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David Garrard biography

Date of birth : 1978-02-14
Date of death : -
Birthplace : East Orange, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-25
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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David Douglas Garrard is the starting quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the 4th round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at East Carolina University.

Veteran QB is in his fourth season as starter and enters season with a streak of 32 consecutive starts, the longest streak in franchise history by a QB … One of only nine NFL QBs to start all 32 games the last two seasons … Has played in 72 games with 62 starts over eight seasons and owns a 31-31 career record … Career totals include 1,170 of 1,915 passing for 13,269 yards with 66 TDs and 39 INTs for an 84.9 passer rating … Has 314 career rushes for 1,467 yards and 12 TDs … Ranks first in franchise history with 61.1 career completion percentage and second in yards, attempts, completions, passer rating and TD passes … Owns two of the top three single-season franchise marks for completion percentage … Holds the franchise record at eight consecutive games without throwing an interception … Has produced 23 100-plus rating games, 21 as a starter, and the Jaguars are 16-5 in those starts … Registered 19 games with multiple TD passes and the Jaguars are 13-6 in those games … One of only two QBs (Mark Brunell) in franchise history to have back-to-back 3,000-yard passing seasons … Has five 300-yard passing games in the last two seasons including a career-high 335 yards on Oct. 18, 2009 vs. St. Louis … Since being named starting QB in 2007, he has a plus-22 TD to INT ratio (48 TDs/26 INTs) … Ranked tied for fourth in the NFL from 2007-09 with fewest INTs (26) among QBs with minimum 900 attempts … Ranked first among NFL QBs in rushing yards since 2007 with 830 and was first among all QBs in 2009 with career-high 323 rushing yards … Ranked first in franchise postseason history with 76.4 career passer rating and ranked second with 486 passing yards, 62 attempts, 34 completions, three TDs and 54.8 completion percentage … Set career-highs for completions (335), attempts (535) and yards (3,620) in 2008 … Ranked third in the NFL in 2007 with a franchise-record 102.2 passer rating and finished as the NFL's best in third down passing (128.8) … Led Jaguars to a 9-3 mark as a starter in 2007, the most wins by a Jaguars starter since Brunell posted a 13-2 record in 1999 … Led Jaguars to first postseason win since 1999 … Set the franchise single-season record in 2007 with 64.0 completion percentage … In 2007 finished with second-lowest interception percentage in a season for any quarterback in NFL history with 300-plus attempts, at 0.92 (3 ints. in 325 atts.) … Owns 9-5 record in starts against NFC opponents … Battled back from offseason surgery in his fight against Crohn's disease in 2004 … One of only 10 players who have started at QB for Jaguars … Third of four QBs drafted by Jaguars, following Rob Johnson (fourth round, 1995) and Jonathan Quinn (third round, 1998) and before Byron Leftwich (first round, 2003) … Has played against 28 different NFL teams. The only teams he has never played against are Dallas, New Orleans and Washington … Owns 19-15 record at home as a starter and 12-16 on the road … Ranks second among Jaguars rookie QBs in attempts, completions and passing yards … Team captain …

Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season … Replaced Indianapolis’ Peyton Manning on AFC Pro Bowl roster … Completed 314 of 516 passes for 3,597 yards with 15 TDs and 10 INTs for a 83.5 rating … Joined Mark Brunell as only QBs in franchise history with multiple 3,000-yard passing seasons and the only QBs to do it in back-to-back seasons … The attempts, completions, yards and TDs were the second-most of his career … Led all NFL QBs with career-high 323 rushing yards on 77 carries for three TDs … The 77 rushes were the most by a Jaguars QB in team history … Ranked 10th in the NFL, fifth in the AFC, with 88.5 third down passer rating … Tied for 12th in NFL with career-high 29 completions of 25-plus yards, the second-most in team history … Registered career-high three 300-yard passing games, tied for the second-most in team history (6, Brunell, 1996) … Was one of 22 NFL QBs to attempt 400-plus passes and his 10 INTs were tied for fifth-fewest in the league … Had streak of 155 consecutive passes without an INT, the fourth-longest streak in team history … Directed three game-winning drives in the final seconds … Recorded a 100-plus rating in four games and had five games with two-plus TD passes … 9/13 at IND: Opened season with 122 yards on 14 of 28 passing … 9/20 vs. ARI: Completed 23 of 43 passes for 282 yards with two TDs and one INT. Hooked up with Marcedes Lewis on a 25-yard TD pass in the third quarter … 9/27 at HOU: Finished 18 of 30 for 214 yards along with 29 rushing yards and a TD. Led offense on three drives of 10-plus plays … 10/4 vs. TEN: Threw for 323 yards and tied his career-high with three TDs on 27 of 37 passing (73.0 pct.) for a 126.3 passer rating. Rushed eight times for 38 yards with a long of 16. Had 33-yard TD strike to Lewis in the fourth quarter. Recorded four passing plays of 20-plus yards … 10/11 at SEA: Was 18 of 31 for 188 yards and was sacked four times for 26 yards. Lost two fumbles … 10/18 vs. STL: Established a career-high with 335 yards and 30 completions on 43 attempts with two INTs. Connected on six of seven passes in overtime to set up game-winning field goal by Josh Scobee. Led team to fourth-most total yards (492) and second-most first downs (33) in franchise history. Joined Brunell as only players in franchise history to eclipse 11,000 career passing yards … 11/1 at TEN: Completed 14 of 27 passes for 139 yards with two INTs. Became only second player in franchise history to record 1,000 career completions … 11/8 vs. KC: Posted a 110.7 passer rating with 264 yards including a career-long 61-yard TD pass to Mike Sims-Walker. Added nine rushes for 29 yards. Was 18 of 27 passing … 11/15 at NYJ: Led club on a 12-play, 80-yard drive to set up a 21-yard field goal by Scobee as time expired. Was four of six on the drive for 68 yards including a 33-yard strike to Lewis. Finished 16 of 26 for 221 yards with one TD for a 101.6 passer rating. Connected with Sims-Walker on a slant for a 26-yard TD in the second quarter … 11/22 vs. BUF: Led club to second consecutive comeback win as he completed 21 of 30 passes for 215 yards with one TD and one INT … Completed four of five passes for 53 yards on the final drive to move the ball into Bills territory and then connected with Sims-Walker for a three-yard score with 56 seconds remaining. He converted the two-point conversion with a run up the middle … 11/29 at SF: Registered his third 300-yard passing game of the season with 307yards on 25 of 36 passing for a 95.5 passer rating. Was sacked six times for 46 yards. Surpassed 12,000 career passing yards … 12/6 vs. HOU: Recorded a 106.0 passer rating with 15 of 28 for 238 yards and two TDs. Hooked up with rookie TE Zach Miller on a then career-long 62-yard completion in the second quarter … 12/13 vs. MIA: Connected with Torry Holt on a career-long 63-yard pass in the third quarter, his second consecutive game with a 60-plus yard completion and third of the season. Finished 11 of 26 for 139 yards … 12/17 vs. IND: Was 23 of 40 for 223 yards and tied his career high with three TDs, hooking up for scores with Sims-Walker, Maurice Jones-Drew and Mike Thomas. Marked his fourth career game with three TDs and second of the season. Ended streak of 155 consecutive passes without an INT as he was picked off by Jacob Lacey on the club’s final play … 12/27 at NE: Completed 76.0 percent of his passes with 19 of 25 for 185 yards with two INTs, the second-highest completion percentage of his career (82.8 pct., 12/2/07 at IND). He accounted for the club’s only points on a two-yard run in the fourth quarter … 1/3 at CLE: Ended season with 202 yards on 22 of 39 passing with two TDs and one INT. Rushed five times for 40 yards. Hooked up with Miller for TDs on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter …

Started all 16 games for first time in career, the first Jaguars QB since Mark Brunell in 2000 to start all 16 games … Joined Tony Pashos, Khalif Barnes and Brian Williams as the only players to start all 16 games … Named team captain … Recorded a career-high 335 completions on 535 attempts for 3,620 yards with 15 TDs and 13 INTs for a 81.7 rating … Ranked second in franchise history for single-season completions and third in passing yards and completion percentage (62.6) … Ranked 10th in the NFL in passing yards, 6th in the AFC … Ranked second among all NFL QBs and third on the team with a career-high 322 rushing yards on 73 carries … The 73 rushes were the second-most rushes by a Jaguars QB in team history (80, Brunell, 1996) … Posted first two 300-yard passing games of career … Became fourth QB in franchise history to have two 300-yard passing games in a single season (Brunell, Leftwich, Gray) … Registered career-best 42 completions of 20-plus yards with five TDs … In the five Jaguars wins, completed 103 of 146 passes (70.5 pct.) for 1,155 yards with six TDs and only one INT for a 104.7 passer rating … Had a 100-plus passer rating in four of the five wins … Led the club to three comeback wins … Recorded a 60-plus completion percentage in 11 of 16 games including five games with a 70-plus completion percentage … 9/14 vs. BUF: Was 17 of 28 passing for 165 yards with one INT along with six rushes for 32 yards. Ended streak of seven straight games with a TD pass dating back to 2007 … 9/21 at IND: Led a game-winning drive with 1:07 remaining capped by Josh Scobee's 51-yard field goal with four seconds left. Totaled 16 of 22 passing (72.7 pct.) for 167 yards and one INT … 9/28 vs. HOU: Recorded a 103.1 passer rating, completing 23 of 32 passes (71.9 pct.) for 236 yards with one TD in overtime win. Had 41 rushing yards on seven carries including a five-yard TD run in the fourth quarter. Led team to a game-winning field goal in OT, completing both pass attempts for 46 yards … 10/12 at DEN: Was 25 of 32 (73.5 pct.) for 276 yards with one TD for a 107.0 rating. Hooked up with Marcedes Lewis for a 30-yard TD pass in the third quarter for the game-winning score … 11/2 at CIN: Totaled 23 of 38 passing for 229 yards with one INT along with six rushes for 23 yards. Ended four-game streak without an INT and streak of 167 attempts without throwing an INT. Surpassed 1,000 career rushing yards. Directed offense to 16 fourth quarter points … 11/9 at DET: 18 of 25 passing (72.0 pct.) for 238 yards with two TDs for a 128.4 passer rating, the second-highest of his career … 11/23 vs. MIN: Recorded first career 300-yard passing game with 317 yards and one TD and two INTs on 27 of 45 passing. The 45 attempts set a career-high. Surpassed previous single-season highs in attempts, completions and rushing attempts … 12/1 at HOU: Completed 71.4 percent of passes with 25 of 35 for 287 yards with one TD and one INT for a 93.4 passer rating. Caught a pass for minus-six yards on a deflection. Surpassed his previous single-season high for passing yards … 12/14 vs. GB: Was 21 of 33 passing for 238 yards with two TDs and a 105.4 passer rating. Moved into second place in team history for career passing yards … 12/18 vs. IND: Completed a career-high 28 of 41 passes for a career-high 329 yards with one TD and one INT for a 90.4 passer rating … 12/28 at BAL: Became first Jaguars QB to start all 16 games since Mark Brunell in 2000 and marked only the third time in team history …

