Jeff Garcia - Updated Dec 2023

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Jeff Garcia

Jeff Garcia was a talented American football quarterback. Jeff Garcia is now a retired footballer who played for teams like Calgary Stampeders, San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers among others.

Early Life

Jeff Garcia was born on 24 February 1970 and he is currently 52 years old. He hails from Gilroy, California, and his zodiac sign is Pisces.

Likewise, his full name is Jeffrey Jason Garcia. Talking about his family, his parents are Bob and Linda (née Elder) Garcia.

Among the 7 children of his parents, this personality is the 3rd one. Likewise, his father is a former athletic director and football coach at Gavilan College.

Similarly, this personality is of Mexican and Irish heritage.

As such, he has also done various charitable work in support of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. Among his 6 siblings, Garcia’s twin sisters died before his birth.

Then his younger brother named Jason drowned on a family camping trip in 1977 and at the time, this personality was only 7 years old.

Only 14 months after this incident, his younger sister named Kimberly passed away after falling out of a truck.

At present, he has only two surviving sisters namely Jene and Melissa. These younger siblings were born only after the deaths of Jason and Kimberly.

Jeff Garcia

Caption: Jeff posing for a photo with his family. Source: Instagram

Educational Journey

Jeff Garcia attended Gilroy High School which is located in Gilroy, California. At this school, this personality was a letterman in football and basketball.

As a senior at this school, this personality was a South Santa Clara County selection for the Charlie Wedemeyer All-Star Football Game.

As such, he played defensive back in the game. He graduated from Gilroy High School in the year 1988.

Following this, he attended Gavilan College and was the starting quarterback on the football team for the 1989 season.

He then earned junior college honorable mention All-America honors after the season.

In the year 1990, this personality transferred to San Jose State University. Then from 1991 to 1993, this athlete was starting quarterback on the San Jose State Spartans football team.

Under this player, San Jose State went 6-4-1 in 1991, 7–4 in 1992, and 2–9 in 1993.

Also in 1991, this athlete had a career-high 61.9% completion rate at San Jose State. For his junior season in the year 1992, this athlete earned UPI All-America honors.

As of 2007, this personality had the most career offensive yards in San Jose State history, i.e. 7,274.

Jeff Garcia

Caption: Jeff posing for a photo. Source: Instagram

Jeff Garcia – Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Jeff Garcia is a former American footballer. He played quarterback for his teams. People recognize this player as a 4-time CFL All-Star and 4-time NFL Pro Bowl selection.

Moreover, this ex-athlete started his professional football career with the Canadian Football League (CFL) team Calgary Stampeders. He started off as an undrafted free agent in the year 1994.

Jeff Garcia

Caption: Jeff playing American football. Source: East Bay Times

More Details

Then in the year 1999, this athlete debuted in the National Football League (NFL) with the San Francisco 49ers.

With this team, the former footballer made 3 Pro Bowl appearances in 2000, 2001, and 2002 seasons. Additionally, he also led the team to the playoffs in the 2001 and 2002 seasons.

Following this, this footballer encountered a low point in his career.

He started with a lackluster 2003 season with San Francisco then two losing seasons with the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions in 2004 and 2005 respectively.

Likewise, with the Philadelphia Eagles, this former quarterback returned to form late in the 2006 season. He started for an injured Donovan McNabb and led the team to the playoffs.

In the year 2007, this former footballer joined the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was the starting quarterback for most games of the 2007 and 2008 seasons.

Then the player led the team to the playoffs in 2007 and made his 4th career Pro Bowl appearance.

In 2009, he returned to the Philadelphia Eagles following his stint with Tampa. With the former, he played only one game.

Then in 2010, this athlete played for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League. A year later, the athlete signed with the Houston Texans.

However, he didn’t play a game with the team. After one year, this footballer joined the advisory board for the United States Football League, which is now defunct.

Jeff Garcia – Personal Life

Jeff Garcia is a divorcee. He was previously married to Carmella DeCesare. The ex-couple tied the knot on 21 April 2007.

The ex-couple has four children namely Presley, Jason, Jax, and Faith. Their children were born in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011 respectively.

Moreover, his ex-wife is a popular American model who was Playboy magazine’s Miss April 2003 and Playmate of the Year for 2004.

Jeff Garcia

Caption: Jeff Garcia posing for a photo with his children. Source: Instagram

Body Measurements

Jeff Garcia stands tall at an approximate height of 6 feet or 1.83 meters and his weight is around 205 lbs or 93 kgs.

Similarly, this former footballer has brown eyes and hair of the same color that has turned gray with aging.

Social Media

Garcia joined Twitter in November 2012 and so far has more than 11.2K followers on his @jeffgarciajgfa account.

Jeff Garcia – Net Worth 2023

Likewise, he is available on Instagram under the username @jeffgarciaqb5 with more than 13k followers as of April 2022.

Moving on, this former football quarterback has a net worth of around $25 million US dollars.