pi Kappa Alpha at Florida State University.
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E.J. Manuel got his first start as a freshman, replacing current Minnesota Vikings QB, Christian Ponder when FSU season was slipping away going into game 10 with a 4-5 record.
In his freshman year, E.J. Manuel got FSU to the Gator Bowl with a 6-6 record and led FSU to victory, 33-21 winning the MVP award for the Gator Bowl and saving Bobby Bowden from his first season with a losing college record.
E.J. Manuel finished his FSU career with a 25-6 record as a starting QB. He led FSU to their first BCS Bowl victory since 2000.
E.J. Manuel had an amazing senior year improving his NFL draft stock. He finished his senior year with a 12 win season, one of only three times to happen at FSU.
E.J. Manuel finished his college career amassing 7,736 passing yards, 47 TDs, 28 INTs and rushed for 827 yards and 11 TDs.
E.J. Manuel was drafted by the Buffalo Bills 16th and signed a 4 year deal worth a guaranteed $8.8 million dollars. He was the only QB drafted in the first round of the 2013 draft, surprising many analysts who had Geno Smith, Ryan Nassib and Matt Barkley as higher rated.
E.J. Manuel first season in the NFL was marred by two injuries, one was a fluid build-up that had to be drained from his knee after the first preseason game, but he made it back into the lineup for the season opener. His second injury occurred in the third quarter against the Cleveland Browns in October when he sprained the ligament in his right knee causing him to miss 5 games.
E.J. Manuel finished his rookie season playing 10 games and totaling: 1,972 passing yards, 58.8 completion percentage, 11 TDs with 9 INTs and 186 yards rushing and 2 TDs. It was an up and down year for he Bills and Manuel and he will have to make serious improvement to hold on to his job.
Sources:ESPN , SBNation , Pro Football Talk, Cold hard football facts, Fantex, Buffalo Bills, Sports Illustrated, Star Street
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