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11 Facts About Sam Bradford

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Samuel Jacob Bradford is an American football quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League.

American football, referred to as football in the United States and Canada, and also known as gridiron, is a sport played by two teams of eleven players on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end.

The National Football League is a professional American football league consisting of 32 teams, divided equally between the National Football Conference and the American Football Conference.

The Minnesota Vikings are an American football team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Sam Bradford highlights - 2015 NFL Preseason Week 3 by NFL

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Bradford attended Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, where he starred in football, basketball and golf.

Putnam City North High School is a public high school situated in Northwest Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States It is accredited by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and is one of three high schools in the Putnam City School District.

Golf is a club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.

Oklahoma City is the capital and largest city of the state of Oklahoma.

Sam Bradford Highlights (Week 2) | Packers vs. Vikings | NFL by NFL

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As a senior quarterback in 2005, he threw for 2,029 yards and 17 touchdowns in 12 games.

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Bradford was not highly-recruited coming out of high school, but he did receive a scholarship offer from the University of Oklahoma, which he accepted.

The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma.

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After a redshirt season in 2006, Bradford turned in one of the best seasons by a redshirt freshman in college history in 2007, throwing for 3,121 yards and 36 touchdowns.

Redshirt, in United States college athletics, is a delay or suspension of an athlete's participation in order to lengthen his or her period of eligibility.

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That set the stage for a phenomenal 2008 year, when Bradford became only the second sophomore to win the Heisman Trophy as he was the trigger man for the highest-scoring offense in NCAA history, throwing for 4,464 yards with 48 touchdowns and just six interceptions.

The Heisman Memorial Trophy, is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in college football in the United States whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals.

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He again led the nation in passing and also added five rushing touchdowns as the Sooners went 12-1 and advanced to the BCS national title game.

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Bradford declared for the NFL draft following the 2009 season and was drafted by the St. Louis Rams with the first overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.

The National Football League Draft, also called the player selection meeting, is an annual event in which the National Football League teams select eligible college football players.

The professional American football franchise now known as the Los Angeles Rams played in St. Louis, Missouri as the St. Louis Rams from the 1995 through the 2015 seasons.

The 2010 NFL Draft was the 75th annual meeting of National Football League franchises to select newly eligible football players.

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In 2010, his first season in the NFL, Bradford set the record for most completions by a rookie in NFL history, which helped earn him the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.

The National Football League Rookie of the Year Award refers to any number of awards presented by various entities to the top American football rookie in the National Football League.

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Prior to the start of the 2015 season, the Rams traded Bradford along with a 2015 fifth round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles, a 2015 fourth-round pick, and a 2016 second-round pick.

Nicholas Edward Foles is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League.

Phi is the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet.

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Following his 2015 campaign with the Eagles, in which he set career-highs in passing yards, completion percentage and yards per attempt, the Vikings acquired Bradford after their starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was lost to a season-ending knee injury before the start of the season.

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