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BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRICAN AMERICAN " THEODORE "TEDDY" BRIDGEWATER " IS AN AMERICAN FOOTBALL QUARTERBACK FOR THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS OF THE NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE (NFL) : GOES INIO THE " HALL OF BLACK GENIUS "

Theodore "Teddy" Bridgewater (born November 10, 1992) is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisville.

Early years

A native of MiamiFlorida, 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.[1]
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 aDade County record of seven touchdowns.[2] 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.
Regarded as a four-star recruit, Bridgewater was considered the sixth best Dual-threat quarterback prospect in the nation byRivals.com.[3] He played in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl.
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeight40Commit date
Teddy Bridgewater
QB
Miami, FloridaMiami Northwestern High School6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)185 lb (84 kg)4.7Dec 10, 2010 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 80
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 6 (QB)   Rivals: 6 (QB), 23 (FL), 113 (National)  ESPN: 9 (QB), 73 (Southeast)
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
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College career

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.comScout.comCBS Sports and Sporting News.[4][5][6][7][8]
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.[9]
Bridgewater and his Cardinals football team entered the 2013 Sugar Bowl against the Florida Gators as decided underdogs.[10] Although Florida boasted the nation's #1 pass efficiency defense,[11] Bridgewater passed for 266 yards and a pair of touchdowns to become the game's MVP in a 33-23 win.[12]
As a junior in 2013, Bridgewater completed 303 of 427 passes for 3,970 yards with 31 touchdowns and four interceptions. In his final college game against the Miami Hurricanes in the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl, he completed 35 of 42 passes for 447 yards three touchdowns and was named the game's MVP.[13]

Statistics

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Louisville Cardinals
SeasonPassingRushingReceivingTotal Offense
CompAttYdsPctTDIntSackRatingAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgYards
20111912962,12964.5%141233132.489660.72640002,195
20122874193,71868.5%27828160.574260.41710003,744
20133034273,97071.0%31428169.763781.22010004,048
Total7811,1429,81768.4%722483157.22261700.82660009,987

Professional career

2014 NFL Draft

As early as April 2013, Bridgewater was seen as one of the top prospects for the 2014 NFL Draft, alongside Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel. Reports said that had he been eligible for the 2013 draft he most likely would have been the first quarterback taken.[15] At one point, he was projected by many to be the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[16][17] On January 1, 2014, Bridgewater announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility at Louisville.[18]
Pre-draft measurables
HtWtArm lengthHand size40-yd dash10-yd split20-yd split20-ss3-coneVertBroadBPWonderlic
6 ft 2 in214 lb33 in9 14 in4.79 s1.63 s2.76 s4.20 s7.17 s30 in9 ft 5 in20
All values from NFL Combine,[19] 40 yard dash times from Louisville Pro Day[20]

Minnesota Vikings

He was selected by the Minnesota Vikings as the 32nd and final pick of the first round of the draft. The Vikings had traded their second round and fourth round picks to the Seattle Seahawks to move up and select BridgeTEDDY BRIDGEWATERwater.[21]

Personal life

Bridgewater is the youngest of four children.
Bridgewater is a Christian.[22][23]
Bridgewater graduated from the University of Louisville with a degree in Sports Administration.[24]