Kyle Boller
American football quarterback
Kyle Boller
Kyle Bryan Boller is a former American football quarterback who played for nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football for California, he was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the first round (19th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft. He played for the Ravens from 2003 to 2008, the St. Louis Rams in 2009, and the Oakland Raiders from 2010 to 2011.
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Poll: Who is the worst Raiders quarterback of the last 10 years?
San Francisco Chronicle - over 3 years
Who is the worst Raiders quarterback of the last 10 years? Who is the worst Raiders QB in recent memory? Share this gallery: if(gallery_images == undefined) var gallery_images = new Array(); if(gallery_images[15129101] == undefined) gallery_images[15129101] = new Array(); imgArray['caption'] = Ah, the heady days of Rich Gannon. In 2002, Gannon started every game for the Raiders. No single Raiders QB has accomplished that feat since. ; Share this gallery: if(gallery_images == undefined) var gallery_images = new Array(); if(gallery_images[15129101] == undefined) gallery_images[15129101] = new Array(); imgArray['caption'] = Let's get JaMarcus Russell out of the way — the world has already voted him the worst of the worst. Share this gallery: if(gallery_images == undefined) var gallery_images = new Array(); if(gallery_images[15129101] == undefined) gallery_images[15129101] = new Array(); imgArray['caption'] = Rick Mirer was sacked 22 times in nine games (eight starts) in 20 ...
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Historically Bad QB Draft Class?
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
By Jeff Fedotin, National Football Post The 2013 quarterback class has been universally panned as one of the worst of all time. From the team with the No. 1 overall pick: “There is no quarterback where personnel guys can definitely say, ‘He’s a first-round pick,’” Chiefs general manager John Dorsey told The Kansas City Star before the NFL Combine. Dorsey would later trade for Alex Smith, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2005 draft. From the team with the No. 2 overall pick: Jaguars quarterbacks coach Frank Scelfo told The Florida-Times Union his quarterback, Blaine Gabbert, a guy who has been a relative bust during his two years in the NFL, would be drafted before any of the current crop. Is the 2013 quarterback draft really that much worse than previous years? One thing’s for sure — no draft will measure up to 1983, the gold standard of quarterback drafts. Six starters were drafted in the first round of that draft, and three of them — John Elway (1st overall) t ...
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Raiders prove next-in-line doesn't apply
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Raiders prove next-in-line doesn't apply People loved and hated former Raiders coach Hue Jackson, but my biggest criticism had nothing to do with his overstated style. Jackson kept Kyle Boller as the backup quarterback last season even though he had no faith in him. Two weeks ago, the Raiders lost running backs Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson to high ankle sprains. Which begs the question, why don't the Raiders pick up an experienced free agent running back like Steve Slaton, Joseph Addai, Ryan Torain or Ryan Grant?
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A step back for Dieruff
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
I could have been at several places tonight, but I chose to go to the Dieruff-Lehighton game because I thought there was a good chance the Huskies would end their 33-game losing streak and The Morning Call should be there to document what could be a turning point for a program we have paid great attention to over the years. Remember that big, week-long, award-winning series we ran three years ago? That told the Dieruff story in depth and I thought there was a chance for a new chapter tonight. Well, I miscalculated. Boy, did I ever. So did a lot of people who were optimistic and upbeat and feeling this could be the night. "Glad you're here because this is going to be a historic night," Fred Schuler, the ever-upbeat head of the Dieruff alumni association said as I approached the southwest gate. Instead of history, it was a step back for the program. I'd like to sugarcoat this, but I can't. For those who care about Dieruff athletics, it was a little disheartening. I saw ...
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Something's gotta give in Dieruff-Lehighton MVC football match-up
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Both the rebuilding Huskies and Indians are trying to get in the win column. Even as first-year head coaches, Tom McCarroll and Kyle Beller are firm believers in the old "one game at a time" approach.
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Chargers Sign QB O'Connell To Replace Boller
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - over 4 years
San Diego signed Kyle Boller to temporarily replace injured Charlie Whitehurst, but Boller abruptly retired the following day.
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Kyle Boller retires
Fox News - over 4 years
Kyle Boller decided to call it a career on Saturday.The 31-year-old Boller, who signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers on Friday, played in seven games with the Oakland Raiders over the past two seasons, starting one, and threw for 186 yards on 32 attempts with no touchdowns and four interceptions
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Chargers Sign QB Boller
Channel 10 News - San Diego, CA - over 4 years
The Chargers signed veteran quarterback Kyle Boller on Friday.
