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03-27-2009, 07:25 PM
2008 FINAL POSITION NOTES

MAR 27, 2009, 4:35:33 PM


QUARTERBACKS
QB TYLER THIGPEN
• Played in 14 games with 11 starts.
• Connected on 230 of 420 throws for 2,608 yards with 18 TDs and 12 INTs for a 76.0 rating. Had 62 carries for 386 yards (6.2 avg.) and three TDs. Also caught a 37-yard touchdown pass.
• Ranked seventh in the AFC with 18 TD passes.
• His 4.3 TD percentage was third in the AFC and ninth in the NFL.
• His 386 rushing yards were the most by a QB in the NFL in 2008 and were the highest single-season total in Chiefs history.

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• Attempted 161 consecutive passes without an INT (9/21 - 11/6), the third-longest streak in KC history.
• Is one of six players and the first QB in Chiefs history with a rushing TD, receiving TD and passing TD.
• In his last 10 starts, compiled an 84.6 passer rating for the sixth-highest mark in the AFC during that timeframe.
• His 16 TD passes in his last 10 starts tied for the fifth-highest total in the NFL during that timeframe.
• Completed 17 passes of 25+ yards in his final 10 starts, the fifth-highest mark in the NFL during that timeframe.
• His 2,608 yards and 18 TDs were the most by a Chiefs passer since QB Trent Green had 4,014 yards and 27 TDs in 2005.
• Connected on 14 of 36 throws for 128 yards with a TD and three INTs to go with one carry for 18 yards in his first NFL start at Atlanta (9/21).
• Connected on 25 of 36 throws for 280 yards with two TDs, good for a career-high 110.9 rating at the N.Y. Jets (10/26).
• Completed 14 of 25 passes for 164 yards with one TD for an 89.4 rating vs. Tampa Bay (11/2). Also caught a 37-yard TD pass from WR Mark Bradley, becoming the fifth player and first QB in Chiefs history with a rushing TD and a TD reception to also throw a TD pass.
• Connected on a career-high 27 of 41 throws for 266 yards with a career-best three TDs for a 108.4 rating at San Diego (11/9).
• Completed 19 of 38 passes for 235 yards with two TDs and an INT for a 76.1 rating to go with three carries for 45 yards, including a career-long 32-yard run vs. New Orleans (11/16).
• Connected on 17 of 31 throws for 240 yards with three TDs and two INTs for an 85.4 rating vs. Buffalo (11/23).
• Completed 15 of 22 passes for 162 yards with an INT for a 70.6 rating to go with a career-high 11 carries for 48 yards at Oakland (11/30). It marked his first win as a starting QB in the NFL.
• Connected on 20 of 41 passes for a career-high 320 yards with two TDs, including a career-long 75-yard pass vs. Miami (12/21). Also had six carries for a career-best 57 yards with a TD.
• Two-year NFL career: 15 games (11 starts), 232 completions, 426 attempts, 54.46%, 2,649 yards, 18 TDs, 13 INTs and a 74.7 rating with 62 carries for 386 yards (6.2 avg.) and three TDs. Also has one catch for 37 yards with a TD.
QB QUINN GRAY
• Played in one game, completing seven of eight passes for 76 yards with a TD for a 145.8 rating to with one rush for 27 yards.
• Served as the backup QB in nine games and was listed as the third QB in one contest.
• Was signed on October 22nd.
• Hit seven of eight passes for 76 yards with a three-yard TD vs. Buffalo (11/23).
• Five-year NFL totals: 12 games (four starts), 108 completions, 188 attempts, 57.45%, 1,328 yards, 13 TDs, five INTs and a 91.4 rating to go with 25 carries for 111 yards (4.4 avg.) with two TDs.
QB BRODIE CROYLE
• Started two games and was inactive for four contests.
• Connected on 20 of 29 passes for 151 yards for an 81.3 rating.
• Completed 11 of 19 throws for 88 yards before leaving the game with a right shoulder injury at New England (9/7).
• Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/14), at Atlanta (9/21), vs. Denver (9/28) and at Carolina (10/5) with a right shoulder injury.
• Hit nine of 10 throws for 63 yards and a 92.9 rating before leaving the contest with a left MCL injury vs. Tennessee (10/19).
• Was placed on Injured Reserve with that injury on October 22nd.
• Three-year NFL totals: 13 games (eight starts), 150 completions, 260 attempts, 57.69%, 1,401 yards, six TDs, eight INTs and a 67.5 rating with 10 carries for 15 yards (1.5 avg.).
QB DAMON HUARD
• Saw action in five games with three starts.
• Completed 50 of 81 passes for 477 yards with two TDs and four INTs for a 65.7 rating. Also had four carries for 13 yards.
• Has a 15-12 record as an NFL starter, including a 10-11 mark with Kansas City.
• Replaced an injured QB Brodie Croyle in the third quarter, completing eight of 12 passes for 118 yards with a TD and an INT for a 91.7 rating at New England (9/7).
• Completed 21 of 28 passes for 160 yards with a TD, good for a 100.3 rating vs. Denver (9/28).
• Completed nine of 16 passes for 96 yards for a 74.0 rating in place of an injured QB Brodie Croyle before leaving in the fourth quarter with a right thumb injury vs. Tennessee (10/19).
• Was placed on Injured Reserve with that injury on October 22nd.
