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PATRICK SURTAIN #23

Patrick Surtain #23
PositionCornerback
Height5-11
Weight195
Years Experience10
Birthdate6/19/1976
HometownNew Orleans, LA
CollegeSouthern Mississippi
Current statusActive
Games Started129
Games Played155

Pro Career

One of the NFL’s elite cornerbacks joined the Chiefs after being acquired in a trade with Miami on April 23, 2005 in exchange for a second-round selection in the 2005 NFL Draft … Two-time Pro Bowler has made an immediate impact in the Kansas City secondary … Has started 31 contests since joining the Chiefs, giving Kansas City another proven performer in the secondary … Provides veteran influence for the defensive backfield … Is expected to man the starting right cornerback post for the Chiefs once again this season, but has the ability to play on either side … Owns tremendous skills as a cover man … Frequently finds a way to come up with the football, owning 40 career takeaways (34 INTs and six FRs) ... Came to Kansas City after a highly-productive seven-year stint with Miami (1998-04) ... Owns coverage skills that defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has compared to former Chiefs Pro Bowl CBs James Hasty and Dale Carter … Possesses all of the physical attributes desired in a cornerback with good size, tremendous hands, superior change-of-direction skills and an uncanny ability to get his hands on the ball … Is equally adept at locking up receivers in press coverage or dropping back in zone schemes … Owns 30 interceptions since the start of the 2000 season, a mark that ties as the league’s fourth-highest interception total over that span … Knows how to find the end zone once he gets his hands on the football, returning two of his INTs for touchdowns … Was unquestionably a key to much of Miami’s defensive success as the Dolphins posted a remarkable 20-6 record in games when he made an interception … Supremely athletic, playoff-tested veteran has appeared in eight postseason games, making six starts … Also has the ability to blitz the quarterback, boasting 7.5 career sacks … Recorded 6.5 sacks with Miami, the most by a defensive back in Dolphins history … An extremely durable performer who has missed just five total games in his NFL career … May have enjoyed his most productive season in 2004 as he recorded a career-best 71 tackles (54 solo) to go with a sack, 11 passes defensed, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries … Earned first-team All-Pro honors from The Sporting News and an All-AFC nod from Pro Football Weekly in 2003 after ranking fourth in the NFL with a career-high seven picks … His intensity and graceful coverage skills landed him a significant role almost immediately in his rookie season, seeing action in all 16 games as the club’s nickel defender in ‘98 … His 29 tackles and two INTs earned him All-Rookie honors from College and Pro Football Newsweekly in his first pro season … Has appeared in 139 games (113 starts) during his previous nine NFL seasons … Owns 542 tackles (427 solo), 34 INTs for 355 yards and two TDs … Also racked up 7.5 sacks (-50.0 yards), a QB pressure, six fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 109 passes defensed … Also has 23 tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams … Has seen duty in eight postseason contests (six starts), registering 32 tackles (28 solo), a sack (-5.0 yards), four passes defensed and one special teams tackle.

Transactions: Signed a seven-year contract with Miami (4/23/05) and was subsequently traded to Kansas City along with a 2005 fifth-round draft pick (138th overall - used on LB Boomer Grigsby) in exchange for a second-round draft pick (46th overall - used on DE Matt Roth) and a fifth-round draft pick (162nd overall - used on T Anthony Alabi) ... Signed a four-year contract with Miami (3/8/01) ... Signed a four-year contract with Miami (7/21/98) ... Entered the NFL as a second-round draft choice (44th overall) of Miami in the ‘98 NFL Draft.

2006

Kansas City (2005-06): Has started 31 games … Has recorded 144 tackles (113 solo), a sack (-3.0 yards), five interceptions (57 yards), 13 passes defensed, one QB pressure, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries … Has also started one postseason contest, amassing six solo tackles and a sack (-5.0 yards).

