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Jake Delhomme biography

Date of birth : 1975-01-10
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Breaux Bridge, Lousiana
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-29
Credited as : Football player NFL, quarterback for the Cleveland Browns, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jake Delhomme (pronounced /dəˈloʊm/; born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. He was signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 1997. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette.

Career Transactions

Originally signed by the Saints as an undrafted free agent on June 10, 1997; Waived by the Saints on August 18, 1997; Signed to the Saints' practice squad on August 19, 1997; Waived by the Saints on October 14, 1998; Signed to the Saints' practice squad on October 19, 1998; Waived by the Saints on September 9, 1999; Signed by the Saints on November 24, 1999; Signed by the Panthers as an unrestricted free agent on March 7, 2003; Waived by the Panthers on March 5, 2010; Signed by the Browns on March 15, 2010;

Appeared in 11 games completing 178 of 321 passes for 2,015 yards with eight touchdowns...Suffered a hand injury and was placed on injured reserve on December 24...Threw for a season-best 325 yards against Buffalo (10/25).

Returned from Tommy John surgery to lead Panthers to NFC South title, engineering four fourth-quarter come-from-behind victories and five come-from-behind second-half wins...12 victories were most ever by a Panthers quarterback in a single season... Established club record with 7.94 yard average passing gain while throwing a career-low 414 passes...Season opener marked fifth consecutive season opening start and six consecutive appearance in an season opening game...At San Diego (9/7): 14-yard touchdown pass to Dante Rosario as time expired capped a 68-yard drive for a 26-24 victory in first game since Tommy John elbow surgery...Threw passes to five different receivers while completing 8-of-11 passes on game winning drive....41 attempts and 23 completions were season highs...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Engineered a 55-yard drive in five plays for the game winning score with 3:52 remaining for a 20-17 victory after trailing 17-3...Completed all three of his attempts for 43 yards on game-winning drive, including a 23-yarder to tight end Jeff King to the Chicago one-yard line that set up running back Jonathan Stewart's game winning score...Vs. Atlanta (9/28): Completed a fourth quarter, 36-yard scoring pass to Muhsin Muhammad for 100th touchdown pass as a Panther in 24-9 victory...Vs. Arizona (10/26): Completed 20-of-28 attempts for 248 yards and a 122.3 quarterback rating in leading a 27-23 come-from-behind victory after trailing 17-3 in the third quarter...Hit Steve Smith with 65-yard scoring pass for go-ahead score...At Green Bay (11/30): Connected with Steve Smith on 54-yard pass to set up game winning score, a DeAngelo Williams one-yard touchdown run with 1:30 remaining in the game...Marked the 17th fourth quarter comeback of career, including 11 in the final two-minutes...At New Orleans (12/28): Threw a 39-yard completion to Smith on the final possession of the fourth quarter set up John Kasay's 42-yard game winning field goal in a 33-31 victory to secure the NFC South championship...Comeback victory was the fourth of the season and 18th in the final quarter of his career...Broke own team record with a 12.50 yards per passing attempt average on 14-of-20 passing for 250 yards...NFC Divisional Playoffs vs. Arizona (1/10): Started his eighth career postseason contest...Completed 17 passes for 205 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.

Started the season opener at quarterback, marking the fourth consecutive season that Carolina has fielded the same starting quarterback in the season opener...Appeared in only three games before suffering a season-ending right elbow injury at Atlanta (9/23/07)...Completed 55-of-86 passes for 624 yards and eight touchdowns with one interception for a passer rating of 111.8... Franchise's all-time leader with 63 regular season starts and 37 victories...Missed the final 13 games after being placed on injured reserve (10/10/07)...At St. Louis (9/9): Appeared in fourth consecutive season opening contest, becoming the first quarterback in team history to accomplish that feat...Three touchdown passes of 10, 68 and nine yards equaled his team record for the most touchdown passes in a regular season opener, previously achieved versus Jacksonville (9/7/03)...At Atlanta (9/23): Left the game in the third quarter with an injured right elbow...Threw touchdown passes of 13 and five yards to running back DeShaun Foster and tight end Jeff King...Marked the eighth consecutive contest that Delhomme has thrown at least one touchdown, the second-longest streak of his career behind an 11-game stretch covering the last 10 games of the 2004 season and the first contest of the 2005 campaign.

