Todd Matthew Bouman (//; born August 1, 1972) is a former American football quarterback. He was signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at St. Cloud State. Bouman also played for the New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers, Jacksonville Jaguars, St. Louis Rams and Baltimore Ravens.
Bouman in 2006
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|Born:||August 1, 1972|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Tyler (MN) Russell-Tyler-Ruthton|
|College:||St. Cloud State|
|* Offseason and/or practice squad member only|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics|
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.
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). 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.
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. 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. After the game, Bouman expressed interest in becoming a starting quarterback.
New Orleans SaintsEdit
In 2003, the Vikings traded Bouman to the New Orleans Saints as a backup to Aaron Brooks. 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. The Saints lost all three games. 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.
Green Bay PackersEdit
First stint with JaguarsEdit
St. Louis RamsEdit
Second stint with JaguarsEdit
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.
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 re-signed 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 JaguarsEdit
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. On October 19, Bouman was re-signed 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 Garrard. He was released on August 29.
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- Todd Bouman game log, 2005
- "Saints backup quarterback situation remains in doubt". AP. August 29, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- "Saints cut Bouman, Bryant and add five new players". AP. September 3, 2006. Retrieved February 11, 2012.
- JS Online: NewsWatch
- Jacksonville Jaguars bio Archived 2011-05-19 at the Wayback Machine