Kliff Kingsbury
American football quarterback and coach
Kliff Kingsbury
Klifford Kingsbury is an American football coach and former quarterback in the NFL and NFL Europe, having won a Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in a back-up role, and played for the New York Jets. He is currently the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas A&M University, a position he assumed in January 2012 after getting his start in coaching at the University of Houston.
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Tech QB Mahomes elects to skip baseball this spring
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Defensive coordinators across the Big 12 have been duly warned. Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes will skip baseball this spring to better prepare for the upcoming football season. The school announced Wednesday that Mahomes will spend his entire spring devoted to spring practice. “I am extremely grateful for the great opportunity that (Texas Tech baseball) Coach (Tim) Tadlock and his staff provided me,” Mahomes said. “Not many college athletes have the privilege to play multiple sports at this level, so I’d like to thank him, his staff as well as my teammates on the baseball team for allowing me that opportunity. “Moving forward, after speaking with my family following the bowl game, I feel it is in my best interest to concentrate solely on football and academics this spring. I know great things await the baseball program this season and I will be rooting them on every chance I get.” It’s understandable why he wasn’t that excited about baseball after sporadic use by the R ...
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Texas A&M vs. Texas Tech in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29? A solid possibility
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
2015 Texas A&M football schedule COLLEGE STATION – A year ago the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl narrowly missed on a dream matchup: Texas A&M vs. Texas. This year it might get the next best thing, as multiple projections pit A&M vs. Texas Tech. The Texas Bowl was pleased with its end result last year, as Texas took on former Southwest Conference foe Arkansas (a 31-7 Razorbacks victory) in a crowded venue. An Aggies-Red Raiders reunion, too, would likely mean a full or nearly-full house the night of Dec. 29 in NRG Stadium (8 p.m. kickoff on ESPN). ESPN’s Mark Schlabach and CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm both project A&M vs. Tech in the Texas Bowl, with Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin matching wits with his former offensive coordinator at both Houston and A&M, Red Raider ...
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Big 12 rankings: OU solidifies hold on top spot after Bedlam beatdown
Houston Chronicle - about 1 year
Here’s a look at our next-to-last rankings of the season. Oklahoma took off after a loss to Texas and never looked back.   Oklahoma (11-1, 8-1, regular season concluded) — Sooners look like the nation’s hottest team after notching their largest margin of Bedlam victory in Stillwater since 1971. Their fast finish should have them in the College Football Playoffs or the panel might need a saliva test. TCU (10-2, 7-2, regular season concluded) — Gary Patterson did a masterful job keeping the Horned Frogs together this season with 20 starters missing a combined 103 games. And if Trevone Boykin and Josh Doctson had been healthy throughout, TCU might have won the championship. Baylor (10-2, 7-2, next game Saturday vs. Texas) — The Bears’ offense ground to a halt in the muck at Amon Carter, leaving them just short of a Big 12 three-peat. Coach Art Briles says he’ll recruit more quarterbacks in the future after dropping to his third-stringer for only the second time in his career. ...
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Big 12 picks: Texas primed to beat Tech and keep slim bowl hopes alive
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
Thanksgiving night means that Texas is playing its annual Thursday night Turkey Day game. It’s becoming increasingly more meaningless as the Longhorns struggle through football purgatory with little hope of making a bowl game this season. In order to qualify for the post-season fun fest, the Longhorns either have to win tonight against Texas Tech and next week at Baylor, or hope they are one of the 5-7 teams that are selected. Somehow, that doesn’t seem to be the proud way for those on the Forty Acres who have always had a high opinion of their program. But Charlie Strong’s team needs all the extra work it could get and those bowl practices would be invaluable. The Longhorns still have hopes of finishing 6-6 heading into tonight’s game. And that should be enough to energize them for a victory tonight against Texas Tech while most of the rest of the nation watches Brett Favre’s number retired in Green Bayl Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury would love nothing better than improve his bow ...