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Dieruff football team gets a boost from Brader
The Morning Call - Blogs - over 4 years
Former Liberty and Muhlenberg standout inspires Huskies, who are trying to rebuild under new coach Kyle Beller New Dieruff football coach Kyle Beller has said ever since he was hired last January that "Dieruff won't be successful on the field until we're successful in the classroom first."
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Raiders sign QB Matt Leinart to one year deal
SB Nation - almost 5 years
The Raiders worked out former Houston Texans quarterback Matt Leinart at their Alameda facility today. And no sooner did he throw a few passes, they gave him a pen. The Raiders have officially announced this move. The Raiders also worked out former Colt and Peyton Manning backup, Jim Sorgi today. Leinart was always the odds on favorite to be signed by the Raiders as their backup quarterback. Raiders offensive coordinator Greg Knapp was his quarterbacks coach in Houston so the two are very familiar with each other. The former USC Trojan was also been working with former teammate Carson Palmer in the offseason at USC along with several Raider receivers. Leinart was Palmer's backup at USC until he left for the NFL at which point, Leinart took over as the starter for the Trojans. Leinart watched as Palmer won the Heisman Trophy and later won the Heisman himself. Both quarterbacks were taken high in the NFL draft-Palmer number on overall in 2001, Leinart number tenth over ...
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NFL Teams That Are Debating Drafting Ryan Tannehill Are Stupid And Should Just Wait For Matt Barkley Next Year
Business Insider - almost 5 years
In a scramble to "not miss out" on a franchise quarterback, as opposed to being patient for a real franchise quarterback, NFL teams continually draft overrated quarterbacks in the first round of the draft. And they do it every year. Like clock work. The practice is absurd. It's happening again this year as a number of teams debate over taking Ryan Tannehill in the first round. The decision for teams like the Miami Dolphins, Kansas City Chiefs, Seattle Seahawks, and Cleveland Browns shouldn't even be that difficult. Skip Tannehill and draft USC quarterback Matt Barkley next year. It's that simple. But dumb NFL teams will continue to be dumb, so the Dolphins appear as the likeliest to take Tannehill at number eight. He'll probably free fall otherwise. It's downright baffling how these terrible teams keep shooting themselves in the foot by reaching for a quarterback in the first round. On top of the fact that drafting a first round quarterback doesn't guarantee ANY suc ...
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Ravens opt against reunion with Kyle Boller, sign Curtis Painter instead
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Former Colts quarterback gets one-year deal, chance to reunite with Caldwell Former Colts quarterback gets one-year deal, chance to reunite with Caldwell
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Report: Ravens set to workout Boller, Dixon (updated) - Dan Kolko
MASN Sports - almost 5 years
The Ravens are going to work out quarterback Kyle Boller on Thursday, according to this report from Boller, a former first-round pick of the Ravens in 2003, hasn't played for the franchise since 2007. Boller was set to be quarterback of the team in 2008, but suffered a shoulder ... Read More
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Billick's Ravens ranked JaMarcus Russell atop their draft board
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Ravens Insider : Former Ravens coach Brian Billick will be forever linked to Kyle Boller. When Billick was in Baltimore, the Ravens traded a future first-round pick for the right to draft the California quarterback 18th overall in 2003. Boller never lived up to the hype, but at the time the Ravens were convinced that Boller would be very successful. According to Billick, though, Boller wasn't the best college quarterback prospect he saw in his time here. That would be JaMarcus Russell, the No. 1 overall pick in 2007 and one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history.
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Kyle Boller Kept The Ravens From Drafting Vince Wilfork
Baltimore Sports Report - about 5 years
Here’s a motto Ravens fans live by: when in doubt, blame it on <a class="fplink fp-167504" href="/kyle+boller+1">Kyle Boller</a>. Back in the 2003 draft, the Ravens selected Boller with the 19th overall pick.  The Ravens were so high on the QB out of California (probably because they saw how far he could throw the ball from his knees) that they traded their second round pick in 2003 and first round pick in 2004 to the New England Patriots to get him. As Jamison Hensley of points out, the Pats used that first round pick in ’04 to draft <a class="fplink fp-734140" href="/vince+wilfork+1">Vince Wilfork</a>, now a four-time Pro Bowler. Wilfork registered 74 tackles and two interceptions this season.  He leads the Patriots with 2.5 sacks and three quarterback hits during the postseason. Boller finished his career in Baltimore with a 20-22 record and more interceptions than touchdowns. Thanks a lot Kyle.
