Blaine Gabbert

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Blaine Gabbert
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Gabbert with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
No. 11 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Personal information
Born: (1989-10-15) October 15, 1989 (age 29)
Ballwin, Missouri
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school:Ballwin (MO) Parkway West
NFL Draft:2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Passing yards:9,063
Completion percentage:56.2
Passer rating:71.7
Rushing yards:631
Rushing touchdowns:3
Player stats at

Blaine Gabbert is an American football quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He played college football for the Missouri Tigers. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early life[change | change 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 | change 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 | change source]

Jacksonville Jaguars[change | change 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.

San Francisco 49ers[change | change source]

On March 11, 2014, Gabbert got traded to the San Francisco 49ers.

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