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OU’s narrow victory keeps them atop Big 12 rankings
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
Tuesday’s College Football Poll should have Oklahoma at the top of Big 12 teams after the Sooners’ recent surge. They also remain at the top of our weekly Big 12 rankings with two weeks to go. Here’s how we rank them: Oklahoma (10-1, 7-1, next game Saturday @ Oklahoma State) — The Sooners have traditionally dominated the Bedlam series, although underdogs have won four of the last six games. Bob Stoops will be looking for a statement as Saturday’s game will be their last opportunity to impress CFP voters. Baylor (9-1, 8-1, next game Friday @ TCU) — Some of the sizzle of the rivalry with the Horned Frogs has fizzled with both teams falling behind OU. But third-string QB Chris Johnson’s likely first start might provide the deep barrage of fly patterns that the Horned Frogs were unable to defense earlier this season against Oklahoma State. Oklahoma State (10-1, 7-1, next game Saturday vs. Oklahoma) — National television and Game Day will be present for Bedlam, although Baylor’s ...
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Baylor’s impressive victory at OSU keeps them atop Dirty Dozen
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
Sunday night means it’s time to rank the 12 Texas FBS programs as our “Dirty Dozen” for the week. Here’s how we rank them. Baylor (9-1, 6-1, next game Friday @ TCU) — The banged-up Bears lost Shock Linwood and Seth Russell and didn’t miss a beat against Oklahoma State. A gutty effort by third-string quarterback Chris Johnson enabled them to claim an impressive victory at OSU — their first since 1939 — and kept their flickering Big 12 and CFP hopes alive. TCU (9-2, 7-2, next game Friday vs. Baylor) — Gary Patterson went for the jugular with his unsuccessful two-point attempt at Oklahoma, but his team played well to give them a shot at what would have been a stunning upset. Trevone Boykin might have rested against the Sooners and the Horned Frogs would like nothing better than to spoil the Bears’ three-peat Big 12 hopes. Houston (10-1, 6-1, next game Saturday vs. Navy) — The Cougars’ unbeaten hopes were quashed by some trickeration at Connecticut. But they still have hopes of m ...
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Big 12 picks: Can OU regain its mojo at Baylor’s expense
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
The Big 12’s order changed four seasons ago when Robert Griffin III’s late pass beat Oklahoma to snap a 20-game losing streak to the Sooners. Since then, Baylor has become the conference’s big power. Everybody else has taken a step backwards — even the once-mighty Sooners. The Bears have accomplished every goal in front of them with the exception of making the College Football Playoffs. Their chances, as well as the other teams among the conference’s power quartet, will play out over the next four games. Here’s how we see Saturday’s games. TCU (minus-43) 56, Kansas 10 — Whether Josh Doctson plays or not, the Horned Frogs will want to make amends after last week’s loss at Oklahoma State. They have a slim chance to crawl back into the Big 12 title hunt. A more likely scenario will be that they’ll have a big determination in who ends up winning. But Trevone Boykin still has a shot to get to New York City for the Heisman and might be able to win it if he finishes strongly. Look for ...
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Big 12 rankings: Baylor still on top of Big 12, but OSU closing fast
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
If it’s Monday, it’s time for our weekly Big 12 rankings. No changes at the top, but some definite switching after Oklahoma State’s upset victory over TCU. Baylor (8-0, 5-0, next game Saturday vs. Oklahoma) — Game Day will be coming to the banks of the Brazos, giving the Bears an ideal opportunity to make a good national impression. They can’t, however, afford a similar defensive effort as the one that came in the narrow victory over Kansas State. Oklahoma State (9-0, 6-0, next game Saturday @ Iowa State) — Surging Cowboys played their best game of the season in exposing TCU. OSU still has some warts, but if the defense plays like it did the rest of the season, Mike Gundy’s team might be CFP bound. Oklahoma (8-1, 5-1, next game Saturday @ Baylor) — The Sooners have recaptured their confidence that Texas hammered out of them a month ago. Four easy victories later, the Sooners are in the top 10, but will be facing their biggest recent nemesis in a statement game for both teams. T ...
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Big 12 picks: Look for a shootout at Oklahoma State
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
The Big 12 and its top teams were disparaged earlier this week by the College Football Playoff’s selection committee as it set its first poll of the season. Baylor struggled in the spotlight Thursday night, struggling defensively in a tighter-than-expected victory at Kansas State. It will be TCU’s turn in the barrel Saturday afternoon in a tough game at No. 14Oklahoma State. A smart bettor would look at the over/under line for that game and go heavily for the over bet as a bushel of points should be expected. Here are our picks for the Big 12’s games tomorrow. No. 8 TCU (minus-5) 45, No. 14 Oklahoma State 38: The Horned Frogs will be facing their biggest challenge of the season as they travel to Stillwater for a date with the sizzling Cowboys. Both teams’ defenses are suspect, but TCU has shown signs of a turnaround in the last two games, limiting opponents to 10 points in its last seven quarters. Neither Iowa State or West Virginia was nearly as potent as OSU, but the Horned F ...