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Kyle Boller
  • 2012
    Age 30
    An unrestricted free agent in the 2012 offseason, Boller signed with the San Diego Chargers on July 27, 2012 after backup Charlie Whitehurst suffered a knee injury in training camp.
    More Details Hide Details After the signing, however, Boller opted to retire.
  • 2011
    Age 29
    In March 2011, the Raiders resigned Boller for one year at 1.25 million dollars.
    More Details Hide Details In October, Boller became the Raiders' starting quarterback after Jason Campbell suffered a collarbone injury against the Cleveland Browns. Boller replaced Campbell, and the Raiders held on to beat the Browns. The following week, due to Campbell's injury, Boller started his first game as a Raider against the Chiefs. He was ineffective, throwing three interceptions, and was eventually replaced in the game by the newly acquired Carson Palmer, who went on to throw TDs and 3 INTs himself. Boller became the primary backup to Palmer for the rest of the season.
  • 2010
    Age 28
    On July 2, 2010, Boller married former Miss California USA Carrie Prejean.
    More Details Hide Details The couple's first child was born on May 11, 2011. They also have a son named Brody born in 2013
    On October 24, 2010, Boller saw some game action in the Raiders-Broncos game.
    More Details Hide Details He rushed 6 times for 11 yards in the Raiders' blowout 59–14 win.
    On April 15, 2010, Boller signed with the Raiders.
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  • 2009
    Age 27
    An unrestricted free agent in the 2009 offseason, Boller signed with the St. Louis Rams on April 4 as the backup to starting quarterback Marc Bulger.
    More Details Hide Details Boller saw action on September 27 against the Green Bay Packers after Bulger sustained a bruised rotator cuff. He passed for 164 yards, two touchdowns and an interception along with 31 rushing yards in the 36–17 loss. In Week 4 against the San Francisco 49ers, he threw an interception and fumbled, both returned for touchdowns.
  • 2008
    Age 26
    Boller was given the starting job against the New England Patriots in the 2008 pre-season opener, but following another injury suffered in a preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings, his season ended when the Ravens placed him on injured reserve on September 3.
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  • 2007
    Age 25
    After McNair was injured in the first game of the 2007 season against the Cincinnati Bengals, Boller was given the opportunity to start.
    More Details Hide Details He came in late in the game and was unable to pull out a victory. Boller was then named the interim starter in Week 2, in a home game against the New York Jets. He had a strong showing, throwing two touchdowns and no interceptions for 185 yds and a QB rating of 97.9. In Week 3, McNair retook the reigns of the team, facing the Arizona Cardinals. The team was up in the 4th, and they switched Boller in to rest McNair, and in spite of a late comeback effort by Kurt Warner, Boller managed to get the team in position for a game winning field goal. The following 2 games Boller was back on the bench. In weeks 6 and 7, Boller was once again named the interim starter for the Ravens. Following the Week 8 Bye, the Ravens once again decided to go with McNair as their starter. Two bad losses against division rivals followed. After Week 10, which featured a humiliating loss against the Cincinnati Bengals, during which McNair committed 3 fumbles, it was decided that Boller would officially be the starting QB for the remainder of the season. Boller led the Ravens in a hard fought game against the Cleveland Browns, in which the Ravens attempted to make a late comeback, which ended in what seemed to be a win after a missed field goal attempt by Cleveland.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    However, despite this, he still finished 2005 completing a career-high 58.4% of his passes (171-of-293) for 1,799 yards with 11 TDs and 12 INTs despite missing almost 8 games due to injury.
