Player Bio

Jamaal Charles
RB #25
Height:
5-11
Weight:
199
Age:
27
College:
Texas
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2014):

CAR
9
YDS
23
AVG
2.6
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,052 5,846 5.6 91 29 227 1,998 8.8 75 14 19 13
2014 KC 2 2 9 23 2.6 6 0 5 23 4.6 14 0 -- --
2013 KC 15 15 259 1,287 5 46 12 70 693 9.9 71T 7 4 2
2012 KC 16 15 285 1,509 5.3 91T 5 35 236 6.7 22 1 5 3
2011 KC 2 1 12 83 6.9 24 0 5 9 1.8 9 1 1 1
2010 KC 16 6 230 1,467 6.4 80 5 45 468 10.4 31 3 3 2
2009 KC 15 10 190 1,120 5.9 76T 7 40 297 7.4 49 1 4 3
2008 KC 16 2 67 357 5.3 30 0 27 272 10.1 75 1 2 2
Recent Games
WKOppResultRushingReceivingFumbles
AttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 TEN L 10-26 7 19 2.7 6 0 4 15 3.8 14 0 -- --
2 @DEN L 17-24 2 4 2 2 0 1 8 8 8 0 -- --
3 @MIA W 34-15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

How acquired:

Signed with Kansas City (12/12/10) ... Signed with Kansas City (7/21/08) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first of three Chiefs third-round picks (73rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Seventh-year running back originally joined the club as the team’s first of three third-round selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Finished the 2013 season with 259 carries for 1,287 yards with a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns. Added a team-best 70 receptions for a team-high 693 yards with seven touchdowns through the air. His accomplishments were made more impressive after sitting out the final contest of the season before the postseason started.
  • Earned his third NFL Pro Bowl invitation following the 2013 season. He also made the NFL’s annual all-star contest following the 2010 and 2012 seasons.
  • Was named first-team All-Pro by the AP following the 2013 season, marking the second time he’s earned that recognition in his career (2010).
  • His 1,287 rushing yards ranked first in the AFC and third in the NFL in 2013, trailing only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy (1,607) and Chicago’s Matt Forte (1,339).
  • His 1,980 yards from scrimmage (1,287 rushing, 693 receiving) ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL in 2013, behind only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who had 2,146 scrimmage yards (1,607 rushing, 539 receiving).
  • With 1,287 yards in 2013, it marked his fourth-career 1,000-yard rushing season, giving him more 1,000-yard rushing seasons than any other player in franchise history. RB Priest Holmes is the only other Chiefs player to record at least three such seasons.
  • His 19 combined touchdowns (12 rushing, seven receiving) led all NFL players and were three more than New Orleans’ TE Jimmy Graham, the next closest player, who had 16 touchdowns. 
  • His 114 points were the most by any non-kicker in 2013.
  • Had a career day at Oakland (12/15/13), catching a single-game career-high eight passes for a career-high 195 yards with four receiving touchdowns and added eight carries for 20 yards with a rushing score. He became the only player in NFL history to record four receiving touchdowns and at least one rushing touchdown in the same game. His four touchdown receptions are the most touchdown receptions in a game by a running back in NFL history. His five touchdowns put him in a tie for fourth place (12 other players who have ever recorded five touchdowns in a single game). Only three players in NFL history have recorded six touchdowns in a game: Ernie Nevers, Chicago Cardinals (Nov. 28, 1929); Dub Jones, Cleveland Browns (Nov. 25, 1951); and Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears (Dec. 12, 1965). No player has scored more than five touchdowns in a single game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
  • Was named a team captain to represent the offense along with QB Alex Smith for the 2013 postseason. A team vote determined the six captains (two each for offense, defense and special teams).
  • Became the fifth player in team history to record more than 1,000 career rushing attempts, crossing that mark against Denver (12/1/13). His 1,043 career rushes rank fifth in team history.
  • Became the third player in franchise history to reach 5,000 career rushing yards and ranks third in team history with 5,823 rushing yards.
  • Has 222 career receptions, ranking as the fourth-best mark in franchise history for receptions by a running back.
  • His 1,975 career receiving yards rank as the fifth-best mark in team history for a running back. Had 693 receiving yards in 2013, marking the best single-season performance by a running back in franchise annals.
  • Bounced back from a season-ending knee injury the second game of the 2011 season to rush 285 times for 1,509 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns in 2012, earning a trip to his second Pro Bowl. His 1,509 yards are a single-season career-high.
  • Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season after rushing for 1,467 yards on 230 carries (6.4 avg.), finishing second in the NFL behind Houston RB Arian Foster (1,616 yards).
  • Was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2010 and was named to both the All-AFC and All-Pro Teams by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.
  • Took home the Derrick Thomas Award for the third time in his career in 2012 as the club’s MVP, also earning the award in 2009 and 2010.
  • Is the NFL’s all-time career leader in rushing average among running backs with at least 1,000 career carries with a 5.58 yard per carry average, ranking ahead of Jim Brown (5.22), Barry Sanders (4.99), Adrian Peterson (4.98) and Paul Lowe (4.87).
  • Holds the top three franchise marks for most rushing yards in a single game - 259 rushing yards at Denver (1/3/10), 233 rushing yards at New Orleans (9/23/12) and 226 yards vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). Is the only running back in team history with three 200-yard games, accounting for half of the franchise’s six 200-yard performances.
  • Charles holds the franchise’s two longest runs from scrimmage with a 91-yard touchdown run at New Orleans (9/23/12) and an 86-yard touchdown run vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). He also has two 80-yard runs (one for touchdown), tying for the sixth-longest run from scrimmage in team history.
  • With 233 rushing yards and 55 receiving yards at New Orleans (9/23/12), he joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game.
  • Charles now has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards, trailing only Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has three.
  • Has seen duty in 80 games (49 starts).
  • Has rushed 1,043 times for 5,823 yards (5.6 avg.) with 29 TDs and has caught 222 passes for 1,975 yards (8.9 avg.) with 14 TDs.
  • Has 161 career rushes of 10+ yards to rank second in team history behind RB Priest Holmes (190).
  • Has also caught a two-point conversion pass.
  • Has posted 51 kickoff returns for 1,246 yards (24.4 avg.) with a TD to go with eight special teams tackles.
  • Has played in two postseason contests, carrying the ball 12 times for 100 yards (8.3 avg.) with a postseason franchise record 41-yard TD run.

