Tampa Bay Buccaneers

5 Things to Know About Dan LeFevour

A few interesting facts about the Bucs' new quarterback.

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1. His first game as a Buccaneer could be against the same quarterback he made his college debut against.
As a redshirt freshman at Central Michigan in 2006, LeFevour made his debut against a Boston College team led by Matt Ryan. LeFevour took over after Brian Brunner, who started the game, was sidelined with an injury. LeFevour threw for 221 yards and ran for 72 more but Central Michigan fell just short, 31-24. Should LeFevour remain on the Buccaneers' roster for Week 1, his first game would be against the Ryan and the Falcons.

2. He began his career as a running back.
When he first enrolled at Benet Academy in 9th grade, LeFevour was a running back, not a quarterback. He converted to quarterback midway through his freshman season but would remain a strong runner through college; he rushed for nearly 3,000 yards with the Chippewas.

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  1. He was one of the most productive quarterbacks in NCAA history.**
    According to Pro Football Reference, LeFevour scored a combined 150 touchdowns in college: 102 passing, 47 rushing and 1 receiving. At the time he declared for the NFL Draft, he held the NCAA record for combined touchdowns in a career. His record has since been broken; it is currently held by Case Keenum, who scored 178 total touchdowns during his college career.

4. He worked with Buccaneers QB Coach Mike Bajakian in college.
Bajakian, who just completed his first season as the Bucs' QB Coach, was Central Michigan's Offensive Quality Control Coach from 2007-2009. During that time he worked directly with LeFevour. In 2011, LeFevour was a member of the Jaguars, working with Dirk Koetter when he was the team's Offensive Coordinator.

*5. He requested to be released from the Canadian Football League in January. *
LeFevour has been on several NFL teams, but his most recent team was the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. He tweeted a few weeks back that he had requested the team release him so he could participate in the NFL's free agency period, which ultimately resulted in him finding a home with the Bucs. "I asked Montreal for my release a bit early so I could get a head start on the free agency process," he said. "They stayed true to their word and let me go."

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