Jeff Driskel

Jeff Driskel
No. 6Cincinnati Bengals
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1993-04-23) April 23, 1993
Place of birth: Oviedo, Florida
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school: Oviedo (FL) Hagerty
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 2016 / Round: 6 / Pick: 207
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Jeffrey M. Driskel (born April 23, 1993) is an American football quarterback for the Cincinnati Bengals 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.

Early years

Driskel attended Paul J. Hagerty High School in Oviedo, Florida. During his career he threw for 4,844 yards and 36 touchdowns. 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.[1][2] He was ranked as the best pro-style quarterback recruit in his class by and[3][4]

College career

University of Florida

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 Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville Cardinals.[5]

After starting three games in 2013, Driskel broke his right fibula in a game against the University of Tennessee and missed the remainder of the season.[6] 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.[7][8]

Louisiana Tech

On January 3, 2015, Driskel was granted his release from Florida and he transferred to Louisiana Tech University.[9] In his lone season at Louisiana Tech, he passed for 4,033 yards with 27 touchdowns.


Despite not playing baseball since high school, Driskel was selected by the Boston Red Sox with the 863rd pick of the 2013 Major League Baseball Draft.[10] Driskel signed a contract with the Red Sox,[11] but he has no plans to stop playing football. If he chooses to play baseball in the future, his rights will be owned by Boston. Other players who have signed similar contracts include Dennis Dixon, Jake Locker, Shaq Thompson, and 2012 Red Sox draftee Brandon Magee.[12]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 4 in 234 lb33 12 in9 34 in 4.56 s 7.19 s 32 in 10 ft 2 in
All values from NFL Combine,[13]

Driskel was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the 49ers.[14] He was claimed off waivers by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 4, 2016.[15]


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