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A graduate of Dwyer High School, Brissett played in eight games as a true freshman for the Gators in 2011, starting a pair of contests. Last season, he saw action in five games and started one.
Brissett completed 23-of-35 passes for 249 yards and a TD in 2012 as a sophomore, posting a 134.90 efficiency rating. Against Louisiana, he came off the bench with UF trailing 20-13 in the third quarter, and led a pair of touchdown drives to secure the 27-20 win. He started the Gator’s 23-0 victory over Jacksonville State, completing 14-of-22 passes for 154 yards.
As a true freshman, he got the starting nod against No. 1 LSU in Baton Rouge and then at No. 24 Auburn in back-to-back weeks. He was the first true freshman quarterback in Florida history to take his first career snap as the starter.
In high school, Brissett led Dwyer to its first state championship during his junior campaign. As a senior, he threw for 2,743 yards and an area-best 32 touchdowns with just one interception, while also rushing 63 times for 368 yards and seven scores. Dwyer posted a 12-2 record and reached the state 4A semifinals that year and he was named the Palm Beach Post’s Offensive Player of the Year and won the Lou Groza Palm Beach County High School Player of the Year award. He competed in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl and was ranked a four-star prospect by Rivals.com and Scout.com, as well as the No. 75 overall prospect and No. 3 quarterback in the nation.