Kyle Shurmur
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Shurmur with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2021
Buffalo Bills
Position:Defensive quality control coach
Personal information
Born: (1996-11-06) November 6, 1996 (age 25)
East Lansing, Michigan
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
High school:La Salle College (Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania)
College:Vanderbilt
Undrafted:2019
Career history
As a player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As a coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Kyle Shurmur (born November 6, 1996) is an American football coach and former quarterback. He is currently the defensive quality control coach of the Buffalo Bills.[1] He played quarterback in college football at Vanderbilt, and signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent in 2019.

High school

Shurmur began his high school career as the backup quarterback at St. Edward High School in Lakewood, Ohio before transferring to La Salle College High School in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania after his father, Pat, became the offensive coordinator for the Philadelphia Eagles.[2] Over the next two years, Shurmur passed for 4,996 yards and 53 touchdowns for the Explorers while leading the team to a 16-6 record. As a senior, he completed 180 of 307 passes for 2,472 yards and 25 touchdowns, earning PIAA AAAA First Team All-State honors.[3] Shurmur also swam at La Salle, helping the team win the 2014 PIAA state title and was a member of state record-setting 200-medley relay.[4] Shurmur committed to Vanderbilt after being recruited by Cincinnati, Illinois, Pittsburgh, and Temple.[5]

College career

As a true freshman Shurmur started five of Vanderbilt's final six games, going 2–3 and passing for 503 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. He was named the Commodores' starting quarterback going into the 2016 season by head coach Derek Mason.[6] During his junior season, Shurmur set a new single-season school record by passing for 26 touchdowns.[7] As a senior, Shurmur was the first Vanderbilt quarterback to beat rival Tennessee three times since Doc Kuhn. Shurmur also joined Greg Zolman as the second quarterback in Vanderbilt history to have three seasons with at least 2,000 yards passing.[8] Shurmur passed Jay Cutler as Vanderbilt's leader in career touchdown passes after throwing his 60th in the team's 36-29 win over Ole Miss on November 17, 2018.[9] In the 2018 Texas Bowl, his final career start, Shurmur passed Cutler as Vanderbilt's all-time leader in passing yards, completions and attempts.[10] Shurmur was invited to participate in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, playing for the American team he went 10 of 19 for 90 yards in a 10-7 win over the National team.[11]

Records

Vanderbilt University school career records:[12]

Single season records:

College statistics

Vanderbilt Commodores
Season Class GP Passing Rushing
Comp Att Pct Yards Y/A AY/A TD Int QBR Att Yards Avg TD
2015 Freshman 6 44 103 42.7 503 4.9 4.5 5 3 93.9 14 -33 -2.4 0
2016 Sophomore 13 204 375 54.4 2,409 6.4 5.7 9 10 110.9 50 -129 -2.6 0
2017 Junior 12 220 380 57.9 2,823 7.4 7.6 26 10 137.6 34 -84 -2.5 3
2018 Senior 13 254 406 62.6 3,130 7.7 8.2 24 6 143.9 39 -80 -2.1 0

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 4 in
(1.93 m)
230 lb
(104 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
8+78 in
(0.23 m)
4.91 s 4.53 s 7.51 s 29.5 in
(0.75 m)
8 ft 10 in
(2.69 m)
All values from NFL Combine[13]

Kansas City Chiefs

On April 27, 2019, Shurmur signed with the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent.[14] He was waived at the end of training camp as part of final cuts and subsequently re-signed to the Chiefs practice squad the next day on September 1, 2019.[15] He was signed to the active roster October 22, 2019.[16] He was waived on November 2, 2019,[17] and was signed to the practice squad the following day after clearing waivers.[18] Shurmur remained on the practice squad for the rest of the 2019 season, including during the Chiefs Super Bowl LIV victory.[19] Shurmur re-signed with the team on February 4, 2020.[20] Shurmur was released on April 29, 2020.[21]

Cincinnati Bengals

On December 17, 2020, Shurmur signed with the practice squad of the Cincinnati Bengals.[22] He signed a reserve/future contract on January 4, 2021.[23] Shurmur was waived on August 31, 2021.[24]

Washington Football Team

Shurmur signed with the practice squad of the Washington Football Team on September 13, 2021.[25] On the Week 15 game against the Philadelphia Eagles, he was elevated to the active roster as a COVID-19 replacement player to back up Garrett Gilbert with both Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen on the COVID reserve list.[26] He was released on January 4, 2022.

