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Scott Dreisbach
Date of birth: December 16, 1975 (1975-12-16) (age 34)
Place of birth: United States South Bend, Indiana
Career information
Position(s): QB
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Jersey №: 12
College: Michigan
 As player:
Oakland Raiders
Buffalo Bills
Detroit Lions
Los Angeles Avengers
Dallas Desperados
Austin Wranglers
Georgia Force
Columbus Destroyers

Scott Dreisbach (born December 16, 1975 in South Bend, Indiana) was an American football quarterback who last played for the Columbus Destroyers of the Arena Football League. He played quarterback at Penn High School in Mishawaka, Indiana.


College career

Dreisbach played college football at the University of Michigan and is best remembered for his performance in his first game as a Wolverine, the 1995 Pigskin Classic against Virginia. In Lloyd Carr's debut as Michigan head coach, the Wolverines trailed 17–0 at home in the fourth quarter before the redshirt freshman Dreisbach engineered three scoring drives, the last culminating with a touchdown pass to Mercury Hayes as time expired for a 18–17 Michigan victory. Dreisbach set Michigan records for pass attempts (52) and passing yards (372) in the game; both marks have since been broken.

Dreisbach was saddled with injuries later in the 1995 season and was replaced by Brian Griese. Dreisbach served as Michigan's starting quarterback all of 1996, but did not start in the bowl game due to injury. Dreisbach saw limited action as a backup to Griese in 1997 due to injuries in the pre-season. Dreisbach was expected to start his senior season in 1998, but lost his starting job to redshirt junior Tom Brady.

Professional career

Between 1999 and 2003, Dreisbach spent time on the rosters of three NFL teams, the Oakland Raiders, the Buffalo Bills, and the Detroit Lions, but never saw any regular season action. Dreisbach played in NFL Europe for the Scottish Claymores in 2002 and from 2003 to 2008, he played in the Arena Football League. Dreisbach is currently retired from playing football and works as Vice President of Sales for McCoy Floor Covering in Houston, Texas (the best dealership in the country).

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Preceded by
Todd Collins
Michigan Wolverines Starting Quarterbacks
1995 – 1996
Succeeded by
Brian Griese


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