BRODIE CROYLE #12
|Hometown||Rainbow City, AL|
Talented young quarterback enters his second campaign in Kansas City … Joined the Chiefs as a third-round pick (85th overall) in the 2006 NFL Draft … Will be given every opportunity to prove himself at the pro level under head coach Herm Edwards … Enjoyed a strong showing in the club’s off-season progam … Should benefit greatly working under QBs coach Dick Curl, who mentored several successful signal callers in NFL Europe, including Chiefs QB Damon Huard … Confident performer has the ability to put plenty of zip on the ball and often threads the pigskin through the most narrow of margins … Exhibited his leadership skills while guiding one of college football’s most storied programs … Displays poise in the pocket and had a history of making big plays when the pressure was on during his collegiate tenure … Resilient performer has overcome several major injuries during his young career … 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 … The Chiefs are hopeful he can become the “home-grown” QB that the franchise has long sought to develop … Benefited from working under former Alabama head coach Mike Shula in college and is already well versed in running a pro-style offense … Received valuable practice reps with the first unit when he served as the club’s backup QB for eight contests a year ago … Played in two regular season contests as a rookie, completing three of seven throws for 23 yards with two INTs for an 11.9 rating … Served as the third QB for the club’s postseason contest at Indianapolis (1/6/07).
Transactions: Signed a four-year contract 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.
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) ... Took snaps on the team’s final two possessions 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 touchdowns and 22 interceptions, 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 touchdowns and four interceptions 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 to rank as 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 interception percentage was the lowest single-season mark in school history … Attempted a school-record 190 passes without an interception … Was a finalist for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award as the nation’s outstanding senior quarterback … Completed 14 of 17 passes for 283 yards with three TDs vs. Florida to be named the Walter Camp Foundation Offensive Player of the Week and the SEC Offensive Player of the Week … 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… Voted the Ozzie Newsome Most Improved Freshman by the coaches … 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.
• Father, John Croyle was a DE at Alabama (’71-73) for the legendary Paul “Bear” Bryant.
• Sister, Reagan was a member of the women’s basketball team at Alabama (’97-99).
• 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).
• Is an avid hunter and outdoorsman.
• Volunteers at the Drumm Farm in Independence, Missouri, a facility that provides foster children with a safe and stable place to call home
• Full name: John Brodie Croyle.
• Married, wife Kelli.
• The Croyles reside in Stilwell, Kansas.