Blaine Gabbert facts for kids
Gabbert with the Tennessee Titans in 2018
|No. 11 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Born:||October 15, 1989
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||Ballwin (MO) Parkway West|
|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10|
|Career NFL statistics as of 2018|
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.
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.
Gabbert started his college football career as only a third string player. Here are his statistics with the Missouri Tigers:
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
On March 11, 2014, Gabbert got traded to the San Francisco 49ers.
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- The Sporting News, September 9, 2008, "Missouri burns QB Gabbert's redshirt"
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- nfldraftscout.com. "Blaine Gabbert, DS #1 QB, Missouri".
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