Opened the season as the starting quarterback, marking the first time in team history that Carolina fielded the same starting quarterback in three consecutive season openers...Completed 263-of-431 passes for 2,805 yards and 17 touchdowns with 11 interceptions for passer rating of 82.6...61.02 completion percentage stands as the second highest in team history, surpassing his previous best of 60.2 in 2005...Became the franchise's all-time leader with 60 regular season starts and 35 victories by a quarterback...Established a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 150, bettering the previous mark of 119 set by Steve Beuerlein in 1999...Streak ended when he was intercepted by safety Dawan Landry at Baltimore (10/15), which marked his first interception since the fourth quarter of the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10)...Tied a club mark with his eighth career 300-yard passing game, previoulsy accomplished by Beuerlein from 1996-2000...Saw his streak of 59 consecutive starts end after suffering a thumb injury at Philadelphia (12/4)...Was inactive for three contests with an injured thumb.

Vs. Atlanta (9/10): Appeared in fourth consecutive season opening contest, becoming the first quarterback in team history to accomplish the feat.
At Tampa Bay (9/24): Engineered 12th career game-winning drive (including the playoffs) that put Carolina ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, directing the offense 48 yards on eight plays in 1:39...Marked ninth game-winning drive in final two minutes or overtime...During the game-winning drive, completed one-of-four-passes for 18 yards and kept the drive alive by rushing for 12 yards on fourth-and-seven to set up John Kasay's game-winning 46-yard field goal with two seconds left.
Vs. New Orleans (10/1): Engineered 13th career game-winning drive (including the playoffs) that put the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, directing the Panthers 91 yards on 12 plays in 6:18...During the game-winning possession, completed six-of-seven-passes for 57 yards, capped by a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Drew Carter.
Vs. Cleveland (10/8): Established a team record for the most consecutive pass attempts without an interception with 146, bettering the previous mark of 119 set by Steve Beuerlein in 1999.
At Baltimore (10/15): Passed for a career-high 365 yards, the fourth-highest single-game total in team history...Tied a team record with his eighth career 300-yard passing game, previously accomplished by Steve Beuerlein from 1996-2000, and bettered his previous best of 362 yards, achieved versus Tennessee (10/19/03)...Had his team record of 150 consecutive pass attempts without an interception end when he was picked off by safety Dawan Landry in the first quarter, which marked his first interception since the fourth quarter of the regular season opener versus Atlanta (9/10/06).
Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Directed offense to a season-high 411 total yards, including a team-record 242 yards rushing...Became the Panthers all-time leader with 1,746 pass attempts, surpassing Steve Beuerlein, who attempted 1,723 passes from 1996-2000.
At Washington (11/26): Became the Panthers all-time leader with 1,056 completions and 12,855 passing yards, surpassing Steve Beuerlein, who completed 1,041 passes and passed for 12,690 yards from 1996-2000.
At Philadelphia (12/4): Suffered a thumb injury in the second-half, which caused him to miss the next three contests.
At New Orleans (12/31): Returned to the starting lineup after missing three games with a thumb injury and established a team single-game record and career high with an 85.19 completion percentage on 23-of-27 passing, bettering his previous team mark and career best of an 82.86 completion percentage on 29-of-35 passing versus Detroit (12/21/03).

