Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles is the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He was drafted by the Jaguars with the third overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has set Jaguars franchise records for most passing touchdowns in a single season, most passing yards in a single season, most pass attempts in a single season, most completions in a single season, most passing touchdowns in a single game, and most consecutive games with a passing touchdown. Bortles played college football at The University of Central Florida, where he was the Knights’ starting quarterback from midway through the 2011 season to 2013. In 2012, he led UCF to a Conference USA East Division Championship and bowl victory. In 2013, Bortles led the Knights to an upset of then-No. 8 Louisville to win the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championship, as well as an upset victory over sixth-ranked Baylor in the 2014 Fiesta Bowl. Bortles is the son of Rob and Suzy Bortles. Rob was a wrestler and football player in high school; Suzy played high school softball. Bortles’ brother, Colby, is a third baseman with the Ole Miss baseball team as of 2015.

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