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Kirk Cousins
QB #8
Height:
6-3
Weight:
210
Age:
27
College:
Michigan State
Hometown:
Holland, Mich.
Experience:
5

HONOR ROLL
2015 PFWA Co-Most Improved Player NFL Top 100 Players [No. 85 in 2015)

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL)... First start: 12/16/12 (at CLE)... First win as starter: 12/16/12: (at CLE, 38-21)... First fourth-quarter comeback win: 12/9/12 (vs. BAL, 31-28 in OT)... First completion: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL, 4 yards to Joshua Morgan)... First passing TD: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL, 77 yards to Santana Moss)... First multi-passing TD game: 12/16/12 (at CLE, 2)... First 300-yard passing game: 12/16/12 (at CLE, 329 yards)... First 400-yard passing game: 9/21/14 (at PHI, 427 yards).

TRANSACTIONS
Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft... Signed franchise tender on March 3, 2016.

HONOR ROLL
2015 PFWA Co-Most Improved Player NFL Top 100 Players [No. 85 in 2015)

MILESTONES 
NFL debut: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL)... First start: 12/16/12 (at CLE)... First win as starter: 12/16/12: (at CLE, 38-21)... First fourth-quarter comeback win: 12/9/12 (vs. BAL, 31-28 in OT)... First completion: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL, 4 yards to Joshua Morgan)... First passing TD: 10/7/12 (vs. ATL, 77 yards to Santana Moss)... First multi-passing TD game: 12/16/12 (at CLE, 2)... First 300-yard passing game: 12/16/12 (at CLE, 329 yards)... First 400-yard passing game: 9/21/14 (at PHI, 427 yards).

TRANSACTIONS 
Originally selected by the Washington Redskins in the fourth round (102nd overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft... Signed franchise tender on March 3, 2016.

