|Hometown:||Port Arthur, Texas|
|NFL Exp.:||6 (6th with Chiefs)|
• Sixth-year running back originally joined the club as the team's first of three third-round selections in the 2008 NFL Draft.
• Bounced back from a season-ending knee injury the second game of the 2011 season to rush 285 times for 1,509 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns in 2012, earning a trip to his second Pro Bowl. His 1,509 yards are a single-season career-high.
• Earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl following the 2010 season after rushing for 1,467 yards on 230 carries (6.4 avg.), finishing second in the NFL behind Houston RB Arian Foster (1,616 yards).
• Was named first-team All-Pro by the Associated Press in 2010 and was named to both the All-AFC and All-Pro Teams byPro Football Weekly/PFWA.
• Was voted the FedEx NFL Ground Player of the Year by the fans for his performance in 2010.
• Took home the Derrick Thomas Award for the third time in his career in 2012 as the club's MVP, also earning the award in back-to-back seasons (2009-10).
• In 2009, Charles became the first player in NFL history to rush for over 1,100 yards on fewer than 200 rushing attempts.
• Is the NFL's all-time career leader in rushing average among running backs with at least 750 career carries, ranking ahead of Jim Brown, Mercury Morris, Gale Sayers and Barry Sanders.
• Has rushed for more than 1,000 yards for the third time in four years in 2012, joining RB Priest Holmes (2001-03) as only the second RB in Chiefs history to record three 1,000-yard rushing seasons.
• Became the fifth player in team history to reach 4,000 career rushing yards and ranks fourth in team history with 4,536 rushing yards.
• Holds the top three franchise marks for most rushing yards in a single game - 259 rushing yards at Denver (1/3/10), 233 rushing yards at New Orleans (9/23/12) and 226 yards vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). Is the only running back in team history with three 200-yard games, accounting for half of the franchise's six 200-yard perfromances.
• Charles holds the franchise's two longest runs from scrimmage with a 91-yard touchdown run at New Orleans (9/23/12) and an 86-yard touchdown run vs. Indianapolis (12/23/12). He also has two 80-yard runs (one for touchdown), tying for the sixth-longest run from scrimmage in team history.
• With 233 rushing yards and 55 receiving yards at New Orleans (9/23/12), he joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game.
• Charles now has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards, trailing only Hall of Fame RB Jim Brown, who has three.
• Has seen duty in 65 games (34 starts).
• Has rushed 784 times for 4,536 yards (5.8 avg.) with 17 TDs and has caught 152 passes for 1,282 yards (8.4 avg.) with seven TDs.
• Has 125 career rushes of 10+ yards to rank third in team history.
• Has also caught a two-point conversion pass.
• Has posted 51 kickoff returns for 1,246 yards (24.4 avg.) with a TD to go with eight special teams tackles.
• Has played in one postseason contest, carrying the ball nine times for 82 yards (9.1 avg.) with a franchise record 41-yard TD run.
Signed with Kansas City (12/12/10) ... Signed with Kansas City (7/21/08) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first of three Chiefs third-round picks (73rd overall) in the 2008 NFL Draft.
2012: Played in 16 contests (15 starts), registering 285 carries for 1,509 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns and 35 receptions for 236 yards (6.7 avg.) with one receiving touchdown ... Appeared as a reserve running back vs. Atlanta (9/9), posting 16 carries for 87 yards (5.4 avg.) ... Rushed three times for six yards (0.5 avg.) and caught three passes for 19 yards (6.3 avg.) at Buffalo (9/16) ... Carried the ball 33 times for 233 yards (7.1 avg.) with a 91-yard touchdown at New Orleans (9/23). The performance marked the second-best single-game individual rushing output in team history, behind his own record of 259 yards recorded at Denver (1/3/10). Charles' 91-yard touchdown run marked the longest run of his career and also the franchise's longest run from scrimmage. He joined Pro Football Hall of Famer Jim Brown as the only players in NFL history to record at least 225 rushing yards and 50 receiving yards in the same game. Charles now has two career games with at least 230 rushing yards, trailing only Brown, who has three ... Rushed 17 times for 88 yards (5.2 avg.) with one rushing touchdown and had three receptions for 23 yards (7.7 avg.) with a touchdown reception vs. San Diego (9/30) ... Gained 140 yards on 31 carries (4.5 avg.) and caught two passes for 21 yards (10.5 avg.) vs. Baltimore (10/7) ... Had 12 carries for 40 yards (3.3 avg.) and caught two passes for seven yards (3.5 avg.) at Tampa Bay (10/14) ... Carried the ball five times for four yards and caught three passes for six yards vs. Oakland (10/28) ... Registered 12 carries for 39 yards (3.3 avg.) and three receptions for 27 yards (9.0 avg.) at San Diego (11/1) ... Posted 23 carries for 100 yards (4.3 avg.) with a 12-yard touchdown at Pittsburgh (11/12) ... Had 17 carries for 87 yards (5.1 avg.) and caught four passes for 31 yards (7.8 avg.) vs. Cincinnati (11/18) ... Carried the ball 23 times for 107 yards (4.7 avg.) vs. Denver (11/25) ... Had 27 rushes for 127 yards (4.7 avg.) and caught four passes for 11 yards vs. Carolina (12/2) ... Rushed 18 carries for 165 yards (9.2 avg.) with an 80-yard touchdown at Cleveland (12/9) ... Had nine carries for 10 yards and caught three passes for 18 yards (6.0 avg.) at Oakland (12/16) ... Recorded 22 carries for 226 yards (10.3 avg.) with an 86-yard touchdown and had one reception for four yards vs. Indianapolis (12/23) ... Rushed the ball 14 times for 53 yards (3.8 avg.) and caught one pass for 14 yards at Denver (12/30).
