On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 6:00AM PDT First Day Players Return Players return to Chargers Park to begin the offseason workout program.
  • Fri., May. 02, 2014 11:00AM - 1:30PM PDT STAR-PAL Celebrity Waiter Luncheon Local celebrities and Chargers players team up to help STAR/PAL raise money for San Diego's underserved youth as they offer their services colecting tips as "celebrity waiters."
  • Thu., May. 08, 2014 5:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Round 1 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Fri., May. 09, 2014 5:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Rounds 2-3 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Sat., May. 10, 2014 1:00PM PDT NFL Draft - Rounds 4-7 The 2014 NFL Draft will be held May 8 through 10 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.
  • Tue., May. 27, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers begin organized team practice activity.
  • Wed., May. 28, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Thu., May. 29, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Mon., Jun. 02, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.
  • Tue., Jun. 03, 2014 6:00AM PDT OTA Offseason Workout The Chargers resume organized team practice activity.

Players

Print
RSS
Philip Rivers
QB #17
Height:
6-5
Weight:
228
Age:
32
College:
North Carolina State
Hometown:
Athens, Ala.
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2013):

TDS
32
INT
11
YDS
4,478
RTG
105.5
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 2,646 4,108 32,369 7.9 221 104 250 1,537 96 249 410 1.6 3 70 33
2013 SD 16 16 378 544 4,478 8.2 32 11 30 150 105.5 28 72 2.6 0 3 2
2012 SD 16 16 338 527 3,606 6.8 26 15 49 311 88.6 27 40 1.5 0 15 7
2011 SD 16 16 366 582 4,624 7.9 27 20 30 198 88.7 26 36 1.4 1 9 5
2010 SD 16 16 357 541 4,710 8.7 30 13 38 227 101.8 29 52 1.8 0 7 4
2009 SD 16 16 317 486 4,254 8.8 28 9 25 167 104.4 26 50 1.9 1 6 3
2008 SD 16 16 312 478 4,009 8.4 34 11 25 151 105.5 31 84 2.7 0 8 4
2007 SD 16 16 277 460 3,152 6.9 21 15 22 163 82.4 29 33 1.1 1 11 6
2006 SD 16 16 284 460 3,388 7.4 22 9 27 144 92 48 49 1 0 8 2
2005 SD 2 0 12 22 115 5.2 0 1 3 16 50.4 1 -1 -1 0 2 0
2004 SD 2 0 5 8 33 4.1 1 0 1 10 110.9 4 -5 -1.3 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 HOU L 28-31 14 29 48.3 195 6.7 4 1 2 12 95.5 1 18 18 0 -- --
2 @PHI W 33-30 36 47 76.6 419 8.9 3 0 1 6 124.3 3 11 3.7 0 -- --
3 @TEN L 17-20 20 24 83.3 184 7.7 1 0 2 9 112.5 -- -- -- -- -- --
4 DAL W 30-21 35 42 83.3 401 9.5 3 1 1 7 120.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @OAK L 17-27 35 48 72.9 411 8.6 2 3 2 20 86.4 -- -- -- -- -- --
6 IND W 19-9 22 33 66.7 237 7.2 1 0 2 10 97.7 1 -1 -1 0 -- --
7 @JAC W 24-6 22 26 84.6 285 11 1 0 1 9 125.2 2 4 2 0 -- --
9 @WAS L 24-30 29 46 63 341 7.4 2 2 1 0 81.9 2 14 7 0 -- --
10 DEN L 20-28 19 29 65.5 218 7.5 1 0 4 20 99.5 5 7 1.4 0 1 0
11 @MIA L 16-20 22 34 64.7 298 8.8 1 1 3 17 90.1 2 6 3 0 -- --
12 @KC W 41-38 27 39 69.2 392 10.1 3 0 1 5 127.3 1 1 1 0 -- --
13 CIN L 10-17 23 37 62.2 252 6.8 1 1 2 9 80 1 4 4 0 -- --
14 NYG W 37-14 21 28 75 249 8.9 3 0 2 5 137.4 -- -- -- -- 1 1
15 @DEN W 27-20 12 20 60 166 8.3 2 0 2 6 120 3 9 3 0 -- --
16 OAK W 26-13 19 29 65.5 201 6.9 1 1 1 5 82.7 4 -3 -0.8 0 1 1
17 KC W 27-24 22 33 66.7 229 6.9 3 1 3 10 104.2 3 2 0.7 0 -- --

No Data

No Data

No Data

No Data

Bio

The most accurate and proficient quarterback in franchise history, Philip Rivers is looking forward to playing for new Head Coach Mike McCoy, Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Quarterbacks Coach Frank Reich in 2013. It will be his 10th season with the San Diego Chargers and his eighth as the team’s starting quarterback.  

A four-time Pro Bowl pick and a four-time team MVP, Rivers is the Chargers’ franchise leader in completion percentage (63.6) and passer rating (94.5). He threw for 3,606 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2012, extending his team-record streaks of 3,500-yard passing seasons and 25 touchdown seasons to five. Only five quarterbacks in NFL history can claim five or more consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes, including Peyton Manning (1998-2010), Brett Favre (1994-98), Dan Marino (1984-88), Drew Brees (2006-12) and Aaron Rodgers (2008-12). Rivers also passed John Hadl’s career yardage total during the season to become the second-most prolific passer in team history.  

Rivers enters the 2013 season with 27,891 career passing yards, 189 touchdowns and a 94.5 career passer rating. As he nears 30,000 yards and 200 touchdowns, only 34 quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown for more than 30,000 yards, only 33 have thrown more than 200 touchdown passes and his passer rating ranks sixth in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 attempts.

In seven seasons as the team’s starting quarterback, Rivers has led the Chargers to four AFC West titles, three second-place finishes, a record of 70-42 (.625) as a starter (regular-season), a 30-12 (.714) mark in AFC West games and a 40-16 (.714) ledger at Qualcomm Stadium.      

Rivers’ knack for strong finishes came to the forefront again in 2012 as he led the Chargers to December road wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets. The NFL’s second-highest rated passer in December/January (98.6) with a 61-to-19 touchdown-to-interception ratio, including eight touchdowns and only one interception in 2012, Rivers improved his record in those months to 29-5. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has a better Dec./Jan. passer rating than Rivers (105.9). Rivers also maintained his position as one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks for the second half of the season. His 96.7 passer rating in Weeks 9-16 is third all-time and his record after Nov. 1 is 45-17 (.726).    

