2015 NFL DRAFT

Teddy Bridgewater, QB

School: Louisville  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Miami, FL
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 214 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
1331
Career Notes
Bridgewater won 27 games in his three years as the starting quarterback for Louisville, including 12 wins in 2013, which tied a school record. Bridgewater threw for 3,970 yards and 31 touchdowns in 2013, while completing 71 percent of his passes. In 39 career games at Louisville, Bridgewater threw for 9,817 yards, which is third most in the UofL annals, while his 72 career touchdown passes also ranks as third best in school history. He completed a school-record 68.3 percent of his passes and had just 24 interceptions in 1,142 career pass attempts.
2013 Season
Started all 13 games... has thrown a touchdown pass in 24 of the last 25 games... totaled five 300-yard games.Made spectacular run for a first down on a fourth down a play before heaving a 22-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter of the win at No. 23 Cincinnati... passed for 344 yards and three scores versus USF... completed a season-best 29 passes and threw for 341 yards and two scores in loss to UCF... led the Cardinals to a sixth-straight win by throwing for 310 yards and two scores against Rutgers... went 25-of-35 for 348 yards in a win over Temple... passed for a season-high 397 yards against Eastern Kentucky... opened the season by completing 23-of-28 passes for 355 yards and a tied a career-high with five touchdown passes versus Ohio.
2012 Season
Started 12 games, came off the bench in 20-17 win over Rutgers... named the BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year and first team all-conference... selected honorable mention All-American by Pro Football Weekly... threw for 3,718 yards (third all-time) and 27 touchdowns (tied for fourth)... recorded six 300-yard games and two 400-yard contests... named first team All-BIG EAST by ESPN.com and Phil Steele... finished eighth in the nation in passing efficiency and 26th in total offense.Ranked second in the BIG EAST in passing efficiency, total offense and passing yards... named MVP of the Sugar Bowl after going 20-of-32 for 266 yards and two touchdowns in a win over third-ranked Florida... threw for 263 yards and two touchdowns on 20-of-28 passing with broken wrist and a sprained ankle to help the Cardinals win a BIG EAST title... suffered fractured wristed and an ankle sprain in triple-overtime loss to Connecticut, threw for 331 yards... tossed a career-best five touchdown passes in a win over Temple... passed for a career-best 424 yards and three touchdowns on 36-of-49 passing in a loss to Syracuse... threw for 416 yards (first time in career over 400 yards) and tossed two touchdowns in a win over Cincinnati.Connected with DeVante Parker on career-long 75-yard reception en route to posting second 300-yard (304 yds) game of career... completed 23-of-28 passes for 279 yards and three touchdowns in win over North Carolina... went 30-of-39 for 344 yards and two touchdowns in 35-7 victory over Missouri State... set single-game school record for completion percentage at 90.5 after completing 19-of-21 passes for 232 yards in win over Kentucky.
2011 Season
Named BIG EAST Rookie of the Year after throwing for 2,129 yards and 14 scores... completed 64.5 percent of his throws and tossed 12 interceptions... threw for over 200 yards in four games, including a career-high 274 yards in the Belk Bowl loss to NC State... threw a touchdown pass in nine games.Was selected a CBSSports.com Freshman All-American, a Sporting News Freshman All-American and a Fox SportsNext 2011 Freshman All-American... stepped in for an injured Will Stein against Kentucky and started every game since... owns school record for passing yards by a freshman after surpassing Chris Redman at USF... first true freshman to see action at quarterback since Brian Brohm in 2004... first true freshman to start at quarterback since Stu Stram in 1976... completed 24-of-43 passes and threw interceptions against NC State... threw three touchdowns in win at USF.Went 21-for-27 for 246 yards in win at West Virginia... connected on a 44-yard strike to high school teammate Michaelee Harris on second play from scrimmage in win over Syracuse and found DeVante Parker on a 42-yard touchdown strike two plays later... earned first win as a starter versus Rutgers... notched first-career rushing touchdown in loss to Marshall... came in for injured Will Stein at Kentucky and threw two touchdowns in win... made collegiate debut in second quarter of win over Murray State.
High School
Highly regarded dual-threat quarterback who was the leader of Miami's prolific Northwestern program since his sophomore season... played for Billy Rolle at Northwestern... joins Eli Rogers, Michaelee Harris and Jermaine Reve as the other Northwestern High School products on the team... ranked as the No. 2. dual-threat quarterback in the 2011 class... FACA All District Team/2nd Team All State 6-A.Selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl... was named Honorable Mention at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl for having the best arm... ranked 16th in the Rivals.com Florida Postseason Top 100 and is ranked as the 113th best player overall... four-star prospect by Rivals.com ranked 141st on ESPNU Class of 150.Ranked by Rivals. com as the No. 2 quarterback in the nation and the 16th-best player in the state of Florida... also ranked as the 70th-best player nationally on the Rivals250... rated as the No. 6 quarterback by Scout.com... threw for 2,606 yards and 22 touchdowns as a senior... threw for 436 yards and scored four touchdowns in the 42-27 loss to Miami Central in the 6-A semifinals.Elite 11 Watch List prospect and member of the ESPNU 150 Watch List... set the Dade County record for most touchdown passes in a game with seven...passed for 2,546 yards and 32 touchdowns and rushed for 379 yards and five more scores during his junior campaign... named second team All-State for 6-A classification as junior... 16 touchdowns and three interceptions as sophomore... led team to 6A state title game as sophomore.
Injury Report
2012: Suffered a fractured wrist and ankle sprain against Connecticut.
 
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Player News
05/14/2014 - Catch-22: Did Teddy Bridgewater boycott Browns? Did a year of dysfunction cost the Cleveland Browns their preferred quarterback in the 2014 NFL Draft? Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, the 32nd overall pick last Thursday, was on the board when the Browns traded the 26th overall pick and a third-rounder to the Philadelphia Eagles for the 22nd pick, with the intent of drafting a quarterback to compete with current starter Brian Hoyer. According to reports -- vehemently denied Monday by coach Mike Pettine -- the Browns were primed to select Bridgewater but at the last minute switched their choice to Texas A&M sophomore Johnny Manziel.

Bridgewater said Tuesday on the "Dan Patrick Show" that he informed agent Kennard McGuire that he did not want to play in Cleveland. "I actually told my agent that's not the place where I wanted to be," Bridgewater told Patrick Tuesday in the midst of several rounds of media interviews.

The Vikings expect Bridgewater to compete to start as a rookie. Offensive coordinator Norv Turner was one of few NFL personnel to emerge from Bridgewater's pro day workout in March with a review that labeled the throwing session anything but abysmal. Coach Mike Zimmer said Sunday the Vikings will start the best quarterback, and he "hopes it is" Bridgewater. Matt Cassell re-signed with the team -- for two years, $10 million -- after ending the 2013 season as the Vikings' starter ahead of Christian Ponder. - Jeff Reynolds, NFLDraftScout.com

 

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