2011: Played in two contests with one start at running back, recording 12 carries for 83 yards (6.9 avg.) and five receptions for nine yards (1.8 avg.) with a touchdown ... Produced 10 carries for 56 yards (5.6 avg.) and had five receptions for nine yards (1.8 avg.) with a touchdown vs. Buffalo (9/11) ... Had two carries for 27 yards (13.5 avg.) at Detroit (9/18) before leaving the game in the first quarter with a left knee injury ... Was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 21.
2010: Played in 16 games (six starts) ... Selected to his first career Pro Bowl ... Earned first-team All-Pro honors from Pro Football Weekly/PFWA and AP ... Had 230 carries for a team-high 1,467 yards (6.4 avg.) with five TDs and had 45 receptions for 468 yards (10.4 avg.) with three TDs ... Combined with WR Dwayne Bowe to become the third same-season 1,000-yard RB/WR tandem in team history ... Led the NFL by averaging 6.38 yards per carry (min. 100 atts.) ... Ranked second in the NFL with 1,467 rushing yards, the seventh-highest seasonal total in team history ... Owned two of the top six rushing games in the NFL in 2010 ... Was fifth in the AFC and tied for sixth in the NFL with 10 carries of 20+ yards ... His 45 rushes of 10+ yards were first in the NFL ... Tied for sixth with 10 rushes of 20+ yards ... Added two carries of 50+ yards ... Stood second in the NFL with 1,935 yards from scrimmage ... Tied for second in the NFL with 91 first downs ... Compiled 22 carries for 177 yards and added four receptions for 61 yards vs. Buffalo (10/31) to earn FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors ... Registered 22 carries for 173 yards with a TD at Seattle (11/28) ... Generated 11 carries for 126 yards with a TD at St. Louis (12/19), including a career-long 80-yard rush, tying for the fourth-longest in team history while his 11.45-yard rushing average was the fourth-highest single-game mark in Chiefs history ... Posted nine carries for 82 yards (9.1 avg.) with a 41-yard TD in an AFC Wild Card Game vs. Baltimore (1/9/11). His 41-yard run was the second-longest postseason run in Chiefs history and the longest postseason TD in Chiefs annals. His 82 rushing yards were the seventh-highest single-game playoff total in Chiefs history. Also forced and recovered a S Haruki Nakamura fumble following an interception.
