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Blake Bortles
QB #5
Height:
6-5
Weight:
245
Age:
23
College:
Central Florida
Hometown:
Oviedo, Fla.
Experience:
2
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 635 1,081 7,336 6.8 46 35 106 665 80 108 729 6.8 2 21 6
2015 JAC 16 16 355 606 4,428 7.3 35 18 51 320 88.2 52 310 6 2 14 5
2014 JAC 14 13 280 475 2,908 6.1 11 17 55 345 69.5 56 419 7.5 0 7 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 CAR L 9-20 22 40 55 183 4.6 1 2 5 14 54.5 4 26 6.5 0 -- --
2 MIA W 23-20 18 33 54.5 273 8.3 2 0 0 0 102.2 2 27 13.5 0 -- --
3 @NE L 17-51 17 33 51.5 242 7.3 2 1 2 6 83.1 3 7 2.3 0 1 0
4 @IND L 13-16 28 50 56 298 6 1 0 1 9 80.3 4 31 7.8 0 1 0
5 @TB L 31-38 23 33 69.7 303 9.2 4 1 6 33 125.4 1 21 21 0 -- --
6 HOU L 20-31 30 53 56.6 331 6.2 3 3 3 20 70.6 4 37 9.3 0 1 0
7 BUF W 34-31 13 29 44.8 182 6.3 2 1 2 7 74.2 5 -3 -0.6 0 -- --
9 @NYJ L 23-28 24 40 60 381 9.5 2 2 6 43 87.6 4 32 8 0 2 1
10 @BAL W 22-20 22 45 48.9 188 4.2 2 1 3 20 65.8 2 25 12.5 0 -- --
11 TEN W 19-13 21 30 70 242 8.1 1 1 4 24 91.3 2 9 4.5 0 1 1
12 SD L 25-31 30 49 61.2 329 6.7 2 1 2 11 86.2 6 33 5.5 0 -- --
13 @TEN L 39-42 24 36 66.7 322 8.9 5 0 2 20 134.5 2 -1 -0.5 0 -- --
14 IND W 51-16 16 30 53.3 250 8.3 3 0 3 24 114.6 4 17 4.3 1 3 2
15 ATL L 17-23 23 38 60.5 297 7.8 1 1 2 12 82.9 6 44 7.3 1 1 0
16 @NO L 27-38 27 35 77.1 368 10.5 4 2 2 21 124.5 3 5 1.7 0 2 0
17 @HOU L 6-30 17 32 53.1 239 7.5 0 2 8 56 51.4 -- -- -- -- 2 1

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Biography

Third QB selected by the Jaguars in the first round, sixth overall, and highest drafted in franchise history … Highest drafted player in Central Florida history and only second QB to be drafted in school history (Daunte Culpepper, 2002) … Second player drafted by the Jaguars from Central Florida in team history (Mike Sims-Walker, 2007) …

Third QB selected by the Jaguars in the first round, sixth overall, and highest drafted in franchise history … Highest drafted player in Central Florida history and only second QB to be drafted in school history (Daunte Culpepper, 2002) … Second player drafted by the Jaguars from Central Florida in team history (Mike Sims-Walker, 2007) …

COLLEGE: Played in 37 games with 30 starts … Declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season … Compiled a 22-5 record as a starter … Career totals included 585 of 891 passing for 7,598 yards with 56 TDs/19 INTs … Ranked fourth in school history for passing yards and TDs … Added 15 rushing TDs and 561 yards on 195 rushes … Became only the second player in school history to produce multiple 3,000-yard passing seasons … Concluded career with an interception/attempt ratio of .0273, recording only 19 interceptions in 891 passing attempts … Became fourth player in school history to amass 8,000 yards of total offense, finishing with 8,159 total yards … Majored in Interpersonal/Organizational Communication and minored in Sports and Fitness …