Besides his wife Tiffany and the couples’ six children (four girls and two boys), Rivers main devotion has been geared toward helping to find permanent, loving homes for foster kids. In 2011, he was named one of three finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his work with the Rivers of Hope Foundation, an endeavor he and Tiffany oversaw from 2010-12 to help unwanted, abandoned and orphaned children. The Foundation raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause through football camps, a 5K Fun Run and personal contributions from Rivers. The Foundation also supported the San Pasqual Academy, a residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens.       

Rivers originally came to the Chargers in 2004 in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants. Less than an hour after the Bolts selected Eli Manning with the No. 1 pick in the ’04 NFL Draft, Manning was on his way to the Big Apple in exchange for Rivers and a slew of draft picks. Rivers spent the majority of his first two years on the sidelines behind Drew Brees, taking the reigns in 2006. His first campaign was memorable as Rivers was voted to the Pro Bowl after leading the Chargers to a team-record 14 wins, including 10-straight to close out the season. The Chargers finished undefeated at home for the first time in team history and the ’06 squad scored a team-record 492 points. During the season, Rivers became the first quarterback in NFL history to rally a team from 17-point deficits in consecutive weeks. During those two wins at Cincinnati and Denver, Rivers led 19-straight scoring drives that ended in touchdowns, a team record and the fifth-longest streak in NFL history. Rivers finished the year as the NFL leader in passer rating during the fourth quarter (116.6) and the third and fourth quarters combined (99.3).            

In Rivers’ second season as a starter (2007), he led the Chargers to the AFC Championship Game. The Chargers took an eight-game win streak into the title game and Rivers’ toughness, both mental and physical, was put on full display in the final weeks of the regular season and the playoffs. During a December victory at Tennessee, Rivers had to leave the game after spraining his knee in the first half. He returned in the second half and led the Chargers to a come-from-behind victory in overtime. He continued to play and fought through the final month of the season in severe pain. A different knee injury sent him to the sideline during the Bolts’ Divisional Playoff game in Indianapolis and after backup Billy Volek led the Chargers to an improbable win over the Colts, Rivers had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn ACL on Monday and just six days later he started and took every snap on a frigid day in the AFC Championship Game at New England.           

In 2008, Rivers threw a team record 34 touchdown passes, tied with Brees for most in the NFL. He recorded his first 4,000-yard season led the league with a passer rating of 105.5, also a team record, while joining Brees as the only Chargers quarterbacks to post a season rating of 100.0 or higher. Rivers posted the NFL’s second-highest passer rating on third downs (110.7) and in the fourth quarter (111.7), throwing an NFL-best 15 touchdown passes on third down while leading the Chargers to an NFL-best 152 points in the fourth quarter. He logged six 300-yard games, the most since Fouts had seven in 1985, including back-to-back games, something not done by a Chargers quarterback since 1991. And Rivers capped off 2008 with a sensational December, leading the Chargers to the playoffs with a 4-0 mark to improve his career record in December to 14-0. Rivers completed 80 of 121 (.661) for 1,054 yards, 11 touchdowns and just one interception. His passer rating for the month, a lofty 120.3, was second in the NFL.          

The 2009 season saw Rivers selected to the Chargers’ 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. He threw for 4,254 yards, tossed 28 touchdown passes and posted a rating of 104.4. He was one of only five QBs in ’09 to pass for more than 4,000 yards, throw 25 or more touchdowns and record a season passer rating higher than 100.0. Four times — tied with Brett Favre for most in the NFL — Rivers posted a single-game passer rating of 130.0 or better. During an 11-game win streak to close out the regular season, Rivers completed 69.0% of his passes and posted a rating of 112.0. He threw 21 touchdown passes and only six interceptions and his cumulative passer rating during those 11 weeks was the highest in the NFL.      

In 2010, Rivers threw for a career-high and NFL-leading 4,710 yards. It was the 10th-most yards for a single season in NFL history and third-most in team history. He posted a career-high six 300-yard games, including a team-record 455-yard performance in Seattle. The 4,000-yard season was his third-straight, tying Fouts for the most in team history. By the midpoint of the ’10 season, Rivers had thrown for 2,649 yards, an NFL record for the first eight games of a season, breaking yet another mark which Fouts (2,580) had set in 1982. Rivers completed an NFL-leading 66 passes of at least 20 yards, 12 of which went for touchdowns, second-most in the NFL. Rivers ranked second in the NFL in passer rating (101.8), capping a 2008-10 stretch in which he was the only quarterback in the league to post a season passer rating over 100 each season. He joined Steve Young and Peyton Manning as the only passers ever to post a rating of 100.0-or-higher for three straight years. Rivers’ rating was bolstered team single-season record 66.0% completion percentage. Rivers also threw 30 touchdown passes to become the first quarterback in team history with 25 or more in three-straight seasons. It included a team-record stretch of 23 straight games with a touchdown pass, surpassing the previous mark of 20-straight set by Fouts during the 1979-80 seasons. Amidst that streak was a pair of four-TD efforts in consecutive games against Houston and Denver, something that only Fouts (1985) and Brees (2004) had previously done for the Chargers. Eleven different players caught touchdown passes from Rivers in 2010, most in team history for a non-strike season.      

The 2011 season saw Rivers complete a team-record 366 passes and threw for 4,624 yards. He joined Dan Marino (1980-81), Warren Moon (1990-91), Manning (2009-10) and Brees (2010-11) as the only players in NFL history with back-to-back 4,500-yard passing seasons. And he joined Manning (1999-04 and 2006-10) and Brees (2006-11) as the only quarterbacks with at least four-straight 4,000-yard seasons. Demonstrating great peripheral vision and field awareness, four players had at least 50 catches for the Chargers in 2011, something that had only been done two other times in team history (1984 and ’05). Late in the season, Rivers assembled a career-long string of 170 passes without an interception, easily surpassing his previous best of 143.     

Rivers grew up in Decatur, Alabama. His dad, Steve, a former linebacker at Mississippi State, was the head football coach at Decatur High School and Philip was a water boy for the team. Shortly before Philip was set to enroll at Decatur, Steve took the head coaching job at nearby Athens HS and Philip followed. He played linebacker as a sophomore and moved to quarterback as a junior. After graduation, he enrolled at North Carolina State where he led the Wolfpack to four bowl games and a 34-17 record, including 3-1 in bowl games. A five-time MVP in Bowl games, including the 2004 Senior Bowl, Rivers is still the Wolfpack’s all-time leader for career passing yards (13,484), attempts (1,710), completions (1,087), touchdowns (95), completion percentage (63.6%), and 300 (19) and 400-yard games (seven). His passing yardage total still ranks seventh all-time among Division-I quarterbacks.  

