Bridgewater set to enter NFL Draft

8:55 PM, Jan 1, 2014   |    comments
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Louisville, KY ( - Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will reportedly skip his senior season and enter the NFL Draft.

ESPN was the first to break the news and the Louisville Courier-Journal soon followed.

Bridgewater was considered a Heisman Trophy candidate entering his junior season and had a strong 2013 campaign. He completed 71 percent of his passes for 3,970 yards with a school-record 31 touchdowns and just four interceptions in 13 games.

Louisville finished 12-1 and concluded the season with a 36-9 rout of Miami- Florida in the Russell Athletic Bowl. Bridgewater threw for 447 yards with three scores and also ran for a touchdown in the lopsided victory.

The Miami native appeared in 39 games in three years for the Cardinals and was 28-8 as the team's starting quarterback. He threw for 9,817 yards with 72 touchdowns and 24 interceptions, earning Big East Rookie of the Year honors as a freshman and Big East Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore.

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