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January 1, 2014

Teddy Turns Pro




Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will forgo his senior season at the University of Louisville to turn pro. The announcement had been expected, but became official on New Year's Day that Bridgewater will take his talent to the National Football League in 2014.

Bridgewater, the nation's most talented passer, is projected as the top quarterback and could likely be the No. 1 overall pick in April's NFL Draft.

Bridgewater leaves Louisville after a record-setting season in which he set a school season record with 31 touchdown passes.

The Miami native goes out on a high note after leading the Cardinals to a blowout 36-9 victory over his hometown Miami Hurricanes last week in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

In the game, Bridgewater completed 35-of-45 passes for a career-high 447 yards. With the victory over Miami, he also tied the school record with his 27th victory as Louisville's starter.

Under Bridgewater's leadership, the Cardinals won their second straight bowl game and notched a second consecutive 12-win season.

For the season, Bridgewater was excellent, setting a new career high for single season passing yards. He finished the 2013 season with 3,970 yards, 39 touchdowns and just four interceptions.

His skill set of accuracy, size and leadership make him the probable top pick in the upcoming NFL Draft. At 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Bridgewater has exhibited all the skills and intangibles to be a pro quarterback.

The first five teams to draft will be Houston, St. Louis, Jacksonville, Cleveland and Oakland. All five teams are without a franchise quarterback, making the decision a fairly easy one for Bridgewater.


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