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Big 12 rankings: Blistering Baylor offense keeps Bears at the top
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
If it’s Monday, it’s time for our Big 12 rankings. Not much of a change at the top, although we are starting to see some clarity in the middle of the pack. Here’s how we rank them. 1. Baylor (6-0, 3-0, next game Saturday vs. Iowa State) — Even considering their weak opponents to start the season, the Bears’ offense is posting mind-boggling statistics that places them in the category of the greatest in college football. They could have a chance at becoming the first team in college history to average 300 rushing and passing yards. Another binge looms Saturday against the Cyclones. 2. TCU (7-0, 4-0, next game Oct. 29 vs. West Virginia) — The battered Horned Frogs are still undefeated, despite slow starts in their last two games. The rest comes at a good time as the Horned Frogs still must prepare for road trips to Oklahoma State and Oklahoma and the finishing game against Baylor. Any healing will help. 3. Oklahoma State (6-0, 3-0, next game Saturday vs. Kansas) — The biggest reas ...
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Big 12 picks: Will Baylor break 100 against Kansas?
Houston Chronicle - over 1 year
It’s time for another week of Big 12 picks. We’re hoping for a better week after topping the magical “58 percent” line to break even against the spread. Here’s how we look at this week’s games. Baylor (minus-38) 77, Kansas 10 — Seth Russell nearly signed with Kansas coming out of high school. On Saturday he’ll be trying to boost the nation’s top scoring team to another big effort in the Bears’ first conference road game of the season. Is 100 out of the question? We’ll see. Oklahoma (minus-13) 35, Texas 17 — With the national discussion spinning into whether Charlie Strong will make another season with the Longhorns, his team is in a great spot to surprise the Sooners. Only problem is that OU coach Bob Stoops needs a breakout victory to help push his undefeated team higher in the polls. Saturday at the Cotton Bowl provides him with that opportunity. Texas Tech (minus-11½) 45, Iowa State 35 — Kliff Kingsbury has never lost to the Cyclones in two previous games, but both games hav ...
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Kingsbury impressed with Floyd Mayweather’s training regime
Houston Chronicle - almost 2 years
After watching boxer Floyd Mayweather train for his upcoming bout against Manny Pacquiao last week in Las Vegas, Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury came away with a new appreciation for the undefeated eight-division champion. “I wouldn’t step into ring after watching that,” Kingsbury said after watching Mayweather’s intense workout. “He went two hours and never took a break. It was very enlightening to say the least.” Kingsbury’s presence at “Money’s” workout was understandable. Both are endorsers for apparel giant Under Armour. Here’s a look at his tweet from his visit … Incredible experience watching @FloydMayweather put in work today. #TBE #WreckEm pic.twitter.com/EFYXK7PIDo — Kliff Kingsbury (@TTUKingsbury) April 15, 2015  
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Daily Round Up: Some Friday Fun
Burnt Orange Nation - about 3 years
It is all about fun this Friday. Disclaimer: Before you proceed, just remember that none of the links are vetted and you may be reading something written by a 13-year-old, a so-called sports journalist or Clay Travis (is there really any difference between those options?). Read at your own peril. Charlie Strong is not impressed The Joneses. [Dallas Morning News] Do we have offensive coordinator crowdsourcing? [Barking Carnival] Good job on coaches with strong recruiting skills, Charlie. [24/7] The first workout with S&C coach Moorer was tough. [Barking Carnival] A conversation with the most interesting AD in the world. [McCombs Today] Nate Boyer tours New York City. [Youtube] We're Texas Bobby Layne and Doak Walker played on the same high school football team. [The Alcalde] At least BOR member Wallace Hall didn't commit a crime. [Dallas Morning News] It is time for Texas Monthly's Bum Steer Awards! [Texas Monthly ...
