Gardner Minshew is an American football quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League (NFL).
In 2011, Minshew started playing football for Brandon High School. He was the starting quarterback for the all-freshman team until the varsity quarterback, Trey Polk, fractured his arm during the middle of the season.
The following year, with Minshew’s assistance, the Brandon Bulldogs made it all the way to the title game of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) 6A, but they were defeated by South Panola by a score of 31–23.
During the championship game, Minshew threw for 223 yards and scored one touchdown.
As a senior in 2014, he led the Bulldogs to an MHSAA state championship victory. Along the way to the playoffs, he threw for 3,541 yards and 31 touchdowns, which helped the Bulldogs get there.
Why is Gardner Minshew called the jock strap king?
As it turns out, he is also known as the Jock Strap King due to his tendency for stretching in his jockstrap (and often not even that) as part of a game day ritual in the locker room. This earned him the nickname “the Jock Strap King.”
What school did Gardner Minshew come from?
Gardner Minshew began his collegiate career at Troy before transferring to Northwest Mississippi Community College, where he won the NJCAA National Championship.
After that, he enrolled at East Carolina University, where he played for the next two seasons.