Player Bio

Brian Waters
G #54
Height:
6-3
Weight:
320
College:
North Texas
Experience:
11
Offensive Line
YearTeamGGS
TOTAL 186 170
2013 DAL 7 5
2011 NE 16 16
2010 KC 16 16
2009 KC 15 15
2008 KC 16 16
2007 KC 16 16
2006 KC 14 14
2005 KC 16 16
2004 KC 16 16
2003 KC 16 16
2002 KC 16 16
2001 KC 16 8
2000 KC 6 0

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Biography

Pro Career: Four-time Pro Bowl left guard enters his 11th campaign in Kansas City in 2010  ... The two-time first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press has played in 147 games (133 starts) with the Chiefs, the highest total of any active Kansas City player ... Only 24 players in franchise annals have played in more games, while only 13 Chiefs have started more regular season games ... Also has two postseason starts to his credit ... Unquestionably benefitted greatly from the tutelage of former 12-time Pro Bowl G Will Shields both on and off the field ... Has followed in Shields’ philanthropic footsteps in the community ... Earned the 2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his off-the-field community service in addtion to his on-field successes ... Became the fifth Chiefs player to earn the prestigious honor ... Through his “Brian Waters 54 Foundation” has made a huge impact in his hometown of Waxahachie, Texas, in addition to impacting countless individuals in both Kansas City and Dallas ... Has helped pave the way for each of the top four individual single-season rushing performances in franchise history ... Has also been on the field for the top three individual single-game rushing efforts in club annals, including RB Jamaal Charles’ franchise-record 259-yard performance at Denver (1/3/10) ... Is also a sturdy pass protector ... Became the first offensive lineman to ever be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week since that honor’s inception in ’84 after a dominating performance in a 56-10 win vs. Atlanta (10/24/04) in which the Chiefs registered an NFL-record eight rushing TDs. No guard in either conference had previously claimed that honor ... Was named to the All-Foxhole Team of The Sporting News in 2004, a prestigious list of NFL tough guys who “you’d want fighting on your side in a foxhole” ... Gained his share of the national spotlight after manhandling Ravens Pro Bowl LB Ray Lewis for much of the evening in a 27-24 victory on Monday Night Football at Baltimore (10/4/04) ... Paired with Shields in 2004 to form the first tandem of Pro Bowl guards from the same team since Larry Allen and Nate Newton did it for Dallas following the ’95 season ... Joined with Shields to become the first guard duo from the same team to be named to three straight Pro Bowls ... Also became the first undrafted guard to make the Pro Bowl since Newton did it following the ’98 season ... Owned a string of 79 consecutive starts before suffering a knee injury at St Louis (11/5/06) ... Has come a long way since being cut by Dallas as a rookie free agent in ’99 ... Came to Kansas City for a free agent workout in 2000 when the Chiefs convinced him to make the move to offensive line after working as a tight end in camp for the Cowboys the previous year ... Was originally envisioned to be Tim Grunhard’s replacement at center before the club inked Casey Wiegmann in 2001 ... Started the 2001 opener in place of an injured Wiegmann before moving into his current role at guard midway through that campaign ... Worked as both a collegiate tight end and a defensive lineman ... Never played offensive line until entering the pro ranks with the Chiefs in 2000 ... Has also seen limited action for the Chiefs as a fullback in short-yardage situations ... Was part of a Kansas City offensive front that opened the same five players at the same five positions for 32 consecutive games in 2002-03, the NFL’s longest streak since the San Diego offensive line accomplished the feat for 40 straight games in ’71-73 ... Spent the spring of 2000 playing in NFL Europe with the Berlin Thunder ... Went to camp with Dallas in ’99, but did not make that club’s active roster.

Games Played/Games Started: 2000 (6/0), 2001 (16/8), 2002 (16/16), 2003 (16/16), 2004 (16/16), 2005 (16/16), 2006 (14/14), 2007 (16/16), 2008 (16/16), 2009 (15/15) — 147/133. Playoffs: 2003 (1/1), 2006 (1/1) — 2/2.

