Player Bio

Jamaal Charles
RB #25
Height:
5-11
Weight:
199
Age:
29
College:
Texas
Experience:
9

Quick Stats (2015):

CAR
71
YDS
364
AVG
5.1
TDS
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesRushingReceivingFumbles
GGSAttYdsAvgLngTDRecYdsAvgLongTDFUMLost
TOTAL 1,320 7,220 5.5 91 42 283 2,443 8.6 75 20 27 18
2016 KC 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 KC 5 5 71 364 5.1 34T 4 21 177 8.4 26 1 3 2
2014 KC 15 15 206 1,033 5 63T 9 40 291 7.3 30T 5 5 3
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 SD W 33-27 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @HOU L 12-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

  • Ninth-year running back originally joined the club as the team’s first of three third-round (73rd overall) selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Owns 7,220 career rushing yards, placing him atop the Chiefs all-time career rushing yards list passing RB Priest Holmes’ mark of 6,070 yards.
  • His 7,220 yards have come on 1,320 carries, marking the third-most career rushing attempts in franchise history, trailing RB Priest Holmes’ mark of 1,321 carries.
  • Ranks second on the Chiefs all-time scrimmage yards list with 9,663 total yards from scrimmage (7,220 rushing; 2,443 receiving) trailing only TE Tony Gonzalez who owns the top spot with 10,954 yards from scrimmage (10,940 receiving, 14 rushing).
  • 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 fourth NFL Pro Bowl invitation following the 2014 season (2010, 2012-14).
  • 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).
  • Has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in five of his seven NFL seasons, extending his franchise record for most 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
  • 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).
  • His 33 combined touchdowns in 2013-14 (21 rushing, 12 receiving) led all NFL players and were two more than Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch, the next closest player, who had 31 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) and is the first player in franchise history to reach 7,000 career rushing yards.
  • Has 283 career receptions, ranking as the third-best mark in franchise history for receptions by a running back, trailing RB Ed Podolak’s second-place mark of 288 catches.
  • His 2,443 career receiving yards rank as the fourth-best mark in team history for a running back trailing Ed Podolak’s mark of 2,456 yards. 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.
  • Named the club’s Derrick Thomas Award winner for the fourth time in five years (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) as the club’s MVP. In 2009, he was the youngest player in team history to earn the award.
  • Is the NFL’s all-time career leader in rushing average among running backs with at least 1,000 career carries with a 5.6 yards per carry average, ranking ahead of Jim Brown (5.22), Barry Sanders (4.99), Adrian Peterson (4.96) 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.
  • Combined with WR Dwayne Bowe to become the third same-season 1,000-yard RB/WR tandem in team history in 2010.
  • 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 195 career rushes of 10+ yards, which is a franchise record.
  • 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.
  • Signed with Kansas City (7/23/14) ... 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.
  • Ninth-year running back originally joined the club as the team’s first of three third-round (73rd overall) selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
  • Owns 7,220 career rushing yards, placing him atop the Chiefs all-time career rushing yards list passing RB Priest Holmes’ mark of 6,070 yards.
  • His 7,220 yards have come on 1,320 carries, marking the third-most career rushing attempts in franchise history, trailing RB Priest Holmes’ mark of 1,321 carries.
  • Ranks second on the Chiefs all-time scrimmage yards list with 9,663 total yards from scrimmage (7,220 rushing; 2,443 receiving) trailing only TE Tony Gonzalez who owns the top spot with 10,954 yards from scrimmage (10,940 receiving, 14 rushing).
  • 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 fourth NFL Pro Bowl invitation following the 2014 season (2010, 2012-14).
  • 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).
  • Has rushed for at least 1,000 yards in five of his seven NFL seasons, extending his franchise record for most 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
  • 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).
  • His 33 combined touchdowns in 2013-14 (21 rushing, 12 receiving) led all NFL players and were two more than Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch, the next closest player, who had 31 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) and is the first player in franchise history to reach 7,000 career rushing yards.
  • Has 283 career receptions, ranking as the third-best mark in franchise history for receptions by a running back, trailing RB Ed Podolak’s second-place mark of 288 catches.
  • His 2,443 career receiving yards rank as the fourth-best mark in team history for a running back trailing Ed Podolak’s mark of 2,456 yards. 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.
  • Named the club’s Derrick Thomas Award winner for the fourth time in five years (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013) as the club’s MVP. In 2009, he was the youngest player in team history to earn the award.
  • Is the NFL’s all-time career leader in rushing average among running backs with at least 1,000 career carries with a 5.6 yards per carry average, ranking ahead of Jim Brown (5.22), Barry Sanders (4.99), Adrian Peterson (4.96) 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.
  • Combined with WR Dwayne Bowe to become the third same-season 1,000-yard RB/WR tandem in team history in 2010.
  • 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 195 career rushes of 10+ yards, which is a franchise record.
  • 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.
  • Signed with Kansas City (7/23/14) ... 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.