Jeff Driskel

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Jeffrey Adam Driskel (born April 23, 1993) is an American footballtight end for the Houston Texans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Florida and Louisiana Tech. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. He made his first NFL career start with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2018. He has also played for the Detroit Lions and Denver Broncos. He converted from quarterback to tight end during the 2021 season with the Texans.

American football tight end

Jeff Driskel

Driskel with the Detroit Lions in 2019
No. 6 – Houston Texans
Position: Tight End
Personal information
Born: (1993-04-23) April 23, 1993 (age 28)
Oviedo, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school: Hagerty (Oviedo, Florida)
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 207
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2021
Passing yards: 2,120
TDINT: 13–8
Passer rating: 79.4
Rushing yards: 309
Rushing touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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Driskel attended Paul J. Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida, where he played high school football and basketball.[1] During his high school career, he threw for 4,844 yards and 36 touchdowns. In 2010, Driskel was selected as a member of the Elite 11 quarterback competition, finishing first among quarterbacks and awarded MVP.[2] As a senior in 2010, he was the Maxwell Football Club National High School Player of the Year and the Gatorade Florida Player of the Year.[3][4] He was ranked as the best pro-style quarterback recruit in his class by Rivals.com and Scout.com.[5][6]

Driskel accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida, where he played for coach Will Muschamp‘s Florida Gators football team. As a freshman, Driskel appeared in five games, completing 16 of 34 passes for 148 yards with two interceptions. He became the team’s starter as a sophomore in 2012. He led them to an 11–2 record and a berth in the 2013 Sugar Bowl, in which Florida lost to the Louisville Cardinals.[7]

After starting three games in 2013, Driskel broke his right fibula in a game against Tennessee and missed the remainder of the season.[8] He returned from the injury in 2014 and kept his starting job to start the season but was later benched in favor of Treon Harris.[9][10]

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