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Through seven NFL seasons, Dalton owns a 63-44-2 regular-season record as a starter, good for the top winning percentage (.587) of any Bengals QB with 10 or more starts ... Stands as the Bengals’ all-time leader in career passer rating (88.7), and is second in career completions (2217), completion percentage (62.35) and 300-yard passing games (22) ... In 2017, he and Carolina’s Cam Newton joined Peyton Manning as the only NFL passers to hit 3000 passing yards in each of their first seven seasons ... His 25 TD passes against 12 INTs in 2017 left him with 167 TD passes and 93 INTs for his career, a ratio of 1.80-to-1, which is best in Bengals history, ahead of second-place Carson Palmer at 1.54-to-1 (154-100) ... Entering 2018, Dalton has posted 42 career games with a passer rating at 100 or above, and the Bengals’ record in those contests is 35-7 (.833) ... Led Cincinnati to the playoffs in each of his first five seasons (2011-15), joining Baltimore’s Joe Flacco as only QBs to do that in the Super Bowl era (Seattle’s Russell Wilson has since joined the list, from ’12-16) ... Was Bengals 2016 nominee for NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.
Career transactions: Selected by Cincinnati in second round of 2011 NFL Draft (35th overall) ... Signed with Bengals on 7-30-11 ... Signed contract extension with Bengals on 8-4-14.
2017 highlights: Started all 16 games ... Completed 297 of 496 passes (59.9 percent) for 3320 yards, 25 TDs and 12 INTs (86.6 passer rating) ... Added 99 yards rushing on 38 carries (2.6) ... Had a six-game stretch without an INT, which was longest streak in NFL in 2017 and longest streak of Dalton’s career ... Had season-high QB rating of 146.0 on Oct. 1 at Cleveland, which included season-highs in completion percentage (83.3 percent on 25 of 30 passing) and TDs (four) ... Had a passer rating of 100.0 or higher in six games ... Threw for season-high 328 yards on Oct. 8 vs. Buffalo ... Had two TD passes over 70 yards, both to WR A.J. Green — a 77-yarder on Oct. 8 vs. Buffalo and a 70-yarder Nov. 12 at Tennessee ... Led dramatic 31-27 come-from-behind victory on Dec. 31 at Baltimore, hitting WR Tyler Boyd for a 49-yard TD on fourth down with 44 seconds left for the go-ahead score.
Previous seasons: 2011—As rookie, led four wins featuring fourth-quarter comebacks ... Voted in December as first alternate to AFC Pro Bowl squad, and was named to team as replacement for New England’s Tom Brady ... Became first NFL rookie QB to that point to start as many as eight wins and throw for 20 or more TDs ... Also to that point, became the first rookie QB not drafted in first round to start every game in 16-game NFL season ... Set Bengals rookie records for TD passes (20) and passing yards (3398) ... On Sept. 18 at Denver, Dalton and WR A.J. Green became first rookie pair in NFL history to combine for 10 completions in a game (still the only pair through 2017) ... On Oct. 2 vs. unbeaten Buffalo, led Bengals from 17-3 halftime deficit to 23-20 win, posting second-half performance that included 17-yard TD pass to Jermaine Gresham and a three-yard rushing score ... On. Nov. 6 at Tennessee, completed third fourth-quarter comeback, throwing second-half TD passes to Jerome Simpson and Andre Caldwell as Bengals won 24-17 after trailing 17-14 after three quarters ... Led fourth-quarter comeback for fourth time on Nov. 27 vs. Cleveland, posting 105.6 passer rating as Bengals rallied from 17-7 halftime deficit to 23-20 win ... Passed 27-for-42 for 257-0-3 in Wild Card playoff on 1-7-12 at Houston.
2012—Passed 329-for-528 (62.3 percent), for 3669 yards, with 27 TDs and 16 INTs (87.4 rating) ... Also had four rushing TDs ... Ranked third in AFC in TD passes ... Earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week award for Nov. 11 performance vs. N.Y. Giants, posting 127.6 rating while passing 21-for-30 for 199-4-0 ... On Dec. 2 at San Diego, ad-libbed go-ahead TD with six-yard rush late in fourth quarter, pivotal play in 20-13 win.
