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Matt Cassel
QB #16
Height:
6-4
Weight:
228
Age:
32
College:
USC
Hometown:
Northridge , CA
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2014):

TDS
3
INT
4
YDS
372
RTG
65.7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,392 2,359 15,674 6.6 96 70 182 1,005 80.1 246 926 3.8 5 48 19
2014 MIN 2 2 36 61 372 6.1 3 4 6 39 65.7 8 13 1.6 0 3 0
2013 MIN 9 6 153 254 1,807 7.1 11 9 16 85 81.6 18 57 3.2 1 3 1
2012 KC 9 8 161 277 1,796 6.5 6 12 19 101 66.7 27 145 5.4 1 9 7
2011 KC 9 9 160 269 1,713 6.4 10 9 22 120 76.6 25 99 4 0 5 2
2010 KC 15 15 262 450 3,116 6.9 27 7 26 182 93 33 125 3.8 0 3 1
2009 KC 15 15 271 493 2,924 5.9 16 16 42 243 69.9 50 189 3.8 0 14 3
2008 NE 16 15 327 516 3,693 7.2 21 11 47 219 89.4 73 270 3.7 2 7 4
2007 NE 6 0 4 7 38 5.4 0 1 0 0 32.7 4 12 3 1 1 0
2006 NE 6 0 5 8 32 4 0 0 3 15 70.8 2 4 2 0 1 1
2005 NE 2 0 13 24 183 7.6 2 1 1 1 89.4 6 12 2 0 2 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 @STL W 34-6 17 25 68 170 6.8 2 0 0 0 113.8 5 -3 -0.6 0 2 0
2 NE L 7-30 19 36 52.8 202 5.6 1 4 6 39 39.1 3 16 5.3 0 1 0

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BIOGRAPHY

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2005 (2/0-NE), 2006 (6/0-NE), 2007 (6/0-NE), 2008 (16/15-NE), 2009 (15/15-KC), 2010 (15/15, 1/1-KC), 2011 (9/9-KC), 2012 (9/8-KC), 2013 (9/6-Minn.). Total- 87/68, 1/1 (9/6-Minn; 48/47, 1/1-KC; 30/15-NE).

• Appeared in 9 games in 2013, including all 5 Vikings wins, and started 6.

• Has led 9 career comeback wins when tied or trailing in the 4th quarter of games.

• Part of 2007 Patriots squad that went undefeated in regular season and advanced to Super Bowl XLII against NY Giants.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in communications...Mother, Barbara, is a set decorator in Hollywood and late father, Greg, was a script writer...Married to Lauren, who was a captain of the USC volleyball team that won the 2002 national title...Couple has 3 children...Played in 1994 Little League World Series on the Northridge, CA team...Played a season of baseball at USC and was drafted by the Oakland A’s out of high school...Family lost their home in the Northridge earthquake.

GAMES/STARTS (regular season, playoffs) 2005 (2/0-NE), 2006 (6/0-NE), 2007 (6/0-NE), 2008 (16/15-NE), 2009 (15/15-KC), 2010 (15/15, 1/1-KC), 2011 (9/9-KC), 2012 (9/8-KC), 2013 (9/6-Minn.). Total- 87/68, 1/1 (9/6-Minn; 48/47, 1/1-KC; 30/15-NE).

• Appeared in 9 games in 2013, including all 5 Vikings wins, and started 6.

• Has led 9 career comeback wins when tied or trailing in the 4th quarter of games.

• Part of 2007 Patriots squad that went undefeated in regular season and advanced to Super Bowl XLII against NY Giants.

OFF THE FIELD Majored in communications...Mother, Barbara, is a set decorator in Hollywood and late father, Greg, was a script writer...Married to Lauren, who was a captain of the USC volleyball team that won the 2002 national title...Couple has 3 children...Played in 1994 Little League World Series on the Northridge, CA team...Played a season of baseball at USC and was drafted by the Oakland A’s out of high school...Family lost their home in the Northridge earthquake.

PRO Experienced veteran QB has started 68 of his 87 career regular season games...Appeared in 9 and started 6 games in his 1st season with the Vikings in 2013...Started 47 regular season games and 1 playoff contest for Kansas City from 2009-12...Stepped into starting job for New England in 2008 after Tom Brady was injured in the season opener, leading team to a 10-5 mark as the starter in the final 15 games...Has posted passer rating of 100+ in 15 career games, notching 11-4 record...Has thrown for 300+ yards in 7 career games and passed the 400+ mark in 3 games...Has led his teams to 9 comeback wins when tied or trailing in the 4th quarter...Had a career-long streak of 162 passes without an INT in 2010...Ranked #2 in NFL in 2010 with +20 TD/INT ratio (27-7), trailing only Brady’s +32 ratio...Helped 2010 Chiefs win AFC West title for 1st time since 2003 and completed turnaround from 2009 when team went 4-12 and finished last in Division to winning AFC West in 2010.

HONORS Selected to Pro Bowl in 2010...Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month in November 2011...FedEx Air Player of the Week vs. Philadelphia (12/15/13)...FedEx Air Player of the Week at Seattle (11/28/11)...Tabbed as AFC Offensive Player of the Week at Miami (11/23/08).

