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Teddy Bridgewater
QB #5
Height:
6-2
Weight:
215
Age:
24
College:
Louisville
Experience:
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 551 849 6,150 7.2 28 21 83 556 87 91 401 4.4 4 11 3
2015 MIN 16 16 292 447 3,231 7.2 14 9 44 307 88.7 44 192 4.4 3 8 3
2014 MIN 13 12 259 402 2,919 7.3 14 12 39 249 85.2 47 209 4.4 1 3 0

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BIOGRAPHY

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

      16/16                 29/28                    1/1

• Guided Vikings to NFC North title in 2015, going 11-5, and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl

• Named Pepsi Rookie of the Year, selected as QB on PFWA’s All-Rookie team and twice named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Carolina (11/30/14).

OFF THE FIELD Earned bachelor’s degree in December 2013, majoring in sports administration...Mother, Rose Murphy, is a breast cancer survivor...Mother took part in Vikings tradition of sounding the Gjallarhorn vs. Detroit (10/12/14) as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month...Prior to NFL Draft, he followed through on a promise he made his mother as a youngster that he would get her a pink Escalade, presenting the gift to her with the help of Cadillac...Played on the same 7-on-7 team, South Florida Express, as college and current teammate DE B.J. DuBose...Served as Grand Marshall of the 2015 Kentucky Derby and gave the “Riders Up” command at the start of the race...Honored as a Distinguished Alumni by University of Louisville in fall 2015.

HONORS Selected to Pro Bowl following 2015 season...Named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year...Named to 2014 PFWA All-Rookie team...Selected twice as Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Carolina (11/30/14)...Named Vikings Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

2015 GP/GS     Career GP/GS     Playoffs GP/GS

      16/16                 29/28                    1/1

• Guided Vikings to NFC North title in 2015, going 11-5, and earned a spot in the Pro Bowl

• Named Pepsi Rookie of the Year, selected as QB on PFWA’s All-Rookie team and twice named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Carolina (11/30/14).

OFF THE FIELD Earned bachelor’s degree in December 2013, majoring in sports administration...Mother, Rose Murphy, is a breast cancer survivor...Mother took part in Vikings tradition of sounding the Gjallarhorn vs. Detroit (10/12/14) as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month...Prior to NFL Draft, he followed through on a promise he made his mother as a youngster that he would get her a pink Escalade, presenting the gift to her with the help of Cadillac...Played on the same 7-on-7 team, South Florida Express, as college and current teammate DE B.J. DuBose...Served as Grand Marshall of the 2015 Kentucky Derby and gave the “Riders Up” command at the start of the race...Honored as a Distinguished Alumni by University of Louisville in fall 2015.

HONORS Selected to Pro Bowl following 2015 season...Named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year...Named to 2014 PFWA All-Rookie team...Selected twice as Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for games vs. Atlanta (9/28/14) and vs. Carolina (11/30/14)...Named Vikings Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year.

PRO Ranks tied for 4th in the NFL since Week 13 of 2014 (21 games) with 14 wins as a starter...Has a 17-11 record as a starter...Posted 11-5 mark and started all 16 games for the Vikings in 2015, winning the NFC North for the 1st time since 2009 and hosting a Wild Card Playoff game...Tied Fran Tarkenton (vs. Chicago, 9/17/61) for Vikings record with 4 TD passes and 1 TD run in a game, posting a career-best 154.4 passer rating (2nd in club history) in 38-17 win vs. Chicago (12/20/15)...Set virtually every Vikings rookie QB record...Posted 6-6 record in his 12 starts in 2014...Ranked among the NFL’s top QBs in the month of December 2014 in passer rating and completion percentage...Had 3rd-highest completion percentage by a rookie QB in NFL history and the 7th-highest passer rating by a rookie QB...Matched Vikings season record with 4 comeback wins, the most by a rookie...Drafted #32 overall in 2014 with a choice obtained from Seattle in trade...The 4th QB the Vikings have drafted in the 1st round...The 3rd QB selected in 2014 behind Blake Bortles (#3, Jacksonville) and Johnny Manziel (#22, Cleveland).

