Gardner Flint Minshew II is an American football player that plays the quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The jaguars is a team that plays in the National Football League.
Gardner Minshew Bio: Age, Early Life
Gardner was born to Flint and Kim Minshew on May 16, 1996 in Flowood, Mississippi, USA. Him mom, Kim played college basketball in Mississippi and loves where her son has picked up from.
Gardner Minshew Education Details
He attended Brandon High School and later on joined Washington State College. He concluded the year 2017 by bagging his bachelor’s degree from East Carolina University in December. He enrolled as a graduate student at Washington State University in the fall of 2018 where he immediately became eligible under the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules. He settled down fast to help lead the Washington State team to a school-record 11 wins in 2018. In his third game as the school’s starting quarterback, he recorded career-high and a school-record statistics. He passed for 470 yards at a completion rate of 78.9% in a 59–24 victory against Eastern Washington.
On November 17, he threw for 473 passing yards breaking another school record with seven passing touchdowns against Arizona.
Gardner Minshew Career Details
He began his college football career in 2015 while attending Northwest Mississippi Community College where he helped the team to the NJCAA National Football Championship.
A transfer saw him move to East Carolina University in 2016 playing in seven games where he started two games at quarterback position for the Pirates.
In 2017, Gardner split his quarterbacking duties with Thomas Sirk, another transfer student from Duke University. While in this quarterback splitting position, Minshew starred in three major games. One of the games was against highly ranked Houston, the others were against Cincinnati and Memphis.
The manifestation of his talents came late in the season when he passed for over 350 yards in 3 successive games (463 yards and 3 touchdowns against Houston, 444 yards and 4 touchdowns against Cincinnati, and 351 yards against Memphis). The Mississippi native concluded the year with 2,140 yards passing and 16 touchdowns for the Pirates.The 2018 season concluded with Minshew leading the FBS in pass completions (433), pass attempts (613), passing yards per game (367.6), he came second in passing yards (4,477) and finished in the top five in touchdowns (38).
During Washington State’s Alamo Bowl win over Iowa State, he matched a record previously held by Jared Goff. He claimed the Pac-12 single season record for most passing yards.
Minshew received the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s top senior- or fourth-year quarterback. He was named 2018 Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year, an honor previously bestowed upon several players. Rueben Mayes in 1984 and 1985, Steve Broussard in 1989, Drew Bledsoe in 1992, Ryan Leaf in 1997, and Jason Gesser in 2002. These were the only Washington State players to have won the award since its inception in 1975. Minshew deserved the honor through his hard work and he joined the legends.
Another achievement in his career was finishing fifth in voting for the Heisman Trophy. This gave him the benefit of becoming the ninth player in the history of Washington State to be placed in the top 10 for the award, and the highest WSU finisher second only to Ryan Leaf, who had been third in the Heisman voting in 1997.
These are the career statistics that put Gardner Minshew in the position of fame that he has right now given that he is still young and aspiring. There is potential in Minshew and the sky remains the limit for the young celebrity.
Gardner Minshew Ethnicity
He is an American of Caucasian ethnicity.
Gardner Minshew Body Measurements
He stands 6’1” (1.85m) high with a weight of 102 kg.
Gardner Minshew Dating History
It is said that he is too young to either date or marry but all this is left for him to decide. No media space has recorded any activity of this celebrity in these lines.
Gardner Minshew Car
He drives an old Acura bought for him by his parents when he was in high school.
Gardner Minshew Salary
He fetches an annual salary of US$ 495000.
Gardner Minshew House
He lives in an apartment in Brandon, Mississippi. He is known for not being a heavy spender, he lives a very simple life. He only got an apartment when he made it to the Jaguars’ final roster. The essentials to furnish the apartment were a present from his parents.