Pro Career: Four-time Pro Bowl left guard enters his 11th campaign in Kansas City in 2010  ... The two-time first-team All-Pro selection by the Associated Press has played in 147 games (133 starts) with the Chiefs, the highest total of any active Kansas City player ... Only 24 players in franchise annals have played in more games, while only 13 Chiefs have started more regular season games ... Also has two postseason starts to his credit ... Unquestionably benefitted greatly from the tutelage of former 12-time Pro Bowl G Will Shields both on and off the field ... Has followed in Shields’ philanthropic footsteps in the community ... Earned the 2009 Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for his off-the-field community service in addtion to his on-field successes ... Became the fifth Chiefs player to earn the prestigious honor ... Through his “Brian Waters 54 Foundation” has made a huge impact in his hometown of Waxahachie, Texas, in addition to impacting countless individuals in both Kansas City and Dallas ... Has helped pave the way for each of the top four individual single-season rushing performances in franchise history ... Has also been on the field for the top three individual single-game rushing efforts in club annals, including RB Jamaal Charles’ franchise-record 259-yard performance at Denver (1/3/10) ... Is also a sturdy pass protector ... Became the first offensive lineman to ever be named AFC Offensive Player of the Week since that honor’s inception in ’84 after a dominating performance in a 56-10 win vs. Atlanta (10/24/04) in which the Chiefs registered an NFL-record eight rushing TDs. No guard in either conference had previously claimed that honor ... Was named to the All-Foxhole Team of The Sporting News in 2004, a prestigious list of NFL tough guys who “you’d want fighting on your side in a foxhole” ... Gained his share of the national spotlight after manhandling Ravens Pro Bowl LB Ray Lewis for much of the evening in a 27-24 victory on Monday Night Football at Baltimore (10/4/04) ... Paired with Shields in 2004 to form the first tandem of Pro Bowl guards from the same team since Larry Allen and Nate Newton did it for Dallas following the ’95 season ... Joined with Shields to become the first guard duo from the same team to be named to three straight Pro Bowls ... Also became the first undrafted guard to make the Pro Bowl since Newton did it following the ’98 season ... Owned a string of 79 consecutive starts before suffering a knee injury at St Louis (11/5/06) ... Has come a long way since being cut by Dallas as a rookie free agent in ’99 ... Came to Kansas City for a free agent workout in 2000 when the Chiefs convinced him to make the move to offensive line after working as a tight end in camp for the Cowboys the previous year ... Was originally envisioned to be Tim Grunhard’s replacement at center before the club inked Casey Wiegmann in 2001 ... Started the 2001 opener in place of an injured Wiegmann before moving into his current role at guard midway through that campaign ... Worked as both a collegiate tight end and a defensive lineman ... Never played offensive line until entering the pro ranks with the Chiefs in 2000 ... Has also seen limited action for the Chiefs as a fullback in short-yardage situations ... Was part of a Kansas City offensive front that opened the same five players at the same five positions for 32 consecutive games in 2002-03, the NFL’s longest streak since the San Diego offensive line accomplished the feat for 40 straight games in ’71-73 ... Spent the spring of 2000 playing in NFL Europe with the Berlin Thunder ... Went to camp with Dallas in ’99, but did not make that club’s active roster.

Games Played/Games Started: 2000 (6/0), 2001 (16/8), 2002 (16/16), 2003 (16/16), 2004 (16/16), 2005 (16/16), 2006 (14/14), 2007 (16/16), 2008 (16/16), 2009 (15/15) — 147/133. Playoffs: 2003 (1/1), 2006 (1/1) — 2/2.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (11/14/05) ... Signed with Kansas City (11/4/02) ... Signed a one-year exclusive rights contract with Kansas City (6/3/02) ... Signed with Kansas City (3/6/00) ... Released by Dallas (9/5/99) ... Originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Dallas (4/23/99).

2009: Started 15 games at LG and was inactive for one contest ... Was inactive with a hamstring injury vs. Cleveland (12/20), ending a streak of 51 consecutive starts dating back to a contest vs. Denver (11/23/06) ... Returned to the starting lineup at Cincinnati (12/27) ... Helped RB Jamaal Charles set the franchise single-game rushing record with 259 yards at Denver (1/3/10).

2008:Started all 16 games at left guard and was selected to his fourth Pro Bowl ... Joined T Damion McIntosh as the only other member of the Chiefs offensive front to open every contest.

2007:Started all 16 games at left guard ... Was part of a Chiefs offensive front that sprung RB Kolby Smith for a season-high 150 rushing yards vs. Oakland (11/25/07). That output ranked as the fifth-highest single-season tally by a rookie runner in franchise history ... Started his 100th game in a Chiefs uniform vs. Tennessee (12/16).

2006:Started 14 games at left guard and was inactive for two contests ... Earned his third straight Pro Bowl selection ... Started at left guard at St. Louis (11/5) before leaving the game in the first quarter with a right knee injury ... Was inactive at Miami (11/12) and vs. Oakland (11/19) with that knee injury, ending his streak of 79 consecutive starts ... Played in his 100th career game vs. Jacksonville (12/31) ... Started at left guard in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).

2005:Started 16 games at left guard ... Was selected to the Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro selection of the Associated Press for a second consecutive year ... Part of a Kansas City offense that led the NFL in total offense, averaging 387.0 ypg ... Was a key member of a blocking unit that helped RB Larry Johnson set a then-franchise record with 211 rushing yards at Houston (11/20), en route to a team-record 1,750 rushing yards on the season.