Honors:

College:

Played in 38 games (17 starts) at the University of Texas ... Concluded his Longhorn career with 533 carries for 3,328 yards (6.2 avg.) and 36 TDs ... Caught 49 passes for 539 yards (11.0 avg.) and three scores ... Ranked fourth in Texas history with 3,328 career rushing yards ... Started all 13 games as a junior in 2007, rushing 258 times for a career-high 1,619 yards and 18 TDs, the fifth-highest single-season rushing total in Texas history ... Also caught 17 passes for 199 yards ... Named first-team All-Big 12 ... Saw action in 12 games (one start) as a sophomore in 2006, carrying the ball 156 times for 831 yards with seven TDs and adding 18 receptions for 183 yards with a score ... Played in 13 games (three starts) as a true freshman in 2005, rushing 119 times for 878 yards with 11 TDs, while catching 14 passes for 157 yards with two scores ... Named freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News... Also competed in track for the Longhorns ... Placed fourth in the 60-meter dash (6.75) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Posted a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash (6.65) ... Won the 100-meter dash (10.23) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships ... Finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.27) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (21.02) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Majored in Youth Education.

Personal:

  • A two-time first-team Class 5A All-State selection at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Rushed for 4,107 yards and 50 TDs his final two seasons.
  • Broke the Port Arthur City career rushing record held by Joe Washington.
  • Lettered in track, winning state titles in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles as a senior.
  • Received a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2003 World Youth Championships.
  • Brother, Shanderric Charles, played running back at SMU (2001-02).
  • His cousin, Graylin Johnson, played safety at Texas (‘89-90), while another cousin, RaShonta LeBlanc, played basketball at LSU (2004-08).
  • Has two daughters.

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How acquired:

