Jeff Garcia

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Jeff Garcia
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Garcia with the Eagles in 2006
No. 5, 7, 9
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1970-02-24) February 24, 1970 (age 50)
Gilroy, California
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Gilroy (CA)
College:San Jose State
Undrafted:1994
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
NFL
CFL
Career NFL statistics
TDINT:161–83
Passing yards:25,537
Passer rating:87.5
Player stats at NFL.com
Career CFL statistics
Passing yards:16,442
TD–INT:111–52
Passing rating:94.9

Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970) is a former American football and Canadian football quarterback. After attending high school and junior college in Gilroy, California, Garcia played college football at San Jose State University.

A four-time CFL All-Star and four-time NFL Pro Bowl selection, Garcia began his professional football career with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League (CFL) as an undrafted free agent in 1994. In 1999, Garcia debuted in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Francisco 49ers. With the 49ers, Garcia made three Pro Bowl appearances (for the 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons) and led the team to the playoffs in the 2001 and 2002 seasons. Afterwards, Garcia encountered a low point in his career, starting with a lackluster 2003 season with San Francisco then two losing seasons with the Cleveland Browns in 2004 and the Detroit Lions in 2005. With the Philadelphia Eagles, Garcia returned to form late in the 2006 season, starting for an injured Donovan McNabb and leading Philadelphia to the playoffs. Garcia joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007 and was the starting quarterback for most games of the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Again, Garcia led Tampa Bay to the playoffs in 2007 and made his fourth career Pro Bowl appearance. After his stint with Tampa, Garcia returned to the Philadelphia Eagles in 2009 and played only one game