12 years Damon had 12 years in the NFL, with stops in Miami, New England, and Kansas City. In New England, he went 14-10 as a starter and won two Super Bowls as Tom Brady's backup. After retiring from playing, he became the team's offensive coordinator in 2015.
In 2002, Damon was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round of the NFL draft. He started eight games that season and finished with 51 tackles and three interceptions. In 2003, he started 13 games for the Patriots and recorded 47 tackles and four interceptions. In 2004, he started 14 games for the Chiefs and made 42 tackles and two interceptions. Overall, Damon played twelve seasons in the NFL and earned a spot on the Pro Bowl after his second season with the Patriots.
He is the brother of San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Huard.
Damon Huard attended The University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he played football. As a senior in 2000, he led the nation in pass efficiency rating while passing for 3,426 yards with 36 touchdowns against only seven interceptions. That same year, he was also selected to the All-America team.
After graduating from UNLV, he entered the 2001 NFL draft. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (sixth overall).
Thirteen of his 18 NFL seasons were spent in Minnesota, where he earned the nickname "Scramblin' Fran," but he also had five successful seasons with the New York Giants. Take a look at his impressive career and you won't have to worry if he belongs on this page. Fran was one of the first big name players who showed up in the NFL after World War II. He started out by playing for the Minneapolis Marines of the All-America Football Conference before moving on to the NFL's Green Bay Packers. In his first season with the Packers, he led the league in rushing with 1,519 yards.
In the fall of 1950, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed him as a replacement player during a period when the NFL was waiting for more experienced players to be released by other teams. The last game he played in professionally was against the Chicago Cardinals on December 23, 1950. He was paid $10,000 for that game and took a job as an office manager with a steel company later that year.
Fran was drafted by the Vikings in the second round of the 1951 AAFC/NFL Draft. He quickly became one of the best running backs in the league, finishing among the top ten in rushing each year from 1952-1955. In 1955, he led the league in rushing with 1,409 yards. That same year, he was selected for the first of three consecutive all-star games (the others being the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl).
Sixteen seasons "After 16 seasons in the NFL, 16 seasons as a Charger, eight Pro Bowl appearances, and numerous records set, I find it difficult to formally put this statement out and retire from the game of football," Gates said in a statement. "However, with my health being what it is and me not wanting to risk it anymore, I have made the decision to call it quits." At age 36, he finished with 930 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
Gates was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the third round (87th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent his first six seasons with the team before being traded to the Baltimore Ravens in 2007. He returned to San Diego in 2008 after winning the Super Bowl with the New York Giants. His career ended after four games this season due to hip and thigh injuries. He finished with 105 catches for 1,409 yards and 12 touchdowns.
He's the all-time leading receiver in school history and one of just three players to score at least 100 points during their college career (Kent Graham, Mike Horan).
Antonio Gates played in 160 games over 16 years in the NFL, finishing with 17,278 total yards from scrimmage and 200 touchdowns.
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|NFL Draft:||2011 / Round: 3 / Pick: 74|
|New England Patriots (2011–2013) Houston Texans (2014–2015) Baltimore Ravens (2015–2017)|
|Career highlights and awards|
* Appeared in nine games, completing 40 of 47 passes (85.1 percent) for 555 yards and six touchdowns and running 16 times for 101 yards and three scores. * Did not throw an interception all season. After Marquise Williams lost his helmet, he came off the bench and completed passes against NC State and Clemson.
* Threw for over 1,700 yards and 13 touchdowns as a freshman at Michigan. He also ran for four scores.
* In his sophomore year, he passed for 3,718 yards and 36 touchdowns and rushed for another 100 yards. He led the Wolverines to a 12-1 record and their first No. 1 ranking since 1998. He was named the Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Year.
* As a junior, he passed for 4,000 yards and 39 touchdowns and ran for another 100 yards. He led the Wolverines to another undefeated regular season (14-0), but they were upset by Ohio State in the semifinals of the College Football Playoff.
* As a senior, he passed for 3,927 yards and 38 touchdowns and ran for another 100 yards. He ended his college career with 10,917 total yards and 119 touchdowns (82 passing, 37 rushing). He finished second in the Heisman voting after leading the Wolverines to their third straight Big Ten title and a spot in the College Football Playoff.