|Jacksonville Jaguars — No. 9|
|Date of birth: February 14, 1978|
|Place of birth: East Orange, New Jersey|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1. In team Sports the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the Number Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, USA As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 69824 A foot (plural feet or foot; symbol or abbreviation ft or sometimes &prime – the prime symbol) is a non-SI unit Inches redirects here To see the Les Savy Fav album see Inches. 85 m)||Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)|
|National Football League debut|
|2002 for the Jacksonville Jaguars|
|College: East Carolina|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 4 / Pick: 108|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Selected NFL statistics|
(through Week 17 of the 2007 NFL season)
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David Douglas Garrard (born February 14, 1978 in East Orange, New Jersey) is an American football quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. Events 842 - Charles the Bald and Louis the German swear the Oaths of Strasbourg in the French and German Year 1978 ( MCMLXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar) East Orange is a city in Essex County, New Jersey, USA As of the United States 2000 Census, the city had a total population of 69824 New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football. The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. He was drafted by the Jaguars in the fourth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Wikipedia_talkFeatured_lists#Proposed_change_to_all_featured_lists for an explanation of this and other inclusion tags below -->The 2002 National He played college football at East Carolina. College football is American football played by teams of student athletes fielded by American universities, Colleges and military academies East Carolina University is a public, Coeducational, Doctoral / Research University located in Greenville, North
David Garrard grew up in Durham, North Carolina, where he attended Southern High School. Southern High School is located in Durham North Carolina, USA. Garrard was 14 years old when his mother died from breast cancer. When Garrard began his NFL career, he created The David Garrard Foundation to promote breast cancer awareness and research. 
Doctors diagnosed Garrard with Crohn's disease in 2004. Crohn's disease is a Disease of the Digestive system which may affect any part of the Gastrointestinal tract from Mouth to Anus Despite undergoing surgery in June 2004 to remove a nearly 12-inch portion of his intestines, Garrard played during the 2004 NFL season. 
Garrard's wife, Mary, gave birth to the couple's first child, a son, Justin Thomas Garrard, on September 17, 2007. 
Garrard was named an All-America choice by Prep Stars and rated the best quarterback in North Carolina while playing for Southern High in Durham.  Veteran high school coaches in North Carolina said Garrard possessed one of the strongest arms they had ever seen and compared Garrard to former NFL quarterback Roman Gabriel. Roman Ildonzo Gabriel Jr (born August 5, 1940 in Wilmington North Carolina) is a former American football player 
Garrard took over as the starting quarterback for the East Carolina Pirates midway through the 1998 season as a red-shirt freshman. The East Carolina Pirates are the intercollegiate sports teams representing East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.  Although physically larger than most quarterbacks at more than 240 pounds, Garrard displayed exceptional mobility. Former East Carolina head football coach Steve Logan compared the experience of tackling Garrard to "getting hit by a beer truck. Steve Logan is the current Offensive coordinator and Quarterbacks coach at Boston College. " Garrard also proved durable, starting every game for the Pirates in the 1999, 2000, and 2001 seasons.
In Garrard's sophomore season, he led the Pirates to a 9-3 record with victories over the West Virginia Mountaineers, South Carolina Gamecocks, Miami Hurricanes, and North Carolina State Wolfpack. The West Virginia Mountaineers are the athletic teams of West Virginia University. The University of South Carolina 's 19 varsity sports teams are known as the Gamecocks, and USC is the only Division I school to use this nickname/mascot The Miami Hurricanes represent the varsity sports teams of the University of Miami. The athletic teams of the North Carolina State University, known as the Wolfpack, compete in 24 intercollegiate varsity sports In the fourth game of the season against Miami, East Carolina came back from a 20-3 deficit to defeat the 13th-ranked Miami Hurricanes, 27-23. Garrard threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Keith Stokes for the go-ahead score in the final minutes of the game. Keith Stokes (born December 10, 1978, in Toms River New Jersey) is a Wide Receiver for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian ECU was unable to play the scheduled home game at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on its campus in Greenville, NC, because Hurricane Floyd had ravaged the eastern part of the state the prior week. The Bagwell Field at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is the on-campus football facility for East Carolina Pirates in Greenville, North Carolina Hurricane Floyd was the sixth named storm fourth Hurricane, and third major hurricane in the 1999 Atlantic hurricane season. The hurricane also prevented the Pirates from returning to Greenville following a road victory against South Carolina, leaving ECU's football team stranded in Columbia, SC. East Carolina moved the game against Miami to Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. Carter-Finley Stadium was opened in 1966 as home to the North Carolina State University Wolfpack football team  The victory propelled ECU into the Associated Press college football poll's top 25. The Pirates spent eleven weeks ranked in the AP poll, climbed to as high as 16th in the poll, and finished the regular season ranked 20th.  East Carolina dropped out of the top 25 to 27th in the voting after losing 28-14 in the Mobile Alabama Bowl to Texas Christian University and the Horned Frogs' star running back, LaDainian Tomlinson. The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA -sanctioned Division I Football Bowl Subdivision College football Bowl game that has been played Texas Christian University is a private, Coeducational University located in Fort Worth, Texas. LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays Running back for the San Diego Chargers 
ECU finished 8-4 in Garrard's junior season. Garrard capped the season by throwing an unbelievable touchdown and rushing for another acrobatic TD in a 40-27 victory against Texas Tech in the Galleryfurniture. com Bowl.  Garrard's senior season began with high expectations but ended in disappointment. Although East Carolina averaged more than 35 points per game in 2001, the Pirates finished the season with a 6-6 record. 