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TCU offers offensive coordinator job to UH’s Meacham
Houston Chronicle - about 3 years
UH's 2013 season Houston offensive coordinator Doug Meacham has been offered the same position at TCU, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday night. Meacham, in his first season with the Cougars, has not informed Houston officials whether he plans to accept the offer, the person said on the condition of anonymity. The departure of Meacham would continue a revolving door at UH, which will be searching for a seventh offensive coordinator in six years. The Cougars previously had Dana Holgorsen (2008-09), Kliff Kingsbury and Jason Phillips (2010-11), Mike Nesbitt and Travis Bush (2012) and Meacham. Before coming to UH, Meacham spent seasons at Oklahoma State as inside receivers and passing game coordinator.  
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Texas Tech Fake Punt Touchdown vs. Texas Surprised Red Raiders Coach (VIDEO)
Huffington Post Sports - about 3 years
Texas Tech punter Ryan Erxleben was nearly blocked in the first quarter against Texas on Thursday night. With a pair of Longhorns players closing in on him, Erxleben took matters into his own hands and took off running. Erxleben ran to his right and sprinted down the sideline untouched en route to a 51-yard touchdown, giving the Red Raiders an early 7-0 lead. The touchdown stunned Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury, who revealed after the game that Erxleben called the fake punt on his own, per The Dallas Morning News. Unfortunately for the Red Raiders, the fake punt touchdown was their lone highlight of the game. The Longhorns scored 20 unanswered points after Erxleben's touchdown and went on to win 41-16. PHOTOS FROM TEXAS vs. TEXAS TECH
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No. 25 Texas Tech hopes to rebound from back-to-back losses with victory against Kansas St
Fox News - over 3 years
Texas Tech's Kliff Kingsbury will face off against a counterpart Saturday who's more than twice his age and has been at the helm of a Big 12 team longer than any coach.
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Red Raiders seek turnaround against Wildcats
Fox News - over 3 years
Lubbock, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Kliff Kingsbury will try to snap the first losing steak of his coaching career on Saturday when the 25th-ranked Texas Tech Red Raiders host the Kansas State Wildcats for a Big 12 matchup at Jones A&T Stadium.While the Red Raiders enter on a two-game slide, Kansas State takes aim at its third consecutive decision following its 41-7 rout of Iowa State last week
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Kid famous for being little Kliff Kingsbury meets the actual Kliff Kingsbury
USA Today - over 3 years
A dream comes true.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kliff Kingsbury
  • 2016
    Age 36
    Three of Kingsbury's players were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Le'Raven Clark, DeAndre Washington, and Jakeem Grant.
    More Details Hide Details Since Kingsbury became an Offensive Coordinator in 2011, his Offenses have averaged 550 yards and nearly 42 points per game.
    Kingsbury finished his 3rd season with signature wins at Arkansas and at Texas showing promise heading into 2016.
    More Details Hide Details The 2015 season concluded at 7–6, 4–5 in Big 12 play good for a 5th-place finish. Tech lost in the Texas Bowl to LSU.
  • 2014
    Age 34
    Two of Kingsbury's players would be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, Jace Amaro and Will Smith.
    More Details Hide Details The Red Raiders made numerous changes heading into the 2015 season. Kingsbury added defensive coordinator David Gibbs hoping to bolster a defense that ranked amongst the worst in the country. The Red Raiders rebounded with a strong season as running back Deandre Washington finished with 1492 yards and 16 TDs and Patrick Mahomes finished with 4,653 yards and 36 passing TDs. Although the offense rebounded quite nicely and finished the season in the top 3 nationally, the defense finished 2nd to last only better than Kansas.
  • 2013
    Age 33
    Kingsbury and the Red Raiders capped off the season with a 37-23 upset over the #14 ranked Arizona State in the 2013 Holiday Bowl following an impressive performance by quarterback Davis Webb.
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    Following a victory against West Virginia on October 19, 2013, Kingsbury led the Red Raiders to a 7-0 start for only the fourth time in program history.
    More Details Hide Details The 10th-place ranking the team received in the BCS also marked the highest the program had been ranked since the 2008 season. With the win over West Virginia, Kliff Kingsbury is the first Big 12 coach to start his career 7-0. The Texas Tech Red Raiders finished Kliff Kingsbury's first year at Texas Tech by losing the last 5 games of the season, finishing the rookie coach's first regular season at 7-5. Tight end Jace Amaro was also named as a Consensus All-American, the first Red Raider to be selected as such since Michael Crabtree in 2008.
