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Jeff Driskel | Quarterback

Team: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 237

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Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel completed 13-of-22 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday's 17-15 win over UTEP.
Saturday didn't see a huge statistical game from Driskel, but his 54-yard touchdown pass to Carlos Henderson with 10:32 remaining in the third quarter snapped a 10-10 tie and would ultimately serve as the difference in the close win. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger's thrown for 3,320 yards with a 21/5 TD/INT ratio. He's also rushed for five touchdowns. All five of those rushing scores came in the Bulldogs' first five games. Nov 22 - 5:49 PM

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Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel completed 17-of-26 passes for 320 yards and four touchdowns in Friday's 42-17 win over Rice.

Driskel tossed two touchdowns in the first quarter, one in the third and one in the fourth to help Louisiana Tech to the relatively easy victory. This was his second game with four touchdown passes--he also fired four against Southern in the season-opener. While those were Driskel's only games with more than two touchdowns, he has thrown at least one in all nine games of the 2015 campaign. The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger holds a 19/4 TD/INT ratio.
Oct 30 - 11:53 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is "getting second looks after being ignored coming," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"The Florida transfer has looked much more comfortable and decisive this season throwing from the pocket," Pauline wrote. "He’s had several solid performances against good competition, including last week’s loss to Mississippi State. A trip to the Senior Bowl could be in the cards for Driskell and he could land in the late rounds of the draft." Indeed, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate has risen from the dead as an NFL prospect since landing in Louisiana. Last week, he put up 303 passing yards -- the first ever 300-yard passing game against an SEC opponent for this Florida transfer -- against Mississippi State. The former ace recruit has thrown for 2,115 yards with a 13/4 TD/INT rate on 61-percent completions.
Oct 20 - 3:37 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel has been added to the Manning Award Watch List.

The Manning Award is given annually to the best quarterback in the country. Driskel's coming hot off a 28-of-44 passing performance with 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception against UTSA on Saturday. For the season, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate has completed 61% of his throws while racking up 1,812 yards with an 11/3 TD/INT ratio.
Oct 15 - 9:53 PM

Mississippi State HC Dan Mullen said that Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is "the real deal at quarterback."

Mullen was quite complimentary of Driskel, calling him not just "the real deal at quarterback," but also "a big-time player." The 6-foot-4, 237-pound graduate gunslinger has three games this season with 300-plus yards passing. This includes Saturday's win over UTSA. In that contest, he completed 28-of-44 passes for 351 yards, a touchdown and an interception. In addition to sporting a 11/3 TD/INT ratio, Driskel's also scored five touchdowns rushing.
Oct 12 - 10:00 PM

Through the first two games of the season, Louisiana Tech graduate QB Jeff Driskel is averaging 12.5 YPA.

Florida transfer product Driskel entered the 2015 campaign having never averaged more than 7.82 YPA in any one season, but he's blown away that mark in his first two games steering the Bulldog ship. In battles with Southern and Western Kentucky, he's completed 40-of-63 passes for 631 yards and a 6/1 TD/INT ratio. Next week's date with Kansas State should serve as a nice measuring stick for the 6-foot-4, 237-pound former Gator. The early returns are certainly encouraging.
Sep 11 - 6:56 PM

Louisiana Tech graduate transfer QB Jeff Driskel completed 28 of 48 attempts for 357 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the school's 41-38 loss to Western Kentucky.

Driskel added another 55 yards and a score on the ground. The former Florida quarterback never posted consistent play for the Gators. We've now seen two solid outings for Driskel with his new team. Louisiana Tech faces Kansas State next.
Sep 11 - 8:57 AM

According to Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz, the "toxic" Florida program turned graduate QB Jeff Driskel into a "scapegoat."