    More Details Hide Details Steve McNair, former Tennessee Titans QB, was traded to Baltimore in 2006. Coach Brian Billick declared McNair the starter instead of having the two compete for the job, citing McNair's credentials, including 2003 NFL Co-MVP, and Boller's propensity to turn over the ball. In Week 6 of the 2006 NFL season, McNair was sacked by Carolina Panthers defenders Mike Rucker and Chris Draft. The result of that play was a mild concussion and a neck injury. McNair left the game and would not return. Boller came in to replace him in the final seconds of the first quarter, and completed 17 of 31 passes for a 58% completion percentage, 3 touchdowns, 226 yards, and one interception. Faced with a 9-point deficit with 5:10 remaining, Boller connected with Mark Clayton for a 62-yard TD pass to start a come-back attempt. When the Ravens defense gave up their second touchdown of the day, Boller was called upon to score again. This time, he faced 68 yards and was given 4:08 to score a touchdown, to still be behind in the game. He drove down the field and capped off his drive with a 7-yard touchdown pass to tight end Todd Heap. The Panthers were then able to run out the clock before the Raven's offense could get back on the field, and Baltimore lost 23 – 21. Then, after McNair's throwing hand was stepped on against Cleveland on Dec. 17, Boller led the Ravens to victory with a 13-of-21, 238-yard and two-touchdown performance (112.3 passer rating), one touchdown being the game highlight, when he connected with explosive rookie receiver Demetrius Williams for the 77 yard score.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    Boller started all 16 games the only time in his career in 2004.
    More Details Hide Details He set career highs, completing 258-of-464 (55.6%) for 2,559 yards with 13 TDs and 11 INTs. He also rushed 53 times for 189 yards and his 1st-career rushing TD. He had 4 games with QB ratings over 100, including a career-high 112.3 rating while going 18-of-34 for 219 yards, with a career-high 4 TDs and INTs against the Giants. Despite not making the playoffs the previous year, the Baltimore Ravens were seen by the NFL and the sports media as being contenders for the Super Bowl, resulting in four primetime games: two Sunday night games, and two spots featured on Monday Night Football. A factor in this was Boller's perceived status of "coming into his own", and so the Ravens were poised to start what would be a great season by taking on the Indianapolis Colts on the first primetime Sunday Night game of the season. The Ravens held their own in the first half, limiting the Colts to only 3 points, and Boller looked solid in the pocket, leading the offense down the field to the red zone several times. But it did not last, as Boller was injured in the third quarter, suffering a bad case of "turf toe", that would wind up keeping him out of action for 7 games. The Ravens season went downhill after that, even going four games without a single passing TD. When Boller came back against the Bengals, after posting an 8. QB rating (4-of-12 33% for 37 yards and 1 INT) in the 1st half, Boller exploded in the 2nd half, going 14-of-20 70% for 174 yards, 3 TDs and 1 INT for a 115.4 QB rating in the final 2 quarters.
  • 2003
    Age 21
    Boller became the Ravens' first round draft pick in 2003 NFL Draft (19th overall pick).
    More Details Hide Details He was the second quarterback selected from the Pac-10 conference after the Cincinnati Bengals selected Carson Palmer from USC with the first overall pick. He started the first 9 games of the season, going 5–3, before being injured (thigh) in a game against the St. Louis Rams. He was inactive for most of the rest of the season, being replaced by backup Anthony Wright, as he also had to have surgery to repair a muscle in his quadriceps. Boller rushed 30 times for 62 yards, and completed 116 of 224 passes for 1,260 yards with 7 TDs and 9 INTs.
  • 1998
    Age 16
    During the 1998 season, Boller also played the position of safety on defense, and intercepted a pass in the final minute of the sectional championship game.
    More Details Hide Details He was rated the number one QB prospect in the nation by PrepStar and was that publication's national Offensive Co-Player of the Year. In college Boller was a starter for three and a half seasons at the The University of California Berkeley and graduated with several career and single season records. He is currently #3 for all-time career passing yards, #3 in total offense and #2 for all time touch down passes.
    Boller was born in Burbank, California. He earned the 1998 California State Player of the Year honors after an outstanding senior season at William S. Hart High School in Santa Clarita, CA.
    More Details Hide Details He led Hart to the CIF Southern Section Division III title with a 13–1 record. He passed for California prep record of 4,838 yards and threw for 59 TDs, the 2nd-best mark in California prep history, and ended the season completing 290 of 454 passes (63.9%). Because of this, he was considered by many to be the best prospect to emerge from The Valley Region of Los Angeles since John Elway came out of Granada Hills High School in 1979.
  • 1981
    Born on June 17, 1981.
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