2015: 9/13 vs. CAR: Became the second QB in franchise history to start on opening day before turning 24 years old ... Completed 22-of-40 for 183 yards and 1 TD, while also rushing four times for 26 yards (6.5 rush avg.) ... Surpassed 3,000 passing yards on a 6-yard TD completion to Rashad Greene in the second quarter ... His 22 completions are tied for the seventh-most in a season opener in franchise history ... 9/20 vs. MIA: Completed 18-of-33 for 273 yards and two TDs, producing a career-best 102.2 quarterback rating (89.8 total QBR) ... Captained his second career fourth-quarter game-winning drive, marching the Jaguars 66 yards on nine plays to set up K Jason Myers’ game-winning 28-yard FG with :40 left ... 9/27 at N.E.: Finished 17-of-33 passing for 242 yards with two TDs and one INT ... 10/4 at IND: Completed 28-of-50 passes (56.0 comp. pct.) for 298 yards and one TD for an 80.2 passer rating ... The 50 pass attempts by Bortles were the most of his career and the fifth-most in franchise history ... Joins Byron Leftwich (54), Mark Brunell (52, 50) and Chad Henne (51, 51) as the only players in Jaguars history to register 50-plus pass attempts in a single game ... 10/11 at T.B.: Completed 23-of-33 passes (69.7 comp. pct.) for 303 yards, four TDs and one INT ... First time in Bortles’ 19-game career that he threw three or more touchdowns ... Bortles joins Mark Brunell (11/29/98), David Garrard (10/31/10), Quinn Gray (12/30/07) and Chad Henne (11/18/12) as the only Jaguars quarterbacks to throw for four touchdowns in a single game ... First quarterback in team histo- ry to throw for 10 or more TDs in the team’s first five games ... His passer rat- ing of 125.4 is the highest of his career ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Completed 30-of- 53 passes for 331 yards, three TDs and three INTs ... His 53 pass attempts were the second-most in franchise history and most since Byron Leftwich recorded 54 on 10/10/04 at San Diego ... Has thrown for 300+ yards in back-to-back games for the first time in his career ... 10/18 vs. HOU: Completed 30-of-53 passes for 331 yards, three TDs and three INTs ... His 53 pass attempts were the sec- ond-most in franchise history and most since Byron Leftwich recorded 54 on 10/10/04 at San Diego ... Has thrown for 300+ yards in back-to-back games for the  rst time in his career ... 10/25 vs. BUF: Completed 13-of-29 passes for 182 yards, 2 TDs and one INT ... Threw a 31-yard game-winning touchdown pass to WR Allen Hurns with 2:25 remaining in the fourth quarter ... ... 11/8 at NYJ: Completed 24 of 40 passes for a career-high 381 yards, two TDs and two INTs ... 381 passing yards were fourth-most in franchise history ... Joins Mark Brunell as the only QBs in franchise history to throw for 375- plus yards in a single game ... Has thrown for two-plus touchdowns in four consecutive games, tying the franchise record for most consecutive games with two-plus passing TDs (Chad Henne in 2013 and David Garrard in 2007) ... 11/15 at BAL: Completed 22-of-45 passses for 188 yards, two TDs and one INT ... 11/19 vs. TEN: Completed 21 of 30 passes for 242 yards, one TD and one INT for a 91.2 passer rating ... His fourth-quarter TD pass to Julius Thomas was his 20th of the season, placing him with David Garrard (23 in 2010) and Mark Bruenll (20 in 1998 and 2000) as the only QBs in Jaguars history to throw for 20-plus TD passes in a season ... 11/29 vs. S.D.: Completed 30-of-49 passes for 329 yards, two TDs and one INT ... The fourth game with at least 300 passing yards and two passing TDs in 2015, the most such games ever in Jaguars single-season history ... 12/6 at TEN: Completed 24-of-36 passes for 322 yards and a career-high five TDs ... Became the youngest player in NFL history to throw for 320-plus yards, five-plus TDs and zero INTs in a single game ... His five TDs is the most by a Jaguars QB in a single game ... Joins Dan Marino (22, 1984) and Matthew Stafford (23, 2011) as the only QBs age 23-or-younger in NFL history to throw for 27 or more TDs through the first 12 games of the season ... Tallied a career-high 134.5 passer rating ... Connected on a career-long 67- yard completion to T.J. Yeldon in the fourth quarter ... 12/13 vs. IND: Completed 16 of 30 passes (58.3 completion pct.) for 250 yards and three TDs for a 114.6 passer rating ... Joins Dan Marino (36, 1984) and Kurt Warner (34, 1999) as the only first- or second-year QBs to throw for 30-plus passing TDs through 13 games in a season ... Bortles (23) and Marino (22) are the only players age 23-or-younger to throw for 30-plus TDs through 13 games in a season ... Bortles’ fourth career game with a passer rating of 100-plus and his fourth career game with three-plus passing TDs ... Has become the first player in Jaguars history to throw for three-plus TDs and zero INTs in back-to-back games ... 12/20 vs. ATL: Completed 23-of-38 (60.5%) passes for 297 yards, one TD and one INT producing an 82.9 passer rating ... 12/27 at N.O.: Completed 27-of- 35 passes (77.1 comp. percentage) for 368 yards, four TDs and two INTs for a passer rating of 124.5, his third highest of the season ... Bortles’ 77.1 comp. percentage was the second-highest in his NFL career ... In the second half, completed 18-of-21 passes (85.7 comp. percentage) for 288 yards, three TDs and zero INTs for a perfect 158.3 passer rating ...