2006: Started 16 games at right CB … Was fourth on the club with 77 tackles (61 solo) ... Also had a sack (-3.0 yards), four passes defensed, an INT, a fumble recovery, one QB pressure and a forced fumble … Produced five tackles and two passes defensed vs. Cincinnati (9/10) ... Collected four tackles at Denver (9/17) ... Played in his 100th career game vs. San Francisco (10/1) ... Amassed eight tackles at Arizona (10/8) ... Registered seven tackles at Pittsburgh (10/15) ... Totaled five tackles and forced a RB LaDainian Tomlinson fumble vs. San Diego (10/22) ... Posted an interception of Seneca Wallace vs. Seattle (10/29) ... Recorded eight tackles at St. Louis (11/5) ... Contributed eight tackles and one pass defensed at Miami (11/12) ... Amassed two tackles vs. Oakland (11/19) ... Tallied three tackles vs. Denver (11/23) ... Produced six tackles at Cleveland (12/3) ... Totaled three tackles and recovered a FB Ovie Mughelli fumble vs. Baltimore (12/10) ... Collected six tackles and a pass defensed at San Diego (12/17) ... Compiled seven tackles and a sack of David Garrard vs. Jacksonville (12/31) ... Amassed six tackles and a sack of Peyton Manning in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).

2005

Started 15 games at left CB and was inactive for one contest … Amassed 67 tackles (52 solo), three tackles for loss, four interceptions (57 yards), nine passes defensed and a fumble recovery … Recorded four tackles, recovered a QB Chad Pennington fumble and returned a Pennington interception a career-long 53 yards in his Chiefs debut vs. the N.Y. Jets (9/11). His 53-yard INT return was the longest by a member of the Chiefs since S Greg Wesley had a 65-yard return vs. Indianapolis (10/31/04) ... Produced five tackles and a pass defensed at Oakland (9/18) ... Amassed seven tackles and two passes defensed vs. Philadelphia (10/2) ... Totaled six tackles and three passes defensed at Miami (10/21) ... Left the game in the second quarter with a left knee sprain at San Diego (10/30) and was inactive with that injury vs. Oakland (11/6) ... Left the game in the second quarter with a right ankle sprain at Houston (11/20) ... Registered six tackles and had a pass defensed vs. New England (11/27) ... Picked off Jake Plummer vs. Denver (12/4) ... Totaled seven tackles and intercepted a Drew Brees pass vs. San Diego (12/24) ... Recorded six tackles and got an interception off Jon Kitna vs. Cincinnati (1/1/06).

2004

Miami (1998-04): Appeared in 108 games (82 starts) during his tenure in Miami, producing 398 tackles (314 solo), 29 INTs for 298 yards and two TDs … Racked up 6.5 sacks (-47.0 yards), four fumble recoveries, three forced fumbles and 96 passes defensed … Also has 23 tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams … Saw duty in seven postseason contests (five starts) for the Dolphins, registering 26 tackles (22 solo), four passes defensed and one special teams tackle.

2004: Started 15 games at left CB, registering 71 tackles, a sack (-11.0 yards), four interceptions for two yards, two fumble recoveries, 11 passes defensed and three QB pressures … Was inactive for one contest … Named an alternate for the Pro Bowl, but did not participate in that contest … Had three tackles and an interception off Ben Roethlisberger vs. Pittsburgh (9/26) ... Recorded seven tackles vs. the N.Y. Jets (10/3) ... Intercepted a Tom Brady pass at New England (10/10) ... Produced a club-high 12 tackles, a sack of Trent Dilfer, an interception off Dilfer and two passes defensed at Seattle (11/21), becoming the first Dolphins player to record an interception and sack in the same game since LB Zach Thomas did it at Dallas (11/27/03). Moved past CB Jerry Wilson and S Liffort Hobley for the most sacks by a defensive back in Dolphins history with 6.5 sacks … Registered an INT off Luke McCown and recovered a S Arturo Freeman fumble after Freeman had intercepted a McCown pass vs. Cleveland (12/26).