The latest Rivers prodigy, Philip’s younger brother, Stephen, is a redshirt sophomore quarterback at LSU. He wears the same No. 17 that Philip wears in San Diego.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Drafted in first-round (4) by New York Giants, April 24, 2004…traded to Chargers, April 24, 2004…signed six-year contract, Aug. 24, 2004...signed six-year extension thru 2015, Aug. 24, 2009.

2012: made 100th-career and 100th-straight start Sept. 30 at Kansas City...first completion of game, 14-yard screen to Jackie Battle, was 2,000th-career completed pass...also surpassed 25,000 career passing yards during Chiefs contest (104th career game) to become seventh fastest player to 25,000 yards...season-high 354-yards Oct. 7 at New Orleans...first-career four-interception game Oct. 15 vs. Denver...completed team-record 90.0% of passes (18 of 20) Nov. 1 vs. Kansas City in NFL Network Thursday Night game …only sixth time in NFL history that quarterback completed 90 percent or better in game (min. 20 att.)...completed first 13 passes of game, tying mark for third-most consecutive completions in game in team history…first incompletion of game was pass intentionally thrown out of back of end zone...passed for career-high 148 yards in first quarter Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay...ended first half 16 of 18 for 218 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for rating of 156.7...passed for 228 yards Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore to raise career total to 27,105 and move past John Hadl (26,938) for second-most career yards  in team history...tied season-high with three touchdown passes in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9...posted season-high passer rating (142.0) in Dec. 30 finale vs. Oakland. 2011: Pro Bowl...Chargers MVP...335 yards Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota were most in season opener...capped 13th-career fourth-quarter come back with 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Tolbert with 5:01 remaining...went over 20,000 career pass yards Sept. 18 at New England on 29-yard pass to Vincent Jackson on first completion of game...first rushing touchdown (two yards) since 2009 Oct. 9 at Denver...tied career high with four touchdown passes Nov. 6 vs. Green Bay, including first opening drive touchdown of season...was fourth-career 4-TD game…finished with 385 yards, fourth-highest of career...also threw three interceptions vs. Packers, ending NFL-record streak of games started at start of career without a three-interception game at 90…previous mark (57) was set by Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana...Nov. 20 at Chicago, threw 150th and 151st touchdown passes of career to join Dan Fouts (254) and John Hadl (201) as only players in franchise history and 75th player in NFL history with 150 career scoring strikes...also went over 3,000 yards for season in game, marking sixth-straight year...posted season-high 146.1 passer rating in 38-14 win at Jacksonville Dec. 5 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football...completed 22 of 28 (.786) for 294 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions...52-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd was Chargers’ longest since Week 4 vs. Miami...finished game with 1,842 career completions to pass John Hadl (1,824) for second in team history...three touchdown passes Dec. 11 vs. Buffalo increased season total to 22 marking at least 21 touchdown passes in all six seasons as starter...went over 4,000 yards for team-record fourth-consecutive season during NBC Sunday Night Football game vs. Baltimore Dec. 18...interception late in fourth quarter Dec. 24 at Detroit was first since Nov. 20 at Chicago and ended career-best string of 170-straight passes without one...was second-longest stretch in team history (Drew Brees, 194). 2010: Pro Bowl...NFL Alumni Association quarterback of Year... Chargers MVP...USA Today Chargers MVP ...334 yards vs. Jacksonville Sept. 19 for 16th-career 300-yard game, tying John Hadl for second in team history...team-record 455 yards Sept. 26 at Seattle on career-high 53 attempts.... career-best 17th-consecutive game with touchdown pass...increased career yardage to 16,279, passing Stan Humphries (16,085) for third in team history...AFC Offensive Player of Month (October) after completing 125 of 185 (.676) for NFL-leading 1,562 yards with eight touchdowns and 101.2 quarterback rating...passing yards were NFL record for October — Dan Marino (1,555 in 1988)... team-record third AFC Player of Month honor for Rivers... 148.1 passer rating Oct. 3 vs. Arizona was second-highest of career...431 yards Oct. 10 at Oakland was ninth in team history, including career-high 290 in first half...22 completions Oct. 17 at St. Louis to move past Humphries (1,335) for third in team history...team-record 21st-straight game with touchdown pass Oct. 31 vs. Tennessee...305 yards vs. Titans, raising season total to 2,649, most ever in NFL for first eight games of season (Fouts—2,580 in 1982)...tied career-high with four touchdowns Nov. 7 at Houston... 137.2 passer rating was best of season on road...passed Steve Young (96.8) as NFL’s all-time career passer rating (96.9) leader...second-straight four-touchdown game Nov. 22 vs. Denver...third quarterback in team history (Drew Brees, 2004 and Dan Fouts, 1985) with consecutive four-touchdown games...career-high (.826) completion percentage Nov. 28 at Indianapolis...23-game streak with touchdown pass ended vs. Colts...was team record and longest- active in NFL...25th touchdown Dec. 12 vs. Kansas City to become first Chargers quarterback with 25-plus touchdowns three straight seasons...threw 88th touchdown since ’08 for most by Chargers’ quarterback in three-year stretch (Fouts—87, 1979-81)...24 attempts vs. Kansas City to pass Humphries (2,350) for third in team history...went over 4,000 yards Dec. 16 vs. San Francisco for third straight year, matching Fouts’ team record (1979-81)...threw 1,500th career completion vs. 49ers... posted 150.5 rating, second-highest of career...started Pro Bowl Jan. 30 at Aloha Stadium...was 17 of 26 for 192 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for AFC. 2009: Pro Bowl, Dallas Morning News’ NFL MVP, Chargers MVP... Game Ball Sept. 14 at Oakland after engineering game-winning touchdown drive of 89 yards in nine plays over final 2:30 of fourth quarter...completed 6-of-7 for 79 yards for 10th-career fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory...was one of two fourth-quarter touchdown drives... finished quarter with 144.4 rating...career-high 436 yards vs. Baltimore Sept. 20, tying Fouts, who was at stadium working as analyst for CBS, for fourth-best passing game in team history...included career-long 81-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Darren Sproles for ninth-longest pass play in team history...Oct. 25 at Kansas City, throws career touchdown passes 86-88 for third on team’s all-time touchdown passes list...included 58-yarder to Sproles...Nov. 1 vs. Oakland, streak of 143 passes without interception halted off tipped pass...first interception since Sept. 20, four-plus games...Game Ball after game-winning 18-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson with 0:21 left in fourth quarter for 21-20 win at New York Giants Nov. 8...11th-career fourth-quarter game-winning touchdown drive...drive went eight plays, 80 yards and 1:46... Game Ball Nov. 15 vs. Philadelphia after completing career-high 80.0% and posting 131.8 rating... December AFC Offensive Player of Month...Game Ball after season-high 140.8 passer rating Dec. 6 at Cleveland... 373 yards and two touchdowns vs. Browns...Game Ball Dec. 13 at Dallas... 100th career touchdown pass (14 yards to Antonio Gates) to tie as NFL’s eighth-fastest to 100 (65 games)...Game Ball after leading game-winning 46-yard field goal drive in 0:51 left in fourth quarter Dec. 20 vs Cincinnati...game-winning kick was 52 yards...308 yards passing and three touchdowns vs. Bengals...Oakland win at Denver minutes later clinches fourth-straight AFC West title...Game Ball Dec. 25 at Tennessee after clinching No. 2 seed in playoffs and surpassing 4,000 yards for season...132.1 rating vs. Titans for fourth 130-plus game of season...did not play in Pro Bowl (injury). 2008: Pro Bowl first-alternate…Chargers Offensive Player of Year and co-MVP…Chargers Alumni Offensive Player of Month (September)…season-high 377 yards Sept. 14 at Denver… Fed Ex Air NFL Player of Week after 48-29 victory vs. New York Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Sept. 22…first pass intercepted and returned for touchdown, but completed next 19 of 24 for 250 yards and three touchdowns…Fed Ex Air NFL Player of Week vs. New England on NBC’s Sunday Night Football Oct. 12...first-career 300-yard game (306) at Qualcomm Stadium and season-high passer rating (141.9)… two second-half touchdown passes in 20-19 win over Kansas City Nov. 9… 316 yards vs. Chiefs for first back-to-back 300-yard games by Charger since John Friesz (1991)…led game-winning 14-play, 94-yard drive in 8:28, going 8-of-8 for 75 yards…no touchdowns Nov. 16 at Pittsburgh, ending 16-game streak, tied with John Hadl for third-longest in team history…AFC Offensive Player of Month (December)… Offensive Player of Week by AFC and SportsIllustrated.com after 22-21 win Dec. 14 at Kansas City...rallied team from 21-10 deficit in final 4:55 of fourth quarter, going 19 of 25 for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while directing touchdown drives of 89 and 61 yards…game-winning touchdown pass to Jackson (10 yards) with 0:36 left… ESPN.com Game Ball after career-high four touchdowns in 41-24 win at Tampa Bay Dec. 21…rallied team from 24-20 fourth-quarter deficit with touchdown passes of five and 32 yards... clinched third-straight AFC West title in 52-21 win over Denver Dec. 28… rallied Chargers from 17-14 deficit in fourth quarter of Wild Card vs. Indy for 23-17 overtime win...directed game-tying field goal drive late in fourth quarter and game-winning touchdown drive on first series of overtime…308 yards and three touchdowns in Jan. 11 Divisional Playoffs at Pittsburgh. 2007: Chargers co-Most Inspirational Player…completed first 15 passes Sept. 23 at Green Bay, tying Fouts’ team record…16th pass was intentionally thrown away thru back of end zone…AFC Offensive Player of Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of Week after season-best 151.4 passer rating Oct. 7 at Denver… first-career rushing touchdown and perfect 8-of-8 for 160 yards and two touchdowns (158.3) in third quarter vs. Broncos…Game Ball after three touchdowns Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore…injured (knee) in second quarter at Tennessee Dec. 9, but returned in third quarter and threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes to lead overtime come-from-behind victory…brought team back from 17-3 deficit in fourth quarter, capping 80-yard game-tying drive with touchdown to Gates with 0:09 remaining...Game Ball after 292 yards in Jan. 6 Wild Card win vs. Tennessee… 25-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson in third quarter gave Chargers first lead of game…4-of-4 for 55 yards on touchdown drive and 9-of-10 for 137 yards and touchdown (152.1) in third quarter…left Jan. 13 Divisional Playoff win at Indy on last play of third quarter after hurting knee while throwing screen pass to Sproles for 56-yard touchdown catch-and-run, putting Bolts up, 21-17…started and played entire AFC Championship Game Jan. 20 at New England with torn ACL in right knee. 2006: Pro Bowl...Chargers Offensive Player of Year...first-career start Sept. 11 at Oakland on ESPN’s Monday Night Football... led Chargers to 27-0 win...went 8-of-11 (.727) for 133.0 passer rating, second-highest completion percentage and third-highest rating for NFL quarterback making first career start in season opener (since 1995)...Chargers Alumni Player of Week after 40-7 win over Tennessee Sept. 17…Sports Illustrated’s “Who’s Hot” after 23-13 win over defending Super Bowl Champion Steelers Oct. 8…AFC Offensive Player of Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of Week after 334 yards and two touchdowns at San Francisco Oct. 15…first-career 300-yard game...13 straight completions in first half equaled third-most in team history…during streak, racked up 195 yards and two touchdowns, including 57-yarder to Gates and 33-yarder to Jackson…completed 14 of first 15...lone incompletion intentionally thrown away…led four scoring drives in game without incompletion, including three touchdown drives…9-of-10 for 142 yards and touchdown on third down plays…NBC Football Night in America Player of Day and SportsIllustrated.com Offensive Player of Week after 337 yards and three touchdowns in 49-41 come-from-behind win at Cincinnati Nov. 12, including first-half deficits of 21-0 and 28-7...led squad to team-record 42 points in second half…three touchdown passes in second half…19-of-25 for 291 yards and three touchdowns after falling behind 21-0 and three incompletions were throwaways…6-of-6 on touchdowns inside red zone...8-of-8 for 93 yards and touchdown (154.7) on 3rd downs in second half…led Chargers from 17-point deficit in 35-27 win at Denver Nov. 19...battled back after interception returned 31 yards for touchdown to give Broncos 24-7 lead…led early 99-yard drive, Bolts’ longest since Nov. 25, 2001…fourth pass of game was picked, ending streak of 125 consecutive passes without interception, then longest-active streak in NFL…was first interception since Oct. 22…picture-perfect 37-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Jackson in rain with 0:29 left in fourth quarter Dec. 24 at Seattle…despite foot sprain, season-high 79.2 pct. vs. Arizona Dec. 31...9 of 10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns (158.3) in second quarter…played thru foot sprain in Jan. 14 playoffs vs. New England…did not play in Pro Bowl (foot). 2005: Took over for Drew Brees (injured) in second quarter of Dec. 31 season finale vs. Denver...led team on 10-play, 69-yard touchdown drive on first series. 2004: Played second half vs. Kansas City Jan. 2 and threw first-career touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd.