• Five-year Chiefs totals: 26 games (21 starts), 404 completions, 657 attempts, 61.49%, 4,612 yards, 24 TDs, 18 INTs and an 83.3 rating with 22 rushes for 21 yards (1.0 avg.). Also has two receptions for a six-yard loss.
• 12-year Chiefs totals: 64 games (27 starts), 574 completions, 946 attempts, 60.68%, 6,303 yards, 33 TDs, 26 INTs and an 80.6 rating with 52 rushes for 148 yards (2.8 avg.). Also has two receptions for a six-yard loss.
RUNNING BACKS
RB LARRY JOHNSON
• Started 12 games, was inactive for three contests and was suspended for one game.
• Rushed 193 times for 874 yards (4.5 avg.) with five TDs and caught 12 passes for 74 yards (6.2 avg.).
• Also threw a four-yard TD pass to become the sixth player in Chiefs history to own a rushing TD, a receiving TD and a passing TD.
• His 198 rushing yards vs. Denver (9/28) were the highest single-game total in the AFC in 2008.
• Finished ninth in the AFC with 874 rushing yards despite missing four games.
• Ranks second in Chiefs history with 5,638 rushing yards, needing 433 more yards to bypass RB Priest Holmes (6,070) for first.
• His 1,243 career rushing attempts and 1,382 attempts from scrimmage each rank third in Chiefs history.
• Is third in Chiefs history with 61 total TDs (55 rushing, six receiving).
• Is first in Kansas City history with 30 career 100-yard rushing games and has topped the 100-yard mark in a half in nine games.
• Ranks fourth in club annals with 6,931 yards from scrimmage.
• His 30 career 100-yard games are tied for the eighth-highest total among active players in the NFL.
• Carried the ball 22 times for 74 yards at New England (9/7).
• Rushed 24 times for 121 yards with a TD, including 102 yards in the second half at Atlanta (9/21).
• Carried the ball 28 times for 198 yards with two TDs vs. Denver (9/28). His 198 rushing yards were the fourth-highest single-game total in Chiefs history and were the highest single-game mark in the AFC this season. Had a career-long 65-yard rush.
• Carried the ball 24 times for 92 yards with a TD at Oakland (11/30).
• Completed a four-yard TD pass to TE Tony Gonzalez vs. San Diego (12/14) to become the sixth player in Chiefs history to own a rushing TD, a receiving TD and a passing TD.
• Carried the ball 12 times for 108 yards with a TD vs. Miami (12/21).
• Six-year totals: 68 games (48 starts), 1,243 carries for 5,638 yards (4.5 avg.) with 55 TDs and 139 receptions for 1,293 yards (9.3 avg.) with six TDs. Has also completed one pass for a four-yard TD.
RB JAMAAL CHARLES
• Selected as the first (73rd overall) of the club’s three third-round draft picks in the 2008 NFL Draft.
• Played in 16 games (two starts), rushing 67 times for 357 yards (5.3 avg.) and catching 27 passes for 272 yards (10.1 avg.) with a TD.
• Added 15 kickoff returns for 321 yards (21.4 avg.).
• Ranked fifth among rookies in the AFC and 10th in the NFL with 357 rushing yards.
• Started his first NFL game at New England (9/7).
• Toted the ball 18 times for a career-high 106 yards vs. Tampa Bay (11/2), his first career 100-yard rushing game.
• Caught three passes for 45 yards with a 36-yard TD vs. Buffalo (11/23).
• Recorded three catches for a career-high 102 yards with a career-long 75-yard reception vs. Miami (12/21). His 117 yards from scrimmge were also a career-high.
FB MIKE COX
• Originially joined the club as a rookie FA in 2008 from Georgia Tech.
• Saw action in 16 games (five starts), catching eight passes for 19 yards (2.4 avg.) in addition to catching a two-point conversion.
• Also returned three kickoffs for 11 yards (3.7 avg.) and added two special teams tackles.
• Started his first NFL game at New England (9/7).
• Caught a two-point conversion vs. Oakland (9/14).
RB JACKIE BATTLE
• Played in nine games on special teams and in one contest on offense.
• Registered one catch for a two-yard loss and four special teams tackles.
• Was released on September 9th and added to the practice squad on September 10th.
• Promoted to the 53-man roster on November 1st.
• Was released on November 10th and added to the practice squad on November 12th.
• Added to the 53-man roster on November 19th.
• Two-year NFL log: 12 games, 14 carries for 47 yards (3.4 avg.) with one TD and two receptions for two yards. Has four special teams tackles.
RB KOLBY SMITH
• Played in seven games (three starts) and was inactive for one contest.
• Rushed 35 times for 100 yards (2.9 avg.) with a TD and caught 10 passes for 52 yards (5.2 avg.).
• Also had four special teams tackles.
• Was inactive with a back injury at New England (9/7).
• Carried the ball 10 times for 46 yards with a TD before leaving the game in the second quarter with a right knee injury vs. Tampa Bay (11/2).
• Was placed on Injured Reserve on November 4th with that injury.
• Two-year NFL totals: 23 games (nine starts), 147 rushes for 507 yards (3.4 avg.) and three TDs with 32 receptions for 200 yards (6.3 avg.). Also has nine special teams tackles.