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37. Byron Leftwich

Byron Leftwich had an excellent career at Marshall, and he was chosen seventh overall by Jacksonville in the 2003 Draft.

The former MAC Player of the Year, would take over for Mark Brunell in his rookie season, and was decent with 2,819 Passing Yards.  He managed 2,941 Passing Yards as a sophomore with a 15-11 TD-INT ratio, which arguably was his best year in football.  The Quarterback had two more years with the Jags, with his last one seeing him lose the starting job, and Leftwich would be cut after the 2007 season.  As a Jaguar, he would have a winning record of 24-20 2ith 9,042 Passing Yards and 51 Touchdown Passes.

Leftwich would earn a Super Bowl ring as a backup with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2008.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Quarterback
  • Acquired: Selected in the 1st Round, 7th Overall in the NFL Draft 4/26/03.
  • Departed: Released 9/1/07.
  • Games Played: 46
  • Notable Statistics:

    44 Games Started

    789 Completions

    1,344 Attempts

    58.7 Completion Percentage

    9,042 Passing Yards

    51 Touchdown Passes

    36 Interceptions

    80.5% Passer Rating

    120 Rushing Attempts

    364 Rushing Yards

    8 Rushing Touchdowns

    1 Reception

    -7 Receiving Yards

    32 Approximate Value
  • Major Accolades and Awards: All-Rookie (2003)
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