Teddy Bridgewater is gone but he leaves behind an adoring fan base.

Bridgewater announced Wednesday that he will declare for the National Football League draft, putting an early end to any possibility of returning to play for the University of Louisville next fall.Teddy-Bridgewater

“These past three years have allowed me to mature as a person and leave the university as better person and with my degree in hand, which was one of my goals,” he said in a statement.

“I will cherish every moment on the field and off the field, and every bond that I built. I will forever represent the university with the utmost pride and respect. I want to extend a special thank you to my teammates, Tom Jurich, all the academic staff and professors, the coaching staff, support staff, students and the Cardinals’ fan base.

“I didn’t know much about Louisville when I made the decision to attend, but in the end, it was one of the best decisions I could have ever made.”

In 39 career games, Bridgewater threw for 9,817 yards, third most in UofL annals. his 72 career touchdown passes also ranks as third best. He completed a school-record 68.3 percent of his passes with only 24 interceptions in 1,142 career pass attempts.

He was a model citizen as well, his humble attitude respected by his classmates, instructors and fans. What he accomplished as a quarterback and the example he set as a student will be an integral part of the growing tradition of UofL football.

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By Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.

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  1. Teddy will truly be missed, he was the model student athlete. Wish him the best ! Go Cards!

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