Sam Bradford is a quarterback for the St. Louis Rams. He was the 2010 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year for the Rams and won the 2008 Heisman Trophy as a redshirt sophomore at the University of Oklahoma.
Bradford was born in Oklahoma City, OK on November 8, 1987 and played three sports at Putnam City North High School. During his senior season, Bradford threw for 2,029 yards and 17 touchdowns while also averaging a double-double for the varsity basketball team. He received a low three-star recruit rating from Rivals.com, but that didn’t prevent Bob Stoops from offering him a scholarship to play at the University of Oklahoma.
University of Oklahoma
After redshirting in 2006, Bradford beat out five other candidates to take the reigns as Oklahoma’s starting quarterback prior to the 2007 season. He threw for 3,121 yards in 14 games for the Sooners, tossing 36 touchdown passes and only eight interceptions while leading the team to a BCS game. As a sophomore in 2008, he led Oklahoma to the BCS National Title game and accumulated 50 touchdown passes with only eight interceptions. He became the second sophomore ever to win the Heisman Trophy, which is given to the nation’s top player each season. A shoulder injury ended his junior season early, as he only played in three games and declared for the 2010 NFL Draft.
St. Louis Rams
Despite being unable to throw at the 2010 NFL Combine, the St. Louis Rams selected Bradford with the top pick in the 2010 NFL Draft. On July 30, 2010, he signed a six-year contract worth up to $86 million, making it the largest contract ever for an NFL rookie. After beating out A.J. Feeley for the starting job in training camp, he became only the third rookie quarterback ever to start all 16 games and throw for over 3,000 yards, eventually winning the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
After battling through an injury-plagued 2011 season, Bradford showed great progress while throwing 21 touchdowns and passing for 3,702 yards in 2012. He was on pace to throw for over 4,000 yards at the beginning of the 2013 campaign, but a torn ACL ended his season prematurely after only seven games. He finished the year with 1,687 passing yards, 14 touchdowns, and four interceptions.
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