Entered season as the starter for first time in career and led Jaguars to a 9-3 mark in 12 starts, joining Mark Brunell as the only two Jaguars QBs to win nine starts in a season … Missed three games with an ankle injury and was healthy deactivation for regular season finale … Started both postseason games … Named team captain … Established then career-highs as he completed 208 of 325 passes for 2,509 yards with 18 TDs and an NFL-low three INTs for a 102.2 passer rating … Set franchise single-season record for highest passer rating and completion percentage (64.0) … Led NFL in third down passing (128.8) and ranked third in passer rating and fifth in fourth quarter passing (103.9) … Finished with second lowest INT percentage in a season for any QB in NFL history with 300-plus attempts at 0.92 (3 INTs. in 325 atts.). The lowest was 0.90 by Steve DeBerg in 1990 (4 INTs. in 444 att.) … Threw an INT in only three of 12 games … Set team records by starting season with 230 consecutive passes without an INT over a span of eight games … Recorded a 100-plus passer rating in career-high seven games and threw for multiple TDs in five of the last six games … Had 34 completions of 20-plus yards with six TDs … Recorded a 60.0 completion percentage in nine of the last 11 regular season games … Directed offense that set the franchise single-season record for points (411, 25.7 avg.), TDs (50), TD passes (28) and yards per play (5.6) … Offense ranked seventh in the NFL at 357.4 yards per game, the second-highest ranking in franchise history … Jaguars totaled 400-plus yards in a team-record seven games and scored 24 or more points in 10 consecutive games for the first time in team history … Named to USA Today All-Joe Team which goes to players and coaches who have overachieved and are often overlooked … Was named second alternate for Pro Bowl despite playing in only 12 games … 9/9 vs. TEN: Connected with rookie John Broussard on a 47-yard TD pass, then the longest TD pass of his career … 9/23 at DEN: Had career-high 12 rushes for 52 yards … 10/14 at HOU: Was 22 of 34 passing for 221 yards with two TDs for a 102.7 passer rating, his fourth consecutive game with a 100-plus passer rating. Tied Byron Leftwich and Mark Brunell for fourth in team history with eighth consecutive game with a passing TD … 10/22 vs. IND: Completed eight of 12 passes for 72 yards in ESPN Monday Night Football Game, but left game in the second quarter with an injured left ankle … Was inactive for next three games on 10/28 at TB, 11/4 at NO and 11/11 at TEN (3rd QB) … 11/18 vs. SD: Returned to starting lineup and finished 15 of 24 passing (62.5 pct.) for 189 yards and two TDs for 114.8 passer rating … 11/25 vs. BUF: Established then career-high with 296 passing yards, completing 23 of 37 passes with a career-long 59-yard TD pass to Reggie Williams. Extended team record with his eighth consecutive game without an INT, and surpassed his own team record of 209 consecutive pass attempts without an INT … 12/2 at IND: Snapped team record streak of eight consecutive games without an INT, and ended his own team record with 230 consecutive pass attempts without an INT by Antoine Bethea on 22nd pass attempt of the game. Posted career-high 82.8 completion percentage which ranked fourth in team history … 12/16 at PIT: Tied career-high with three TD passes, completing 17 of 33 for 197 yards and was named NFL FedEx Express Player of the Week … 12/23 vs. OAK: Notched fifth consecutive game with at least two TD passes … 12/30 at HOU: Dressed but did not play in regular season finale … 1/5 at PIT: Made first career postseason start in AFC Wild Card game and directed club to first postseason win since 1999 and first road playoff win since Jan. 4, 1997. Completed nine of 21 passes for 140 yards with one TD and two INTs. Rushed five times for 58 yards including a 32-yard run in the fourth quarter on fourth-and-two to set up the game-winning field goal. Connected with Maurice Jones-Drew on a 43-yard TD pass, a career-long postseason completion … 1/12 at NE: Set postseason career-highs in AFC Divisional Playoff game, with 22 of 33 passes (66.7 pct.) for 278 yards with two TDs and one INT for 100.3 passer rating. Set franchise single-game postseason records for completions and passing yards and set team postseason mark with eight consecutive completions in the first half …

Played in 11 games while starting 10, compiling a 5-5 mark as a starter … Completed 145 of 241 passes for 1,735 yards and 10 TDs and 9 INTs for a passer rating of 80.5 … Had 24 completions of 20-plus yards and posted 100-plus rating in four games … 11/5 vs. TEN: Had a career-high three TD passes and 120.6 passer rating, his highest career rating as a starter … 11/20 vs. NYG: Led Jaguars to a victory on Monday Night Football as he completed 19 of 32 passes for 249 yards … 12/3 at MIA: Earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors with 16 of 22 passing (72.7 pct.) for 229 yards and two TDs for a career-best rating of 136.4 …

Played in seven games while starting five … Completed 98 of 168 passes for 1,117 yards and four TDs with only one INT for a passer rating of 83.9 … Started final five regular season games for injured starter Byron Leftwich … 11/27 at ARZ: Played all but four offensive plays when Leftwich was injured. Threw for 115 yards and rushed for 61 yards and a TD … 12/4 at CLE: Tossed two TD passes in first start of the season and led team to third consecutive road win … 1/7 at NE: Saw action as a reserve in AFC Wild Card game and completed three of eight passes for 68 yards …

Appeared in four games, making two starts … Finished 38 of 72 for 374 yards and two TDs for a passer rating of 71.2 … Added 12 rushes for 76 yards and one score … 11/14 vs. DET: Started for an injured Byron Leftwich (knee) and completed 19 of 36 passes for 198 yards and two TDs. Directed the game-winning drive in overtime, adding seven rushes for 42 yards …

Appeared in two games, completing nine of 12 passes for 86 yards and one TD for a passer rating of 122.2 … Was backup to Byron Leftwich for final 12 weeks of the season after starter Mark Brunell injured his elbow Sept. 21 … 10/26 vs. TEN: Made first appearance of the season on final drive of game. Completed nine of 12 passes for 86 yards, including five-yard TD pass …

