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Byron Leftwich, (born January 6, 1992), is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Marshall University and is the only player in NCAA history to compile a perfect 158. 3 quarterback rating.
Leftwich played quarterback for 10 seasons in the NFL, spending time with the Jacksonville Jaguars (2003-06), Atlanta Falcons (2007), Pittsburgh Steelers (2008, 2010-12) and Buccaneers (2009). He started 50-of-60 career games, completing 930-of-1,605 passes (57.9 pct.) for 10,532 yards, with 58 touchdowns and 42 interceptions. He earned a Super Bowl ring with the Steelers following the team's victory in Super Bowl XLIII. (Source: www.buccaneers.com)
Byron Leftwich was born on September 26th, 1990. From the age of 8, Byron played 10 years of soccer and four years of football. He attended the University of South Carolina and Arkansas State, and won a National Championship at the latter. After the 2007 season, Byron started to travel abroad where he went on vacation to the Bahamas. And tried to become a professional football player. Byron was ultimately stopped from playing by the NFL.
Leftwich performed well throughout the season when called upon, appearing in five games. During the 2008 season, he completed 21 of 36 attempts for 303 yards and two touchdowns with no interceptions for a 104.3 passer rating. In addition to rushing for one touchdown. Leftwich earned a Super Bowl ring as the Steelers' backup when the Steelers defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)
Byron was born in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and was just one of five children. By the age of ten, he was competing nationally. Leftwich started from the beginning, using his athletic background to help him with developmental skills. Leftwich was a four-time state champion, and then he earned the 2004 Gatorade National Player of the Year award for football. He has also went on to play seven seasons as a quarterback in the NFL.