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Devin Gardner | Quarterback

Team: Michigan Wolverines
Age / DOB:  (22) / 12/14/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 220

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Michigan head coach Brady Hoke expects senior QB Devin Gardner to begin the season as starter.
"I would expect him to start on the 30th (against Appalachian State)," Hoke said. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound Gardner completed 60 percent of his passes last year, throwing for 2,960 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Inside of those numbers were plenty of highs and lows: Gardner had a 503-yard day against Indiana, a 451-yard, four-touchdown performance against hated Ohio State, and a 97-yard nightmare versus UConn. Michigan’s new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier might be more comfortable with Gardner's experience than tossing out sophomore Shane Morris. "I feel like I’m ready to be the starting quarterback at Michigan, definitely," Morris said. "But Devin’s also a great quarterback and he’s been here a long time and we’re both pushing each other to be the best we can be." Aug 12 - 8:19 PM

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Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner has gained 16 pounds and currently weighs 220.

Per Bruce Feldman, Gardner says offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier's system is "a lot more simple" than Al Borges'. 2013's scheme was partially to blame for Gardner taking 34 sacks last season. "Last year, 'hots' weren't really a big deal, but now it's a really big deal," Gardner added. There are great flashes in the quarterback's game, but he has a long way to go.
Source: Fox Sports
Aug 1 - 10:58 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes it's possible that Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner "will be evaluated at a different position with his size and athletic profile."

"Gardner has the athleticism to scramble and pick up yards with his legs, but his poise and pocket presence is lacking at this point and he needs to do a better job working around the noise while keeping his eyes downfield. Without improvements as a passer this season, it's very possible Gardner will be evaluated at a different position with his size and athletic profile," writes Brugler. The 6-foot-4, 218 pound Gardner was productive last season completing 60 percent of his passes, throwing for 2,960 yards with 21 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. While Gardner has the arm strength for the next level, he'll have to work on his mechanics to make it at the next level. In 2012 Gardner played wide receiver for the first half of the season, in his career he has a total of 17 catches, 268 receiving yards and four touchdown grabs for the Wolverines.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 26 - 11:21 AM

Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner is prepared to compete with sophomore Shane Morris for the starting job.

"I've proven I can throw for 500 yards. I've also proven I can throw for 97 yards," Gardner said, referencing a 503-yard day against Indiana last year and a 97-yard nightmare versus UConn. Gardner said the Wolverines will be a better running team under new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier, who spent the last two seasons at Alabama. "He doesn't settle for anything but the best. He simplifies things so the offensive line and running backs know their assignments a little better," Gardner said. "It's going to look similar. Inside (the team) it's a lot different, a lot of different terminology, but to you guys on the outside, it won't look much different. We're going to run the ball better, though."
Source: NFL.com
Jul 12 - 8:37 PM

Michigan HC Brady Hoke told Campus Insiders senior QB Devin Gardner wants to improve his weekly preparation.

Hoke notes that Gardner prepared pretty well last year, but noted Tom Brady's speech a few months ago hit home for the (likely) starting quarterback. The head coach previously stated he will name a top quarterback early in fall camp, and it is currently a "great competition." Gardner is battling sophomore Shane Morris.
Jul 8 - 11:04 AM

Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke said he'll name a starting QB "early in fall camp."

"Even though we have a starter coming back, I think that’s a great competition," Hoke said. "At the end of the day, somewhere early in fall camp, I think that position will be secured by one guy." The 6-foot-4, 210-pound senior Devin Gardner is currently in the fight of his life attempting to fend off sophomore Shane Morris in the open competition. "[Someone] who will go out there and lead this offense and lead this team," Hoke said. "But, at the same time, having [depth] if a guy gets dinged up, or a guy isn’t having the day he wants to have or we want him to have. There’s an opportunity for the next guy to come in, and that’s what’s been great [about this]."
Source: MLive.com
Jun 28 - 2:47 PM

Michigan senior QB Devin Gardner completed just two of 10 pass attempts for 53 yards during the Wolverines' spring game.

