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#13 - T.J. Yates

QUARTERBACK
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 217
College: North Carolina
Exp: 5th

Player Information

Taylor Jonathan Yates was born on May 28, 1987 and attended Pope High in Marietta, GA. As a freshman at the University of North Carolina, he started 12 games, leading the Tar Heels to a 4-8 record. He completed 218 of 365 pass attempts (59.7%) for 2,655 yards, 14 touchdowns and 18 interceptions. As a sophomore, he started 6 of 7 games despite being sidelined with a fractured ankle for 5 games. He led his team to a 3-3 record as a starter, passing for 1,168 yards, 11 touchdowns, 4 interceptions while completing 81 of 135 attempts (60%). As a junior he started all 13 games, leading them to an 8-5 record. He completed 214 of 355 passes (60.3%) for 2,136 yards, 14 touchdowns and 15 interceptions. As a senior, he started all 13 games and led them to an 8-5 record once more. He completed 282 of 422 passes (66.8%) for 3,418 yards, 19 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. During his career at North Carolina, he also had 7 rushing touchdowns. He was selected by the Houston Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft.

Career Statistics

  PASSING RUSHING
Year Team G GS Att. Cmp. Pct. Yds Avg TD Int Rtg Att. Yds TD
2011 HOU 6 5 134 82 61.2 949 7.08 3 3 80.7 14 57 0
2012 HOU 4 0 10 4 40.0 38 3.80 0 1 11.7 2 -1 1
2013 HOU 3 0 22 15 68.2 113 5.14 0 2 42.4 1 0 0
2014 ATL 1 0 4 3 75.0 64 16.00 0 1 77.1 0 0 0
TOTALS 14 5 170 104 61.2 1164 6.85 3 7 70.3 17 56 1

Other Stats

Fumbles: 2011: 5 fumbles, 1 recovery, 3 lost; 2012: 2 fumbles, 1 recovery, 1 lost; 2013: 1 fumble, 1 recovery. Totals: 8 fumbles, 3 recoveries, 4 lost.

Transactions

Signed by Houston Texans on July 31, 2011 ... Acquired by Atlanta Falcons in trade from Houston in exchange for LB Akeem Dent on June 18, 2014 ... Re-signed by Falcons on March 9, 2015.

Contract details

Signed a four-year contract worth $2.25 million with the Texans in 2011. His deal included a $185,000 signing bonus. His base salary in 2014 is $645,000 and he will count the same towards the Falcons salary cap ... Re-signed by Falcons in 2015 to a one-year deal worth $1.5 million. His deal includes a signing bonus of $375,000 with a base salary of $1.125 million.


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