Shots fired! Take a stroll down memory lane with us for some context, reader. In 2012, Driskel led the Gators to a 11-2 record and the Sugar Bowl in Will Muschamp‘s second season. Everything crated from there, with an injury knocking out most of Driskel's 2013 and offensive ineptitude from all parties (including Driskel) in 2014. "I think down at Florida, it got very toxic for him. He became the scapegoat," Holtz said. "He became the guy that was tied to losing at Florida as a fan base that does not take very well to losing. It really became a negative situation, which is unfortunate because he’s such a great Christian young man with such great values who is a leader." Only Driskel's 2015 will prove Holtz right or wrong. He's off to a good start: Driskel completed 12-of 15 passes for 274 yards and four touchdowns in the opener against Southern. He'll be in a shootout Thursday night against Western Kentucky.
Sep 10 - 4:24 PM

Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz named graduate QB Jeff Driskel starter.

Well, this should be fun. "After spring practice we went through all the numbers and we met with all the players and all the quarterbacks on where they ranked and where they were," Holtz said. "Just looking at the numbers from the whole body of work through spring practice, I felt Jeff Driskel gave us the best opportunity as a quarterback. That’s when we looked at him and said he’ll be the starter." Driskel beat out Ryan Higgins to replace Cody Sokol. Driskel went 11-2 with Florida in 2012, but his career has taken a sharp downward trajectory since. He's been one of the worst Power 5 signal-callers in the country over the past few years, but he does have the talent to turn things around.
Jul 22 - 8:51 PM

Florida QB Jeff Driskel is transferring to Louisiana Tech, according to JC Shurburtt.

The report states Driskel had a list of possible graduate destinations and informed everyone on the list that Louisiana Tech is his choice. The Skip Holtz coached Bulldogs finished 9-5 this season and were looking to replace their starting quarterback after he graduated. Driskel has likely been told he is in line to start, but his play might say otherwise.
Source: 247 Sports
Jan 5 - 9:34 AM

Florida HC Jim McElwain told reporters senior QB Jeff Driskel is free to transfer to another program.

Driskel will almost certainly join another program as a starter, but he is not a good quarterback. The truth is there are far more bad quarterbacks than good quarterbacks. Duke has previously been mentioned as a potential landing spot, however, expect Driskel to have a long list of possible graduate destinations.
Jan 3 - 11:36 AM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel is exploring a possible graduate transfer to Duke, according to Laura Keeley.

Driskel is considering multiple schools, so it is not as if Duke is the only option. He would be able to play immediately. After two poor seasons, Driskel has lost more and more playing time and most recently was overtaken by Treon Harris. Driskel's previous competition, Jacoby Brissett, transferred to NC State a few offseasons ago. Duke's current starter, Anthony Boone, is set to graduate.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 02:12:00 PM

Orlando Sentinel's Edgar Thompson notes that Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel has adjusted to a new role in Florida's Wildcat formation.

After starting 21 games at Florida, the 6-foot-4, 237-pound Driskel was ready for a breakout season in 2014. Before Coach Muschamp benched the Gators prospect, Driskel had 12 turnovers in his final four games as starter, and then had a four turnover performance against Missouri, in their 42-13 loss. In Florida's recent 34-10 win over Vanderbilt, Driskel rushed five times as the QB in the Wildcat, while scoring on a 1-yard touchdown run on 4th-and-goal.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 02:40:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel "from a pro perspective just looks lost."

"When you look at him from a pro perspective, he just looks lost. He looks like he doesn't have a grasp of their offensive system, which was supposed to be tailored to better suit what he does," Pauline wrote. In the Florida prospect's last outing he went 7-for-19 with 50 yards passing, with two interceptions in a 42-13 loss to Missouri. Pauline notes that Driskel's "accuracy is awful," but "the physical ability is there, but he shows nothing in the way of having the natural ability to play quarterback."
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 03:17:00 PM

Florida senior QB Jeff Driskel went 14-for-25 with 183 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in a 30-27 loss to LSU on Saturday.

He added 71 rushing yards and a score on 21 carries (his teammates combined for only 52 rushing yards, 35 of them coming on an Andre Debose scamper). We'd love to perceive Driskel as a salvageable prospect in a bad situation, but the truth of the matter is that he'd have been replaced long ago were it not for his pedigree. He was the No. 1 QB in the 2011 class, which included Blake Bortles, Teddy Bridgewater, Marcus Mariota, Johnny Manziel and Brett Hundley, amongst others.
Mon, Oct 13, 2014 05:57:00 PM