2015 Started all 16 games and led team to NFC North title and Wild Card playoff berth...Earned Pro Bowl berth...Notched 11-5 mark as a starter, tied for 2nd-best mark for the team since 2000...After a 2-2 start to the season, the Vikings went 9-3 the rest of the year, including a 5-game win streak in games 5-9...The Vikings 5-3 mark in road games was the best for the team since the record-setting 1998 team was 7-1...The NFC North crown was 1st for Vikings since 2009, wrestling the title away from Green Bay in the regular season finale at Lambeau Field (1/3/16)...Notched 3rd-best single-season completion percentage in Vikings history at 65.3, trailing only Daunte Culpepper’s 69.2 in 2004 and Brett Favre’s 68.4 in 2009...Had career-best 154.4 passer rating in 38-17 win vs. Chicago (12/20), the 2nd-best mark in team history and tied a club record held since the 1st game in team history by Fran Tarkenton (vs. Chicago, 9/17/61) with 4 TD passes and 1 TD run in a game...Had 2 games on the season where he distributed passes to 11 different players, the most different receivers in a game by a lone QB in team history...Keyed comeback in the 4th quarter at Chicago (11/1).

2014 Posted best season by a Vikings rookie QB in team history on his way to being named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year...Named to PFWA All-Rookie team...Twice named Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week during season...Saw 1st game action at New Orleans (9/28) when he came in during the 2nd quarter for injured starter Matt Cassel and hit 12 of 20 passes for 150 yards and ran 6 times for 27 yards...Became the 3rd Vikings rookie QB to win his 1st career start with 41-28 outing vs. Atlanta (9/28), throwing for 317 yards, the most by a Vikings rookie in his 1st start, and running for 1st career TD. Led team back from 4th quarter deficit for the win and connected with TE Rhett Ellison on a 2-point conversion pass en route to Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors...Started 2nd career game and suffered 1st loss vs. Detroit (10/12), throwing 1st INTs of career and was sacked 8 times...Threw 1st career TD to Cordarrelle Patterson on a 4-yard score at Buffalo (10/19)...Won 1st career road game and 2nd game overall at Tampa Bay (10/26), leading team back from 4th quarter deficit to tie game 13-13 as time expired and force OT. Game was won on FR TD by fellow rookie Anthony Barr....Won 2nd consecutive game vs. Washington (11/2), bringing team back from a 4th-quarter deficit for the 3rd time on the season...Threw season-high 2 TDs vs. Green Bay (11/23) to Chase Ford and Greg Jennings...Matched season-best 2 TDs vs. Carolina (11/30), hitting Kyle Rudolph and Jennings for scores in 31-13 win to earn 2nd Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honor...Engineered 4th comeback win of the season vs. NY Jets (12/7) to tie team record. Hit Jarius Wright on 87-yard TD pass in OT for 2nd-longest OT game winner in NFL history and the 3rd-longest pass play in Vikings history...Set Vikings rookie record with 31 completions at Detroit (12/14).

COLLEGE Helped lead a resurgence at Louisville, winning back-to-back Big East titles (2011-2012) and making 3 bowl appearances, winning 2- the Sugar Bowl over #4-ranked Florida to cap the 2012 season and the Russell Athletic Bowl over Miami in 2013, his final collegiate game...In his final 2 seasons, guided the Cardinals to a 23-3 record...In only 3 seasons at Louisville, left the school tied for the team record with 27 wins (27-9 as a starter), matching the wins of Dave Ragone (27-10)...Set school record with a 68.4% completion percentage and threw only 24 INTs in 1,142 pass attempts...As a junior in 2013, took team to 12-1 mark and win over Miami in bowl game...Only loss of the season came against Central Florida...Named 2nd-Team All-AAC with 1st-Team honors going to fellow 1st-round QB Bortles...2012 Big East Offensive Player of the Year as team won 2nd straight Big East title...Named MVP of 2013 Sugar Bowl win over #4-ranked Florida, 33-23...Made 1st start vs. Marshall in 2011...Was 0-3 in 1st 3 starts of his career before notching 1st win over Rutgers...Went 5-2 as a starter for final 7 games of freshman campaign.

PREP 3-year starter at QB for Northwestern (Miami) program...Ranked as #2 dual-threat QB in the country by Rivals.com...Selected to US Army All-American Bowl...Guided team to Class 6A state semi as a senior...Named 2nd-Team All-State (6A) as a junior...Led team to 6A state title game as a sophomore, falling to Seminole High...Set Dade County record with 7 TD passes in a game against Hialeah-Miami Lakes.