Dan Orlovsky

Dan Orlovsky is a former NFL quarterback. Before his time in the NFL, Orlovsky played his college ball at his hometown University of Connecticut in 2001. As a highly touted freshman, Orlovsky threw for 1,379 yards and nine touchdowns on 269 attempts after taking over for incumbent starter Keron Henry. As a sophomore, Orlovsky started every game, throwing for 2,488 yards and 19 touchdowns. Orlovsky’s best year came in 2003 as a junior, as he ranked seventh in the country for passing with 3,485 yards and 33 touchdowns. Orlovsky failed to improve on those stats during his senior season, but he did lead the Huskies to their first ever bowl game victory. Following his graduation, Orlovsky entered the 2005 NFL Draft, eventually being selected by the Detroit Lions in the fifth round. After an injury to Jeff Garcia promoted him to backup QB, Orlovsky saw limited playing time with the Lions, spending four seasons there as the primary backup. In 2009, Orlovsky went to the Houston Texans, eventually signing with the Indianapolis Colts two years later. After spending time with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Orlovsky signed with the Detroit Lions. He is currently a broadcaster for ESPN.

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NFL players Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown talk about the lasting legacy of their years together in Detroit, not just playing football but also letting their light shine. View Show Notes →
Dave Wilson is joined by former NFL quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown to provide an inside peek into their time together with the Detroit Lions. View Show Notes →
NFL players Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown talk about the lasting legacy of their years together in Detroit, not just playing football but also letting their light shine. View Show Notes →
Dave Wilson is joined by former NFL quarterbacks Dan Orlovsky, Jon Kitna, and Josh McCown to provide an inside peek into their time together with the Detroit Lions. View Show Notes →