Todd Bouman

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Todd Bouman
Todd Bouman Packers.jpg
Bouman in 2006.
No. --     Free Agent
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1972-08-01) August 1, 1972 (age 41)
Place of birth: Ruthton, Minnesota
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 226 lb (103 kg)
Career information
College: St. Cloud State
Undrafted in 1997
Debuted in 2001 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable mention All-NCC (1996)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2010
TD-INT 13-13
Passing yards 1,905
QB Rating 74.4
Stats at NFL.com

Todd Bouman (/ˈbmən/; born August 1, 1972) is an American football quarterback who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at St. Cloud State.

Bouman has also played for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens.

Early years

Bouman was born in Ruthton, Minnesota, and attended Russell-Tyler-Ruthton High School (class of 1991) and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track & field. He won All-State honors in football and basketball, and in track & field, he qualified for the State Meet in both the long jump and the high jump.

College career

Bouman initially attended South Dakota State University and transferred to St. Cloud State University in 1992. At St. Cloud State, Bouman lettered in football from 1993 to 1996. In his three years, he passed for 4,354 yards and completed 326 passes (including for 30 touchdowns).1 In his senior year, Bouman was an honorable mention All-North Central Conference selection. He earned his degree in sports sociology from St. Cloud State in 1997.2

Professional career

Minnesota Vikings

Bouman signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings in 1997. Bouman briefly replaced Daunte Culpepper as the Vikings starting quarterback toward the end of the 2001 NFL season after Culpepper was injured. In a game against the Tennessee Titans, Bouman completed 21 of 31 passes for 384 yards and four touchdowns and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.3 In 2002, Bouman took over again for Culpepper with the Vikings trailing the New York Giants 27-20 but could not complete a potential tying touchdown drive.45 After the game, Bouman expressed interest in becoming a starting quarterback.6

New Orleans Saints

In 2003, the Vikings traded Bouman to the New Orleans Saints as backup to Aaron Brooks.5 On December 14, 2005, after a loss on national television to the Falcons, the Saints benched Brooks and announced Bouman as the team's starter for the last three games of the season.7 The Saints lost all three games.8 Prior to the 2006 season, Bouman was released by the Saints in favor of Jamie Martin, who would back up newly signed starter Drew Brees.910

Green Bay Packers

On November 21, 2006, Bouman signed with the Green Bay Packers to replace injured Aaron Rodgers as their second-string quarterback.11

First stint with Jaguars

On October 25, 2007, Bouman was signed to a one-year deal by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a backup to Quinn Gray, who was starting in place of an injured David Garrard.

St. Louis Rams

Bouman then signed with the St. Louis Rams as insurance when starting QB Marc Bulger was out and backup Gus Frerotte went down

Second stint with Jaguars

Bouman re-signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2008 offseason and attended training camp with the team. He was later released on August 30 during final cuts.

Baltimore Ravens

Bouman signed with the Baltimore Ravens on September 3, 2008 after quarterback Kyle Boller was placed on injured reserve. He was released by the team on November 1, only to be re-signed four days later.

Bouman was resigned by the Ravens on March 31, 2009. The Ravens released him again on May 1 after signing quarterback John Beck.

Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth stints with Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed Bouman on May 4, 2009 following the release of undrafted rookie quarterback Nathan Brown.

He was re-signed for a fourth time on September 21, 2010, when the Jaguars placed Luke McCown on the injured reserve. On 5 October 2010, the Jaguars released Bouman.12 On October 19, Bouman was resigned after injuries to David Garrard and Trent Edwards. Bouman started for the Jags against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 24. Bouman played well, throwing for 222 yards, and 2 touchdowns, however he also threw 2 interceptions. He was re-signed again by the Jaguars on December 17. Bouman was re-signed once more on August 9, 2011, due to a back injury to starter David Garrard.13 He was released on August 29.

Coaching Career

Buffalo High School, Buffalo, MN

On March 19, 2014, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District in Minnesota announced Todd Bouman as the new head coach for its varsity program.14

Personal

Bouman and his wife, Courtney, have a daughter, Aivary, and a son, Aidan15

References

  1. ^ "Todd Bouman - 1993-96". Jacksonville Jaguars. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Todd Bouman". Jacksonville Jaguars. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Vikings score four TDs in 12-minute span". AP. December 9, 2001. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Barber's late score lets Giants escape". AP. November 10, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Saints get Bouman for sixth-round pick". AP. March 13, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Todd Bouman: 'My Patience Is Wearing Thin'". AP. November 13, 2002. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  7. ^ Pasquarelli, Len (December 15, 2005). "Saints bench starting QB Brooks". ESPN. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  8. ^ Todd Bouman game log, 2005
  9. ^ "Saints backup quarterback situation remains in doubt". AP. August 29, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Saints cut Bouman, Bryant and add five new players". AP. September 3, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2012. 
  11. ^ JS Online: NewsWatch
  12. ^ http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/10/05/jags-release-todd-bouman-elevating-trent-edwards-to-no-2/
  13. ^ http://www.nfl.com/trainingcamp/story/09000d5d82155480/article/jaguars-will-start-rookie-qb-gabbert-with-garrard-injured?module=HP11_headline_stack
  14. ^ http://www.bhmschools.org/schools/buffalo-high/bhs-announces-football-head-coach
  15. ^ Jacksonville Jaguars bio

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