Player Bio

Donnie Avery
WR #17
Height:
5-11
Weight:
200
Age:
30
College:
Houston
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
14
YDS
156
AVG
11.1
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 217 2,841 13.1 69 14 20 114 5.7 37 1 4 3
2014 KC 4 2 14 156 11.1 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 KC 16 14 40 596 14.9 51 2 2 6 3 4 0 1 1
2012 IND 16 15 60 781 13 48 3 4 9 2.3 7 0 1 0
2011 TEN 8 0 3 45 15 23 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 STL 16 16 47 589 12.5 50 5 4 30 7.5 15 0 2 2
2008 STL 15 12 53 674 12.7 69T 3 10 69 6.9 37T 1 -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 TEN L 10-26 7 84 12 25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @DEN L 17-24 3 14 4.7 6 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @MIA W 34-15 2 12 6 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 NE W 41-14 2 46 23 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

How acquired:
Signed with Kansas City (3/13/13) ... Signed with Indianapolis (3/26/12) ... Signed with Tennessee (9/28/11) ... Released by St. Louis (9/3/11) ... Drafted by St. Louis in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Seventh-year wide receiver enters his second season with the Chiefs after joining the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
  • Has appeared in 71 career games (57 starts), recording 203 receptions for 2,685 yards (13.2 avg.) with 14 touchdowns. Also has 20 carries for 114 yards (5.7 avg.) with one touchdown and has two kickoff returns for 40 yards (20.0 avg.).
  • Has played in two postseason contests, registering three receptions for 91 yards (30.3 avg.) and one rush for 15 yards.
  • Set a new Kansas City franchise record for longest reception in a postseason contest, hauling in a 79-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith in the club’s AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/4/14).
  • Was the Chiefs third-leading receiver in yardage with 596 receiving yards and was fourth on the team with 40 receptions in 2013.
  • Had his best statistical season in 2012 as he recorded career-highs with 60 receptions for 781 yards (13.0 avg.).
  • Set a career-high with five touchdown receptions in 2009.
  • Has recorded four career 100-yard receiving games.
  • Originally entered the NFL the second-round draft pick (33rd overall) of the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft. Was the first wide receiver chosen in the 2008 NFL Draft.

College:

Played in 50 games (42 starts) in four years at the University of Houston ... Totaled 210 receptions for 3,289 yards (15.7 avg.) with 19 touchdowns ... Added 40 kickoff returns for 896 yards (22.4 avg.) with one touchdown and three punt returns for 28 yards (9.3 avg.) ... Became the fifth player in University of Houston history to amass more than 4,000 all-purpose yards (4,213) in a career ... His 210 career receptions ranked fourth in Houston history ... Became just the third player in school history to gain more than 3,000 receiving yards (3,289) in a career ... Became the first player in Conference USA history to gain more than 300 receiving yards in a game when he posted 346 yards against Rice (10/13/07) ... Played in 13 games (11 starts) as a senior in 2007, catching 91 passes for 1,456 yards (16.0 avg.) with seven touchdowns ... Added 15 kickoff returns for 424 yards (28.3 avg.) with one touchdown ... Led Conference USA and ranked fourth in the nation with 112.0 receiving yards per game as a senior ... His 1,456 receiving yards ranked second in school history and set a conference record ... Earned consensus All-Conference USA first-team honors and second-team honors as a return specialist in 2007 ... Appeared in 14 games (12 starts) as a junior in 2006, recording 57 receptions for 852 yards (14.9 avg.) with five touchdowns ... Also returned six kickoffs for 113 yards (18.8 avg.) ... Played in 12 games (10 starts) in 2005 as a sophomore, grabbing 44 receptions for 688 yards (15.6 avg.) with five touchdowns and added one kickoff return for 16 yards ... Started all 11 games he appeared in as a redshirt freshman in 2004, recording 18 receptions for 293 yards (16.3 avg.) with two touchdowns ... Added three punt returns for 28 yards (9.3 avg.) ... Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003 ... Majored in Sports Administration at Houston.