2014: Took over as the team’s starting QB in Week 4 and started the final 13 games ... Was 280 of 475 passing for 2,908 yards with 11 TDs/17 INTs and 69.5 rating ... Had 21 completions of 25-plus yards ... Set franchise single-season records by a rookie for passing yards and completions ... Rushed for 419 yards on 56 carries (7.48 avg.), the highest average by a NFL QB and second-most rushing yards by a Jaguars QB in a season ... 9/7 at PHI: Dressed but did not play in season-opener ... 9/14 at WAS: Dressed but did not play ... 9/21 vs. IND: Made his NFL debut after he was inserted into the lineup to start the second half and finished 14 of 24 passing for 223 yards with two TDs/two INTs for an 82.5 passer rating. Had four completions of 20-plus yards including a 63-yard TD pass to Allen Hurns. Also had 30 rushing yards including 20-yard rush. Engineered the offense to 289 yards in the second half after the club managed only 55 yards in the first half ... 9/28 at SD: Made first career start and totaled 29 of 37 passing for 254 yards with one TD and two INTs for an 81.7 passer rating. Completed 78.4 percent of his passes, the highest in NFL history for a rookie quarterback in his first career start with a minimum 30 attempts. Hooked up with TE Nic Jacobs for a two-yard score in the second quarter. Had five carries for 24 yards. His 29 completions set single-game franchise record by a rookie and his completions, attempts and yards were most by a Jaguars rookie QB in first career start ... 10/5 vs. PIT: Started at QB for first time at home and was 22 of 36 passing for 191 yards with two INTs for a 52.0 rating ... 10/12 at TEN: Threw for a career-high 336 yards and one TD on 32 of 46 passing (69.6 pct.), tying Byron Leftwich (10/5/03 vs. San Diego) for most passing yards by a rookie in team history. His 46 attempts and 32 completions were the most in franchise history by a rookie. Had a 59-yard completion to Clay Harbor and hooked up with Harbor for a 20-yard TD pass in the fourth quarter. Marked first AFC South start. Led team in rushing with five carries for 38 yards ... 10/19 vs. CLE: Was 17 of 31 passing for 159 yards with one TD and 3 INTs. Had 31-yard TD pass to Allen Robinson in the second quarter. Added five carries for 37 yards with a long of 18 yards. Had four completions of 20-plus yards ... 10/26 vs. MIA: Threw for 221 yards and one TD on 18 of 34 passing. Had two INTs, both returned for scores. Hooked up with Allen Robinson for a 48-yard TD in the fourth quarter ... 11/2 at CIN: Posted a career-best 96.4 rating on 22 of 33 passing (66.7 pct.) with two TDs and one INT. Had TD passes to Allen Hurns of 40 and 18 yards. Matched his career-high with two TD passes ... 11/9 vs. DAL: Completed 22 of 37 passes for 290 yards with one INT for a 73.0 rating. Had four completions of 20-plus yards including a 53-yard pass to WR Cecil Shorts ... 11/23 at IND: Threw for 146 yards on 15 of 27 passing. 11/30 vs. NYG: Completed 21 of 35 passes for 194 yards with one TD for an 84.7 rating. Had first career fourth-quarter comeback win, leading team on a 11-play, 70-yard drive that culminated with a Josh Scobee FG. Had a 30-yard TD pass to Marqise Lee in the third quarter and finished with four completions of 20-plus yards. Added a career-high 68 yards on five carries including a 29-yard rush. Became only the third starting rookie quarterback to lead his team to a comeback win of 21 or more points since at least 1970 ... 12/7 vs. HOU: Was 20 of 39 passing for 205 yards with one TD for a 64.6 rating. Had a four-yard TD pass to Allen Hurns in the first quarter, his first career TD pass in the first quarter. Had three completions of 20-plus yards ... 12/14 at BAL: Had three completions of 20-plus yards and finished 21 of 37 passing for 210 yards with one INT for a 61.8 rating. Had three completions of 20-plus yards ... 12/18 vs. TEN: Earned first career division win, throwing for 115 yards and one TD. Had a 34-yard completion to Marqise Lee in the third quarter. Had five carries for 50 yards with runs of 19, 15 and 13 yards ... 12/28 at HOU: Threw for 117 yards in season-finale on 14 of 33 passing and led team with 61 yards on three carries (20.3 avg.). Had a 34-yard rush in the fourth quarter, his longest rush of his career. Set single-season franchise-record for passing yards by a rookie with 2,908.


