Gardner Minshew is an American football quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
Gardner Minshew biography and career
Minshew was born in Flowood, Mississippi, on May 16, 1996. He was reared in Brandon by his parents, contractors Flint and Kim Minshew. Kim also played women’s basketball for Mississippi State in the past.
When Minshew was playing flag football in the seventh grade, he and his father adapted Mike Leach’s air raid attack strategy.
In the process, he developed a close relationship with Wyatt Rogers, the local coach who first showed him how to use that manner of play. Rogers was the father of Will Rogers, a potential quarterback for college football, to whom Minshew later served as a mentor to.
As the starting quarterback for the all-freshman squad until varsity quarterback Trey Polk broke his arm midway through the season, Minshew started playing football for Brandon High School in 2011.
The following year, Minshew assisted in leading the Brandon Bulldogs to the MHSAA 6A title game, where they fell to South Panola 31–23.
In the championship contest, Minshew had 223 passing yards and one touchdown. As a senior in 2014, he led the Bulldogs to an MHSAA state title victory with 3,541 passing yards and 31 touchdowns en route to the championship game.
Who is Gardner Minshew sister?
Gardner Minshew has a sister called Callie Minshew. She is a volleyball player for EMU. Callie previously played for the Hailstate.