Coaching career

Shurmur returned to Vanderbilt as volunteer offensive quality control assistant in 2020 before he was signed by the Bengals.[27] He was hired as a defensive quality control assistant by the Buffalo Bills on February 13, 2022.[28]

Personal life

Shurmur is the son of NFL coach Pat Shurmur.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Report: Bills adding Kyle Shurmur as quality control coach". The Buffalo News. February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  2. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph (August 26, 2013). "Kyle Shurmur Takes Over At La Salle". KYW-TV. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "Kyle Shurmur-2018 Football Roster". www.VUCommodores.com. Vanderbilt Athletics. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  4. ^ Sparks, Adam (August 9, 2016). "Vanderbilt QB Kyle Shurmur, a Michael Phelps fan, once ruled pool". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved October 28, 2018.
  5. ^ O'Brien, Rick (May 31, 2014). "La Salle's Shurmur commits to Vandy". The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "La Salle High grad Kyle Shurmur is named the starting quarterback at Vanderbilt". The Philadelphia Inquirer. The Philadelphia Inquirer, LLC. July 6, 2016. Archived from the original on October 28, 2018. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Dunleavy, Ryan (January 17, 2018). "Who is Kyle Shurmur? Son of future Giants coach is a top SEC QB with NFL future". NJ.com. Advance Publications. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  8. ^ Sparks, Adam (October 27, 2018). "Kyle Shurmur becomes second Vanderbilt quarterback to pass for 2,000 yards in 3 seasons". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved October 27, 2018.
  9. ^ Walker, Theresa M. (November 17, 2018). "Vandy keeps bowl hopes alive, edging Ole Miss 36-29 in OT". The News Tribune. McClatchy. Archived from the original on November 25, 2018. Retrieved November 24, 2018.
  10. ^ Rexrode, Joe (December 27, 2018). "Vanderbilt football season of heartache ends with defensive flop, so how is Derek Mason judged?". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  11. ^ Associated Press (January 20, 2019). "Rypien, Stick TDs help West win Shrine Game". Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. WEHCO Media. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  12. ^ "Kyle Shurmur College Stats". Sports Reference. Retrieved December 28, 2018.
  13. ^ "Kyle Shurmur Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved December 26, 2020.
  14. ^ Sparks, Adam (April 27, 2019). "Kyle Shurmur, five other undrafted Vanderbilt players head to NFL camps". The Tennessean. Gannett. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  15. ^ Conner, Matt (September 2, 2019). "Kansas City Chiefs add Cody Thompson, Jody Fortson to practice squad". ArrowheadAddict.com. FanSided. Retrieved September 2, 2019.
  16. ^ Gordon, Grant (October 22, 2019). "Chiefs add QB Kyle Shurmur, son of Pat, to roster". NFL.com.
  17. ^ "Roundup: Chiefs add Henne, likely to start Moore". NFL.com.
  18. ^ "Chiefs re-sign QB Kyle Shurmur to practice squad". USAToday.com.
  19. ^ Santoliquito, Joseph (January 28, 2020). "La Salle grad Kyle Shurmur prepares for a new Super Bowl experience with Chiefs". PhillyVoice.com. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
  20. ^ Williams, Charean (February 4, 2020). "Kyle Shurmur among futures signings for Chiefs". Profootballtalk.com. NBC Sports. Retrieved February 6, 2020.
  21. ^ "Kansas City Chiefs releasing QB Kyle Shurmur to clear roster space, source says". KansasCity.com.
  22. ^ "Bengals Sign Quarterback Kyle Shurmur To The Practice Squad". Bengals.com. December 17, 2020.
  23. ^ "Bengals Sign 10 Players To Reserve/Future Contracts". Bengals.com. January 4, 2021.
  24. ^ "Bengals Reduce 2021 Roster To 53 Players". Bengals.com. August 31, 2021.
  25. ^ Simmons, Myles. "Washington signs Kyle Shurmur to practice squad". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved September 13, 2021.
  26. ^ Jhabvala, Nicki (December 21, 2021). "Garrett Gilbert to start for Washington with Taylor Heinicke, Kyle Allen still unavailable". The Washington Post. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  27. ^ "Kyle Shurmur returns to Vanderbilt football as volunteer assistant coach". The Tennessean. July 31, 2020. Retrieved February 17, 2022.
  28. ^ "Report: Bills adding Kyle Shurmur as quality control coach". The Buffalo News. February 13, 2022. Retrieved February 17, 2022.