Kyle Shurmur

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Kyle Shurmur
No. 9 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Quarterback
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-06) November 6, 1996 (age 23)
East Lansing, Michigan
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:La Salle College
(Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
College:Vanderbilt
Undrafted:2019
Career history
Roster status:Practice squad
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Kyle Shurmur (born November 6, 1996) is an American football quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Vanderbilt, and was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Chiefs in 2019.

High school[edit]

Shurmur began his high school career the backup quarterback at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio before transferring to La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania after his father became the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.[1] Over the next two years, Shurmur passed for 4,996 yards and 53 touchdowns for the Explorers while leading the team to a 16-6 record. As a senior, he completed 180 of 307 passes for 2,472 yards and 25 touchdowns, earning PIAA AAAA First Team All-State honors.[2] Shurmur also swam at La Salle, helping the team win the 2014 PIAA state title and was a member of state record-setting 200-medley relay.[3] Shurmur committed to Vanderbilt after being recruited by Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Temple.[4]

College career[edit]

As a true freshman Shurmur started five of Vanderbilt's final six games, going 2–3 and passing for 503 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. He was named the Commodores' starting quarterback going into the 2016 season by head coach Derek Mason.[5][dead link] During his junior season, Shurmur set a new single-season school record by passing for 26 touchdowns.[6] As a senior, Shurmur was the first Vanderbilt quarterback to beat rival Tennessee three times since Doc Kuhn. Shurmur also joined Greg Zolman as the second quarterback in Vanderbilt history to have three seasons with at least 2,000 yards passing.[7] Shurmur passed Jay Cutler as Vanderbilt's leader in career touchdown passes after throwing his 60th in the team's 36-29 win over Ole Miss on November 17, 2018.[8][dead link] In the 2018 Texas Bowl, his final career start, Shurmur passed Cutler as Vanderbilt's all-time leader in passing yards, completions and attempts.[9] Shurmur was invited to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, playing for the American team he went 10 of 19 for 90 yards in a 10-7 win over the National team.[10]

Records[edit]

Vanderbilt University school career records:[11]

  • Touchdown passes: 64
  • Passing yards: 8,865
  • Pass completions: 722
  • Pass attempts: 1,264

Single season records:

  • Touchdown passes: 26 (2017)
  • Total touchdowns: 29 (2017)

College statistics[edit]

Vanderbilt Commodores
Year Class Position GP Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yards Y/A AY/A TD INT QBR Att Yards Avg TD
2015 Freshman QB 6 44 103 42.7 503 4.9 4.5 5 3 93.9 14 -33 -2.4 0
2016 Sophomore QB 13 204 375 54.4 2,409 6.4 5.7 9 10 110.9 50 -129 -2.6 0
2017 Junior QB 12 220 380 57.9 2,823 7.4 7.6 26 10 137.6 34 -84 -2.5 3
2018 Senior QB 13 254 406 62.6 3,130 7.7 8.2 24 6 143.9 39 -80 -2.1 0

Professional career[edit]

On April 27, 2019, Shurmur signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[12] He was waived at the end of training camp as part of final cuts and subsequently re-signed to the Chiefs practice squad the next day on September 1, 2019.[13] He was signed to the active roster October 22, 2019.[14] He was waived on November 2, 2019,[15] and was signed to the practice squad the following day after clearing waivers.[16]

Personal life[edit]

Shurmur is the son of New York Giants head coach Pat Shurmur.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph (August 26, 2013). "Kyle Shurmur Takes Over At La Salle". KYW-TV. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "Kyle Shurmur-2018 Football Roster". www.VUCommodores.com. Vanderbilt Athletics. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ Sparks, Adam (August 9, 2016). "Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur, a Michael Phelps fan, once ruled pool". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  4. ^ O'Brien, Rick (May 31, 2014). "La Salle's Shurmur commits to Vandy". The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  5. ^ "La Salle High grad Kyle Shurmur is named the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt". The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. July 6, 2016. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Dunleavy, Ryan (January 17, 2018). "Who is Kyle Shurmur? Son of future Giants coach is a top SEC QB with NFL future". NJ.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  7. ^ Sparks, Adam (October 27, 2018). "Kyle Shurmur becomes second Vanderbilt quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards in 3 seasons". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Walker, Theresa M. (November 17, 2018). "Vandy keeps bowl hopes alive, edging Ole Miss 36-29 in OT". The News Tribune. McClatchy. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  9. ^ Rexrode, Joe (December 27, 2018). "Vanderbilt football season of heartache ends with defensive flop, so how is Derek Mason judged?". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  10. ^ Associated Press (January 20, 2019). "Rypien, Stick TDs help West win Shrine Game". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. WEHCO Media. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  11. ^ "Kyle Shurmur College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  12. ^ Sparks, Adam (April 27, 2019). "Kyle Shurmur, five other undrafted Vanderbilt players head to NFL camps". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  13. ^ Conner, Matt (September 2, 2019). "Kansas City Chiefs add Cody Thompson, Jody Fortson to practice squad". ArrowheadAddict.com. FanSided. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  14. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 22, 2019). "Chiefs add QB Kyle Shurmur, son of Pat, to roster". NFL.com.
  15. ^ "Roundup: Chiefs add Henne, likely to start Moore". NFL.com.
  16. ^ "Chiefs re-sign QB Kyle Shurmur to practice squad". USAToday.com.

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