PRO
Enters 2016 having appeared in 30 regular season games (25 starts) and two postseason games (one start)... Breakout star of 2015 NFC East title-winning season who earned 2015 PFWA Co-Most Improved Player honors after setting single-season team records for attempts (543), completions (379), passing yards (4,166) and 300-yard passing games (seven)... Was part of quarterback duo in 2012 that made the Redskins the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to have two different rookie quarterbacks (Cousins and Robert Griffin III) lead fourth-quarter comeback wins in the same season and the first team in history with two rookie quarterbacks with 300-yard passing games in a single season.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2015 (REDSKINS)
Started all 16 games and one postseason game after being named the starter in late August. Completed 379-of-543 passes (69.8 percent) for 4,166 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions for a passer rating of 101.6 in the 2015 regular season and set single-season team records for attempts (543), completions (379), passing yards (4,166) and 300-yard passing games (seven)... Shared PFWA Co-Most Improved Player honors with Panthers CB Josh Norman. Twice earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors (Weeks 7 and 10) and was named NFC Offensive Player of the Month in December... His 29 passing touchdowns tied Joe Theismann (29 in 1983) for the second-most in a season in team history. Became the first player in team history to throw a touchdown in all 16 games in a season since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978 and was one of only two NFL quarterbacks to throw a touchdown pass in all 16 regular season games in 2015 (Russell Wilson)... Became the first Redskins quarterback to lead the NFL in completion percentage since Sonny Jurgensen in 1970. Also completed 74.7 percent of his pass attempts in home games, the highest home completion percentage in a season in NFL history, surpassing Jim Harbaugh’s 74.3 percent with the Indianapolis Colts in 1997... 117.0 passer rating in home games was the best by a Redskins quarterback since at least 1950, surpassing the 111.8 mark set by Jurgensen in 1970... Became the 12th Redskins quarterback (and the first since 2009) to start all 16 games in a season since the NFL adopted the 16-game schedule in 1978... Started vs. MIA (9/13) and completed 21-of-31 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown... Started vs. STL (9/20), completing 23-of-27 passes for 203 yards and a touchdown in a Week 2 win... Started at NYG (9/24), completing 30-of-49 attempts for 316 yards with one touchdown... Recorded 31 completions on 46 attempts for 290 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions vs. PHI (10/4) in addition to scoring his first career rushing touchdown. Engineered a 15-play, 90-yard drive culminating with a four-yard touchdown pass to Pierre Garçon to complete his first fourth-quarter come-from-behind victory as a starter... Completed 21-of-32 passes for 219 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions at ATL (10/11), forcing overtime with a four-play, 46-yard drive in 24 seconds to set up a Dustin Hopkins game-tying field goal... Completed 25- of-43 passes for 196 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions at NYJ (10/18)... Completed 33-of-40 passes for 317 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and also rushed three times for 15 yards with a rushing touchdown in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25). Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week honors for the performance, as his career-high 33 completions tied Jason Campbell’s franchise record (Nov. 18, 2007 against Dallas). Became the first Redskins quarterback to record at least three passing touchdowns and at least one rushing touchdown in a single game since Trent Green on Nov. 22, 1998. Also became the first Redskins quarterback since 1960 to record three 30-completion games in a single season. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, became the first player to throw game-winning passes in the final 30 seconds of the fourth quarter twice in the same calendar month since Drew Bledsoe in December 2005... Completed 22-of-40 passes for 217 yards with one touchdown at NE (11/8)... Completed 20-of-25 passes for 324 yards with a career- high four touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 158.3 in a 47-14 rout vs. NO (11/15). Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Weeks honors, as his perfect passer rating was the Redskins’ first among quarterbacks with at least 20 attempts in records available dating back to 1950. Became the first Redskins quarterback to pass for at least 300 yards and post a rating of at least 150.0 in a game since Pro Football Hall of Famer Sammy Baugh on Oct. 31, 1948... Completed 22-of-30 passes (73.3 percent) for 207 yards with one touchdown and one interception at CAR (11/22)... Completed 20-of-29 passes for 302 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 114.4 in a win vs. NYG (11/29). Also added a rushing touchdown... Completed 22-of-31 passes for 219 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions for a passer rating of 101.4 vs. DAL (12/7)... Completed 24-of-31 passes for 300 yards with one passing touchdown, one rushing touchdown and one interception with a passer rating of 104.2 in a win at CHI (12/13)... Completed 22-of-28 passes for 319 yards and tied his career high with four passing touchdowns and added a 13-yard rushing touchdown in a win vs. BUF (12/20). His sixth 300- yard passing game of the season broke team record (Sonny Jurgensen in 1967, Jay Schroeder in 1986 and Mark Rypien in 1989 all had five). With his 14th completion of the day broke the Redskins’ franchise record for pass completions in a single season (327, Jason Campbell in 2009). Became only the fourth Redskins quarterback since 1950 to record at least four passing touchdowns and a rushing touchdown in a single game, joining Trent Green (Nov. 22, 1998 vs. Arizona), Rypien (Nov. 10, 1991 vs. Atlanta) and Norm Snead (Oct. 28, 1962 at the New York Giants). Finished regular season home slate having thrown 232 consecutive pass attempts at home without an interception dating back to Week 1, the longest such home streak in team history according to the Elias Sports Bureau... Completed 31-of-46 passes for 365 yards with four touchdowns and zero interceptions with a passer rating of 120.3 in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26). Added to his single-season team records in 300-yard passing games (seven). Was his third four-touchdown game of the season, tying Jurgensen (three in 1964 and 1967) for the most in a single season by a Redskins quarterback since 1960. Tied Robert Griffin III for the longest streak of 100.0-plus passer rating games (five in 2012) by a Redskins quarterback since 1960... Completed 12-of-15 passes for 176 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions for a passer rating of 155.1 in regular season finale at DAL (1/3) before exiting in the second quarter. Became the first player in team history to throw three touchdowns in the first quarter of a game. Broke Jay Schroeder’s team record for passing yards in a single season (4,109 in 1986) on a 28-yard pass to wide receiver Jamison Crowder. Extended his streak of games with a touchdown pass to 16, passing Joe Theismann (15 in 1982-83) for sole possession of the second-longest streak in team history and becoming the first player in team history to throw a touchdown in all 16 games in a season since the adoption of the 16-game schedule in 1978. Was his sixth consecutive game with a passer rating of 100.0 or better, the longest streak by a Redskins quarterback in records available back to 1960. Earned NFC Offensive Player of the Month for December... Completed 29-of-46 passes for 329 yards with one passing touchdown and one rushing touchdown in his first postseason start in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10). Became the first Redskins quarterback to throw for a touchdown and run for a touchdown in a single postseason game. Also tied Todd Collins’ franchise record for completions in a postseason game (29, NFC Wild Card Round at Seattle on Jan. 5, 2008). 