Ironically, the final game of Garrard's college career pitted him against Marshall University and its starting quarterback, Byron Leftwich, in the 2001 GMAC Bowl. Marshall University is a Coeducational public Research university in Huntington West Virginia, founded in 1837 as a private subscription Byron Anton Leftwich (Born January 14, 1980 in Washington DC) is an American football Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers The GMAC Bowl is a post-season NCAA -sanctioned Division I Football Bowl Subdivision College football Bowl game that has been played Garrard and Leftwich would eventually be teammates with the Jacksonville Jaguars and compete for the team's starting quarterback position. A starting lineup in Sports refers to the set of players actively participating in the event when the game begins In the highest-scoring bowl game in college football history, Leftwich brought Marshall back from a thirty-point deficit to defeat Garrard's East Carolina Pirates 64-61 in double-overtime . The East Carolina Pirates are the intercollegiate sports teams representing East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. 
Garrard broke 28 school passing and offensive records at East Carolina and joined a select few quarterbacks who achieved more than 9000 passing yards and 1000 rushing yards in their collegiate careers. 
Garrard went on to graduate from East Carolina University in 2001 with a degree in Sports Management. East Carolina University is a public, Coeducational, Doctoral / Research University located in Greenville, North
Garrard was drafted as the apparent successor to starting quarterback Mark Brunell. Mark Allen Brunell (born September 17, 1970 in Santa Maria, California) is an American football Quarterback for the However, following the 2002 season, the Jaguars fired then head coach Tom Coughlin, and new head coach Jack Del Rio drafted Byron Leftwich with the seventh overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. Thomas Richard Coughlin (born August 31, 1946 in Waterloo, New York) is the head coach for the New York Giants, the 2007 National Jack Lebron Del Rio Jr (born April 4, 1963 in Castro Valley California) is a former American football player and is the current head coach Byron Anton Leftwich (Born January 14, 1980 in Washington DC) is an American football Quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers The 2003 National Football League Draft took place on April 26–27 2003 Leftwich replaced an injured Mark Brunell as the starting quarterback during the 2003 season and Garrard continued to serve as the team's backup quarterback. Quarterback ( QB) is a position in American and Canadian football.
Garrard started for the Jaguars' when Leftwich was injured during Week 9 of the 2004 National Football League season with a sprained left knee. Events On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. After the 2004 season, Garrard opted to stay with the Jaguars as a back-up instead of pursuing a chance at starting for another team.
Garrard also started 5 games of the 2005 season when Leftwich went down with an injury in week 11. With Garrard as starting quarterback, the Jaguars finished the regular season by going 4-1 and made the playoffs, with the only loss coming at the hands of the Indianapolis Colts. The Indianapolis Colts are a professional American football team based in Indianapolis Indiana. Leftwich then returned as the Jaguars starter for the wildcard playoff game, but was intercepted for a touchdown and proved ineffective in a 28-3 loss to the New England Patriots. A playoff or final in Sports is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion or a similar accolade A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football. The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston 
In 2006, Del Rio named Garrard the starter in Week 8 and attributed the change to Leftwich's chronic injury problems, but Leftwich claimed he was healthy enough to continue serving as the team's starter.  Garrard was inconsistent and went 5-5 to finish the season as the Jaguars missed the playoffs. In November 2006, Garrard was intercepted four times in a 13-10 loss at home against the Houston Texans. The Houston Texans is a professional American football team based in Houston, Texas. 
In February 2007, Del Rio attempted to avoid a quarterback controversy by naming Leftwich the team's unconditional starting quarterback. However, Garrard outplayed Leftwich in the 2007 preseason, throwing for 456 yards, one passing touchdown and another rushing touchdown. Del Rio said Garrard gave the Jaguars a better chance to win than Leftwich and announced Garrard would be the starting quarterback of the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 31, 2007.  The Jaguars released Leftwich the next day.  Garrard led the Jaguars to a 11-5 record and threw for 18 TDs and 2,509 yds opposed to only 3 interceptions, which gave him a quarterback rating of 102. 2.
On January 5, 2008, In the AFC Wild Card Game, David led his team to a 31-29 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Down 29-28 with 2:36 to go, he led his team in a field goal-scoring drive highlighted by a 32-yard QB run on 4th and 2 that eventually set up the game winning field goal for the Jaguars.
On January 12, 2008, In the AFC Divisional Playoff Game, David threw for 278 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception against the unbeaten New England Patriots. The New England Patriots, commonly called the " Pats " by sports writers and fans are a professional American football team based in the Greater Boston However, the Patriots won the game, 31-20.
On April 7, 2008 it was announced that the Jaguars and Garrard had agreed to a contract extension, worth $60 million for 6 years. 
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