Dan Orlovsky life and biography

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Dan Orlovsky biography

Date of birth : 1983-08-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Shelton, Connecticut
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-12-09
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Houston Texans, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Dan Orlovsky is a quarterback for the Houston Texans of the National Football League.

Selected by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round of the 2005 draft (145th overall)…Re-signed by Lions on April 22, 2008…Signed by the Houston Texans on March 1, 2009.

PRO:
Talented young quarterback who joined the Texans as a free agent early in the 2009 offseason…will once again join fellow QB Matt Schaub in the Texans backfield…has played in 12 career games with seven starts…has completed 150-of-272 career pass attempts for 1,679 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions.

2009 (Houston 0/0): Was the team’s third quarterback in all 16 games.

2008 (Detroit 10/7):
Saw action in 10 games with seven starts and threw for a career-high 1,616 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions for a passer rating of 72.6…played the second half vs. Chicago (10/5) and completed 13-of-23 passes for 97 yards and an interception…made first start of professional career at Minnesota (10/12) and completed 12-of-21 passes for 150 yards and one touchdown…started and completed 12-of-25 passes for 265 yards and a touchdown at Houston (10/19)…connected with Calvin Johnson on a 96-yard pass, the fourth-longest pass play in Lions’ history…started and completed 21 passes of 35 attempts for 223 yards and a touchdown vs. Washington (10/26)…started and surpassed previous career high with 47 pass attempts, 28 completions and two touchdowns for 292 yards at Chicago (11/2)…re-entered starting line-up at Indianapolis (12/14) and completed 23-of-34 passes for 233 yards and a touchdown…started and went 10-of-23 for 125 yards and two interceptions vs. New Orleans (12/21)…started at Green Bay (12/28) and completed 22-of-42 passes for 225 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

2005 (Detroit 2/0):
Saw action in two games as a rookie…completed seven-of 17 pass attempts for 63 yards with a long completion of 20 yards…made his NFL debut at Chicago (9/18) and completed two-of-six passes for 20 yards…saw action vs. Atlanta (11/24) and connected on five-of-11 passes for 43 yards.

COLLEGE:
Set school career records for most pass completions (916), pass attempts (1,567), yards passing (10,706), touchdown passes (84), total plays (1,710) and total yards (10,421)…earned Most Valuable Player honors at the 2004 Motor City Bowl in his final collegiate appearance…threw for 3,354 yards with 23 touchdowns and 15 interceptions as a senior in 2004…received Connecticut Player of the Year award from the Walter Camp Foundation as a junior in 2003 when he threw for 3,485 yards with 33 touchdowns and 14 interceptions…also named team MVP, Independent Offensive MVP by ESPN.com, All-ECAC and All-Independent...started every game as a sophomore in 2002 threw for 2,488 yards…played in 10 games with six starts as a freshman in 2001, becoming the first true freshman at UConn to start at quarterback since 1992.

PERSONAL:
Earned All-State and Class LL MVP honors at Shelton (Conn.) High…named Connecticut player of the year by the New Haven Register…garnered All-American honors from Prep Star, Super Prep and the Prep Football Report…established the Dan Orlovsky Foundation to enrich the lives of youth in Detroit and his home state of Connecticut…foundation features the “Dan Orlovsky Charity Challenge,” a three-day event in Connecticut made up of a gala, golf tournament and football clinic for kids…born Daniel John Orlovsky in Shelton, Connecticut.

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