Matt Shaub


Matt Shaub

Atlanta Falcons, QB

Texans, QB


Matthew Schaub was born June 25, 1981 is a quarterback for the Houston Texans NFL team. He played college football for the University of Virginia, and was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in the third round of the 2004 NFL Draft. Schaub holds every passing record in Texans' franchise history.


Matt enrolled at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1999. He was the starter for the first game of the 2001 season at Wisconsin. Over the 2001 season, he and Spinner split quarterbacking duties nearly evenly. He was the Most Valuable Player of the 2003 Continental Tire Bowl and was twice selected to the All-ACC Academic Football Team. Matt finished his college career with at least 22 school records. He played in a record 40 games at the quarterback position and finished his career as one of the most accurate passers in Atlantic Coast Conference history (.670 career completion percentage). His Virginia statistics included school career records for yards passing (7502), touchdown passes (56), completions (716), attempts (1069), completion percentage (.670), 300-yard games (8), and 200-yard games (20).


The Atlanta Falcons in the 3rd round of the 2004 NFL draft selected Matt as the 90th overall pick. He was the fifth of seventeen quarterbacks taken in a quarterback-rich class, including Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and Ben Roethlisberger. In March 2007, the Houston Texans acquired him from the Falcons for second round picks in 2007 and 2008. Schaub was introduced to his new team at a press conference on March 22, 2007, and the same day, the Texans released David Carr, opening the door for Schaub to become their long-term starter.

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