Blaine Gabbert

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Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert.jpg
Gabbert in 2011
No. 10     San Francisco 49ers
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-15) October 15, 1989 (age 24)
Place of birth: Ballwin, Missouri
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Ballwin (MO) Parkway West
College: Missouri
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Debuted in 2011 for the Jacksonville Jaguars
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • U. S. Army All-America honors (2007)
  • Jaguars record for most rookie starts at QB (14 in 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Pass attempts 777
Pass completions 414
Percentage 53.3
TDINT 22-24
Passing yards 4,357
QB Rating 66.4
Stats at NFL.com

Blaine Gabbert (born October 15, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Missouri Tigers before leaving early for the 2011 NFL Draft after his junior year. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round with the 10th overall pick.

Early years[edit]

Gabbert was born in Ballwin, Missouri. He attended Parkway West High School in Ballwin, where he played for the Parkway West Longhorns high school football team. He recorded 623 passing yards and five touchdowns as a senior, despite an injured foot that limited him to four games.[citation needed] As a junior, he posted 1,523 yards and 20 touchdowns (on 119-of-231 passing) and also added another 458 yards rushing and 8 TDs. In his sophomore season, he threw for approximately 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a first-year starter.[1]

College career[edit]

Coming out of high school in 2008, Gabbert was considered a major college recruitment prospect. Rated as a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Gabbert was listed as the number 1 pro-style quarterback in the nation.[2] He initially gave a verbal commitment to the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers, but rethought his decision after head coach Bill Callahan was fired.[3] He eventually committed to the University of Missouri.

Missouri coach Gary Pinkel decided not to redshirt Gabbert his freshman year, but instead play him as the third-string quarterback behind Chase Daniel and Chase Patton.[4] Gabbert had a strong debut in 2009, throwing for 313 yards with three touchdowns in the air and another one on the ground against the Illinois Fighting Illini in the annual Arch Rivalry.[citation needed] In January 2011, Gabbert announced that he would forgo his senior year to enter the 2011 NFL Draft.[5]

College stats[edit]

Year Team Attempts Completions Completion % Yards TDs INT
2008 Missouri 13 5 38.4% 43 0 0
2009 Missouri 445 262 58.8% 3,593 24 9
2010 Missouri 475 301 63.4% 3,186 16 9
College Totals 933 568 60.9% 6,822 40 18

Professional career[edit]

Combine Stats[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅜ in 234 lb 33 in 10 in 4.61 s 1.59 s 2.70 s 4.26 s 6.84 s 33½ in 10 ft 0 in 42
All values from 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.[6][7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Gabbert attempting a pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

On April 28, 2011 Gabbert was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2011 NFL draft with the 10th overall pick. Jacksonville traded up six spots with the Washington Redskins to select Gabbert.[8] On July 28, 2011, Gabbert officially signed his contract to play for the team. The deal was worth $12 million over 4 years.[9]

Gabbert played in his first NFL regular season game on September 18, 2011 against the New York Jets. He was then named starter against the Carolina Panthers the following week.

Gabbert struggled in his rookie season. He was sacked 40 times, third most of any quarterback in the league. He fumbled 14 times, most in the league by a quarterback.[10] His 50.8% completion percentage was second-worst in the league for passers with more than 200 attempts (ahead of only Tim Tebow's 46.5%). His 5.4 yards per attempt was last in the league among qualifying passers, as was his 65.4 passer rating.[11] Football Outsiders calculated that Gabbert's 2011 season was "with the fifth worst season we've ever measured" in aggregate value.[12]

Gabbert threw for a career-high 260 passing yards in the Jaguars' 2012 regular season opener against the Minnesota Vikings along with two touchdowns and a career-best 96.1 quarterback rating. Despite his performance, the Jaguars lost 26–23 in overtime.[13] Gabbert struggled in the following weeks including a loss to the Chicago Bears in which he threw two interceptions and fumbled once. Both interceptions were returned for touchdowns and the Jaguars lost 41–3.[14] Against the Oakland Raiders, Gabbert tore his labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, and was replaced by Chad Henne.[15]

Gabbert was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2012.[16] He returned for the 2013 season but played only three games, with just one touchdown and seven interceptions.

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

Gabbert was traded to the San Francisco 49ers on March 11, 2014 for a 6th round draft pick.[17]

References[edit]

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Chase Daniel
Missouri Tigers quarterback
2009–2010
Succeeded by
James Franklin