Signed with Kansas City (12/12/10) ... Signed with Kansas City (7/21/08) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first of three Chiefs third-round picks (73rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Seventh-year running back originally joined the club as the team’s first of three third-round selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Finished the 2013 season with 259 carries for 1,287 yards with a career-high 12 rushing touchdowns. Added a team-best 70 receptions for a team-high 693 yards with seven touchdowns through the air. His accomplishments were made more impressive after sitting out the final contest of the season before the postseason started.
  • Earned his third NFL Pro Bowl invitation following the 2013 season. He also made the NFL’s annual all-star contest following the 2010 and 2012 seasons.
  • Was named first-team All-Pro by the AP following the 2013 season, marking the second time he’s earned that recognition in his career (2010).
  • His 1,287 rushing yards ranked first in the AFC and third in the NFL in 2013, trailing only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy (1,607) and Chicago’s Matt Forte (1,339).
  • His 1,980 yards from scrimmage (1,287 rushing, 693 receiving) ranked first in the AFC and second in the NFL in 2013, behind only Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy, who had 2,146 scrimmage yards (1,607 rushing, 539 receiving).
  • With 1,287 yards in 2013, it marked his fourth-career 1,000-yard rushing season, giving him more 1,000-yard rushing seasons than any other player in franchise history. RB Priest Holmes is the only other Chiefs player to record at least three such seasons.
  • His 19 combined touchdowns (12 rushing, seven receiving) led all NFL players and were three more than New Orleans’ TE Jimmy Graham, the next closest player, who had 16 touchdowns. 
  • His 114 points were the most by any non-kicker in 2013.
  • Had a career day at Oakland (12/15/13), catching a single-game career-high eight passes for a career-high 195 yards with four receiving touchdowns and added eight carries for 20 yards with a rushing score. He became the only player in NFL history to record four receiving touchdowns and at least one rushing touchdown in the same game. His four touchdown receptions are the most touchdown receptions in a game by a running back in NFL history. His five touchdowns put him in a tie for fourth place (12 other players who have ever recorded five touchdowns in a single game). Only three players in NFL history have recorded six touchdowns in a game: Ernie Nevers, Chicago Cardinals (Nov. 28, 1929); Dub Jones, Cleveland Browns (Nov. 25, 1951); and Gale Sayers, Chicago Bears (Dec. 12, 1965). No player has scored more than five touchdowns in a single game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
  • Was named a team captain to represent the offense along with QB Alex Smith for the 2013 postseason. A team vote determined the six captains (two each for offense, defense and special teams).
  • Became the fifth player in team history to record more than 1,000 career rushing attempts, crossing that mark against Denver (12/1/13). His 1,043 career rushes rank fifth in team history.
  • Became the third player in franchise history to reach 5,000 career rushing yards and ranks third in team history with 5,823 rushing yards.
  • Has 222 career receptions, ranking as the fourth-best mark in franchise history for receptions by a running back.
  • His 1,975 career receiving yards rank as the fifth-best mark in team history for a running back. Had 693 receiving yards in 2013, marking the best single-season performance by a running back in franchise annals.
  • Bounced back from a season-ending knee injury the second game of the 2011 season to rush 285 times for 1,509 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns in 2012, earning a trip to his second Pro Bowl. His 1,509 yards are a single-season career-high.
  • Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season after rushing for 1,467 yards on 230 carries (6.4 avg.), finishing second in the NFL behind Houston RB Arian Foster (1,616 yards).
  • Was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2010 and was named to both the All-AFC and All-Pro Teams by Pro Football Weekly/PFWA.
  • Took home the Derrick Thomas Award for the third time in his career in 2012 as the club’s MVP, also earning the award in 2009 and 2010.
  • Is the NFL’s all-time career leader in rushing average among running backs with at least 1,000 career carries with a 5.58 yard per carry average, ranking ahead of Jim Brown (5.22), Barry Sanders (4.99), Adrian Peterson (4.98) and Paul Lowe (4.87).
  • Holds the top three franchise marks for most rushing yards in a single game - 259 rushing yards at Denver (1/3/10), 233 rushing yards at New Orleans (9/23/12) and 226 yards vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). Is the only running back in team history with three 200-yard games, accounting for half of the franchise’s six 200-yard performances.
  • Charles holds the franchise’s two longest runs from scrimmage with a 91-yard touchdown run at New Orleans (9/23/12) and an 86-yard touchdown run vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). He also has two 80-yard runs (one for touchdown), tying for the sixth-longest run from scrimmage in team history.
  • With 233 rushing yards and 55 receiving yards at New Orleans (9/23/12), he joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game.
  • Charles now has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards, trailing only Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has three.
  • Has seen duty in 80 games (49 starts).
  • Has rushed 1,043 times for 5,823 yards (5.6 avg.) with 29 TDs and has caught 222 passes for 1,975 yards (8.9 avg.) with 14 TDs.
  • Has 161 career rushes of 10+ yards to rank second in team history behind RB Priest Holmes (190).
  • Has also caught a two-point conversion pass.
  • Has posted 51 kickoff returns for 1,246 yards (24.4 avg.) with a TD to go with eight special teams tackles.
  • Has played in two postseason contests, carrying the ball 12 times for 100 yards (8.3 avg.) with a postseason franchise record 41-yard TD run.

Honors:

College:

Played in 38 games (17 starts) at the University of Texas ... Concluded his Longhorn career with 533 carries for 3,328 yards (6.2 avg.) and 36 TDs ... Caught 49 passes for 539 yards (11.0 avg.) and three scores ... Ranked fourth in Texas history with 3,328 career rushing yards ... Started all 13 games as a junior in 2007, rushing 258 times for a career-high 1,619 yards and 18 TDs, the fifth-highest single-season rushing total in Texas history ... Also caught 17 passes for 199 yards ... Named first-team All-Big 12 ... Saw action in 12 games (one start) as a sophomore in 2006, carrying the ball 156 times for 831 yards with seven TDs and adding 18 receptions for 183 yards with a score ... Played in 13 games (three starts) as a true freshman in 2005, rushing 119 times for 878 yards with 11 TDs, while catching 14 passes for 157 yards with two scores ... Named freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big 12 by The Sporting News... Also competed in track for the Longhorns ... Placed fourth in the 60-meter dash (6.75) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Posted a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash (6.65) ... Won the 100-meter dash (10.23) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships ... Finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.27) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (21.02) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Majored in Youth Education.

Personal:

  • A two-time first-team Class 5A All-State selection at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas.
  • Rushed for 4,107 yards and 50 TDs his final two seasons.
  • Broke the Port Arthur City career rushing record held by Joe Washington.
  • Lettered in track, winning state titles in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles as a senior.
  • Received a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2003 World Youth Championships.
  • Brother, Shanderric Charles, played running back at SMU (2001-02).
  • His cousin, Graylin Johnson, played safety at Texas (‘89-90), while another cousin, RaShonta LeBlanc, played basketball at LSU (2004-08).
  • Has two daughters.

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