COLLEGE: Seventh in Heisman Trophy voting as senior… NCAA-record 51 career starts…seventh quarterback in NCAA history and first in ACC with three 3,000-yard seasons…2003 ACC Player of Year and first-team All-ACC after leading NCAA with 72.0% completion percentage and 170.5 rating...second in NCAA in yards (4,491) and total offense  (353.9 ypg)…MVP of ’03 Tangerine Bowl after career-high 475 yards and school-record tying five touchdowns in 56-26 win over Kansas…second-team All-ACC as junior…“Award of Distinction” from Columbus touchdown Club…co-Governor’s Award as team MVP…MVP of ’02 Gator Bowl vs. Notre Dame…CNN/SportsIllustrated National Player of Week after five-touchdown game vs. Navy in ’02…honorable mention All-ACC as sophomore and MVP of Citrus Bowl…ACC Rookie of Year and Academic All-ACC in ’00…Newcomer of Year by ABC Sports...Freshman of Year by Football News and Columbus touchdown Club…MVP of ’00 Micron PC Bowl…ACC Player of Week once, ACC Offensive Back of Week twice and league-record ACC Rookie of Week eight times…played at North Carolina State from 2000-03…degree in business.

PERSONAL: Born in Decatur, Ala.…Alabama Player of Year as senior at Athens High.

The most accurate and proficient quarterback in franchise history, Philip Rivers is looking forward to playing for new Head Coach Mike McCoy, Offensive Coordinator Ken Whisenhunt and Quarterbacks Coach Frank Reich in 2013. It will be his 10th season with the San Diego Chargers and his eighth as the team’s starting quarterback.  

A four-time Pro Bowl pick and a four-time team MVP, Rivers is the Chargers’ franchise leader in completion percentage (63.6) and passer rating (94.5). He threw for 3,606 yards and 26 touchdowns in 2012, extending his team-record streaks of 3,500-yard passing seasons and 25 touchdown seasons to five. Only five quarterbacks in NFL history can claim five or more consecutive seasons with at least 25 touchdown passes, including Peyton Manning (1998-2010), Brett Favre (1994-98), Dan Marino (1984-88), Drew Brees (2006-12) and Aaron Rodgers (2008-12). Rivers also passed John Hadl’s career yardage total during the season to become the second-most prolific passer in team history.  

Rivers enters the 2013 season with 27,891 career passing yards, 189 touchdowns and a 94.5 career passer rating. As he nears 30,000 yards and 200 touchdowns, only 34 quarterbacks in NFL history have thrown for more than 30,000 yards, only 33 have thrown more than 200 touchdown passes and his passer rating ranks sixth in NFL history among quarterbacks with at least 1,500 attempts.

In seven seasons as the team’s starting quarterback, Rivers has led the Chargers to four AFC West titles, three second-place finishes, a record of 70-42 (.625) as a starter (regular-season), a 30-12 (.714) mark in AFC West games and a 40-16 (.714) ledger at Qualcomm Stadium.      

Rivers’ knack for strong finishes came to the forefront again in 2012 as he led the Chargers to December road wins over the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Jets. The NFL’s second-highest rated passer in December/January (98.6) with a 61-to-19 touchdown-to-interception ratio, including eight touchdowns and only one interception in 2012, Rivers improved his record in those months to 29-5. Only Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers has a better Dec./Jan. passer rating than Rivers (105.9). Rivers also maintained his position as one of the NFL’s top quarterbacks for the second half of the season. His 96.7 passer rating in Weeks 9-16 is third all-time and his record after Nov. 1 is 45-17 (.726).    

Besides his wife Tiffany and the couples’ six children (four girls and two boys), Rivers main devotion has been geared toward helping to find permanent, loving homes for foster kids. In 2011, he was named one of three finalists for the prestigious Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his work with the Rivers of Hope Foundation, an endeavor he and Tiffany oversaw from 2010-12 to help unwanted, abandoned and orphaned children. The Foundation raised more than $1,000,000 for the cause through football camps, a 5K Fun Run and personal contributions from Rivers. The Foundation also supported the San Pasqual Academy, a residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens.       

Rivers originally came to the Chargers in 2004 in a blockbuster trade with the New York Giants. Less than an hour after the Bolts selected Eli Manning with the No. 1 pick in the ’04 NFL Draft, Manning was on his way to the Big Apple in exchange for Rivers and a slew of draft picks. Rivers spent the majority of his first two years on the sidelines behind Drew Brees, taking the reigns in 2006. His first campaign was memorable as Rivers was voted to the Pro Bowl after leading the Chargers to a team-record 14 wins, including 10-straight to close out the season. The Chargers finished undefeated at home for the first time in team history and the ’06 squad scored a team-record 492 points. During the season, Rivers became the first quarterback in NFL history to rally a team from 17-point deficits in consecutive weeks. During those two wins at Cincinnati and Denver, Rivers led 19-straight scoring drives that ended in touchdowns, a team record and the fifth-longest streak in NFL history. Rivers finished the year as the NFL leader in passer rating during the fourth quarter (116.6) and the third and fourth quarters combined (99.3).            

In Rivers’ second season as a starter (2007), he led the Chargers to the AFC Championship Game. The Chargers took an eight-game win streak into the title game and Rivers’ toughness, both mental and physical, was put on full display in the final weeks of the regular season and the playoffs. During a December victory at Tennessee, Rivers had to leave the game after spraining his knee in the first half. He returned in the second half and led the Chargers to a come-from-behind victory in overtime. He continued to play and fought through the final month of the season in severe pain. A different knee injury sent him to the sideline during the Bolts’ Divisional Playoff game in Indianapolis and after backup Billy Volek led the Chargers to an improbable win over the Colts, Rivers had arthroscopic surgery to repair a torn ACL on Monday and just six days later he started and took every snap on a frigid day in the AFC Championship Game at New England.           

