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No. 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
|Date of birth:December 12, 1989|
|Place of birth: Fairfax County, Virginia|
|High school: Chantilly (VA) Westfield|
|College: North Carolina State|
|NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 3 / Pick: 73|
|Debuted in 2013 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 13, 2013
Mike Glennon (born December 12, 1989) is an American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for North Carolina State University. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft with the 73rd overall pick.
Glennon attended Westfield High School in Fairfax County, Virginia, and played for the Westfield Bulldogs high school football and basketball teams. As senior, he completed 171 of 265 passes for 2,557 yards and 32 touchdowns. Glennon led his team to an undefeated 15-0 record and the Virginia Division 6 AAA State championship title after the Bulldogs defeated the Woodbridge Vikings 42-14. He was the Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year and was a Parade magazine high school All-American. He was rated the third best quarterback recruit in the nation by Rivals.com in 2008.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Centreville, Virginia||Westfield High School||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||194 lb (88 kg)||4.9||Jan 25, 2008|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 5 (QB) Rivals: 3 (QB), 3 (Virginia)|
Glennon enrolled in North Carolina State University, where he played for the NC State Wolfpack football team from 2008 to 2012. In 2008, Glennon was redshirted. In 2009 and 2010, he was the backup to starting quarterback Russell Wilson. During that time he completed 33 of 52 passes for 326 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. As a junior in 2011, he took over as the starter. For the 2011 season, he completed 283 of 453 passes for 3,054 yards with 31 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. In 2012, he completed 330 of 564 passes for 4,031 yards with 31 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
2013 NFL Draft
Glennon was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round with the 73rd overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was the third quarterback taken in the draft behind E. J. Manuel and Geno Smith.
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 7⅛ in||225 lb||33⅛ in||9⅝ in||4.94 s||1.74 s||2.71 s||4.52 s||7.49 s||26½ in||8 ft 6 in|
|All results from the 2013 NFL Combine|
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2013 Rookie Season
On April 26, 2013, Glennon was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round (73rd overall pick) of the 2013 NFL Draft. On June 12, 2013, Glennon signed a four-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $3,104,063, with a $637,500 signing bonus.
On September 25, 2013, it was announced Glennon would start Week 4 over Josh Freeman, after an 0-3 start to the season for the Bucs. Glennon's first career start began well, as he threw his first career touchdown to Mike Williams, and lead to the Bucs to a 10-0 lead through 3 quarters. Despite the strong start, things would go bad quickly for Glennon. With a 10-3 lead and 3:18 left in the game, Glennon was intercepted by Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson on his own 24 yard line. The Cardinals would quickly score 6 seconds later to tie the game at 10-10. After a quick 3 and out by the Bucs, the Cardinals would kick a field goal to take a 13-10 lead, with a 1:29 left in the game. With 40 seconds left in the ball game, Glennon, who was trying to lead a quick 4th quarter comeback, was once again intercepted by Peterson, giving Glennon a loss in his first career start, and dropping the Bucs to 0-4.
After a bye week, Glennon looked better in the Bucs next game vs the Philadelphia Eagles completing 26 of 43 passes for 273 yards, 2 touchdowns, and only 1 interception. However, the Bucs would lose to the Eagles 31-20, dropping them to 0-2 under Glennon and 0-5 on the season. Glennon would continue to improve his play Week 7 vs the Atlanta Falcons, completing 26 of 44 passes for 256 yards, 2 touchdowns, and did not throw an interception for the first time in his career. However despite another strong showing from Glennon, the Bucs would lose 31-23 to the Falcons, and drop to 0-6 overall on the season and 0-3 under Glennon. In his next start, Glennon would get his first taste of Thursday Night Football Week 8 vs the Carolina Panthers. Glennon would have a solid game vs the Panthers, completing 30 of 51 passes for 275 yards and a touchdown. Glennon would remain winless in his NFL career as the Bucs tied for the worst record in the league, at 0-7. Glennon and the Bucs were massive underdogs coming into their next game with the 7-1 Seattle Seahawks, who were at the time undefeated at home. Despite the massive odds stacked against them, the Bucs jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the 2nd Quarter, led by 2 touchdown passes by Glennon. Holding a 24-7 lead late in the 3rd Quarter, Glennon and the Bucs looked well on their way to their first win of the 2013 season. However, the Seahawks would mount a 20 point comeback, capped off by a game winning field goal in overtime.
With the loss to the Seahawks, the Bucs would fall to 0-8, leaving them winless through the first half of their season. Gleenon would get his first taste of prime time Week 10, as the Bucs took on the Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football. Much like the previous week, the Bucs held a big first half lead, leading 15-0 late in the 2nd Quarter. However, the Bucs would once again blow their lead, and trailed 19-15 into the 4th quarter. The Bucs would refuse to lose however, as Glennon lead a late 4th quarter drive, capped off by a touchdown run by backup running back Bobby Rainey. The Bucs would hold on to win their first game of the season 22-19, giving Glennon his first win as an NFL starter.
The Bucs would continue their momentum into their rematch with the Atlanta Falcons. Glennon would have a fantastic performance, completing over 80% of his passes for 168 yards and 2 touchdowns. The Bucs would dominate the Falcons 41-28, as Glennon lead them to their second straight win after starting the year 0-8. The Bucs would play Detroit following their dominance over the Falcons. Glennon would have another impressive performance. He would throw 14-21 including a 138.4 passer rating. He would set a rookie record by having a touchdown in each of his first 8 starts to start a career. The Bucs would beat Detroit 24-21 for their third consecutive win.
Glennon and the Bucs would be back to reality in their Week 13 rematch vs the Panthers, who had won 7 straight coming into the game. Glennon would preform unimpressively, completing 14 of 21 passes for 180 yards and an interception. Glennon would also not throw a touchdown for the first game of his career, as the Bucs were slaughtered by the Panthers 27-6, dropping them to 3-9.
After the defeat by the Panthers, Glennon and the Bucs would look to rebound vs the 4-8 Buffalo Bills. Despite being a game between two sub .500 teams, it drew some interest as the battle between the two best rookie quarterbacks in the league, Glennon and Bills quarterback E.J. Manuel. Glennon would have the worst game of his career so far vs the Bills, completing only 9 of 25 passes for 90 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. However Manuel would play even worse, throwing 4 interceptions. Despite that, the Bucs would be lead by a great performance from running back Bobby Rainey, and defeat the Bills 27-6, giving them 4 wins in their last 5 games and putting them at 4-9 on the season.
Mike Glennon has an older brother and sister, Sean and Katie. Glennon's brother, Sean Glennon, was a quarterback for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 2004 to 2008. Glennon completed his academic tenure at NC State with two degrees: a Bachelor's degree in Business Management and a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, graduating on December 14, 2012. His GPA in the MALS program, which had an emphasis in leadership and sports management, was in the 3.8 range on a 4.0 scale. The curriculum included classes in financial management of corporations and investments and portfolio management.