Teddy Bridgewater who was born on November 10, 1992 in Miami, Florida. He will be playing QB for the Minnesota Vikings and been in the NFL since 2014.
10 interesting facts about Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater
Teddy Bridgewater was drafted by the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the 2014 NFL draft with the 32nd overall draft selection.
Teddy Bridgewater attended Miami Northwestern High School and immediately became the starting QB taking over for Jacory Harris who went to the University of Miami to become their starting QB. Big shoes to fill because that year before, the team was named he National Champions by USA Today.
Teddy Bridgewater in his sophomore year lost the State Championship to Seminole High School but compiled 1,560 passing yards, 16 TDs, 3 INTs, 211 yards rushing and two additional rushing TDs.
Teddy Bridgewater had two big junior and senior high school seasons earning him a 4-star ranking from both Scout and Rivals. He also earned a spot playing in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
Teddy Bridgewater decided on Louisville University and started as a backup but by the 4th game of his freshman season he was named the starting QB. Because of his outstanding freshman year, he earned the Big East Rookie of the Year award and was named a freshman All-American by CBS Sports, Sporting News, Rivals and Scout.
Teddy Bridgewater led Louisville to a BCS game, a Big East title and was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year.
Teddy Bridgewater and Louisville gained entry to the 2013 Sugar Bowl against the dominant Florida Gators. Entering the game as a heavy underdog against Florida because of their dynamic pass defense, it was a huge accomplishment when Bridgewater led Louisville to a 33-23 victory earning himself the game’s MVP.
Teddy Bridgewater after only playing three years at Louisville compiled huge stats: 9,817 passing yards, a 68.4% completion rate, 72 pass TDs and 24 INTs. He also had 170 rushing yards and 6 rushing TDs. He would have been more deadly on the ground bu Louisville was a disciplined pass team and rarely had the QB leave the pocket. This was the reason why Teddy was ranked as the most ready QB to play in the NFL out of college.
Teddy Bridgewater graduated from Louisville with a degree in sports administration even though he left college one year early to enter the 2014 NFL draft.
Teddy Bridgewater was projected at one point to be the top pick overall in the draft ahead of DE Jadeveon Clowney, QB Blake Bortles, and QB Johnny Manziel but slipped in the draft because some poor inconsistent play at the Combine and his NFL pro day.
Sources:ESPN, Pro Football, Famous Birthdays, 24/7 Sports, Big Cat Country, KFAN Sports Radio
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