In 2008, Rivers threw a team record 34 touchdown passes, tied with Brees for most in the NFL. He recorded his first 4,000-yard season led the league with a passer rating of 105.5, also a team record, while joining Brees as the only Chargers quarterbacks to post a season rating of 100.0 or higher. Rivers posted the NFL’s second-highest passer rating on third downs (110.7) and in the fourth quarter (111.7), throwing an NFL-best 15 touchdown passes on third down while leading the Chargers to an NFL-best 152 points in the fourth quarter. He logged six 300-yard games, the most since Fouts had seven in 1985, including back-to-back games, something not done by a Chargers quarterback since 1991. And Rivers capped off 2008 with a sensational December, leading the Chargers to the playoffs with a 4-0 mark to improve his career record in December to 14-0. Rivers completed 80 of 121 (.661) for 1,054 yards, 11 touchdowns and just one interception. His passer rating for the month, a lofty 120.3, was second in the NFL.          

The 2009 season saw Rivers selected to the Chargers’ 50th Anniversary All-Time Team. He threw for 4,254 yards, tossed 28 touchdown passes and posted a rating of 104.4. He was one of only five QBs in ’09 to pass for more than 4,000 yards, throw 25 or more touchdowns and record a season passer rating higher than 100.0. Four times — tied with Brett Favre for most in the NFL — Rivers posted a single-game passer rating of 130.0 or better. During an 11-game win streak to close out the regular season, Rivers completed 69.0% of his passes and posted a rating of 112.0. He threw 21 touchdown passes and only six interceptions and his cumulative passer rating during those 11 weeks was the highest in the NFL.      

In 2010, Rivers threw for a career-high and NFL-leading 4,710 yards. It was the 10th-most yards for a single season in NFL history and third-most in team history. He posted a career-high six 300-yard games, including a team-record 455-yard performance in Seattle. The 4,000-yard season was his third-straight, tying Fouts for the most in team history. By the midpoint of the ’10 season, Rivers had thrown for 2,649 yards, an NFL record for the first eight games of a season, breaking yet another mark which Fouts (2,580) had set in 1982. Rivers completed an NFL-leading 66 passes of at least 20 yards, 12 of which went for touchdowns, second-most in the NFL. Rivers ranked second in the NFL in passer rating (101.8), capping a 2008-10 stretch in which he was the only quarterback in the league to post a season passer rating over 100 each season. He joined Steve Young and Peyton Manning as the only passers ever to post a rating of 100.0-or-higher for three straight years. Rivers’ rating was bolstered team single-season record 66.0% completion percentage. Rivers also threw 30 touchdown passes to become the first quarterback in team history with 25 or more in three-straight seasons. It included a team-record stretch of 23 straight games with a touchdown pass, surpassing the previous mark of 20-straight set by Fouts during the 1979-80 seasons. Amidst that streak was a pair of four-TD efforts in consecutive games against Houston and Denver, something that only Fouts (1985) and Brees (2004) had previously done for the Chargers. Eleven different players caught touchdown passes from Rivers in 2010, most in team history for a non-strike season.      

The 2011 season saw Rivers complete a team-record 366 passes and threw for 4,624 yards. He joined Dan Marino (1980-81), Warren Moon (1990-91), Manning (2009-10) and Brees (2010-11) as the only players in NFL history with back-to-back 4,500-yard passing seasons. And he joined Manning (1999-04 and 2006-10) and Brees (2006-11) as the only quarterbacks with at least four-straight 4,000-yard seasons. Demonstrating great peripheral vision and field awareness, four players had at least 50 catches for the Chargers in 2011, something that had only been done two other times in team history (1984 and ’05). Late in the season, Rivers assembled a career-long string of 170 passes without an interception, easily surpassing his previous best of 143.     

Rivers grew up in Decatur, Alabama. His dad, Steve, a former linebacker at Mississippi State, was the head football coach at Decatur High School and Philip was a water boy for the team. Shortly before Philip was set to enroll at Decatur, Steve took the head coaching job at nearby Athens HS and Philip followed. He played linebacker as a sophomore and moved to quarterback as a junior. After graduation, he enrolled at North Carolina State where he led the Wolfpack to four bowl games and a 34-17 record, including 3-1 in bowl games. A five-time MVP in Bowl games, including the 2004 Senior Bowl, Rivers is still the Wolfpack’s all-time leader for career passing yards (13,484), attempts (1,710), completions (1,087), touchdowns (95), completion percentage (63.6%), and 300 (19) and 400-yard games (seven). His passing yardage total still ranks seventh all-time among Division-I quarterbacks.  

The latest Rivers prodigy, Philip’s younger brother, Stephen, is a redshirt sophomore quarterback at LSU. He wears the same No. 17 that Philip wears in San Diego.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Drafted in first-round (4) by New York Giants, April 24, 2004…traded to Chargers, April 24, 2004…signed six-year contract, Aug. 24, 2004...signed six-year extension thru 2015, Aug. 24, 2009.

