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Philip Rivers

Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers in 2008
CaptionPhilip Rivers in 2008
CurrentteamSan Diego Chargers
Currentnumber17
CurrentpositionQuarterback
Birth DateDecember 8, 1981(age 34)
Birth PlaceDecatur, Alabama
Heightft6
Heightin5
Weight228
Debutyear2004
DebutteamSan Diego Chargers
Highlights * 3× Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2009, 2010) * NFL Alumni Quarterback of the Year (2010) * San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team * Senior Bowl MVP (2004) * ACC Athlete of the Year (2004) * ACC Rookie of the Year (2000)
CollegeNorth Carolina State
Draftyear2004
Draftround1
Draftpick4
Pastteams * San Diego Chargers (2004 present)
Statweek5
Statseason2011
Statlabel4TD-INT
Statvalue4142-65
Statlabel5Yards
Statvalue521,197
Statlabel6QB Rating
Statvalue696.5
NflRIV651634

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Philip G. Rivers (born December 8, 1981) is an American football quarterback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League (NFL). He was one half of the Manning-Rivers draft trade which sent him to San Diego and the 1st overall pick, Ole Miss quarterback Eli Manning, to the New York Giants. Rivers played college football at North Carolina State University. Rivers' career passer rating of 96.4 is second-best all-time among NFL quarterbacks with at least 1,500 passing attempts, behind Aaron Rodgers.

After starting Chargers quarterback Drew Brees went to the New Orleans Saints following the 2005 season, Rivers came off the bench to lead the Chargers to a 14-2 record in his first season as a starter. In 2007, he helped the Chargers win their first playoff game since 1994 after beating the Tennessee Titans in the wildcard round of the 2007 playoffs and eventually leading them to the AFC Championship game. He has a career total of 13 fourth quarter comebacks, his most recent being on September 11, 2011, when he led the Chargers to a 24-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.


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