Fourth-year quarterback attempting to rebound from an injury-shortened 2008 campaign … Was sidelined by right shoulder and left knee injuries a year ago and was limited to just two contests … Made significant progress in his off-season rehabiliation and should be ready to return to the field in 2009 … Joins QBs Matt Cassel, Tyler Thigpen and Ingle Martin to give Kansas City a stable of talented young signal callers … Has the ability to put plenty of zip on the ball and has shown a propensity for threading the pigskin through the most narrow of margins … Became the seventh-youngest QB to start for the Chiefs in club history at 24 years, nine months and 12 days when he made his initial NFL start at Indianapolis (11/18/07) ... Was the first quarterback drafted by Kansas City to start a non-replacement game since Todd Blackledge did it at Seattle (9/20/87) ... Seeks to continue the long lineage of former Alabama passers who have excelled at the pro level, a list that includes the likes of Bart Starr, Joe Namath and Kenny Stabler … Has seen action in 13 regular season games (eight starts), completing 150 of 260 passes (57.7%) for 1,401 yards with six TDs and eight INTs.
Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (7/28/06) ... Originally entered the NFL as a third-round pick (85th overall) of Kansas City in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Started two games and was inactive for four contests … Connected on 20 of 29 passes for 151 yards for an 81.3 rating … Completed 11 of 19 passes for 88 yards before leaving the contest with a right shoulder injury when he was sacked by Patriots LB Adalius Thomas in the third quarter at New England (9/7) ... Was inactive vs. Oakland (9/14), at Atlanta (9/21), vs. Denver (9/28) and at Carolina (10/5) ... Returned to the starting lineup and completed nine of 10 throws for 63 yards before leaving the game with a left knee injury vs. Tennessee (10/19) ... Was subsequently placed on injured reserve on October 22nd.
Played in nine games with six starts … Served as the backup QB in the first nine games, seeing action in three contests … Completed 127 of 224 passes for 1,227 yards with six TDs and six INTs, good for a 69.9 rating … Also had seven carries for 18 yards … Relieved an injured QB Damon Huard in the fourth quarter at Chicago (9/16) ... Saw duty on the final two drives in place of an injured Huard vs. Jacksonville (10/7), throwing a 13-yard pass to WR Samie Parker on fourth down for his first NFL touchdown … Completed 17 of 30 passes for 162 yards with an INT after replacing an injured Huard in the third quarter vs. Denver (11/11) ... Made his first NFL start at Indianapolis (11/18), connecting on 19 of 27 throws for 169 yards with one TD, good for a 99.2 rating. Became the seventh-youngest QB to start in Chiefs history at 24 years, nine months and 12 days … Made his first Arrowhead start vs. Oakland (11/25). Sustained a knee to his lower back on the game’s opening series, but took every snap for the remainder of the contest … Listed as the third QB and did not play vs. San Diego (12/2) with that back injury … Returned to the starting lineup at Denver (12/9), connecting on 15 of 29 throws for 132 yards with a 15-yard TD pass to TE Tony Gonzalez and one INT … Completed 25 of 43 passes for a career-high 217 yards with a career-high two TDs and two INTs vs. Tennessee (12/16). Hit a 10-yard scoring strike to WR Samie Parker and added a nine-yard scoring pass to TE Kris Wilson … Attempted to make a TD-saving tackle of LB Paris Lenon on an INT in the second quarter at Detroit (12/23). Injured his right hand on the play and did not return … Returned to the starting lineup at the N.Y. Jets (12/30), completing 20 of 43 passes for 195 yards, including a 36-yard TD pass to WR Jeff Webb.
Was listed as the club’s backup QB in eight games and the third QB in eight contests … Connected on three of seven passes for 23 yards with two INTs for an 11.9 rating … Served as the club’s third QB vs. Cincinnati (9/10) ... Was the club’s backup QB at Denver (9/17) ... Saw duty in his first NFL game vs. San Francisco (10/1) ... Completed three of seven passes for 23 yards with two INTs at Pittsburgh (10/15) ... Was listed as the third QB in the final seven games of the regular season and in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).
Played in 38 games (26 starts) at Alabama … Completed 488 of 869 passes for 6,382 yards with 41 TDs and 22 INTs, good for a 128.4 rating … Added 183 carries with four TDs … Ranks first in Alabama history with 6,382 passing yards, 488 completions, 869 pass attempts and 41 TDs … Started all 12 games in 2005 as a senior, connecting on 202 of 339 passes for 2,499 yards with 14 TDs and four INTs for a 132.8 rating … Also rushed for one TD … His 2,499 passing yards were the highest single-season total in Alabama history … Totaled 202 completions and 339 passing attempts, the second-best seasonal marks in school annals … His 2,311 yards of total offense were the third-best seasonal mark in school history … His 1.18 INT percentage was the lowest single-season mark in school history … Attempted a school-record 190 passes without an INT … Opened three games as a junior in 2004, completing 44 of 66 passes for 534 yards with six TDs … Started all 11 games during his sophomore campaign in 2003 … Connected on 182 of 341 throws for 2,303 yards with 16 TDs and 13 INTs … Added 72 carries for eight yards … Named the Dixie Memorial Award winner as the club’s MVP and also garnered the Derrick Thomas Community Award … His 341 pass attempts were the highest seasonal total in Crimson Tide history while his 16 TD passes tied the single-season mark … Ranked third in school history with 182 completions and 2,303 yards … Saw action in 12 games (two starts) as a redshirt freshman in 2002 … Redshirted as a true freshman in 2001 … Earned a degree in Human Environmental Sciences at Alabama.
• A Super Prep All-America selection at Westbrook Christian High School in Rainbow City, Alabama.
• Set state career records for passing yards (9,323) and touchdowns (105), in addition to marks for passing yards in a season (3,787), passing yards in a game (528), touchdown passes in a season (44) and TD passes in a game (seven).
• Completed 524 of 997 throws for 9,323 yards with 105 TDs and 37 INTs during his prep career.
• Had 2,838 passing yards, 38 touchdown passes and seven INTs as a junior.
• Graduated from high school early and enrolled at Alabama in January of 2001.
• Sister, Reagan was a member of the women’s basketball team at Alabama (’97-99).
• Established “The Brodie Croyle Foundation” to assist the Big Oak Ranch.
• Volunteered at the Big Oak Ranch, a Christian home and school for children from troubled and abusive situations founded by his father.
• Serves as a spokesperson for Johnson County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates).
• An avid outdoorsman, enjoys hunting a variety of game, in addition to fishing.
• Hosted a Turkey Trot Charity Hunt in April 2008 to benefit the Big Oak Ranch.
• Participated in the February 2008 grand opening ceremonies at the Bass Pro Shops location in Independence, Missouri.
• Volunteers at the American Royal, participating in events such as the Reading Round Up and giving school tours.
• Full name: John Brodie Croyle (pronounced CROY-ul).
• Married, wife Kelli, who was the winner of the 2005 America’s Junior Miss Pageant as Miss Mississippi.