2013: Finished 259 of 382 passing (67.8 pct.) for 3,581 yards with 25 TDs/9 INTs … Led team to a 12-1 mark and a Fiesta Bowl win … Named American Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Year … Semifinalist for Davey O’Brien Award … Started all 13 games … Also named the Sporting News AAC Player of the Year … Earned second-team All-American accolades from The NFL Draft Report … Ranked seventh in the nation with 9.37 yards average per completion and ninth with 168.14 pass efficiency rating … Had five 300-yard passing games … Added six rushing TDs with 272 yards on 87 carries … Collected 3,583 yards of total offense, seventh-most in NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision … His 67.8 completion percentage ranked 10th-best among major college QBs … Had a streak of 232 straight attempts without an INT, setting a school record … Had 91-yard TD pass vs. Akron in the season-opener, the longest pass completion in school history … Threw for a career-high 404 yards and four TDs vs. Temple … Named MVP of the Fiesta Bowl with a win over Baylor, throwing for 301 yards and three TDs …

2012: Won the starting job in the preseason and started all 14 games … Was 251 of 399 passing (62.9 pct.) for 3,059 yards with 25 TDs/7 INTs … Became only fifth player in school history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in a season … Earned All-Conference USA honors, the first UCF passer to earn postseason league honors since 2002 … Named team’s Most Improved Player … Became first QB in school history to register at least two TD passes in 10 games during a regular season … Had a streak of 147 straight passing attempts without an INT and when that streak ended, he threw 174 passes without an INT, setting a school record … Led conference with 7.67 average per completion … Scored eight times on 87 carries and ranked second in conference with 3,344 yards of total offense … His 33 total TDs ranked second in the conference … Earned MVP honors in team’s Beef O’Brady’s Bowl win over Ball State …

2011: Spent 11 games as a reserve QB … Completed 68.2 percent of his passes (75 of 110) for 958 yards with six TDs and three INTs … Named to Conference USA’s All-Freshman Team …

2010:Guided the scout team as a redshirt freshman …

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Oviedo High School where he finished his career by setting Seminole County Records with 5,576 yards and 53 TDs … Completed 151 of 233 passes for 2,211 yards with 27 TDs/7 INTs as a senior … Central Florida was first university to extend a scholarship offer … Captured MVP Award at the Central Florida All-Star Game following senior year … Rated Florida’s 8th-best player, according to the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida Top 100 list … Threw for 2,400 yards and 24 TDs as a junior … Led team to district title as a sophomore and senior … Also lettered on baseball team … Graduated with 3.3 grade point average.

PERSONAL: Son of Suzy and Rob Bortles ... His brother, Colby, plays baseball at Mississippi … Twitter handle is @BBortles5.

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