2014 (REDSKINS)
Set career highs in games played (six), games started (five), pass attempts (204), completions (126), passing yards (1,710), passing touchdowns (10) and rushing attempts (seven) in 2014... Active but did not play at HOU (9/7)... Entered in relief vs. JAX (9/14) and completed 22-of-33 passes of 250 yards with two touchdowns and a 109.4 passer rating en route to a 41- 10 win. Completed his first 12 passes, the longest consecutive completion streak of his career, exceeding his 10 consecutive completions vs. DAL in 2013... Started at PHI (9/21) and completed 30-of-48 passes for 427 yards with three touchdowns and a passer rating of 103.4. Recorded career highs in completions (30), passing yards (427) and passing touchdowns (three). Was the first 400-yard passing day of his career and the first by a Redskins quarterback since Donovan McNabb vs. Houston on Sept. 19, 2010 (426). Earned FedEx Air Player of the Week honors for his performance... Completed 19-of-33 passes for 257 yards with one touchdown and four interceptions in a start vs. NYG (9/25)... Started vs. SEA (10/6) and completed 21-of-36 passes for 283 yards with two touchdowns and no interceptions with a passer rating of 102.0... Started and completed 24-of-38 passes for 354 yards with two touchdowns at ARI (10/12)... Started vs. TEN (10/19) and completed 10-of-16 passes for 139 yards in one half of action... Active but did not play at DAL (10/27)... Inactive at MIN (11/2), vs. TB (11/16), at SF (11/23), at IND (11/30), vs. STL (12/7) and at NYG (12/14)... Active but did not play vs. PHI (12/20) and vs. DAL (12/28).

2013 (REDSKINS)
Appeared in five games, starting the final three of the season... Active but did not play vs. PHI (9/9), at GB (9/15), vs. DET (9/22), at OAK (9/29), at DAL (10/13) and vs. CHI (10/20)... Completed 5-of-9 passes for 48 yards with two interceptions in reserve at DEN (10/27)... Active but did not play vs. SD (11/3), at MIN (11/7), at PHI (11/17), vs. SF (11/25) and vs. NYG (12/1)... Completed 7-of-16 passes for 59 yards in reserve vs. KC (12/8)... Started at ATL (12/15), completing 29-of-45 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns, all career highs. Became the first Redskins quarterback in the Super Bowl era to throw for 300 yards in each of his first two career starts, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Threw for 248 yards in the first half, the most in a first half by a Redskins quarterback since Mark Rypien threw for 259 yards in the first two quarters vs. Atlanta on Nov. 10, 1991... Started and completed 21-of-36 passes for 197 yards with one touchdown and one interception vs. DAL (12/22). Also posted two rushing attempts for 10 yards... Started and completed 19-of-49 passes for 169 yards at NYG (12/29).

