Philip Rivers who was born on December 8, 1981 in Decatur, Alabama. He has played QB for the San Diego Chargers and been in the NFL since 2004. He is a 5-time Pro Bowl player.
10 interesting facts about San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers
Philip Rivers was originally drafted by the New York Giants with the #4 draft selection of the 2004 NFL Draft. Eli Manning was the #1 draft pick overall but refused to play for the San Diego Chargers so they traded Eli Manning to the New York Giants for Philip Rivers.
Philip Rivers was the back-up to Drew Brees his rookie year. The Chargers not wanting to create a QB controversy, decided that Philip Rivers had more potential as a NFLQB and decided at the end of the 2005 season to trade Drew Brees to the New Orleans Saints.
Philip Rivers has the third best Quarterback rating of 96 in NFL history.
Philip Rivers is know to be a work-horse as evidenced by his collegiate and professional durability. In college, he set the record for consecutive starts with 51 and in the NFL, he is 4th all-time in consecutive starts at Quarterback.
Philip Rivers has worn the same number throughout his career starting in high school, thru college and currently wears 17 and has always with the San Diego Chargers.
Philip Rivers is 5th in career TD passes with 95 and second all-time inn career passing yards with 13,484.
Philip Rivers has thrown three times for 5TDs in a single college game against Indiana, Kansas and Navy.
Philip Rivers has never missed a game in his athletic life voluntarily. The only time was when he was second on a depth chart , like when he was drafted and sat behind QB Drew Brees.
Philip Rivers has been married since 2001. Philip and Tiffany met in the 7th grade in junior high school. They have 5 daughters and two sons.
Philip Rivers is a devout Roman Catholic and his wife, Tiffany is a religious convert. Philip received an Honorary degree from The Catholic University of America and has professed many times how his faith has influenced his on and off the field life.
Sources: Lifeteen, Go Pack, Famous Birthdays, Philip Rivers Fansite, JockBio
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