    Kingsbury also became the first coach in Texas Tech history to start the season 6-0 in their debut season after the Red Raiders defeated Iowa State on October 12, 2013.
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    The Red Raiders made their first Associated Press Top 25 debut in the Kingsbury era following a win over TCU on September 12, 2013.
    More Details Hide Details It was the earliest a first year coach at Texas Tech achieved a spot in the rankings.
    Kingsbury made his head coaching debut August 30, 2013 with a 41-23 victory over the SMU Mustangs.
    More Details Hide Details Kingsbury chose walk-on true freshman quarterback Baker Mayfield for the starting role at the position, and Mayfield was named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week for his performance. Mayfield is believed to be the first walk-on true freshman to start a season opener for a BCS school. Baker Mayfield was later supplanted by Davis Webb, another true freshman quarterback, due to a knee injury during the Kansas game. Following Webb's first start against Iowa State, Webb was also named Big 12 Offensive Player of the Week. Texas Tech became the only school in the Big 12 Conference to have had three different freshman quarterbacks win the award, with the first being Kingsbury himself in 1999.
  • 2012
    Age 32
    Kingsbury returned to his alma mater as Texas Tech's 15th full-time head coach on December 12, 2012, following the abrupt departure of coach Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati preceding the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
    More Details Hide Details Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced the hire with a video linked from his Twitter account. The video panned over to Kingsbury, who flashed the Guns Up sign and said, "Wreck 'em, Tech." Kingsbury's contract includes a base salary of $10.5 million over 5 years, and creative control over the team's uniforms. At 36, Kingsbury is the second-youngest head coach of a team in an AQ conference, and the third-youngest head coach in college football. Only Matt Campbell of Iowa State and P. J. Fleck of Western Michigan are younger.
    For his performance, Kingsbury was named the 2012 Footballscoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year and was named a finalist for the Broyles Award.
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    Kliff Kingsbury joined former Houston head coach Kevin Sumlin to be the offensive coordinator for Texas A&M for the 2012 season, coaching Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Johnny Manziel.
    More Details Hide Details The Aggies led the Southeastern Conference in rushing, passing, total and scoring offense, and were the nation’s only offense ranked in the top 15 of the NCAA statistics in all four categories.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    Kingsbury quickly gained Coach Kevin Sumlin's trust and began calling all the offensive plays. After a record breaking 2011 season in which Houston led the NCAA in yards, points, and virtually every offensive category, Kingsbury followed Sumlin in a move to Texas A&M. Kliff Kingsbury was recognized as the 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the year after Houston led college football, averaging 50 points and nearly 600 yards of offense per game.
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  • 2009
    Age 29
    Kingsbury received recognition for the performance of the Houston offense in 2009 with Case Keenum at the helm.
    More Details Hide Details Keenum finished his Houston career with multiple NCAA Division I passing records. With Holgerson departing to become the offensive coordinator at Oklahoma State University, Kingsbury was promoted to the position of co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Cougars serving alongside former UH receiver Jason Phillips.
  • 2008
    Age 28
    In August 2008, Kingsbury joined the University of Houston football staff in the position of quality control.
    More Details Hide Details Kingsbury was drawn to Houston through his ties with Dana Holgorsen who had been the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech prior to Houston.
  • 2007
    Age 27
    On March 30, 2007, Kingsbury signed with the Montréal Alouettes.
    More Details Hide Details He spent part of training camp in Montréal before being traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on June 20 in exchange for quarterback Brad Banks.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    The New York Jets assigned Kingsbury to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2006.
    More Details Hide Details He posted the top quarterback rating of any Cologne quarterback (73.7) while completing 58 of 102 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns. He also led Cologne with a 56.9 completion percentage.
    The Buffalo Bills signed Kingsbury in 2006 and he attended training camp with the Bills, but did not see any regular season action with the team.
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  • 2005
    Age 25
    Kingsbury was born in San Antonio, Texas. His father, Tim Kingsbury, is a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Kingsbury's mother Sally died in 2005 of soft tissue sarcoma.
    More Details Hide Details While attending Texas Tech University, Kingsbury was an Epsilon Nu Chapter member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Kingsbury graduated from Texas Tech University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the Rawls College of Business. Kingsbury is a bachelor.
    Kingsbury made his NFL debut on November 20, 2005 playing part of the fourth quarter for the Jets against the Denver Broncos.