Joined Steve Beuerlein as the only quarterbacks in Panthers history to start 16 games in two consecutive seasons...Completed 262-of-435 passes for 3,421 yards and 24 touchdowns, the third-highest total in team history, with 16 interceptions for passer rating of 88.1...11 regular season victories, the most ever by a Carolina starting quarterback, surpassing the 10 he registered in 2003...Established career-highs with 60.2 completion percentage and 88.1 passer rating, which ranked fourth in the NFC...Became team's all-time leader with 47 consecutive starts and 28 victories by a quarterback...Helped wide receiver Steve Smith earn the "triple crown" for wide receivers as he led the League in receiving yards and tied for the NFL lead in catches and touchdown receptions...Aided Smith in setting team single-season records with 103 receptions and 1,563 receiving yards...Directed offense that ranked sixth in the NFL in third-down efficiency with a 42.2 percent conversion rate and eighth in scoring with an average of 24.4 points per game, the second highest average in team history...26 give-aways by the offense tied for the second fewest in team history, previously achieved in 2004, behind the 25 turnovers in 1996.

POSTSEASON: Started all three postseason games...Completed 54-of-90 passes for 655 yards and five touchdowns with four interceptions for a passer rating of 82.4...Only undrafted quarterback in the NFL to play during the postseason...Generated passer rating of 100 or better in two of three games... First quarterback in Panthers history to direct team to playoffs in two seasons...Became first quarterback in NFL history to guide team to four consecutive postseason road victories...Four postseason road wins ties Roger Staubach (4-1) and Len Dawson (4-1) for most in NFL history...One of four quarterbacks in NFL history to throw a touchdown pass first seven postseason contests, joining Dan Marino (13 consecutive games), Bernie Kosar (eight) and Kurt Warner (seven).

PRO BOWL: Earned first career Pro Bowl selection...Second quarterback in team history chosen, joining Steve Beuerlein in 1999...One of four Panthers selected, joining wide receiver Steve Smith, defensive end Julius Peppers and guard Mike Wahle...Third consecutive season that four Carolina players were chosen to the Pro Bowl...Selection of Delhomme and Smith marked second time in team history that a quarterback and wide receiver were chosen in the same season...Beuerlein and Muhsin Muhammad were selected in 1999...Second time in team history that three offensive players were chosen...Beuerlein, Muhammad and tight end Wesley Walls were selected in 1999.
Vs. New Orleans (9/11): Became first quarterback in team history to play in three consecutive season-openers...Started 2004 season opener versus Green Bay (09/13/04) and relieved Rodney Peete to start the second half in 2003 season opener versus Jacksonville (09/08/03).
At Arizona (10/9): Engineered game-winning drive in the fourth quarter to help team overcome 10-point deficit...Completed 18-of-29 passes for 243 yards and two touchdowns with one interception...Completed four-of-five passes for 55 yards during the decisive 94-yard drive, capped by a four-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Steve Smith with 6:54 remaining in the game...Marked 10th career game-winning drive that put the team ahead for good in the fourth quarter or overtime, including the playoffs.
At Detroit (10/16): 80-yard touchdown pass to Steve Smith marked third-longest completion in team history and the second-longest pass of his career, including the playoffs, behind an 85-yard touchdown pass to Muhsin Muhammad in Super Bowl XXXVIII against New England(2/1/04).
Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Completed 21-of-30 passes for 341 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions to compile a 141.1 passer rating...Eighth-career 300-yard passing effort, including the playoffs...Marked second-highest single-game totals of his career for passing yards and passer rating...341 passing yards bettered only by 362 yards registered versus Tennessee (10/19/03)...141.1 passer rating surpassed only by 143.4 rating produced at Tampa Bay (12/26/04).
Vs. New York Jets (11/13): Set team mark for quarterbacks with 24th victory as a starter, bettering the record of 23 by Steve Beuerlein.
At Buffalo (11/27): Threw for 191 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions on 20-of-27 passing to compile a 105.6 passer rating...Directed team to second game-winning drive of the season in which Panthers scored decisive points in the fourth quarter or overtime...11th game-winning drive of career, including the playoffs...Completed five-of-six-passes for 41 yards during decisive 68-yard drive, culminated by a three-yard touchdown pass to tight end Michael Gaines with 2:16 remaining.