2012: made 100th-career and 100th-straight start Sept. 30 at Kansas City...first completion of game, 14-yard screen to Jackie Battle, was 2,000th-career completed pass...also surpassed 25,000 career passing yards during Chiefs contest (104th career game) to become seventh fastest player to 25,000 yards...season-high 354-yards Oct. 7 at New Orleans...first-career four-interception game Oct. 15 vs. Denver...completed team-record 90.0% of passes (18 of 20) Nov. 1 vs. Kansas City in NFL Network Thursday Night game …only sixth time in NFL history that quarterback completed 90 percent or better in game (min. 20 att.)...completed first 13 passes of game, tying mark for third-most consecutive completions in game in team history…first incompletion of game was pass intentionally thrown out of back of end zone...passed for career-high 148 yards in first quarter Nov. 11 at Tampa Bay...ended first half 16 of 18 for 218 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for rating of 156.7...passed for 228 yards Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore to raise career total to 27,105 and move past John Hadl (26,938) for second-most career yards  in team history...tied season-high with three touchdown passes in 34-24 win at Pittsburgh Dec. 9...posted season-high passer rating (142.0) in Dec. 30 finale vs. Oakland. 2011: Pro Bowl...Chargers MVP...335 yards Sept. 11 vs. Minnesota were most in season opener...capped 13th-career fourth-quarter come back with 19-yard touchdown pass to Mike Tolbert with 5:01 remaining...went over 20,000 career pass yards Sept. 18 at New England on 29-yard pass to Vincent Jackson on first completion of game...first rushing touchdown (two yards) since 2009 Oct. 9 at Denver...tied career high with four touchdown passes Nov. 6 vs. Green Bay, including first opening drive touchdown of season...was fourth-career 4-TD game…finished with 385 yards, fourth-highest of career...also threw three interceptions vs. Packers, ending NFL-record streak of games started at start of career without a three-interception game at 90…previous mark (57) was set by Hall of Fame QB Joe Montana...Nov. 20 at Chicago, threw 150th and 151st touchdown passes of career to join Dan Fouts (254) and John Hadl (201) as only players in franchise history and 75th player in NFL history with 150 career scoring strikes...also went over 3,000 yards for season in game, marking sixth-straight year...posted season-high 146.1 passer rating in 38-14 win at Jacksonville Dec. 5 on ESPN’s Monday Night Football...completed 22 of 28 (.786) for 294 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions...52-yard touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd was Chargers’ longest since Week 4 vs. Miami...finished game with 1,842 career completions to pass John Hadl (1,824) for second in team history...three touchdown passes Dec. 11 vs. Buffalo increased season total to 22 marking at least 21 touchdown passes in all six seasons as starter...went over 4,000 yards for team-record fourth-consecutive season during NBC Sunday Night Football game vs. Baltimore Dec. 18...interception late in fourth quarter Dec. 24 at Detroit was first since Nov. 20 at Chicago and ended career-best string of 170-straight passes without one...was second-longest stretch in team history (Drew Brees, 194). 2010: Pro Bowl...NFL Alumni Association quarterback of Year... Chargers MVP...USA Today Chargers MVP ...334 yards vs. Jacksonville Sept. 19 for 16th-career 300-yard game, tying John Hadl for second in team history...team-record 455 yards Sept. 26 at Seattle on career-high 53 attempts.... career-best 17th-consecutive game with touchdown pass...increased career yardage to 16,279, passing Stan Humphries (16,085) for third in team history...AFC Offensive Player of Month (October) after completing 125 of 185 (.676) for NFL-leading 1,562 yards with eight touchdowns and 101.2 quarterback rating...passing yards were NFL record for October — Dan Marino (1,555 in 1988)... team-record third AFC Player of Month honor for Rivers... 148.1 passer rating Oct. 3 vs. Arizona was second-highest of career...431 yards Oct. 10 at Oakland was ninth in team history, including career-high 290 in first half...22 completions Oct. 17 at St. Louis to move past Humphries (1,335) for third in team history...team-record 21st-straight game with touchdown pass Oct. 31 vs. Tennessee...305 yards vs. Titans, raising season total to 2,649, most ever in NFL for first eight games of season (Fouts—2,580 in 1982)...tied career-high with four touchdowns Nov. 7 at Houston... 137.2 passer rating was best of season on road...passed Steve Young (96.8) as NFL’s all-time career passer rating (96.9) leader...second-straight four-touchdown game Nov. 22 vs. Denver...third quarterback in team history (Drew Brees, 2004 and Dan Fouts, 1985) with consecutive four-touchdown games...career-high (.826) completion percentage Nov. 28 at Indianapolis...23-game streak with touchdown pass ended vs. Colts...was team record and longest- active in NFL...25th touchdown Dec. 12 vs. Kansas City to become first Chargers quarterback with 25-plus touchdowns three straight seasons...threw 88th touchdown since ’08 for most by Chargers’ quarterback in three-year stretch (Fouts—87, 1979-81)...24 attempts vs. Kansas City to pass Humphries (2,350) for third in team history...went over 4,000 yards Dec. 16 vs. San Francisco for third straight year, matching Fouts’ team record (1979-81)...threw 1,500th career completion vs. 49ers... posted 150.5 rating, second-highest of career...started Pro Bowl Jan. 30 at Aloha Stadium...was 17 of 26 for 192 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions for AFC. 2009: Pro Bowl, Dallas Morning News’ NFL MVP, Chargers MVP... Game Ball Sept. 14 at Oakland after engineering game-winning touchdown drive of 89 yards in nine plays over final 2:30 of fourth quarter...completed 6-of-7 for 79 yards for 10th-career fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory...was one of two fourth-quarter touchdown drives... finished quarter with 144.4 rating...career-high 436 yards vs. Baltimore Sept. 20, tying Fouts, who was at stadium working as analyst for CBS, for fourth-best passing game in team history...included career-long 81-yard first-quarter touchdown pass to Darren Sproles for ninth-longest pass play in team history...Oct. 25 at Kansas City, throws career touchdown passes 86-88 for third on team’s all-time touchdown passes list...included 58-yarder to Sproles...Nov. 1 vs. Oakland, streak of 143 passes without interception halted off tipped pass...first interception since Sept. 20, four-plus games...Game Ball after game-winning 18-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson with 0:21 left in fourth quarter for 21-20 win at New York Giants Nov. 8...11th-career fourth-quarter game-winning touchdown drive...drive went eight plays, 80 yards and 1:46... Game Ball Nov. 15 vs. Philadelphia after completing career-high 80.0% and posting 131.8 rating... December AFC Offensive Player of Month...Game Ball after season-high 140.8 passer rating Dec. 6 at Cleveland... 