2004:Started 16 games at left guard ... Was selected to his first Pro Bowl and was a first-team All-Pro selection of the Associated Press, The Sporting News and Pro Football Weekly ... Joined teammate FB Tony Richardson and San Diego TE Antonio Gates as one of three undrafted players to be selected to the Pro Bowl ... A key reason the Chiefs led the NFL in total offense for the first time in team history ... Named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week in helping the Chiefs score an NFL record eight rushing TDs vs. Atlanta (10/24).

2003:Opened 16 regular season games at left guard ... Part of a Chiefs offensive front that helped RB Priest Holmes set an NFL record with 27 rushing TDs ... Started at Cincinnati (11/16) before leaving the game in the third quarter with a left shoulder injury ... Returned to action the following week vs. Oakland (11/23) ... Started an AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Indianapolis (1/11/04).

2002:Started all 16 games at left guard ... Was part of a Chiefs offense that led the league by averaging 29.2 ppg and ranked second in the NFL by averaging 375.0 ypg ... Helped pave the way for RB Priest Holmes (1,615 rushing yards). 

2001: Played in 16 games (eight starts) ... Opened one game at center and seven at left guard, taking offensive snaps in 11 games ... Had two special teams stops ... Helped RB Priest Holmes rush for an NFL-high 1,555 yards ... Made his first NFL start at center vs. Oakland (9/9) in place of an injured Casey Wiegmann ... Worked as a FB in goal-line and short-yardage situations at Arizona (10/21), vs. Indianapolis (10/25) and at San Diego (11/4) ... Started his first career game at left guard in place of an injured Donald Willis vs. Seattle (11/25) and opened the next five games at that position.

2000: Played in six games on special teams ... Was inactive for nine games ... Was active but did not play at Oakland (11/5) ... Made his NFL debut vs. Buffalo (11/19) ... Also saw action at San Diego (11/26), at New England (12/4), vs. Carolina (12/10), vs. Denver (12/17) and at Atlanta (12/24).

NFL Europe (2000): Started every game at center for the Berlin Thunder.

College: Played in 44 career games for North Texas, starting at tight end for three years before switching to DE for his senior season ... Hauled in 86 receptions for 975 yards and nine TDs in three years on offense ... Recorded 45 tackles (32 solo) and 5.0 sacks ... Started at DE and served as the backup TE as a senior, in addition to working at FB ... Caught four passes for 66 yards with one TD as a senior ... Earned first-team All-Big West Conference honors at defensive tackle ... Finished his junior season with 27 receptions for 371 yards, including a 62-yard TD catch ... Led the team with 28 catches and four TDs, gaining 272 yards of total offense as a sophomore ... Played in all 11 games, recording 27 catches for 26 yards and four TDs as a freshman ... Majored in Community Service at North Texas.

Personal:

• An all-district tight end and defensive end at Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie, Texas.

• Caught 16 passes for 380 yards, in addition to recording 5.0 sacks and 66 tackles as a senior.

• Received the prestigious Henry P. Iba Citizen Athlete Award in 2010 for citizenship and humanitarian endeavors.

• Established the “Brian Waters 54 Foundation” in 2005, benefitting children and families.

• Received the 2008 JB Award presented by the CBS host of The NFL Today James Brown in April for his contribution to the community voted by the NFL Players Association and NFL Players.

• Served as the title sponsor of Pee Wee football in Waxahachie from 2002-05, contributing $100,000 to keep that program afloat.

• Works with Promise House in Dallas, which provides hope to youth and families in crisis. Provides school supplies, uniforms and other incentives to children in the program.

• Serves as chairman of the Chiefs First Downs for Down Syndrome program which raises $400,000 annually.

• Works with the Love Fund for Children, hosting pizza parties and inviting children to Chiefs games.

• “Adopted” a group of homeless children from Dallas and brought them to Kansas City for a day of fun and learning.

• Is Kansas City’s NFLPA player representative.

• Remembered his humble beginnings by sponsoring a Habitat For Humanity Home in Ellis County, Texas in 2007. Also hosts free football and basketball camps in his home area.

 • Serves as a spokesperson for the NFL’s “What Moves U” fitness campaign.

• Served as one of three national spokespersons for the NFL’s United Way campaign in 2007.

• An avid follower of the NFL Draft, annually researches players eligible to enter the league.

• Served as a mentor to the Central High School football team in Kansas City as a part of the NFL Play It Smart program.

• Volunteered at Genesis School, an alternative school in Kansas City.

• Is a spokesperson for the Chiefs breast cancer awareness campaign.

• Hosted a “Shop with a Chief” event with 50 children at Dick’s Sporting Goods in 2006.

• Full name: Brian Demond Waters.

• Married, wife Yolanda with children.

Additional Stats: Had two special teams tackles in 2001.

Streaks and Milestones: Played in his 100th regular season game vs. Jacksonville (12/31/06) and started his 100th NFL game vs. Tennessee (12/16/07).

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