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Jeff Driskel
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Jeff Driskel

QB

Height
6-4
Weight
230 Lbs

Bio

Jeff Driskel is a quarterback for the University of Florida Gators of the Southeastern Conference.

High School

Driskel shined at Hagerty High School in Florida as both Rivals and Scout named him the top quarterback recruit in the nation. He was named the Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year and Gatorade Florida Player of the Year in 2010. Driskel threw for 4,844 yards and tossed 36 touchdown passes over the course of his high school career and was an Under Armour All-American.

College

He participated in five games for the Gators as a true freshman in 2011, completing 16-34 passes for 148 yards. Driskel has the distinction of the longest run against the Alabama defense in 2011, a 31-yard scramble against the Crimson Tide. He started 12 games, 11 at quarterback for Florida in 2012. His first career start technically came at the wide receiver spot at Bowling Green, where he lined up at wide receiver for the first play of the game before moving over to his familiar quarterback spot. Driskel threw for 1,646 yards and 12 touchdowns while getting picked off five times. He also added 408 rushing yards and three touchdowns on the ground.

Driskel was named the SEC Offensive Player of the Week after he torched Tennessee in a game that included a personal long 75-yard touchdown pass. He broke Tim Tebow’s Florida record for rushing yards by a quarterback in one game with 177 rushing yards against Vanderbilt. Tebow had run for 166 yards against Ole Miss in 2007. In 2013 Driskel started the first four games of the season for Florida before suffering a fractured leg that ended his season. He threw for 477 yards before the injury and set a career high for passing yards with 291 against Miami.  

Statistics

Stats CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT LONG 20+ 40+ RZ ATT SK
2013 Regular Season 42 61 68.9 477 7.8 2 3 46 6 1 12 4

Game Log

Date Opponent Result CMP ATT PCT YDS Y/A TD INT SK RTG ATT YDS TD
11-30-2013 @ Florida State Seminoles Florida State Seminoles 7-37 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-23-2013 @ Georgia Southern Eagles Georgia Southern Eagles 20-26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-16-2013 @ South Carolina Gamecocks South Carolina Gamecocks 19-14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-9-2013 @ Vanderbilt Commodores Vanderbilt Commodores 17-34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11-2-2013 @ Georgia Bulldogs Georgia Bulldogs 20-23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

Driskel In Line To Start At QB For Florida

Driskel In Line To Start At QB For Florida

by Christopher Smith

In what's shaping up as Will Muschamp's do-or-die season, it appears Florida will go with redshirt junior quarterback Jeff Driskel. Driskel, who is 12-3 as a starter, broke his leg Sept... Read more

Florida QB Murphy To Transfer

Florida QB Murphy To Transfer

by Christopher Smith

Florida quarterback Tyler Murphy became the seventh offensive player to announce he'll transfer to another school Sunday... Read more

What Does Driskel's Injury Mean For Florida?

What Does Driskel's Injury Mean For Florida?

by Craig Stephens

Jeff Driskel is out for the season with a broken ankle. He is unquestionably one of Florida's toughest players, but had to leave the field on crutches. Unheralded backup Tyler Murphy will play in his stead... Read more

Florida QB Driskel Must Ditch Training Wheels

Florida QB Driskel Must Ditch Training Wheels

by Craig Stephens

For the Gators to make the leap from the Sugar Bowl to the championship, the offense will have to improve. The burden of that improvement rests on junior Jeff Driskel... Read more