373 yards and two touchdowns vs. Browns...Game Ball Dec. 13 at Dallas... 100th career touchdown pass (14 yards to Antonio Gates) to tie as NFL’s eighth-fastest to 100 (65 games)...Game Ball after leading game-winning 46-yard field goal drive in 0:51 left in fourth quarter Dec. 20 vs Cincinnati...game-winning kick was 52 yards...308 yards passing and three touchdowns vs. Bengals...Oakland win at Denver minutes later clinches fourth-straight AFC West title...Game Ball Dec. 25 at Tennessee after clinching No. 2 seed in playoffs and surpassing 4,000 yards for season...132.1 rating vs. Titans for fourth 130-plus game of season...did not play in Pro Bowl (injury). 2008: Pro Bowl first-alternate…Chargers Offensive Player of Year and co-MVP…Chargers Alumni Offensive Player of Month (September)…season-high 377 yards Sept. 14 at Denver… Fed Ex Air NFL Player of Week after 48-29 victory vs. New York Jets on ESPN’s Monday Night Football Sept. 22…first pass intercepted and returned for touchdown, but completed next 19 of 24 for 250 yards and three touchdowns…Fed Ex Air NFL Player of Week vs. New England on NBC’s Sunday Night Football Oct. 12...first-career 300-yard game (306) at Qualcomm Stadium and season-high passer rating (141.9)… two second-half touchdown passes in 20-19 win over Kansas City Nov. 9… 316 yards vs. Chiefs for first back-to-back 300-yard games by Charger since John Friesz (1991)…led game-winning 14-play, 94-yard drive in 8:28, going 8-of-8 for 75 yards…no touchdowns Nov. 16 at Pittsburgh, ending 16-game streak, tied with John Hadl for third-longest in team history…AFC Offensive Player of Month (December)… Offensive Player of Week by AFC and SportsIllustrated.com after 22-21 win Dec. 14 at Kansas City...rallied team from 21-10 deficit in final 4:55 of fourth quarter, going 19 of 25 for 199 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions while directing touchdown drives of 89 and 61 yards…game-winning touchdown pass to Jackson (10 yards) with 0:36 left… ESPN.com Game Ball after career-high four touchdowns in 41-24 win at Tampa Bay Dec. 21…rallied team from 24-20 fourth-quarter deficit with touchdown passes of five and 32 yards... clinched third-straight AFC West title in 52-21 win over Denver Dec. 28… rallied Chargers from 17-14 deficit in fourth quarter of Wild Card vs. Indy for 23-17 overtime win...directed game-tying field goal drive late in fourth quarter and game-winning touchdown drive on first series of overtime…308 yards and three touchdowns in Jan. 11 Divisional Playoffs at Pittsburgh. 2007: Chargers co-Most Inspirational Player…completed first 15 passes Sept. 23 at Green Bay, tying Fouts’ team record…16th pass was intentionally thrown away thru back of end zone…AFC Offensive Player of Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of Week after season-best 151.4 passer rating Oct. 7 at Denver… first-career rushing touchdown and perfect 8-of-8 for 160 yards and two touchdowns (158.3) in third quarter vs. Broncos…Game Ball after three touchdowns Nov. 25 vs. Baltimore…injured (knee) in second quarter at Tennessee Dec. 9, but returned in third quarter and threw two fourth quarter touchdown passes to lead overtime come-from-behind victory…brought team back from 17-3 deficit in fourth quarter, capping 80-yard game-tying drive with touchdown to Gates with 0:09 remaining...Game Ball after 292 yards in Jan. 6 Wild Card win vs. Tennessee… 25-yard touchdown to Vincent Jackson in third quarter gave Chargers first lead of game…4-of-4 for 55 yards on touchdown drive and 9-of-10 for 137 yards and touchdown (152.1) in third quarter…left Jan. 13 Divisional Playoff win at Indy on last play of third quarter after hurting knee while throwing screen pass to Sproles for 56-yard touchdown catch-and-run, putting Bolts up, 21-17…started and played entire AFC Championship Game Jan. 20 at New England with torn ACL in right knee. 2006: Pro Bowl...Chargers Offensive Player of Year...first-career start Sept. 11 at Oakland on ESPN’s Monday Night Football... led Chargers to 27-0 win...went 8-of-11 (.727) for 133.0 passer rating, second-highest completion percentage and third-highest rating for NFL quarterback making first career start in season opener (since 1995)...Chargers Alumni Player of Week after 40-7 win over Tennessee Sept. 17…Sports Illustrated’s “Who’s Hot” after 23-13 win over defending Super Bowl Champion Steelers Oct. 8…AFC Offensive Player of Week and FedEx Air NFL Player of Week after 334 yards and two touchdowns at San Francisco Oct. 15…first-career 300-yard game...13 straight completions in first half equaled third-most in team history…during streak, racked up 195 yards and two touchdowns, including 57-yarder to Gates and 33-yarder to Jackson…completed 14 of first 15...lone incompletion intentionally thrown away…led four scoring drives in game without incompletion, including three touchdown drives…9-of-10 for 142 yards and touchdown on third down plays…NBC Football Night in America Player of Day and SportsIllustrated.com Offensive Player of Week after 337 yards and three touchdowns in 49-41 come-from-behind win at Cincinnati Nov. 12, including first-half deficits of 21-0 and 28-7...led squad to team-record 42 points in second half…three touchdown passes in second half…19-of-25 for 291 yards and three touchdowns after falling behind 21-0 and three incompletions were throwaways…6-of-6 on touchdowns inside red zone...8-of-8 for 93 yards and touchdown (154.7) on 3rd downs in second half…led Chargers from 17-point deficit in 35-27 win at Denver Nov. 19...battled back after interception returned 31 yards for touchdown to give Broncos 24-7 lead…led early 99-yard drive, Bolts’ longest since Nov. 25, 2001…fourth pass of game was picked, ending streak of 125 consecutive passes without interception, then longest-active streak in NFL…was first interception since Oct. 22…picture-perfect 37-yard game-winning touchdown pass to Jackson in rain with 0:29 left in fourth quarter Dec. 24 at Seattle…despite foot sprain, season-high 79.2 pct. vs. Arizona Dec. 31...9 of 10 for 135 yards and two touchdowns (158.3) in second quarter…played thru foot sprain in Jan. 14 playoffs vs. New England…did not play in Pro Bowl (foot). 2005: Took over for Drew Brees (injured) in second quarter of Dec. 31 season finale vs. Denver...led team on 10-play, 69-yard touchdown drive on first series. 2004: Played second half vs. Kansas City Jan. 2 and threw first-career touchdown pass to Malcom Floyd.

