Jeff Driskel

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Jeff Driskel
Florida GatorsNo. 6
Quarterback Redshirt Junior
Major: Physical education
Date of birth: (1993-04-23) April 23, 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth: Oviedo, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career history
High school: Oviedo (FL) Hagerty
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Jeffrey M. Driskel (born April 23, 1993) is an American college football quarterback for the Florida Gators football team of the University of Florida. Driskel will be a redshirt junior for the Florida Gators during the 2014 fall season, and is expected to be the starter at quarterback.

Early years[edit]

Driskel attended Paul J. Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida. During his career he threw for 4,844 yards and 36 touchdowns. As a senior in 2010 he was the Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.[1][2] He was ranked as the best pro-style quarterback recruit in his class by and[3][4]

College career[edit]

Driskel accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he has played for coach Will Muschamp's Florida Gators football since 2011. As a freshman, Driskel appeared in five games, completing 16 of 34 passes for 148 yards with two interceptions. He became the team's starter as a sophomore in 2012. He led them to an 11-2 record and a berth in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, in which Florida lost to Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville Cardinals.[5]

After starting three games in 2013, Driskel broke his right fibula in a football game against the University of Tennessee and missed the remainder of the season.[6] Prior to the start of the 2014 college football season, Driskel was put on the Maxwell Award and Davey O'Brien award watch-lists. Additionally, Driskel was named to Phil Steele's pre-season 3rd Team All-American list.


Despite not playing a single official game of baseball since High school, Driskel was drafted by the Boston Red Sox with the 863rd pick of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[7] Driskel signed a contract with the Red Sox.[8]


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