Creed Humphrey
Humphrey with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2021
No. 52 – Kansas City Chiefs
Position:Center
Personal information
Born: (1999-06-28) June 28, 1999 (age 22)
Shawnee, Oklahoma
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:312 lb (142 kg)
Career information
High school:Shawnee
College:Oklahoma (2017–2020)
NFL Draft:2021 / Round: 2 / Pick: 63
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 5, 2021
Games played:5
Games started:5
Player stats at NFL.com

Creed Humphrey (born June 28, 1999) is an American football center for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Oklahoma, where he was named the Big 12 Conference's offensive lineman of the year in 2019 and 2020. He was drafted by the Chiefs in the second round of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Early years

Humphrey attended the Shawnee High School in Shawnee, Oklahoma.[1] He played both center and defensive line on the football team. Humphrey played in the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Game.[2] Humphrey was a highly-touted prospect, with a four-star rating from 247Sports. He was ranked 294th overall in his recruiting class, but was the 5th-best prospect from the State of Oklahoma and the 3rd-best center in the country.[3] Humphrey received nineteen scholarship offers from programs like Alabama, Texas A&M, Texas, Oklahoma State, Oklahoma, Vanderbilt, and Virginia Tech. He initially committed to Texas A&M in June 2016 but decommitted two months later and signed a National Letter of Intent with Oklahoma.[4]

College career

Humphrey redshirted his first year at Oklahoma in 2017.[5] He played in all 14 games with 12 starts in 2018.[6][7][8] He returned as the starting center for Oklahoma in 2019 and 2020, being named the Big 12 Conference's offensive lineman of the year in both seasons.[9][10] Following the 2020 season Humphrey announced he would be foregoing his final year of eligibility and declared for the 2021 NFL Draft.[11]

Professional career

Humphrey was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft.[12] On May 13, 2021, he signed his rookie contract with the Chiefs.[13]

References

  1. ^ "All-State football: Shawnee's Creed Humphrey earns spot on All-State team with dominating play". Oklahoman.com. January 8, 2017.
  2. ^ "Oklahoma commit Creed Humphrey receives U.S. Army All-American jersey". November 9, 2016.
  3. ^ "Creed Humphrey, Oklahoma Sooners, Center (FB)". 247Sports. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "Creed Humphrey Timeline Events". 247sports.com. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  5. ^ World, Cody Stavenhagen Tulsa. "OU football: 'Country-fed' Creed Humphrey keeps impressing as he contends for starting job at center". Tulsa World.
  6. ^ "OU football: Starting a 'dream' for Shawnee's Creed Humphrey". Oklahoman.com. October 25, 2018.
  7. ^ Aber, Ryan. "Former Shawnee standout Creed Humphrey embraces leadership role on OU's rebuilt O-line". The Shawnee News-Star.
  8. ^ "'Country strong' Creed Humphrey a powerful engine at center of Oklahoma offense". ESPN.com. December 28, 2018.
  9. ^ "OU football: Creed Humphrey embracing leadership role on rebuilt offensive line". Oklahoman.com. August 2, 2019.
  10. ^ Aber, Ryan. "OU football: Sooners center Creed Humphrey is named Big 12's top offensive lineman again". The Oklahoman. Retrieved April 4, 2021.
  11. ^ "OU's Humphrey to NFL; Iowa's Linderbaum stays". ESPN.com. December 31, 2020. Retrieved January 29, 2021.
  12. ^ McMullen, Matt (May 1, 2021). "Five Things to Know About New Chiefs' Center Creed Humphrey". Chiefs.com. Retrieved May 8, 2021.
  13. ^ "Chiefs trade for Vikings cornerback Mike Hughes, sign draft picks". Fox4KC.com.