    More Details Hide Details He completed one of two passes for 17 yards.
    He then signed with the New York Jets on September 28, 2005.
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    He was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on September 6, 2005 and was released on September 21, 2005.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    He was waived by the Pats on September 6, 2004 and was signed by the New Orleans Saints' to the team's practice squad, where he spent the entire 2004 season.
    More Details Hide Details He went to training camp with the Saints that season and completed 10-of-21 passes for 139 yards with a long of 57 yards and two interceptions.
  • 2003
    Age 23
    He did not play in his rookie season of 2003, spending the year on the Patriots' injured reserve list with an arm injury.
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    Kingsbury, 6' 3", 213 lbs, was selected by the New England Patriots with the 201st overall selection (6th round) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
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  • 2002
    Age 22
    He also garnered Academic Player of the Year honors in 2002.
    More Details Hide Details Kingsbury was also an Academic All-Big 12 Conference choice following his sophomore campaign in 2000.
    Following the 2002 season, he was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy, annually presented to the nation's best college passer.
    More Details Hide Details He was additionally selected as a Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American and Player of the Year, a unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team selection, was named the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year, and finished 9th in Heisman Trophy voting. These awards followed a season during which he shattered his own school single-season records by completing 479 of 712 passes (67.3 percent) for 5,017 yards, 45 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions. He also added two rushing scores on 102 carries. He, along with Graham Harrell, are the only Texas Tech quarterbacks to have beaten both the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas Longhorns during their careers as starters. Kingsbury led Tech to 3 bowl games in his 3 years as a starter, with a 24-16 overall record. In 2003, he held the NCAA records for career plays, career plays per game, single season and career passing attempts, single season and career passing completions, highest single game completion percentage, career lowest percentage of passes intercepted, and most single season and career games gaining 200 yards or more.
    In 2002, Kingsbury averaged 350.2 yards per game and his 45 touchdown passes nearly doubled his mark set during the 2001 season.
    More Details Hide Details As a senior, Kingsbury led Texas Tech to a 9-5 record, defeating Big 12 Conference rivals Texas, Texas A&M and Baylor, in addition to a 55-15 routing of the Clemson Tigers in the Tangerine Bowl.
  • 2001
    Age 21
    As a junior in 2001, Kingsbury was an All-District first-team selection and All-Big 12 Conference second-team pick by the league's coaches for his performance.
    More Details Hide Details He completed 364 of 528 passes for 3,502 yards, 25 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.
  • 2000
    Age 20
    In 2000, He assumed the starting role and connected on 361 of 584 passes for 3,412 yards, 21 touchdowns and 17 interceptions.
    More Details Hide Details He added two scores on 78 carries. His season ended with a loss to the East Carolina Pirates in the Gallery-Furniture.com Bowl, with a final score of 40-27.
  • 1999
    Age 19
    In his redshirt freshman year in 1999, Kingsbury appeared in six games, starting the season finale against Oklahoma.
    More Details Hide Details He completed 25 of 57 passes for 492 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in his initial collegiate season.
  • 1998
    Age 18
    Kingsbury played collegiately for the Texas Tech Red Raiders at the quarterback position under coach Spike Dykes from 1998-1999 and Mike Leach from 2000-2002.
    More Details Hide Details Kingsbury played 43 games at Texas Tech, completing 1,229 of 1,881 passes for 12,423 yards with 95 touchdowns and 40 interceptions overall during his career. At the conclusion of his collegiate playing career, Kingsbury held 39 school records, 13 Big 12 Conference records, and 7 NCAA FBS records.
    He is currently the head coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football program, where he played from 1998–2002.
    More Details Hide Details Prior to being named head coach of the Red Raiders, Kingsbury was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach with the Texas A&M Aggies, coaching Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel during the 2012 season. Kingsbury began his coaching career as an assistant with the Houston Cougars from 2008-2011. Kingsbury played high school football at New Braunfels High School, where his father, Tim, was head coach. Kingsbury also was a member of the baseball, basketball, and track teams. As a quarterback at New Braunfels, Kingsbury led the team to the Class 5A Division II semifinals and a 13-2 record. He was named the offensive MVP in the Texas High School Coaches All-Star Game. Kingsbury graduated 3rd in his class of 450, and was an Academic All-State selection.
  • 1979
    Born on August 9, 1979.
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