At New Orleans (12/18): Established team record for quarterbacks with 45th consecutive regular season start...Surpassed mark of 44 established by Steve Beuerlein from 1998-2000.
NFC Wild Card at New York Giants (1/8): Completed 15-of-22 passes for 140 yards and one touchdown with no interceptions to produce a 100.6 passer rating...Directed offense to a turnover-free game during the postseason, matching the unit's 2003 efforts versus Dallas (1/03/04) and at Philadelphia (1/18/04)...Notched passer rating of 100 or better for the first time in five postseason starts.

NFC Divisional Playoffs at Chicago (1/15): Completed 24-of-33 passes for 319 yards and three touchdowns with one interception to compile a 120.6 passer rating...Produced second career 300-yard postseason passing effort...Directed offense that produced 29 points and 434 total net yards against Chicago defense that allowed a League-low 12.9 points per game and ranked second in the NFL in yards allowed per game...Registered first 300-yard postseason game with 323 yards passing in Super Bowl XXXVIII versus New England (2/1/04)...Posted passer rating of 100 or better for the fifth time in six postseason starts...Passer rating of 108.4 after first six postseason starts stands as the highest since 1994 when Dallas' Troy Aikman posted a 115.7 passer rating...108.4 passer rating after first six postseason starts ranks third all-time behind Aikman and Washington's Joe Theismann...Became first quarterback in NFL history to earn four consecutive postseason road wins...One of three quarterbacks in NFL history to win four postseason road games overall, joining Len Dawson and Roger Staubach...Helped Panthers equal NFL record with four consecutive road wins in the playoffs, previously accomplished by the Dallas Cowboys from 1975-81...Panthers became only fourth team since 1990 to win an NFL Divisional Playoff game on the road...Second such occurrence for Delhomme who contributed to Panthers 29-23 double-overtime victory in NFC Divisional Playoffs at St. Louis (1/10/04).

Ended college career at Louisiana-Lafayette as the all-time Louisiana college passing leader with 9,216 yards on 655-of-1,246 passing with 64 touchdowns and 57 interceptions...Led the Ragin' Cajuns to three consecutive winning seasons in his four years...Became first player to pass for more than 1,000 yards in four consecutive seasons...Started the last 43 games of his career, which was the longest streak among active quarterbacks in the nation...Ranked 22nd in NCAA history for passing yards and 28th for total offense at close of his career...1996 (Sr.): Completed 201-of-377 passes for a school-record 2,901 yards and 20 touchdowns with 17 interceptions...1995 (Jr.): Earned second-team All-Louisiana honors after completing 190-of-351 passes for 2,761 yards and 20 touchdowns with 10 interceptions...Totals included a school-record 371 yards passing against Louisiana Tech...1994 (So.): Connected on 119-of-259 passes for 1,712 yards and 10 touchdowns with 18 interceptions...1993 (Fr.): Started final 10 games of the season and completed 145-of-259 passes for 1,842 yards and 14 touchdowns with 12 interceptions...Only true freshman quarterback to start for a Division I-A school in 1993...124.5 passer efficiency rating ranked second among NCAA freshman quarterbacks...First true freshman in school history to pass for more than 1,000 yards, setting a single-season school mark for completions that he would later surpass.

Attended Teurlings Catholic HS in Lafayette, La....He and Indianapolis quarterback Peyton Manning attended high school in Louisiana at the same time, though their teams never faced each other...Manning threw for 7,190 yards and 92 touchdowns at Isidore Newman HS in New Orleans from 1991-93...Delhomme finished his career with 7,423 yards in total offense and 81 touchdowns and completed 421-of-835 passes for 6,703 yards and 65 touchdowns from 1990-92...Cites horses as "first love"...Delhomme, his father and brother are partners in a group that purchases and trains thoroughbred horses in Louisiana.

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