COLLEGE: Seventh in Heisman Trophy voting as senior… NCAA-record 51 career starts…seventh quarterback in NCAA history and first in ACC with three 3,000-yard seasons…2003 ACC Player of Year and first-team All-ACC after leading NCAA with 72.0% completion percentage and 170.5 rating...second in NCAA in yards (4,491) and total offense  (353.9 ypg)…MVP of ’03 Tangerine Bowl after career-high 475 yards and school-record tying five touchdowns in 56-26 win over Kansas…second-team All-ACC as junior…“Award of Distinction” from Columbus touchdown Club…co-Governor’s Award as team MVP…MVP of ’02 Gator Bowl vs. Notre Dame…CNN/SportsIllustrated National Player of Week after five-touchdown game vs. Navy in ’02…honorable mention All-ACC as sophomore and MVP of Citrus Bowl…ACC Rookie of Year and Academic All-ACC in ’00…Newcomer of Year by ABC Sports...Freshman of Year by Football News and Columbus touchdown Club…MVP of ’00 Micron PC Bowl…ACC Player of Week once, ACC Offensive Back of Week twice and league-record ACC Rookie of Week eight times…played at North Carolina State from 2000-03…degree in business.

PERSONAL: Born in Decatur, Ala.…Alabama Player of Year as senior at Athens High.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos