Teddy Bridgewater Makes His Mark on UofL Record Book

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Teddy Bridgewater’s numbers are impressive.  I will get to those here in a minute. But #5 is way more than a stat stuffer.  He’s a leader. He’s tough, he’s timely, he’s unflappable. He’s a good son, good teammate, and I couldn’t be more proud that he represents my alma mater. Teddy Bridgewater is a ball player.  But he deflects praise to his teammates and doesn’t respond to taunts. You couldn’t create a better person or player.  He’s Heisman worthy.  Here are his stats:

2011 2012 Total
Run 66 26 92
Pass 2129 3718 5847
Passing TDs 14 27 41
Rushing TDs 4 1 5
Total TDs 18 28 46
Completions 191 287 478

Bridgewater does most of his work through the air.  From watching him run Teddy could gain quite a bit more with his legs but uses his time in the pocket to find open receivers. At this point, Bridgewater’s Rushing Totals aren’t exactly moving the dial but it MIGHT come into play as Bridgewater climbs the TOTAL OFFENSE Chart.  Teddy currently sits at #6 ALL-Time of Total Offense Thanks to the 3rd Best Offensive Season in Cardinal Football History.  Here is where Bridgewater sits in Total Offense for both one season and his career:

Total Offense
Season
1 Redman 1998 4009
2 Brohm 2007 3978
3 Bridgewater 2012 3744
4 LeFors 2003 3550
5 Redman 1999 3537
6 Ragone 2002 3128
7 Ragone 2001 3122
8 Brohm 2006 3094
9 Redman 1997 2958
10 LeFors 2004 2929
Total Offense
Career
1 Chris Redman 12129
2 Brian Brohm 10819
3 Dave Ragone 9161
4 Stefan LeFors 6609
5 Jay Gruden 6564
6 Teddy Bridgewater 5939
7 Jeff Brohm 5410
8 Ed Rubbert 4979
9 Marty Lowe 4683
10 Browning Nagle 4495
11 Benny Russell 4363

Not only is Bridgewater piling up the yards he’s also piling up the completions after racking up the 4th most completions in Louisville Football History and currently sits 5th All-Time in connections after his Sophomore year as a Card.

Career
Completions
1 Chris Redman 1031
2 Brian Brohm 780
3 Dave Ragone 685
4 Jay Gruden 572
5 Teddy Bridgewater 478
6 Ed Rubbert 430
7 Marty Lowe 416
8 Stefan LeFors 416
9 Jeff Brohm 402
10 John Madeya 364
Season Completions
1 Redman (’99) 319
2 Redman (’98) 309
3 Brohm (’07) 308
4 Bridgewater (’12) 287
5 Redman (’97) 261
6 Ragone (’02) 237
7 Ragone (’01) 231
8 Gruden (’88) 224
9 LeFors (’03) 219
10 Ragone (’00) 216

As Touchdowns go, you might want to call Teddy Bridgewater ‘Teddy Touchdown’.  Bridgewater’s 27 TD passes in 2012 was the 4th most in Cardinal History and several were left on the board. Think about how many passes ended at the 1, 2, and 3 yard lines. Teddy could have easily had 5 additional TDs on the season, if not more. But right now Teddy owns 41 passing scores good for 5th All-Time at UofL. Again, Bridgewater just finished his SOPHOMORE SEASON

 

Career
Touchdown Passes
1 Chris Redman 84
2 Dave Ragone 74
3 Brian Brohm 71
4 Jay Gruden 44
5 Teddy Bridgewater 41
6 Jeff Brohm 38
6 Stefan LeFors 38
8 John Madeya 34
9 Browning Nagle 32
10 Dean May 29
Season
TD Passes
1 Brian Brohm (’07) 30
2 Redman (’98) 29
2 Redman (’99) 29
4 Ragone (’00) 27
4 Bridgewater (’12) 27
6 Ragone (’02) 24
7 Ragone (’01) 23
8 Jeff Brohm (’93) 20
8 Lefors (’04) 20
10 Brian Brohm (’05) 19

The passing numbers mirror the Total Offense numbers and don’t change the list very much at all. So we’ll not duplicate.  But bottomline, Teddy Bridgewater is a BEAST at the Quarterback position.  I really hope Card fans appreciate watching him and also I think that if he has the same type of season in 2013 that he did in 2012 that he’ll have very good prospects in the NFL Draft as an early entry.  Depending on how the season goes and the draft pool I expect to fully endorse Teddy to the NFL, although I would certainly love to watch and cover him for 2013 & 2014.  Factors into his decision could be: 1) degree 2) teammates 3) NFL Draft prospects (it might actually be better for him to be a mid-to-late 1st rounder than the #1 overall pick) 4) how UofL’s season goes 5) the possibility of playing one season in the ACC 6) his health at the end of 2013.

Lots of time before that comes but it’s worth noting the possibility and getting folks ready to watch another fine season from Teddy under center.

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