Blaine Gabbert

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Blaine Gabbert
Blaine Gabbert - Jacksonville Jaguars.jpg
Gabbert in action with the Jaguars
No. 11     Jacksonville Jaguars
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: October 15, 1989 (1989-10-15) (age 24)
Place of birth: Ballwin, Missouri, USA
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
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)
  • Broke Jaguars record for most rookie starts (2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2011
Pass attempts 413
Pass completions 210
Percentage 50.8
TDINT 12-11
Passing yards 2,214
QB Rating 64.3
Stats at NFL.com

Blaine Gabbert is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He played college football for the Missouri Tigers.

Early life[change | edit source]

Gabbert was born in Ballwin, Missouri, USA and went to Parkway West High School, where he played high school football. In his sophomore season, he threw for about 1,100 yards and 11 touchdowns as a first-year starter. As a junior, he had 1,523 yards and 20 scores and also added 458 yards and 8 TDs rushing. He threw 623 passing yards and five touchdowns as a senior, despite an injured foot that limited him to four games. He was considered one of the best players entering college at his position.

College[change | edit source]

Gabbert started his college football career as only a third string player. Here are his statistics with the Missouri Tigers:

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[change | edit source]

Jacksonville Jaguars[change | edit source]

After an impressive showing at the combine, Gabbert was taken 10th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2011 NFL Draft. Gabbert, who to his credit was playing on a team that had done very poorly the past several years, had a bad season in 2011. He was sacked 40 times (3rd most in league history), fumbled 14 times, and threw only 12 touchdown passes next to eleven interceptions as Jacksonville's bad luck continued. Analysts noted how Gabbert's height decreased when he threw, which is the opposite of what is supposed to happen.

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