|Louisville Cardinals — No. 5|
|Major: Sports Management|
|Date of birth: November 10, 1992|
|Place of birth: Miami, Florida|
|Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||Weight: 196 lb (89 kg)|
|High school: Miami (FL) Northwestern|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
Theodore "Teddy" Bridgewater (born November 10, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Louisville Cardinals. He is considered to be one of the top quarterback prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft.
A native of Miami, Florida, Bridgewater attended Miami Northwestern High School. In his sophomore year, he replaced Jacory Harris, who had graduated and started playing for the University of Miami, as starting quarterback and took over a team that had been named the 2007 national champions by USA Today. Bridgewater completed 97 of 160 attempts (60.6 percent) for 1,560 yards over the season, throwing 16 touchdowns with three interceptions. He also carried 45 times for 211 yards (4.7 average) and two more scores. Northwestern finished the season 13–3, falling short to Seminole High School of Sanford 28–21 in the 6A state title game.
In his junior year, he passed for 2,546 yards and 32 touchdowns and rushed for 379 yards and five more scores. In a late-September game against Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School, Bridgewater completed 19-of-24 passes for 327 yards, and a Dade County record of seven touchdowns. He was named second team All-State for 6A classification, and first team All-County by the Miami Herald. Northwestern finished the season 10–2, after a 29–16 loss to rival Miami Central High School.
As a senior, Bridgewater had 2,606 passing yards and 22 touchdowns despite missing parts of the season with a medial collateral ligament injury. He also rushed for 223 yards and eight more scores. Northwestern had a 9–3 record for the season, losing 42–27 to Miami Central in the 6-A semifinals, in which Bridgewater threw for 436 yards and scored four touchdowns.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Miami, Florida||Miami Northwestern High School||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)||185 lb (84 kg)||4.7||Dec 10, 2010|
|Scout: Rivals: ESPN grade: 80|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6 (QB) Rivals: 6 (QB), 23 (FL), 113 (National) ESPN: 9 (QB), 73 (Southeast)|
As a freshman in 2011, Bridgewater entered the season as a backup but started the Cardinals fourth game of the season against Marshall and remained the starter the rest of the year. He finished the season completing 191 of 296 passes for 2,129 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. For his play he was named the Big East Rookie of the Year and was named a freshman All-American by Rivals.com, Scout.com, CBS Sports and Sporting News.
As a sophomore in 2012 he started 11 of 12 regular season games, his only non-starting action coming off the bench while injured against Rutgers to lead his team to a win, a Big East title and a berth to the BCS. He finished the regular season completing 267 of 387 passes for 3,452 yards with 25 touchdowns and just 7 interceptions. He finished 6th in the nation in completion percentage, 8th in yards per attempt, and 7th in passing efficiency. For his play, he was named the Big East Offensive Player of the Year.
Bridgewater and his Cardinals football team entered the 2013 Sugar Bowl against the Florida Gators as decided underdogs. Although Florida boasted the nation's #1 pass efficiency defense, Bridgewater passed for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns to become the game's MVP in a 33-23 win.
|NCAA Collegiate Career statistics|
As early as April 2013, Bridgewater was seen as one of the top prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft, alongside Jadeveon Clowney. Reports said that had he been eligible for the 2013 draft he most likely would have been the first quarterback taken.
- Adelson, Andrea (October 23, 2012). "Bridgewater's lesson in inspiration". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 24, 2012. "Keep in mind, Bridgewater does not turn 20 until next month."
- Wommack, Woody (December 20, 2008). "Seminole rallies from 21-point deficit, stuns Miami Northwestern". USA Today.
- "Rising Miami star Bridgewater fires seven TDs". MaxPreps. September 28, 2009.
- Louisville football's Teddy Bridgewater named Big East Rookie of the Year
- Watkins leads Freshman All-America Team
- FoxSportsNext 2011 Freshman All-American Team
- CBSSports.com 2011 Freshman All-America team
- Early impact: These freshmen were at the head of their class
- Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater named BE's Offensive Player of the Year
- Sugar Bowl Odds: Florida heavy favorites over Louisville - SB Nation Tampa Bay
- Stingy Florida defense anticipates challenge of Louisville | StAugustine.com
- Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater wins the Miller-Digby MVP award | NOLA.com
- Teddy Bridgewater Stats, News, Videos, Pictures, Bio - Louisville Cardinals - ESPN
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