2013—Led Bengals to 11-5 record and AFC North title ... Became only second Bengal to win three of NFL’s monthly or weekly AFC awards in a season, joining S David Fulcher from 1989 ... Named AFC Offensive Player of Week for Oct. 13 at Buffalo and Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis; also named AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October ... Averaged 116.8 passer rating over four games to win October monthly honor, as Bengals posted 4-0 record ... Topped 300-yard mark in passing for four straight games (Games 6-9), a Bengals record ... With 4293 passing yards, broke Carson Palmer’s club record of 4131 ... With 33 TD passes, ranked second in AFC and broke Palmer’s club record of 32 set in 2005 ... On Oct. 27 vs. Jets, went 19-for-30 for 325 yards with a career-high five TDs and one INT (125.7 rating) ... On Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota, posted 136.5 rating (27-for-38 for 366 yards), with four TDs and no INTs ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-14 vs. San Diego, passed 29-for-51 for 334-1-2.
2014—Started Games 1-16 and Wild Card playoff, and named to Pro Bowl as injury replacement for Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers ... Led two-game sweep of division rival Baltimore, with fourth-quarter comebacks in both games ... Scored five TDs himself, tying Jack Thompson’s 1979 record for Bengals QBs ... On Sept. 7 at Baltimore, his 77-yard TD pass to A.J. Green in fourth quarter lifted Bengals from 16-15 deficit to 23-16 win ... Posted a 116.6 passer rating on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, with 76-yard TD to Mohamed Sanu ... In Games 1-2, became first passer in Bengals history with completions of 75-plus yards in consecutive games ... On Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee, became only Bengals QB to catch a TD pass, making contested catch in the flat on throw from WR Mohamed Sanu and sprinting 18 yards for the score ... Posted 143.9 passer rating Nov. 16 at New Orleans ... In Wild Card playoff on 1-5-15 at Indianapolis, passed 18-for-35 for 155-0-0, and rushedfour-for-34.
2015—Started Games 1-13, passing 255-for-386 (66.1 percent) for 3250 yards with 25 TDs and seven INTs ... Inactive for Games 14-16 and for Wild Card playoff, due to right thumb fracture suffered Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh ... With 106.3 season passer rating, broke Carson Palmer’s club season record of 101.1, set in 2005 ... Only QB to better his rating was Seattle’s Russell Wilson (110.1) ... Joined Ken Anderson (four times) and Boomer Esiason (twice) among Bengals to win an AFC passing title, and it was Bengals’ first since 1989 (Esiason at 92.1) ... Second in NFL in yards per pass attempt (8.42) ... Opened season with four straight games with a passer rating of 115.0 or better, joining L.A. Rams’ John Hadl as only players to do that since 1973, the NFL’s first year of using passer ratings ... On Sept. 20 vs. San Diego, registered a 126.1 rating with TD passes to A.J. Green, Marvin Jones (45 yards) and Tyler Eifert ... Led a pair of fourth-quarter comebacks Sept. 27 at Baltimore, with TD passes of 80 and seven yards to A.J. Green that both erased deficits, the second pass providing final points in 28-24 win ... Passed at Baltimore for career-best 383 yards ... Logged 127.1 rating on Oct. 4 vs. Kansas City, with 55-yard TD pass to WR Brandon Tate ... In 16-10 win on Nov 1. at Pittsburgh, led his third fourth-quarter comeback of the season, capping a 45-yard drive with a nine-yard TD pass to WR A.J. Green on third down for the eventual winning points with 2:57 to play ... On Nov. 5 vs. Cleveland, posted 139.8 rating and season-high completion percentage, passing 21-for-27 (77.8 percent) for 243-3-0, all three TDs going to Tyler Eifert ... Passed an efficient 14-of-19 for 220-2-0 Dec. 6 at Cleveland, good for 146.8 career-best rating ... Suffered thumb fracture Dec. 13 vs. Pittsburgh while making tackle after throwing INT in first quarter, ending not only his season, but streak of 77 consecutive starts, a Bengals QB record.
