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Full Name: Jeff Garcia Primary Position: QB
Height/Weight: 6' 1"/195 College: Gavilan College, San Jose State University
Birthdate: February 24, 1970 High School: Gilroy (CA)
Birthplace: Gilroy, California
Pro Experience: 8 years


Biography

Biography

Jeffrey Jason Garcia (born February 24, 1970 in Gilroy, California) is a former Canadian football and current American football starting quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

History

Garcia played college football at Gavilan College, coached by his father, and San José State University, and started his professional career as a backup to Doug Flutie with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League. After Flutie was traded to the Toronto Argonauts, Garcia took over as starting quarterback. He led the Calgary Stampeders to a Grey Cup championship in November 1998, a game in which he was named the MVP.

Following the Grey Cup victory, Garcia signed with the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League. He set the 49ers' team record with 4278 passing yards in the 2000 season, although the team finished with a 6-10 record. Garcia led the 49ers to the playoffs in both the 2001 and 2002 seasons. He was named to the Pro Bowl three consecutive seasons. During the 2002 playoffs, he was a large reason why the 49ers defeated the NY Giants in the second largest comeback victory in NFL playoff history.

Following the 2003 season, Garcia was released by the 49ers due to salary cap issues, and signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns on March 9, 2004.

On January 14, 2004, Garcia was arrested for a drunk driving violation in San Jose, after attending a San Jose Sharks game, by the San Jose State University Police Department.

Controversy

In the summer of 2004, wide receiver Terrell Owens, a former 49ers teammate, gave an interview for Playboy magazine where he implied that Garcia was homosexual. Garcia has always maintained he is heterosexual and Owens retracted his insinuations shortly afterwards. At the time, Garcia was dating 2004 Playmate of the Year, Carmella DeCesare.

Browns Era

He was released by the Browns after the 2004 season. He was signed by the Detroit Lions to a one-year contract on March 12, 2005, but broke his leg (fibula) in the fourth preseason game against the Buffalo Bills on September 2, 2005. He started his first regular season game as quarterback for the Lions on October 23, 2005 against the Cleveland Browns. Garcia led the Lions to a 13-10 victory completing 22 of his 34 pass attempts for 210 yards, zero touchdowns and zero interceptions. Shortly after the game coach Steve Mariucci declared that if Garcia remained healthy that he would remain the starting quarterback, replacing Joey Harrington, who had started 37 consecutive games for Detroit. However, Garcia struggled later in the season, possibly due to his injuries, which led to Harrington returning as the starter.

1st-time backup

On March 15, 2006, Garcia signed a one-year deal with the Eagles, where he will serve as the backup to Donovan McNabb.

Jeff Garcia is one of only six quarterbacks in NFL history that have achieved two consecutive (back-to-back) 30-touchdown passing seasons at least one time in their careers. The others are Steve Bartkowski, Brett Favre, Dan Fouts, Dan Marino and Y.A. Tittle.


Scouting Report

Statistics

Passing Stats

year team league games ATT CMP PCT YDS YPA TD INT SKD SKY RAT
1999 SFO NFL 13 375 225 60 2544 6.78 11 11 14 94 77.9
2000 SFO NFL 16 561 355 63.3 4278 7.63 31 10 24 155 97.6
2001 SFO NFL 16 504 316 62.7 3538 7.02 32 12 26 114 94.8
2002 SFO NFL 16 528 328 62.1 3344 6.33 21 10 17 93 85.6
2003 SFO NFL 13 392 225 57.4 2704 6.9 18 13 21 104 80.1
2004 CLE NFL 11 252 144 57.1 1731 6.87 10 9 24 99 76.7
2005 DET NFL 6 173 102 59 937 5.42 3 6 6 34 65.1
2006 PHI NFL 8 188 116 61.7 1309 6.96 10 2 6 65 95.8
8 year NFL career 99 2973 1811 60.9 20385 6.86 136 73 138 758 86.4

Rushing Stats

year team league games ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 SFO NFL 13 46 221 4.8 2 25
2000 SFO NFL 16 72 414 5.8 4 33
2001 SFO NFL 16 72 254 3.5 5 25
2002 SFO NFL 16 73 353 4.8 3 21t
2003 SFO NFL 13 56 319 5.7 7 21t
2004 CLE NFL 11 35 169 4.8 2 21
2005 DET NFL 6 17 51 3 1 14
2006 PHI NFL 8 25 87 3.5 0 12
8 year NFL career 99 396 1868 4.7 24 0

Fumble Recovery Stats

year team league games TOT OWR OPR YDS TD
1999 SFO NFL 13 5 1 0 -1 0
2000 SFO NFL 16 7 4 0 -6 0
2001 SFO NFL 16 9 5 0 -1 0
2002 SFO NFL 16 2 2 0 -3 0
2003 SFO NFL 13 9 3 0 -3 0
2004 CLE NFL 11 9 0 0 0 0
2005 DET NFL 6 1 0 0 0 0
2006 PHI NFL 8 6 0 0 0 0
8 year NFL career 99 48 15 0 -14 0

Receiving Stats

year team league games REC YDS AVG TD LNG
1999 SFO NFL 13 0 0 0 0 0
2000 SFO NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2001 SFO NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2002 SFO NFL 16 0 0 0 0 0
2003 SFO NFL 13 1 6 6 0 6
2004 CLE NFL 11 0 0 0 0 0
2005 DET NFL 6 0 0 0 0 0
2006 PHI NFL 8 0 0 0 0 0
8 year NFL career 99 1 6 6 0 0

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