2012 (REDSKINS)
Played in three regular season games with one start and saw his first postseason action... Was active but did not play as the second quarterback in a season-opening win at NO (9/9), at STL (9/16), vs. CIN (9/23) and at TB (9/30)... Saw his first action vs. ATL (10/7), entering in relief of the injured Robert Griffin III in the third quarter and completing 5-of-9 passes for 111 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. His first career pass attempt was a four-yard completion to wide receiver Joshua Morgan. In the fourth quarter, he threw the first touchdown pass of his career, finding Santana Moss for a 77-yard touchdown. With the pass, the Redskins became the first team since the 1941 Chicago Cardinals to have two rookie quarterbacks each throw a touchdown pass of 75+ yards in the same season... Active but did not play vs. MIN (10/14), at NYG (10/21), at PIT (10/28), vs. CAR (11/4), vs. PHI (11/18), at DAL (11/22) and vs. NYG (12/3)... Led the first fourth-quarter comeback of his career, replacing Griffin III in the final two minutes of a win vs. BAL (12/9). Led an eight-point fourth-quarter comeback, making the Redskins the first team since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger to have two different rookie quarterbacks lead fourth-quarter comeback wins in the same season. Hit Pierre Garçon for an 11-yard touchdown and then converted the game-tying two-point conversion on a quarterback draw, marking the first time in team history that the Redskins had scored a two-point conversion to send a game to overtime. The comeback was named the NFL GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week... Made his first career start in a win at CLE (12/16), completing 26-of-37 passes  for 329 yards with two touchdowns, all career highs. He and Griffin III became the first duo to each have started a game for the Redskins as rookies in the same season since Heath Shuler and Gus Frerotte in 1994. With Cousins’ victory in Week 15 and Griffin III’s win in Week 1, the Redskins became the first team in a non-strike season to have two different rookie quarterbacks win their first career starts in the same season since rookies John Elway and Gary Kubiak won their starting debuts with the Denver Broncos in 1983. The game was Cousins’ first 300-yard passing performance, as the Redskins became the first team in NFL history to have two different rookie quarterbacks post 300-yard passing games in the same season. Won Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week and GMC Never Say Never Moment of the Week for his efforts... Active but did not play at PHI (12/23) and vs. DAL (12/30)... Completed three-of-10 passes for 31 yards in relief of an injured Griffin III in the NFC Wild Card Round vs. SEA (1/6).

COLLEGE
Appeared in 45 games, starting 39 of his last 40 contests, completing 723- of-1,128 passes (64.10%) for 9,131 yards, 66 touchdowns and 30 interceptions... Gained 9,004 yards on 1,239 plays, an average of 7.33 yards per snap and 200.08 yards per game... Holds the school career-record with 66 touchdown passes, topping the previous mark of 61 by Jeff Smoker (2000-03)... Exited Michigan State ranking tenth on the Big Ten Conference all-time touchdown passes list (66)... His 25 touchdown passes in 2011 broke the old school season record of 22 by Drew Stanton in 2005... Threw for at least two touchdowns in 19 starts... Set school record for career pass completions (723)... His 34 completions vs. Notre Dame in 2011 were one shy of Smoker’s school single-game record (35 vs. Ohio State in 2003)... One of seven players in school history to complete at least 60 percent of his passes for MSU, as his pass completion percentage of 64.1 is second in school history and tied for seventh in Big Ten Conference history... Established a Michigan State career-record with a 146.08 pass efficiency rating, topping the old mark of 142.3 by Gene Glick (1946-49)... Holds the school record with 9,004 yards in total offense for his career... Was only the second player in Spartan history to be named team captain as a sophomore and the first since 1949... Holds the school career record with 26 games throwing for at least 200 yards... One of only sixteen players in the history of the university to earn Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors all four seasons.

PERSONAL
In the 2013 offseason, published his first book, “Game Changer: Faith, Football, & Finding Your Way”... Attended Holland (Mich.) Christian H.S., where he lettered in football, baseball and basketball... Earned All-Ottawa-Kent Conference honors as a quarterback for the football team, as a pitcher for the baseball squad and as a shooting guard for basketball... Was a three-star prospect by Rivals.com, which rated him Michigan’s 27thbest overall prospect... Finished prep career completing 198-of-366 passes for 3,204 yards, 40 touchdowns and 18 interceptions in 16 games, with at least three touchdown passes in nine of those contests... In 2006, was an All-State and Academic All-State honorable mention choice by the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association, as he went on to set 35 school game-, season- and career-records en route to garnering Area Player of the Year accolades... That season, he completed 130-of-231 throws (.563) for 2,088 yards, 28 touchdowns and 10 interceptions as a senior, leading the Maroons to a program-best 7-3 record while qualifying for the playoffs for the first time in school history... Graduated from Michigan State in December 2011 with a 3.68 grade point average, majoring in Kinesiology... Participated in the Spartan Buddies program, volunteering in the pediatric ward at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing and in the Athletes in Action sports ministry... Served as the color analyst on the Big Ten Network broadcast of Michigan State’s Green-White Spring Game from 2013-15... Son of MaryAnn and Don Cousins... Father is a minister and mother is a flight attendant... Brother, Kyle, lettered four times as a pitcher at Calvin College (Grand Rapids, Mich.)... Married his wife, Julie, in the 2014 offseason... Born Aug. 19, 1988.