2016—Started Games 1-16, passing 364-for-563 (64.7 percent) for 4206 yards, with 18 TDs and eight INTs (91.8 rating) ... Passed for 366 yards in each of Games 1 and 2, becoming first Bengal to hit that number or higher in consecutive games ... His 364 completions were a career-high, topping by one his 2013 total, and the 364 ranks second in Bengals history behind Carson Palmer’s 373 in 2007 ... Threw all 563 Bengals passes in 2016, and his INT total of eight constitutes a team record for fewest INTs in a season; the previous low of nine was set three times, including twice in 16-game seasons (Jeff Blake throwing seven INTs and Boomer Esiason two in 1997, and Dalton throwing seven and AJ McCarron two in ’15) ... Dalton’s INT percentage in ’16 was a career-low 1.4, topping 1.8 in ’15 ... Posted 114.0 rating in season-opening win Sept. 11 at N.Y. Jets, including 54-yard TD pass to A.J. Green, despite being sacked seven times, most of his career ... Launched career-high 54 passesSept. 18 at Pittsburgh, completing 31 for 366-1-0, with 25-yard TD pass to HB Giovani Bernard ... Posted 111.8 rating Sept. 29 vs. Miami, connecting 10 times with A.J. Green for 173 yards, including a seven-yard TD ... Posted 128.3 rating on Oct. 23 at Cleveland, with 44-yard TD pass to LaFell and 48-yard “Hail Mary” score to A.J. Green at conclusion of first half ... Personal season-best 130.0 rating on Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia, passing 23-for-31 for 332-2-0, with TD passes of 13 yards to Tyler Eifert and eight yards to Brandon LaFell ... Had career-long completion of 86 yards on Dec. 24 at Houston, as WR Brandon LaFell turned a short throw into a score.
College: Dalton was the key player in TCU’s return to football prominence during his career ... Played four seasons (2007-10), seeing action in 50 games with 49 starts ... A two-time Offensive Player of the Year in Mountain West Conference, he authored an MWC-record 42 victories and was tagged with only seven losses ... Set TCU records for pass attempts (1317), completions (812), passing yards (10,314) and TD passes (71) ... His TD/INT differential was plus-41 (71-30) ... Rushed for 1611 career yards and 22 additional TDs, and departed with new MWC record for total offense (11,925 yards) ... As a senior, led TCU to a No. 2 national ranking, after 13-0 season capped by Rose Bowl win over Wisconsin ... Named Offensive MVP in Rose Bowl.
Pro Bowl participation: Has been named to and played in three Pro Bowls ... In 2016 season game at Orlando, his 23-yard TD pass to Kansas City’s Travis Kelce put AFC ahead to stay at 14-7 in second quarter, and he led a 55-yard FG drive in third quarter; finished game with 94.4 passer rating (10-for-12 for 100-1-1 ... Played for Team Carter in 2014 season contest at Glendale, Ariz., passing nine-for-20 for 69-0-0 ... Played for AFC in 2011 season contest at Honolulu and passed seven-for-nine for 99 yards with two TDs (47 and three yards, both to Brandon Marshall) and no INTs.
Personal: Hometown is Katy, Texas, in Greater Houston ... Attended Katy High School, where he led team to a 14-1 record and Texas 5A finals berth as a senior ... Following 2011 season, joined wife Jordan in establishing the Andy and Jordan Dalton Foundation, which conducts a wide range of community outreach efforts in the Cincinnati and Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas areas ... The foundation’s mission is to provide opportunities, support, resources and life-changing experiences to seriously ill and physically challenged children ... Marketing major at TCU ... The Daltons have two sons, Noah and Nash.