Appeared in four games in rookie season as team's backup QB, starting the season-finale … Finished 23 of 46 passing for 231 yards with one TD and two INTs for a 53.8 passer rating … Dressed as No. 2 QB but did not play in five games and was inactive as third QB in seven games … 9/29 vs. NYJ: Saw first NFL action on team's final two drives, taking five snaps … 10/13 at TEN: Played final three quarters after Mark Brunell was injured. Ran seven times for team-high 71 yards and two TDs, becoming team's first QB to score two TDs in a game. His 41-yard TD run is the longest ever by a Jaguars QB, and his 71 yards rushing is the most ever by a Jaguars QB. Threw an INT on his first NFL pass attempt and was sacked three times … 12/22 vs. TEN: Hooked up with Jimmy Smith for his first career TD pass … 12/29 at IND: Made first NFL start in regular season finale and completed 13 of 26 passes for 135 yards for 65.4 passer rating. Became only eighth player to start a game at QB for Jaguars.


Rewrote school's record books in four seasons with 60 TD passes and 21 rushing TDs … Started beginning middle of redshirt freshman year … Holds school's career records with 10,238 yards in total offense (second in Conference USA history behind Chris Redman), 666 completions (fourth) and 60 TD passes (third) … Attempted 1,169 passes and rushed 516 times for 1,209 yards and 21 TDs … Started 38 of 44 games, throwing for at least 2,000 yards in four straight seasons … Second-team All-Conference USA in final three seasons … Played in three bowl games: 2001 GMAC, 2000 Galleryfurniture.com Bowl and 1999 Mobile Alabama Bowl … Redshirted as a true freshman in 1997 … Majored in construction management.


Married (Mary) with son, Justin Thomas … Lives in Jacksonville … Attended Southern Durham (N.C.) High, where he was a Prep Stars All-America choice and rated best QB in the state … Started 40 games, gaining 9,023 yards in total offense with 113 TDs … Responsible for 31 TDs as a senior … As a junior, threw for 1,800 yards with 32 TDs and rushed for 1,400 yards with 24 scores … Founded the David Garrard Foundation in 2009, a non-profit organization encourages local youth to live an active and healthy lifestyle in addition to supporting research and awareness of Crohn's disease and colitis ... Actively involved on a national and local level to raise awareness for Crohn's disease and breast cancer … Partnered with the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America in 2005 to help raise awareness for the disease and he started the In the Zone for Crohn's program in 2008 in conjunction with Centocor. Centocor donated $10,000 to CCFA on his behalf for every touchdown he accounted for the last two seasons and he has helped raise more than $350,000 to CCFA … Was a guest on The Rachel Ray Show in 2009 to raise awareness for Crohn's disease and won the Super Bowl Recipe Playoff … Served as Honorary Chair of the Take Steps for Crohn's and Colitis Walk held in Jacksonville in May of 2009 … Spent part of 2006 offseason visiting youth camps across the country for kids suffering with Crohn's … Served as co-chair of the Race for the Cure to help raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research. He lost his mother to breast cancer when he was 14 years old … Involved with Baptist Cancer Institute in Jacksonville and filmed a PSA to promote breast cancer education and to encourage women to get checked frequently … Established the Hope for Holidays program along with his wife, Mary … Serves as co-chair of the Christmas event for Bright Holidays … Supports programs of the Jaguars Foundation including the Playbooks reading initiative … Participates in charity golf tournaments … Served as the Jaguars' 2002 spokesman for American Lung Association of Florida's Unpuffables anti-tobacco program geared toward fifth-graders … Served as a judge for the inaugural Jacksonville Backyard BBQ Championships in 2009 ... Hosted the “Air it Out” Football and Cheer Summer Camps the last two years at Southern High School in Durham, N.C. The camps provide youth from 6 to 17 years old with the fundamentals of football and cheerleading … Honored in 2009 with a key to the city of Durham from Mayor Bill Bell for his work in the community … Played in 2010 Murray Brothers Caddyshack Charity Golf Tournament … In 2009, he launched “Make a Handoff” program which encouraged residents and fans of Garrard to perform random acts of kindness. Each week before a home game, distributed nine pairs of tickets via Twitter (@davidgarrard9) and each pair of tickets came with a note encouraging the winners to perform an act of kindness for someone they don’t know … Hosted Fishing for the Cure – Garrard’s Gamefish & Gridiron event in May of 2010 at the Conch House Marina in St. Augustine to raise money for his foundation … Served as celebrity waiter in 2009 at Morton’s Steakhouse for annual charity event that raises money for Wolfson and Shands Hospitals … Last name pronounced: guh-RARD … Full name: David Douglas Garrard.

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