Personal:

  • Attended Hastings High School in Alief, Texas, where he was named a unanimous first-team all-district selection as both wide receiver and return specialist in his senior season.
  • Had 36 receptions for 502 yards and two touchdowns to lead District 19-5A receivers in 2002.
  • Has one daughter, Dionna, and one son, Donnie Jr.
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How acquired:
Signed with Kansas City (3/13/13) ... Signed with Indianapolis (3/26/12) ... Signed with Tennessee (9/28/11) ... Released by St. Louis (9/3/11) ... Drafted by St. Louis in the second round (33rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.

NFL Career Highlights:

  • Seventh-year wide receiver enters his second season with the Chiefs after joining the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2013.
  • Has appeared in 71 career games (57 starts), recording 203 receptions for 2,685 yards (13.2 avg.) with 14 touchdowns. Also has 20 carries for 114 yards (5.7 avg.) with one touchdown and has two kickoff returns for 40 yards (20.0 avg.).
  • Has played in two postseason contests, registering three receptions for 91 yards (30.3 avg.) and one rush for 15 yards.
  • Set a new Kansas City franchise record for longest reception in a postseason contest, hauling in a 79-yard touchdown reception from QB Alex Smith in the club’s AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/4/14).
  • Was the Chiefs third-leading receiver in yardage with 596 receiving yards and was fourth on the team with 40 receptions in 2013.
  • Had his best statistical season in 2012 as he recorded career-highs with 60 receptions for 781 yards (13.0 avg.).
  • Set a career-high with five touchdown receptions in 2009.
  • Has recorded four career 100-yard receiving games.
  • Originally entered the NFL the second-round draft pick (33rd overall) of the St. Louis Rams in the 2008 NFL Draft. Was the first wide receiver chosen in the 2008 NFL Draft.

College:

Played in 50 games (42 starts) in four years at the University of Houston ... Totaled 210 receptions for 3,289 yards (15.7 avg.) with 19 touchdowns ... Added 40 kickoff returns for 896 yards (22.4 avg.) with one touchdown and three punt returns for 28 yards (9.3 avg.) ... Became the fifth player in University of Houston history to amass more than 4,000 all-purpose yards (4,213) in a career ... His 210 career receptions ranked fourth in Houston history ... Became just the third player in school history to gain more than 3,000 receiving yards (3,289) in a career ... Became the first player in Conference USA history to gain more than 300 receiving yards in a game when he posted 346 yards against Rice (10/13/07) ... Played in 13 games (11 starts) as a senior in 2007, catching 91 passes for 1,456 yards (16.0 avg.) with seven touchdowns ... Added 15 kickoff returns for 424 yards (28.3 avg.) with one touchdown ... Led Conference USA and ranked fourth in the nation with 112.0 receiving yards per game as a senior ... His 1,456 receiving yards ranked second in school history and set a conference record ... Earned consensus All-Conference USA first-team honors and second-team honors as a return specialist in 2007 ... Appeared in 14 games (12 starts) as a junior in 2006, recording 57 receptions for 852 yards (14.9 avg.) with five touchdowns ... Also returned six kickoffs for 113 yards (18.8 avg.) ... Played in 12 games (10 starts) in 2005 as a sophomore, grabbing 44 receptions for 688 yards (15.6 avg.) with five touchdowns and added one kickoff return for 16 yards ... Started all 11 games he appeared in as a redshirt freshman in 2004, recording 18 receptions for 293 yards (16.3 avg.) with two touchdowns ... Added three punt returns for 28 yards (9.3 avg.) ... Redshirted as a true freshman in 2003 ... Majored in Sports Administration at Houston.

Personal:

  • Attended Hastings High School in Alief, Texas, where he was named a unanimous first-team all-district selection as both wide receiver and return specialist in his senior season.
  • Had 36 receptions for 502 yards and two touchdowns to lead District 19-5A receivers in 2002.
  • Has one daughter, Dionna, and one son, Donnie Jr.
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