Quinton Caver Bio

A closer look at newly signed linebacker Quinton Caver.

Full name: Quinton Tyrone Caver.

Bio: Athletic fifth-year linebacker orginally out of Arkansas. Arrived in Kansas City after spending a year and a half with Philadelphia … Former second-round draft pick of the Eagles was released by that club midway through the 2002 campaign and was signed by the Chiefs on October 28th of that year … Moved into Kansas City's starting lineup due to injuries in the ninth game of the 2004 season, opening the first four games of his pro career … Took advantage of that opportunity last season and recorded a career-high 32 tackles … A fearless special teams performer who often times draws double teams on the coverage units … Expected to work as a reserve at the club's right outside linebacker post … Owns excellent speed and size, making him a prime candidate to continue his exemplary work in the kicking game after posting a career-high 17 special teams tackles last season … Possesses limited NFL experience on defense, but benefited greatly from his playing time a year ago … Is reunited in Kansas City with former Philadephia teammate LB Shawn Barber and ex-University of Arkansas teammate DE Carlos Hall … Has played in 45 regular season games (four starts), recording 46 tackles (31 solo), three passes defensed, three QB pressure and 40 special teams tackles … Has seen duty in four playoff games, registering one tackle and two special teams stops.

Transactions: Signed a one-year contract with Kansas City (4/14/05) ... Signed a one-year contract with Kansas City (3/3/04) ... Signed a one-year contract with Kansas City (9/16/03) ... Was released by Kansas City (8/31/03) ... Signed a one-year contract with Kansas City (2/27/03) ... Signed a one-year contract with Kansas City (10/28/02) ... Released by Philadelphia (10/21/02) ... Signed a four-year contract with Philadelphia (7/27/01) ... Originally entered the NFL as a second-round selection (55th overall) of Philadelphia in the 2001 NFL Draft.

2004: Kansas City (2002-04): Has seen duty in 29 games (24 starts), recording 33 tackles (24 solo), three passes defensed, two QB pressures and 33 special teams stops … Has played in one postseason game, producing two special teams stops. Played in 16 games on special teams and seven contests on defense with four starts at ROLB … Registered 32 defensive tackles (23 solo), three passes defensed, two QB pressures and was third on the team with 17 special teams tackles … Recorded two special teams tackles at Denver (9/12) ... Totaled a club-best three special teams tackles vs. Houston (9/26) ... Produced two special teams tackles at Baltimore (10/4) and at Jacksonville (10/17) ... Registered one defensive tackle and one special teams stop vs. Atlanta (10/24) ... Amassed one special teams tackle vs. Indianapolis (10/31) ... Tallied five tackles and one pass defensed in place of an injured LB Shawn Barber at Tampa Bay (11/7) ... Contributed five tackles and two QB pressures in place of an injured LB Monty Beisel to go with two special teams stops at New Orleans (11/14) ... Started his first career game at ROLB in place of an injured Beisel vs. New England (11/22), totaling six tackles and one special teams stop … Compiled six tackles in a starting role vs. San Diego (11/28) ... Started at Oakland (12/5), producing five tackles, two passes defensed and one special teams tackle … Recorded four tackles and one special teams stop in a starting role at Tennessee (12/13) ... Had one special teams stop vs. Oakland (12/25).

2003: Played in 12 games on special teams and two games on defense … Was inactive for two games … Produced one tackle and 15 special teams stops … Was signed on September 16th … Played on special teams at Houston (9/21) ... Produced two special teams tackles at Green Bay (10/12) ... Amassed a career-high four special teams tackles at Cincinnati (11/16) ... Was inactive at San Diego (11/30) and at Denver (12/7) with a back injury … Played on defense and special teams vs. Detroit (12/14) ... Registered one tackle and three special teams stops vs. Chicago (12/28) ... Had two special teams tackles in the club's AFC Divisional Playoff Game vs. Indianapolis (1/11/04).

2002: Was released by Philadelphia on October 21st and inked with the Chiefs on October 28th … Played in one game and was inactive for four contests … Had one special teams tackle … Was inactive at San Francisco (11/10), vs. Buffalo (11/17) and at Seattle (11/24) ... Saw his first action in a Chiefs uniform on special teams vs. Arizona (12/1), making one tackle … Was inactive vs. St. Louis (12/8) with a right shoulder sprain and was placed on injured reserve on December 14th. Philadelphia (2001-02): Appeared in 16 games with the Eagles, making 13 tackles, one QB pressure and seven special teams tackles … Played in three postseason games, making one tackle.

2001: Saw action in 11 games as a rookie … Produced 12 tackles, a QB pressure and five special teams stops … Played in his first NFL game vs. St. Louis (9/9) ... Made his first two defensive tackles vs. Dallas (9/30) ... Recorded a career-high 10 tackles and one QB pressure at Tampa Bay (1/6/02) ... Appeared in all three of Philadelphia's playoff contests, making one tackle.

College Bio: Started 24 games and closed out his career with 239 tackles, including 30.0 for a loss and one INT that he returned for a TD … Earned first-team All-SEC honors as senior when he ranked second on the team with a career-high 91 tackles … Majored in Kinesiology at Arkansas.

Personal Bio
• Led his team to the Class 6A State Championship as a prep standout at Anniston High School in Anniston, Alabama.

• Was a first-team all-state selection as an outside linebacker and tight end as a senior.

• Recorded 100 tackles, 16.0 sacks and was selected to play in the Alabama-Mississippi High School All-Star Game.

• Also lettered in basketball and track.

• Serves as a mentor to teens and is a regular visitor to St. Vincent's Operation Breakthrough, a center dedicated to inner-city children of all ages in Kansas City.

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