2003

Opened 15 games at left cornerback … Named to his second consecutive Pro Bowl as a starter … Earned All-Pro honors from The Sporting News and named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press and Football Digest … Was an All-AFC selection by Pro Football Weekly … Registered 57 tackles (41 solo), a career-high seven INTs for 59 yards and a club-best 15 passes defensed … The club posted a 5-0 record in games when he had an interception … Intercepted a Vinny Testaverde pass vs. the N.Y. Jets (9/14) ... Had an interception off RB Travis Henry on a halfback option play vs. Buffalo (9/21) ... Recorded two interceptions off of Kerry Collins at the N.Y. Giants (10/5) ... Registered two interceptions off of Drew Brees at San Diego (10/27), a game played in Tempe, Arizona … Named the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October, recording 19 tackles and four interceptions … Did not play at Tennessee (11/9) with an ankle injury … Intercepted a Quincy Carter pass on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas (11/27), moving past CB William Judson (24) and S Louis Oliver (24) into fifth on the Dolphins all-time interception chart.

2002

Started 14 games at left cornerback and was inactive for two contests … Tallied 69 tackles (52 solo), 1.5 sacks (-14.0 yards), a team-high six interceptions for 79 yards, a forced fumble and 11 passes defensed … His six interceptions tied for second in the AFC and fourth in the NFL … Added two special teams stops … The club had a 5-1 record in contests he had an interception … Named a starter to the AFC Pro Bowl squad, becoming the second cornerback in Dolphins history to be named a Pro Bowl starter … Earned first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly, Football Digest and The Sporting News … Named the NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year … Intercepted a Peyton Manning pass before suffering a left knee sprain at Indianapolis (9/15) and was inactive vs. the N.Y. Jets (9/22) and at Kansas City (9/29) with that injury … Recorded four tackles and an interception of Tom Brady vs. New England (10/6) ... Posted a season-high nine tackles and returned a Brian Griese INT for a 40-yard TD at Denver (10/13), his third consecutive game with a pickoff … Intercepted a Brett Favre pass at Green Bay (11/4) ... Notched four tackles, half a sack and an interception off Jeff Blake vs. Baltimore (11/17) ... Registered eight tackles and a sack of Drew Brees vs. San Diego (11/24) ... Picked off a Rich Gannon pass vs. Oakland (12/15).

2001

Opened all 16 games at left cornerback after missing the preseason due to arthroscopic left knee surgery performed on August 3rd … Totaled 60 tackles (50 solo), a sack (-10.0 yards), three interceptions for 74 yards with a touchdown, a fumble recovery, three forced fumbles and a team-high 17 passes defensed … His three interceptions tied for second on the team … The club posted a 2-0 mark in contests in which he recorded an interception … Had a sack and strip of Kurt Warner at St. Louis (9/30) ... Posted five tackles, two passes defensed and recovered a RB Shaun Alexander fumble at Seattle (10/28) ... Returned a Chris Weinke interception for a 28-yard TD vs. Carolina (11/4) ... Forced a WR Eric Moulds fumble and recovered a CB Nate Clements fumble on a kickoff at Buffalo (11/25) ... Produced a career-high two interceptions off Michael Vick vs. Atlanta (12/30) ... Credited with one tackle and a pass defensed in a starting role in the club’s AFC Wild Card contest vs. Baltimore (1/13/02).

2000

Started all 16 games at left cornerback for the first time in his career … Totaled 64 tackles (52 solo), a sack (-3.0 yards), five interceptions for 55 yards, a fumble recovery, two forced fumbles and a team-high 22 passes defensed … Added two special teams stops … His five interceptions tied with CB Sam Madison and S Brock Marion for second on the club and ninth in the AFC … Part of a defensive backfield that became the first foursome since Tampa Bay in ‘81 with five or more interceptions in the same season … The team posted a 4-1 record when he had an interception … Named All-Pro by Sports Illustrated … Intercepted a Jon Kitna pass and had three passes defensed vs. Seattle (9/3) ... Registered four tackles and produced a 43-yard INT return off Tony Banks vs. Baltimore (9/17) ... Produced five tackles and forced a RB Sammy Morris fumble that was returned by Madison for a touchdown vs. Buffalo (10/8) ... Had two tackles, two passes defensed and an interception off Vinny Testaverde at the N.Y. Jets (10/23) ... Recovered a WR Larry Foster fumble at Detroit (11/5) ... Intercepted a Jim Harbaugh pass at San Diego (11/12) ... Had an interception of Rob Johnson at Buffalo (12/3) ... Had a sack of Shaun King vs. Tampa Bay (12/10) ... Recorded a season-high 11 tackles, three passes defensed and a forced fumble vs. Indianapolis (12/17) ... Started two playoff games, tallying nine tackles (five solo) ... Registered six tackles in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Indianapolis (12/30) ... Had three tackles in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Oakland (1/6/01).

