T. J. Yates

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T.J. Yates
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No. 13     Houston Texans
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: May 28, 1987 (1987-05-28) (age 27)
Place of birth: Marietta, Georgia[1]
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
College: North Carolina[1]
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • NFL Rookie of the Week, 2011
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Pass attempts 144
Pass completions 86
Percentage 59.7
TDINT 3-4
Passing yards 987
QB Rating 75.8
Stats at NFL.com

TJ. Yates (b. May 28, 1987[1] is an American football quarterback. He plays for the Houston Texans of the National Football League. He played college football for the North Carolinia Tarheels.

Yates was picked by Houston in the 5th Round of the 2011 NFL Draft. Yates became a starter after Matt Schaub suffered a season-ending injury. He threw three touchdowns next to three interceptions in the regular season, but guided the Texans to their first ever playoff appearance. Yates played well in a Wild Card win over the Cincinnati Bengals, but threw three interceptions in a divisional loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

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