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Former U of L star Teddy Bridgewater to marshal Pegasus Parade

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Former University of Louisville star quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will return to the Derby City to be the grand marshal of this year's Pegasus Parade.

Bridgewater now plays for the Minnesota Vikings, where he was drafted in 2014 after leading the Cardinals to wins in the Sugar Bowl and Russell Athletic Bowl.

The 60th annual Pegasus Parade is set to march down Broadway April 30.

“This year's theme is ‘Best of Louisville' and we know fans will agree that Teddy is just that,” said Mike Berry, KDF President & CEO. “We are excited to have him back to participate in one of the biggest events in the city each year.”

Bridgewater is a native of Miami, Florida and during his years as a Louisville Cardinal, he was named 2011 Freshman All-American, 2011 Big East Rookie of the Year and 2012 Big East Offensive Player of the Year. He was named MVP at the 2013 Sugar Bowl, where the Cardinals, decided underdogs, defeated the Florida Gators 33-23. His last season at U of L in 2013, he was named MVP of the Russell Athletic Bowl.

Bridgewater is the first member of his family to graduate college and received a degree in Sports Administration.

The annual parade heads west on Broadway from Campbell to Ninth Street and will feature approximately 100 units. Tickets for the Parade are on sale now online at or by calling the Derby Festival Hotline at (502) 584-FEST. Ticket prices are $10 for bleacher seats, $12 chair seating and $30 review stand seats.

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