2009: Saw action in 15 games (10 starts) on offense and special teams ... Was inactive for one contest ... Had 190 carries for a team-high 1,120 yards (5.9 avg.) with seven TDs and 40 catches for 297 yards (7.4 avg.) with a TD ... Added a two-point conversion reception ... Also had 36 kickoff returns for 925 yards (25.7 avg.) with a 97-yard TD and four special teams tackles ... Received the Derrick Thomas Award as the Chiefs MVP, becoming the youngest player to win the honor in team history ... Had 190 carries on the season, the fewest by any player in NFL history to record an 1,100-yard season ... His 5.89 yards-per-carry average led the NFL (min. 150 atts.) and ranks as the third-highest single-season mark in team annals (min. 100 atts.) ... Ranked fourth in the NFL with 2,342 combined net yards, the second-highest seasonal total in franchise history ... Compiled 968 rushing yards from Nov. 15 through the end of the season, the second-highest total in the NFL over that period, behind only Tennessee RB Chris Johnson (1,047) ... Collected 1,126 yards from scrimmage from Nov. 15 through the end of the season, the second-highest total in the NFL over that timeframe behind Johnson (1,388) ... His five 100-yard rushing games ranked fifth in the NFL ... His four straight 100-yard games to end the season tied as third-longest streak in team history ... Registered a TD in six consecutive games, tying for the eighth-longest streak in team annals ... Stood seventh in the AFC and led the AFC West with 1,120 rushing yards ... Had five 100-yard rushing games, tying for fourth in the AFC and tying for fifth in the NFL ... Finished ninth in the NFL with 25 carries of 10+ yards ... Tied for second in the NFL with three carries of 50+ yards ... His 297 receiving yards were ninth among RBs in the AFC ... Was eighth in the AFC among RBs with 40 receptions ... Finished sixth in the AFC with 925 kickoff return yards ... Was seventh in the AFC with 36 kickoff returns ... Had 26 kickoff returns of 20+ yards, ranking fifth in the AFC ... Ranked fifth in the AFC with a 25.7-yard kickoff return average ... Totaled a career-high six kickoff returns for 147 yards vs. San Diego (10/25) ... Scored on a two-point conversion pass from QB Matt Cassel in the fourth quarter at Jacksonville (11/8) ... Had 18 carries for 103 yards with a 44-yard TD, his second career 100-yard game at Oakland (11/15) ... Returned four kickoffs for a career-high 158 yards (39.5 avg.), including a 97-yard TD, tying for the fifth longest in Chiefs history vs. Pittsburgh (11/22) to win AFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors. It was the first kickoff return for a TD by the Chiefs since WR Dante Hall had a 96-yard TD vs. Philadelphia (10/2/05). His return marked the first time that Kansas City had returned the opening kickoff of a game for a touchdown since Hall had a 97-yard TD kickoff return vs. Denver (12/19/04). His 97-yard kickoff return was the sixth-longest in the AFC and tied for the ninth-longest in the NFL in 2009 ... Rushed 20 times for 143 yards with a season-long 76-yard TD and caught a personal-high seven passes for 38 yards vs. Buffalo (12/13). Established a career high with 27 attempts from scrimmage ... Recorded a career-high 25 carries for 154 yards with a 47-yard TD vs. Cleveland (12/20). Tied a career high with 27 attempts from scrimmage ... Tied a career-high with 27 attempts from scrimmage at Cincinnati (12/27) ... Rushed 25 times for a Chiefs single-game record 259 yards with a career-high two TDs and caught one pass for three yards at Denver (1/3/10), becoming the third player in team history with 200 or more yards in a game. It was the eighth-highest single-game total in NFL history. His 259 yards were the second-highest total ever recorded by an individual against Denver, trailing a 278-yard performance by Bengals RB Corey Dillon at Cincinnati (10/22/00). Posted his fourth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, tying as the third-longest streak in team history. Recorded 361 rushing yards in consecutive games, breaking the previous mark of 343 set by RB Larry Johnson in 2005. Finished the first half with 113 yards, becoming the first Chiefs player to have 100 rushing yards in a single half since Johnson had 105 yards in the second half vs. Denver (9/28/08). Registered a 56-yard TD, giving him a team-record four TD runs of 40+ yards on the season. Compiled 315 rushing yards vs. Denver in 2009, the highest total against an opponent in a single season in Chiefs history.
2008: Played in 16 games (two starts) ... Had 67 carries for 357 yards (5.3 avg.) and 27 catches for 272 yards (10.1 avg.) with a TD ... Also had 15 kickoff returns for 321 yards (21.4 avg.) and four special teams tackles ... Ranked fifth among AFC rookies with 357 rushing yards ... Started at RB at New England (9/7) when the team opened with three RBs ... Had a career-high two special teams tackles vs. Denver (9/28) ... Left the game in the second quarter with an ankle sprain at the New York Jets (10/26) ... Toted the ball 18 times for 106 yards vs. Tampa Bay (11/2), his first career 100-yard game ... Started at San Diego (11/9) before re-aggrevating his ankle injury ... Caught three passes for 45 yards with a 36-yard TD vs. Buffalo (11/23) ... Had three catches for a career-high 102 yards vs. Miami (12/21), including a career-long 75-yard catch. Became the first Chiefs rookie running back to post a 100-yard receiving game since RB Joe Delaney accomplished the feat vs. Oakland (10/11/81).