1999

Played in all 16 games (six starts), amassing 48 tackles (40 solo), 2.0 sacks (-9.0 yards), two interceptions for 28 yards and nine passes defensed … Tied for seventh on the squad with 10 special teams stops … The team was 1-1 in games when he produced an interception … Tallied five tackles and an interception off Drew Bledsoe at New England (10/17) ... Registered an INT of Peyton Manning in his first career start at left cornerback vs. Indianapolis (12/5) ... Started the final six contests … Tallied a season-high nine tackles and a career-high 2.0 sacks at Washington (1/2/00), marking just the second time in team history that a defensive back had 2.0 sacks in a game … Started two postseason contests, finishing second on the club with 13 solo tackles and a team-high three passes defensed … Amassed five tackles and three passes defensed in an AFC Wild Card Game at Seattle (1/9/00) ... Recorded eight tackles in an AFC Divisional Playoff Game at Jacksonville (1/15/00).

1998

Saw action in all 16 games … Registered 29 tackles, two interceptions and ranked third on the team with 11 passes defensed … Also added eight special teams tackles … In games when he had an interception, the team posted a 2-0 record … Named all-rookie by College and Pro Football Newsweekly … Got his first career NFL interception off Rob Johnson vs. Buffalo (9/13) ... Intercepted a Tony Banks pass vs. St. Louis (10/18) ... Played in two postseason games, amassing three tackles and one special teams stop … Recorded three tackles in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Buffalo (1/2/99).

College Bio

A four-year letterman and two-year starter at Southern Mississippi … Played in 40 games (23 starts) for the Golden Eagles, recording 189 tackles, a sack, 13 interceptions and 31 passes defensed … Named the Conference USA Player of the Year by Football News as a senior … Started all 11 games, registering 66 tackles, six interceptions and 15 passes defensed … His six pickoffs ranked 11th in the NCAA … Opened all 11 contests as a junior and earned first team All-Conference USA honors as a junior … Totaled 84 tackles, six interceptions and eight passes defensed … Majored in Sports Administration at Southern Mississippi.

Personal Bio

• Earned second-team all-state, first-team all-district and team MVP honors as a senior at Edna Karr High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.

• Completed 44 of 97 passes for 753 yards with seven touchdowns and rushed 137 times for 784 yards with 12 scores as a quarterback.

• Was an all-state selection in basketball and was a member of the state title team his junior year.

• Also lettered in baseball and track.

• Established the “Patrick Surtain Foundation” to help promote literacy.

• Participated in relief efforts in his hometown of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and provided game tickets for hurricane victims who relocated to Kansas City.

• Provides 10 season tickets for inner-city youths in Kansas City through the “Goal Power” program that provides instruction to these students by successful sports industry professionals.

• Hosted a weekend of events in New Orleans in the summer of 2006, celebrating the city’s post-hurricane renewal. Events included a football camp, a concert and picnic that were attended by many of his NFL colleagues.

• Frequently visited elementary schools in Miami to read to children in conjunction.

• Participated in the Dolphins Super Bowl of Fashion benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

• Took part in the Starbright Video conferencing program that allows athletes and children to talk with children in another city’s hospital.

• Has assisted Habitat for Humanity to build houses in the Miami area.

• Won the Dolphins Community Service Award in ‘99.

• Full name: Patrick Frank Surtain (pronounced SIR-tan).

• Married, wife Michelle with a son Patrick, Jr. (7) and a daughter Paris (4).

• The Surtains reside in Leawood, Kansas.

Patrick Surtain in the News

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