Forty-four of those yards came on one play. Meanwhile, sophomore Shane Morris, a challenger for starting QB duties in an open competition, completed five of 11 attempts for 73 yards. The 6-foot-4, 210-pound Gardner is going to have to pick up his game by this summer, or he'll be holding a clipboard during his last year of eligibility.
Apr 7 - 12:32 AM

Denard Robinson likes Michigan QB Devin Gardner's athleticism, but believes his successor needs to work on his consistency.

"He's a freak athlete, I think he's one of these guys that can change the game," Robinson said. "He just needs to do it consistently." We appreciate Robinson's honesty and totally agree with his assessment. Gardner has all the tools to play in the NFL, but he'll look like a second-day pick some games and an XFL castoff in others. Now, the 6-foot-4, 210-pounder will have to fend off Shane Morris, who started the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as a true freshman, for the starting job. "If you go through a full season (as a starter), you know the game now," Robinson said. "You know what it takes. (The toll) it takes on your body, the hits, how other teams are going to play you. You grow from that."
Source: MLive.com
Feb 22 - 5:27 PM

Michigan QB Devin Gardner is running for the first time since late November.

Gardner broke his left foot in the third quarter against Ohio State on November 30. Gardner will compete with Shane Morris for the starting QB job upon his return to full health. The senior-to-be has ditched his crutches and walking boots, and claims he's added 15 pounds of muscle to his 6-foot-4, 210-pound frame.
Source: MLive.com
Feb 16 - 4:57 PM

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said Monday that redshirt junior QB Devin Gardner isn't guaranteed the starting job in 2014.

Hoke also said that Gardner will be limited in spring practice, which starts Feb. 25, due to his bothersome toe injury. "We were 7-6 as a football team," Hoke said. "We have a lot of young guys still on this team that are making progress. (QB) Russell Bellomy, he's back in the mix. (Freshman) Wilton Speight came in here in January. His learning curve will be pretty good. Devin will be limited; he'll practice a little bit until he's 100%. He's got the boot off. He's making progress and feeling pretty good about it." Gardner's primary competition will come from true freshman Shane Morris, who started the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Feb 3 - 8:31 PM

Michigan head coach Brady Hoke announced redshirt junior QB Devin Gardner will miss the school's bowl game against Kansas State.

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman reports Gardner broke his left foot in the third quarter against Ohio State and attempted to battle through the injury. That was the school's last game, on November 30, and the Buckeyes barely won in a 42-41 contest. Shane Morris will start in Gardner's place.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Michigan coach Brady Hoke said redshirt junior QB Devin Gardner (turf toe) will have to practice by Christmas Day to have any chance of playing in Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.

Gardner will not practice on Monday. If he is unable to go this weekend, Hoke will start freshman Shane Morris at quarterback against Kansas State. Morris, a four-star recruit, has only logged mop-up duty in two games this season. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks recently tabbed Gardner as the No. 3 QB heading into the 2014 season, behind Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota and in front of Bryce Petty and Kevin Hogan.
Mon, Dec 23, 2013 03:58:00 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks ranks Michigan redshirt junior Devin Gardner as the No. 3 QB heading into the 2014 season.

"Don't let the Gardner's midseason slump take away from the tremendous talent and potential that he displays at the position," Brooks writes. "The junior standout is a terrific playmaker with the capacity to wreak havoc on a defense in a movement-based passing game." The former NFL scout adds Gardner must correct some "minor" mechanical flaws. Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota rank No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and Bryce Petty and Kevin Hogan fall behind Gardner.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Dec 19, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior QB Devin Gardner is dealing with a turf toe injury.

Gardner has missed bowl practices but should return on Thursday. The redshirt junior quarterback has a walking boot on his left foot as well as crutches for precautionary reasons. The Wolverines face Kansas State on December 28.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 12:20:00 PM

Michigan redshirt junior QB Devin Gardner completed 32 of 45 attempts for 451 yards and four touchdowns.

Gardner added another rushing touchdown, but his biggest play won't show up on the stat sheet. Instead of electing to go for a simple extra point, Michigan went for a two point conversion and the lead, but Gardner threw an interception in the endzone. We did like how he flashed pocket movement to buy time in this game.
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 04:07:00 PM