Played in 38 games (17 starts) at the University of Texas ... Concluded his Longhorn career with 533 carries for 3,328 yards (6.2 avg.) and 36 TDs ... Caught 49 passes for 539 yards (11.0 avg.) and three scores ... Ranked fourth in Texas history with 3,328 career rushing yards ... Started all 13 games as a junior in 2007, rushing 258 times for a career-high 1,619 yards and 18 TDs, the fifth-highest single-season rushing total in Texas history ... Also caught 17 passes for 199 yards ... Named first-team All-Big 12 ... Saw action in 12 games (one start) as a sophomore in 2006, carrying the ball 156 times for 831 yards with seven TDs and adding 18 receptions for 183 yards with a score ... Played in 13 games (three starts) as a true freshman in 2005, rushing 119 times for 878 yards with 11 TDs, while catching 14 passes for 157 yards with two scores ... Named freshman All-America and Freshman All-Big 12 byThe Sporting News... Also competed in track for the Longhorns ... Placed fourth in the 60-meter dash (6.75) at the Big 12 Indoor Championships ... Posted a fourth-place finish at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the 60-meter dash (6.65) ... Won the 100-meter dash (10.23) at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships ... Finished fifth in the 100-meter dash (10.27) and seventh in the 200-meter dash (21.02) at the NCAA Outdoor Championships ... Majored in Youth Education.
• A two-time first-team Class 5A All-State selection at Memorial High School in Port Arthur, Texas.
• Rushed for 4,107 yards and 50 TDs his final two seasons.
• Broke the Port Arthur City career rushing record held by Joe Washington.
• Lettered in track, winning state titles in the 100 and 300-meter hurdles as a senior.
• Received a bronze medal in the 400-meter hurdles at the 2003 World Youth Championships.
• Brother, Shanderric Charles, played running back at SMU (2001-02).
• His cousin, Graylin Johnson, played safety at Texas ('89-90), while another cousin, RaShonta LeBlanc, played basketball at LSU (2004-08).
• Has two daughters.
|Punt Returns||Kick Returns|
Additional Stats: Has eight special teams tackles - four in 2008 and four in 2009. Caught a two-point conversion from Matt Cassel at Jacksonville (11/8/09).
Single-Game Career Highs:
Rushing Attempts: 33 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Rushing Yards: 259 at Denver (1/3/10)
Long Run: 91(touchdown) at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Rushing TDs: 2 at Denver (1/3/10)
Receptions: 7 vs. Buffalo (12/13/09)
Receiving Yards: 102 vs. Miami (12/21/08)
Long Reception: 75 vs. Miami (12/21/08)
Receiving TDs: 2 vs. Tennessee (12/26/10)
Atts. From Scrimmage: 39, at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Yards From Scrimmage: 288 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Kickoff Returns: 6 vs. San Diego (10/25/09)
KO Return Yards: 158 vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Long Kickoff Return: 97t vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Kickoff Return TDs: 1 vs. Pittsburgh (11/22/09)
Combined Net Atts.: 39 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Combined Net Yards: 288 at New Orleans (9/23/12)
Sp. Teams Tackles: 2 vs. Denver (9/28/08)
|2012 - Chiefs|
|9/23||@ New Orleans||33||233||7.1||91t||1||6||55||9.2||19||0|
|10/14||@ Tampa Bay||12||40||3.3||22||0||2||7||3.5||8||0|
|11/1||@ San Diego||12||39||3.3||15||0||3||27||9.0||22||0|
|2011 - Chiefs|
|9/25||@ San Diego||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|MINNESOTA||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/9||@ Indianapolis||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/23||@ Oakland||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|10/31||SAN DIEGO||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|11/6||MIAMI||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|11/13||DENVER||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|11/21||@ New England||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|11/27||PITTSBURGH||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/4||@ Chicago||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/11||@ N.Y. Jets||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/18||GREEN BAY||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|12/24||OAKLAND||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|1/1/12||@ Denver||Injured Reserve/Knee||Injured Reserve/Knee|
|2010 - Chiefs|
|12/12||@ San Diego||10||40||4.0||10||0||2||9||4.5||5||0|
|12/19||@ St. Louis||11||126||11.5||80||1||3||27||9.0||14||0|
|2009 - Chiefs|
|11/29||@ San Diego||14||93||6.6||31||1||3||54||18.0||49||0|
|2008 - Chiefs|
|9/7||@ New England||5||28||5.6||11||0||2||6||3.0||4||0|
|10/26||@ N.Y. Jets||5||45||9.0||30||0||1||4||4.0||4||0|
|11/9||@ San Diego||3||8||2.7||6||0||0||0||0.0||--||0|