Bouman in 2006
|No. 8, 4|
|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|
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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On November 21, 2006, Bouman signed with the Green Bay Packers to replace injured Aaron Rodgers as their second-string quarterback.
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On October 25, 2007, Bouman was signed to a one-year deal by the Jacksonville Jaguars as a backup to Quinn Gray, who was starting in place of an injured David Garrard.
Bouman then signed with the St. Louis Rams as insurance when starting quarterback Marc Bulger was out and backup Gus Frerotte went down.
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.
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed Bouman on May 4, 2009 following the release of undrafted rookie quarterback Nathan Brown.
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.
On March 19, 2014, the Buffalo-Hanover-Montrose School District in Minnesota announced Todd Bouman as the new head coach for the Buffalo High School program.
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