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T.J. Yates
QB #6
Height:
6-4
Weight:
217
Age:
28
College:
North Carolina
Hometown:
Marietta, Ga.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2015):

TDS
3
INT
1
YDS
370
RTG
80.3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 132 227 1,534 6.8 6 8 23 114 72.8 23 56 2.4 1 9 5
2015 HOU 4 2 28 57 370 6.5 3 1 5 33 80.3 6 0 -- 0 1 1
2014 ATL 1 0 3 4 64 16 0 1 0 0 77.1 -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 HOU 3 0 15 22 113 5.1 0 2 2 7 42.4 1 0 -- 0 1 0
2012 HOU 4 0 4 10 38 3.8 0 1 1 0 11.7 2 -1 -0.5 1 2 1
2011 HOU 6 5 82 134 949 7.1 3 3 15 74 80.7 14 57 4.1 0 5 3
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
8 TEN W 20-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @CIN W 10-6 5 11 45.5 69 6.3 1 0 1 8 96.4 2 -2 -1 0 -- --
11 NYJ W 24-17 16 34 47.1 229 6.7 2 0 1 9 89 3 -5 -1.7 0 1 1
12 NO W 24-6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @BUF L 21-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 NE L 6-27 1 2 50 4 2 0 0 1 3 56.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @IND W 16-10 6 10 60 68 6.8 0 1 2 13 40.8 1 7 7 0 -- --

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Twitter: @TJ_Yates

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the
2011 NFL Draft....Traded to the Falcons in exchange for LB Akeem Dent on June 19, 2014...
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 10, 2015...Released by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2015...
Signed by the Texans on Oct. 28, 2015.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the
2011 NFL Draft....Traded to the Falcons in exchange for LB Akeem Dent on June 19, 2014...
Re-signed by the Falcons on March 10, 2015...Released by the Falcons on Sept. 4, 2015...
Signed by the Texans on Oct. 28, 2015.

HONORS:
• NFL Rookie of the Week (Week 14, 2011)

CAREER:
• Appeared in 13 career games completing 101 of 166 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,100
yards with three touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 71.4 passer rating
• Played in six games as a rookie in 2011, including five starts, leading the Texans to a
3-3 record after throwing for 949 yards on 82 of 134 passing (61.2 percent) with three
touchdowns, three interceptions and an 80.7 passer rating.
• Led a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives and threw for 300 yards with a pair of scores in
Week 14 of the 2011 season, earning him AFC Player of the Week honors and clinching
the AFC South Division title for Houston

2015 (Houston 0/0):
• Signed by the Texans on 10/28

2014 (Atlanta 1/0):
• Saw action in one game and completed three of four passes for 64 yards vs Tampa Bay
(9/18)

2013 (Houston 3/0):
• Saw action in three games as a backup quarterback.
• Completed 15 of 22 pass attempts (68.2 percent) for 113 yards with two interceptions
and a 42.4 passer rating
• Saw his first action of the season in the fourth quarter at Baltimore (9/22) in Week 3
• Completed 3-of-5 passes for 15 yards at San Francisco (10/6)
• Completed 12-of-17 passes for 98 yards and two interceptions vs. St. Louis (10/13)
• Inactive Weeks 9-15

2012 (Houston 4/0, 0/0):
• Dressed for every game and appeared in four contests
• Came in for one snap in place of Matt Schaub at Denver (9/23)
• Completed 2-of-5 passes for 23 yards vs. Green Bay (10/14)
• Scored his first career touchdown on a 1-yard quarterback sneak in the fourth quarter
vs. New England (12/10)
• Saw action in the fourth quarter vs. Minnesota (12/23)
• Dressed but did not play in both postseason games

2011 (Houston 6/5, 2/2):
• Saw action in six games with five starts at the end of the season, throwing for 949 yards
on 82 of 134 passing (61.2 percent), three touchdowns, three interceptions, and a passer
rating of 80.7
• Started two playoff games
• Inactive for first 10 games of the season
• Made his professional and Texans debut at quarterback in place of an injured Matt Leinart
and completed 8-of-15 passes for 70 yards at Jacksonville (11/27)
• Made his first career start, completing 12-of-25 passes for 188 yards including his first
career touchdown pass, a 3-yard completion to Joel Dreessen, vs. Atlanta (12/4)
• Completed 26-of-44 passes for 300 yards and two touchdowns at Cincinnati (12/11),
earning him AFC Player of the Week honors
• Led two 80-plus yard drives in the fourth quarter, including a 6-yard touchdown pass to
Kevin Walter with two seconds remaining to complete the comeback that clinched the
AFC South Division title against the Bengals
• Earned NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance at Cincinnati in Week 14
• Completed his first eight pass attempts and finished the game 19-of-30 for 212 yards with no
touchdowns and two interceptions vs. Carolina (12/18)
• Completed 13-of-16 passes for 132 yards and a 101.0 passer rating at Indianapolis (12/22)
• Started for the fifth time and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards before
leaving the game early in the first quarter vs. Tennessee (1/1/12)
• Made his postseason debut where he completed 11-of-20 passes for 159 yards, including a
40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, in AFC Wild Card Playoff vs. Cincinnati (1/7/12)
• Completed 17-of-35 passes for 184 yards and threw three interceptions in AFC Divisional
Playoff at Baltimore (1/15/12)

COLLEGE:
• Threw for 9,377 yards (208.4 average per game), 58 touchdowns and 46 interceptions for
his career at North Carolina
• Set 37 Tar Heel records, including single-game, single-season and career records for pass
completions and yards
• Became the only Tar Heel to throw for 3,000 yards in a season and 400 yards in three
separate games
• The most accurate passer in UNC history, completing 795-of-1,277 attempts (62.3 percent)
• Completed 282-of-422 attempts in 2010 for career highs of 3,418 yards and 19 touchdowns
to go along with nine interceptions
• Finished 2009 with 2,136 yards and 14 touchdowns on 214-for-355 passing
• Played in seven games and started six in 2008 and completed 60 percent (81-of-135) of his
passes for 1,168 yards, 11 touchdowns, four interceptions on the season
• Suffered a non-displaced fracture to his left ankle against Virginia Tech and missed the next
five games

PERSONAL:
• Attended Pope High School in Marietta, where he earned first-team all-region and first-team
all-area honors
• Completed 160 of 289 passes (57 percent) for 2,305 yards and 17 touchdowns as a senior,
his only year on the football team
• Rushed for 292 yards and seven scores and punted 34 times for 1,237 yards (36.8 avg.)
with a long of 68
• Named first-team all-region and the Cobb County Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the
Year
• Earned Atlanta Metro First-Team All-Area honors
• Also played basketball and averaged 18 points, six rebounds and six assists at small forward
• Was recruited by several schools for basketball before opting to play football at North Carolina

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