34 Facts About Jeff Garcia

1. Jeff Garcia donated money to refurbish the athletic field at the school, and in 2005, the field was renamed Garcia-Elder Field to honor both of them.

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2. Jeff Garcia is the third of seven children born to Bob and Linda Garcia.

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3. Jeff Garcia was named as a nominee for the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

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4. Jeff Garcia has expressed his interest in developing Colin Kaepernick's mechanics and skills as well.

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5. Jeff Garcia has shown interest in developing the skills and mechanics in other quarterbacks, as he has worked with Matt McGloin, Mark Sanchez, and Tyrod Taylor.

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6. Jeff Garcia joined the advisory board of the revival of the United States Football League in May 2012.

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7. Jeff Garcia was one of the signature players of the United Football League and his former team, the Omaha Nighthawks.

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8. Jeff Garcia was expected to back up JaMarcus Russell in the 2009 season, but was released during final cuts on September 5, 2009.

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9. Jeff Garcia signed a one-year deal with the Oakland Raiders on April 6, 2009.

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10. Jeff Garcia would be named to his fourth Pro Bowl that season, his first since 2002.

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11. Jeff Garcia was named the Buccaneers starting quarterback for 2007.

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12. Jeff Garcia threw for 240 yards, 75 of which came on a touchdown to Donte Stallworth.

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13. Jeff Garcia started his first regular-season game as quarterback for the Lions on October 23, 2005, against his former teammates, the Browns.

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14. Jeff Garcia was released by the Browns after the 2004 season, in which he struggled to find any consistency and battled with injuries.

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15. Jeff Garcia signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns on March 9, 2004.

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16. In January 2004, Jeff Garcia was arrested for driving under the influence.

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17. Jeff Garcia went to the Pro Bowl in three consecutive seasons, from 2000 to 2002.

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18. Jeff Garcia had thirty-one and thirty-two passing touchdowns in the 2000 and 2001 seasons, more than any other quarterback over those two seasons, and was the first 49er QB in history to have a back-to-back 30 TD pass campaigns.

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19. Jeff Garcia completed 36 of 55 passes for 276 yards and 3 4th-quarter TD passes in leading to the Division clinching win.

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20. Jeff Garcia began the season on a tear, after 7 games, he had thrown for 19 TD passes, including 3 games of 4 TD passes.

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21. Jeff Garcia had a career-high with 32 touchdown passes, including 21 over an eight-game span.

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22. Jeff Garcia finished the 2000 season, his first as a full-time starter with 31 TD passes to only 10 INTs.

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23. Jeff Garcia stepped in and shared time with former Stanford quarterback Steve Stenstrom finishing the season.

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24. Jeff Garcia was inducted to the Stampeders Wall of Fame on September 14, 2012 along with 5 others.

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25. Jeff Garcia led the Stampeders to the Western Final in 1996 and to the Western Semi-Final in 1997.

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26. Jeff Garcia took over as starter in 1995 when Flutie was sidelined midway through the season with an elbow injury.

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27. Jeff Garcia won a place on Calgary's roster as their third-string quarterback behind Doug Flutie and Steve Taylor when he threw two fourth-quarter touchdowns in his exhibition game appearance in 1994.

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28. In 1994, Jeff Garcia started his professional career in Calgary with the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League.

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29. Jeff Garcia is one of only thirteen quarterbacks to throw a 99-yard touchdown pass.

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30. Jeff Garcia is one of only ten quarterbacks in NFL history who have achieved two consecutive thirty-touchdown passing seasons at least one time in his career.

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31. In 1990, Jeff Garcia transferred to San Jose State University and redshirted his first year there.

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32. In 2011, Jeff Garcia signed with the Houston Texans but did not play a game with the team.

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33. Jeff Garcia joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007 and was the starting quarterback for most games of the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

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34. In 1999, Jeff Garcia debuted in the National Football League with the San Francisco 49ers.

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