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Matt SchaubMatt Schaub - Texans Quarterback


Matthew Rutledge Schaub, b: June 25, 1981 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the quarterback for the Houston Texans.
 
High school career:
Schaub attended West Chester East High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, and lettered in football, basketball, and baseball. His football record posted 3,990 passing yards and 35 touchdowns. He was team captain, Most Valuable Offensive Back, named first team All-Chesmont League, first team All-Area, first team all-County, and USA Today Honorable Mention All-State. Playing baseball, he was named the Chesmont League Sophomore of the Year, and as a junior won second team All-Area.

College career:
Matt Schaub broke 22 school records in college. He played in a record 40 games at the quarterback position and was one of the most accurate passers in Atlantic Coast Conference history with a .670 career completion percentage. At Virginia, Schaub held school records for yards passing (7502), touchdown passes (56), completions (716), attempts (1069), completion percentage (.670), 300-yard games (8), and 200-yard games (20).
Schaub was the 2002 ACC Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year and first-team All-State as a senior. Considered a front-runner for the Heisman in the 2003 preseason, Schaub suffered a shoulder injury in the first game of the season and was out for several games. He also won the Most Valuable Player 2003 Continental Tire Bowl and chosen twice to the All-ACC Academic Football Team. Other awards included the John Acree Memorial Trophy, for the highest qualities of leadership and unselfish service, and the Ben Wilson Award for outstanding offensive play.

NFL career:
Drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft.
-In 2004, Schaub saw playing time in six games with the Atlanta Falcons.
-In 2005, he was named MVP in the American Bowl preseason game in Tokyo, Japan. Schaub completed 11 of 13 passes for 117 yards and two touchdowns to win 27-21 over the Indianapolis Colts. He played in 5 games during the regular season. His one start against the New England Patriots in week 5, Schaub threw for 298 yards and three touchdowns losing 31-28.
-In 2007, the Houston Texans acquired Schaub from the Falcons in exchange for 2nd round picks in 2007 and 2008. The Texans released current starter David Carr, and installed Schaub as their long-term starter. Schaub led the Texans to the first 2–0 start in franchise history. Schaub was plagued with injuries throughout the season, but with help from backup quarterback Sage Rosenfels, brought the Texans to their first .500 season with an 8–8 record.
-In 2008, Schaub returned as the starter for the 2008 season. He played poorly in the first two games and the Texans started 0-4. He sat out the week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts. In week 6, Schaub set the Texans record for passing yards with 379 against the Miami Dolphins. In week 8 against the Cincinnati Bengals Schaub threw for 280 yards, completing over 85% of his passes (24 of 28) for a 35-6 win. Schaub's suffered a knee injury against the Minnesota Vikings, benching him for 4 weeks. Sage Rosenfels took over the starting position. Shaub came back and played well down the stretch and the Texans finished 8-8 despite starting 0-4.
-In 2009, Schaub led the Texans to a 9-7 record and narrowly missed the playoffs. He led the league in passing yards (4770), completions (396), yards per game (298) and passing attempts (583). He ranked fifth in touchdowns (29) with a quarterback rating of 98.6. He was selected to his first Pro Bowl and won the MVP award.

Career Stats


Season

Team

G

GS

Comp

Att

Pct.

Yds

Avg

TD

Int

Sck

Sck Yrds

Rate

2004

Falcons

6

1

33

70

47.1

330

4.7

1

4

4

14

42.0

2005

Falcons

16

1

33

64

51.6

495

7.7

4

0

6

27

98.1

2006

Falcons

16

0

18

27

66.7

208

7.7

1

2

2

8

71.2

2007

Texans

11

11

192

289

66.4

2,241

7.8

9

9

16

126

87.2

2008

Texans

11

11

251

380

66.1

3,043

8.0

15

10

23

149

92.7

2009

Texans

16

16

396

583

67.9

4,770

8.2

29

15

25

149

98.6

 

TOTAL

 

 

923

1,413

65.3

11,087

7.8

59

40

76

473

91.3