COMMUNITY
Has used his platform to improve the lives of people in the D.C. area and worldwide... Worked closely with International Justice Mission in 2015, selling "You LIke That!" T-shirts to benefit the human rights organization that rescues victims of violence, sexual exploitation, slavery and human trafficking. Proceeds from shirt sales resulted in more than $40,000 for the organization... Distributed hats and coats as part of the Share the Warmth event presented by Macy’s and acted as a celebrity waiter at a special dinner event to raise money for Ryan Kerrigan's Blitz for the Better foundation in 2015. Also played alongside fans at the inaugural Redskins Golf Classic... In 2014, volunteered at Tyler’s Kids Outreach Football Camp and Extreme Recess events at Redskins Park... Waited tables at Ryan Kerrigan’s 2014 Blitz for the Better Foundation fundraising events. Also helped raise funds for breast cancer research and services for the American Cancer Society at the SACK Cancer Gala in 2014... Frequently serves as a guest speaker at churches around the country... Has fosterered dogs from the “Doodle Rescue” and “Friends of Homeless Animals” organizations, giving homeless dogs a home until they find permanent families... Annually holds a summer youth football camp in his hometown (more information at KirkCousins.org). 

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesPassingRushingFumbles
GGSCompAttYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
TOTAL 619 950 7,196 7.6 47 30 42 315 91.3 40 104 2.6 5 15 7
2015 WAS 16 16 379 543 4,166 7.7 29 11 26 186 101.6 26 48 1.8 5 9 3
2014 WAS 6 5 126 204 1,710 8.4 10 9 8 70 86.4 7 20 2.9 0 2 2
2013 WAS 5 3 81 155 854 5.5 4 7 5 32 58.4 4 14 3.5 0 3 2
2012 WAS 3 1 33 48 466 9.7 4 3 3 27 101.6 3 22 7.3 0 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultPassingRushingFumbles
CompAttPctYdsAvgTDIntSckSckYRateAttYdsAvgTDFUMLost
1 MIA L 10-17 21 31 67.7 196 6.3 1 2 1 8 68.8 2 -1 -0.5 0 1 0
2 STL W 24-10 23 27 85.2 203 7.5 1 0 2 12 110.3 -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @NYG L 21-32 30 49 61.2 316 6.4 1 2 1 11 69.8 -- -- -- -- -- --
4 PHI W 23-20 31 46 67.4 290 6.3 1 0 1 0 91.8 1 1 1 1 1 0
5 @ATL L 19-25 21 32 65.6 219 6.8 1 2 1 0 69.7 1 1 1 0 -- --
6 @NYJ L 20-34 25 43 58.1 196 4.6 1 2 1 5 57.9 1 1 1 0 -- --
7 TB W 31-30 33 40 82.5 317 7.9 3 0 1 12 124.7 3 15 5 1 1 1
9 @NE L 10-27 22 40 55 217 5.4 1 1 1 4 68.4 -- -- -- -- -- --
10 NO W 47-14 20 25 80 324 13 4 0 3 23 158.3 0 0 -- 0 1 0
11 @CAR L 16-44 22 30 73.3 207 6.9 1 1 5 35 89.2 1 4 4 0 2 2
12 NYG W 20-14 20 29 69 302 10.4 1 0 0 0 114.4 4 1 0.3 1 1 0
13 DAL L 16-19 22 31 71 219 7.1 1 0 3 26 101.4 1 6 6 0 1 0
14 @CHI W 24-21 24 31 77.4 300 9.7 1 1 3 25 104.2 4 13 3.3 1 -- --
15 BUF W 35-25 22 28 78.6 319 11.4 4 0 1 11 153.7 3 11 3.7 1 -- --
16 @PHI W 38-24 31 46 67.4 365 7.9 4 0 2 14 120.3 5 -4 -0.8 0 1 0
17 @DAL W 34-23 12 15 80 176 11.7 3 0 0 0 155.1 -- -- -- -- -- --

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