2013 Appeared in 9 games, including all 5 Vikings wins,  starting 6...Totaled 1,807 passing yards, 11 TDs, 9 INTs for a 81.6 QB rating...Connected on the Vikings 4 longest pass plays of the season (79t, 70t, 57t &51)...Started the international contest vs. Pittsburgh (9/29) in London, the Vikings 1st win of the season...Posted 248 yards, 2 TDs and 0 INTs on 16-of-25 passing for a team season-high 123.4 QB rating vs. the Steelers (9/29)...Started and threw for 382 yards, the most by a Viking in 2013, 2 TDs and 1 INT in the 48-30 upset victory over playoff bound Philadelphia (12/15)...Was named the FedEx Air Player of the Week for his performance against Philadelphia Week 15.

2012 Started 8 of 9 games he played...Won lone game at New Orleans (9/23)...Threw for season-high 301 yards and 2 TDs at Buffalo (9/16)...Had 2-TD passing days at Buffalo (9/16) and vs. San Diego (9/30)...Notched season-high 85.1 passer rating vs. Oakland (10/28) coming off the bench...Had a 5-yard TD run vs. Atlanta (9/9) in the season opener...Inactive for game vs. Tampa Bay (10/14) after suffering head injury the previous week vs. Baltimore (10/7)...Started vs. Cincinnati (11/18) and was active but did not play in final 6 games of season.

2011 Started the opening 9 games of season, going 4-5...Posted career-best 138.9 passer rating and tied career-best with 4 TD passes at Indianapolis (10/9)...Led Chiefs to 4 straight wins- vs. Minnesota (10/2), at Indianapolis (10/9), at Oakland (10/23) and vs. San Diego (10/31)...Threw for season-high 261 yards vs. San Diego (10/31)...Suffered hand injury vs. Denver (11/13) and placed on injured reserve on 11/21.

2010 Named to 1st Pro Bowl...Had career-highs with 27 TD passes, 93.0 passer rating, a +20 TD/INT ratio (27-7), career-low 1.6 INT ratio (7 INT/450 attempts)...Guided Chiefs to 10-5 record as the starter...Helped win the AFC West with 10-6 overall mark and host Baltimore in AFC Wild Card playoff round...Keyed KC turnaround from 4-12 mark in 2009 and last-place finish in AFC West to winning Division in 2010...AFC West title was KC’s 1st since 2003...Won career-best 5 straight starts- vs. Arizona (11/21) through vs. Tennessee (12/26)...Threw for career-best 469 yards yards, the 2nd-highest total in KC team history, at Denver (11/14), going 33-for-53 on the day to set a pair of career highs...His 53 attempts without an INT set a Chiefs team record...Had a pair of 4-TD days, at Denver (11/14) and at Seattle (11/23)...Added a rushing TD at Seattle (11/23) en route to being named FedEx Air Player of the Week for his efforts...Named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for November when he went 90-for-144 (62.5%), for 1,111 yards and 12 TDs with 1 INT and a 111.2 passer rating...Had streak of 162 passes without an INT during the season, his career-long and the 3rd-longest in KC team history...Ended season with 6 games with a completion percentage of 60.0 or better...Had 7 games with a passer rating of 100+...Missed lone game of season with appendectomy.

2009 Started 15 games in his 1st season with Chiefs...Led NFL with 10 TDs in 4th-quarter action...Took over reins of a team that went 2-14 in 2008 and led club to 4-11 mark as the starter...Threw for season-high 331 yards vs. Cleveland (12/20)...Posted season-high 124.5 passer rating at Philadelphia (9/27) and vs. Pittsburgh (11/22)...Had 6 multi-TD passing games on the season.

2008 Pressed into starting duty for final 15 games and led Patriots to a 10-5 mark with club going 11-5 but missing the AFC playoff field...Posted career-highs with 3,693 yards and 63.4% completions...Replaced Tom Brady in the lineup during season opener vs. Kansas City (9/7) when he went down with a knee injury...His 63.4% completion rate ranked 3rd in New England team history and his yardage mark ranked 8th in club records...Started 1st career game and notched 19-10 win at NY Jets (9/14)...Had back-to-back 400+ yard passing days vs. NY Jets (11/13) and at Miami (11/23)...Won final 4 games of season...Had 5 games with passer rating of 100+...Tossed 1st career 4-TD game at Oakland (12/14)...Had 5 games during season with 3+ TD passes.

2007 Played in 6 games during season...Scored 1st career rushing TD vs. Washington (10/28) on a 15-yard run...Part of New England squad that became 1st NFL team to go 16-0 in regular season and fell in Super Bowl XLII.

2006 Saw time in 6 games...Completed 5 of 8 passes during season...Saw time in all 3 playoff games taking care of holding duties on FGs and PATs.

2005 Played in 2 games during rookie season...Saw action in his 1st career game vs. San Diego (10/2) and completed 1st career pass to RB Patrick Pass for a 3-yard gain...Saw action vs. Miami (1/1/06) and tossed 2 TD passes, his 1st career TD pass going to Tim Dwight...Played in AFC Wild Card game vs. Jacksonville (1/7/06), downing the ball on a kneel down.

COLLEGE Played in 25 career games at USC as a backup to Heisman Trophy winners Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart...Trojans won back-to-back national titles in 2003 and 2004...Saw some time at TE as a junior...Saw action in career-high 10 games as a sophomore...Earned USC’s Howard Jones/Football Alumni Club Academic Award for the upperclassman with the highest GPA...Played a season of baseball in 2004, going 0-1 as a starting pitcher for the Trojans.

PREP Standout in football and baseball at Chatsworth, CA High...Helped team win Los Angeles city title in baseball as a senior in 1999 where he played 1B and 3B...Threw for over 2,000 yards as a senior QB with 14 TDs through the air and 11 on the ground.

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