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Kyle Kosier biography

Date of birth : 1978-11-27
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Peoria, Arizona
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, guard for the Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Kyle Kosier is an American football guard for the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League.

PRO:
Kyle Kosier has experience at multiple positions along the offensive line and stepped in right away at left guard to replace Larry Allen in 2006. Kosier started all 16 regular season games and both playoff games in his first two seasons with the club, but his third season was slowed due to injury. Kosier suffered a hairline fracture in his right foot late in the preseason and started and played in just three games in the 2008 regular season. He arrived completely healthy in 2009 and once again started all 16 games for the club. He has played in 120 total games in eight years, including 95 starts.

2009:
# Returned to health and again started all 16 games at left guard.
# The Cowboys finished second in the NFL (second in the NFC) in total offense, averaging 399.4 yards-per-game.
# Dallas' passing game finished sixth in the NFL (second in the NFC) with 267.9 yards-per-game.
# The rushing offense ranked seventh in the NFL (third in the NFC), gaining 2,103 yards on the season, 131.4 yards-per-game.
# Dallas gained 6,390 total yards of offense to mark the most in a season in team history and the first 6,000-plus yard season in team history.
# Offensive line returned all five starters from 2008 in the season opener at Tampa Bay (9/13) to help the Cowboys churn out 8.9 yards-per-play for 462 total yards. Line allowed time for quarterback Tony Romo to complete 16-of-27 passes for a single-game career-high 353 yards and three touchdowns - all over 40-yards - and one for a career-long 80 yards to Patrick Crayton, while allowing just one sack.
# Helped clear the way for 251 net rushing yards against the N.Y. Giants (9/20) as the ground game averaged 8.7 yards-per-carry, marking the highest rushing yard average for any game dating back to the 1970 season. The 251 net rushing yards was the most for the club since rushing for 271 net yards at Philadelphia (10/31/93).
# Blocked for back-to-back 200-plus yard rushing games for the first time since 1979 (at Minnesota, 10/7 and against Los Angeles, 10/14) and sixth time in team history as the team amassed 212 rushing yards against Carolina (9/28).
# The line helped the club gain a season-high 498 total net yards on 61 plays at Kansas City (10/11). Also allowed time for Romo to complete 20-of-34 passes for 351 yards - the second-highest of his career - and two touchdowns, while giving up just one sack. On the ground, Cowboys runners were able to garner 150 yards on 26 carries (5.8 avg.) with one score.
# Against Atlanta (10/25) the line once again provided Romo with time to pass for 300-plus yards (311) while completing 72.4% of his passes (21-of-29) for three touchdowns with a season-best 141.6 quarterback rating. Also helped the running game eclipse 100 rushing yards (115) for the fifth game this year.
# The offense amassed 358 total yards with 282 through the air as Romo completed 21-of-34 passes with one touchdown and one interception at Philadelphia (11/8) as the team garnered its fourth consecutive win - the club's longest winning streak since seven straight in 2007.
# The offensive line was forced to re-shuffle when Colombo suffered a broken left fibula and high ankle sprain on the second offensive series of the game at Green Bay (11/15). With Doug Free taking over, the line was still able to help Romo complete 24 passes for 251 yards with one touchdown and one interception while allowing five sacks.
# Free took over as starting right tackle against Washington (11/22), as the line allowed only one sack of Romo on 27 passing attempts as he threw for 158 yards and the running game was able to grind out 153 yards.
# The offense amassed 494 yards of total offense (195 rushing, 309 passing) against Oakland (11/26) to mark the fifth time to reach 400 yards this season, which tied the second-highest figure in a season in club history. The offense was able to record 10 plays of 20-or-more yards and had eight plays of 25-or-more yards.
# The line allowed only two sacks of Romo at the N.Y. Giants (12/6), as he established career-bests in attempts (55) - second in team history - completions (41) - team record - and passing yards (392) for a completion percentage of 74.5 while throwing three touchdowns. The team totaled 424 yards of offense marking the sixth game of the season with 400-or-more yards, which tied the most games of 400-or-more yards in a season in club history (1979, 1981, 1983 and 2007).
# The offensive line helped the offense rack up 439 total yards at previously undefeated New Orleans (12/19) to mark the seventh game of 400-or-more yards this season, the most in a season in club history. The team had 195 yards of total offense in the first quarter and 156 passing yards as they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead on the Saints. The offense scored touchdowns on its first two possessions for the first time since against Seattle (11/27/08). The line also helped pave the way for Cowboys running backs to gain 145 yards on the ground including two rushing touchdowns by Marion Barber.
# In the win to clinch a playoff berth at Washington (12/27), the line allowed time for Romo to complete 25-of-38 passes for 286 yards with one touchdown and one interception. The offense totaled 393 yards giving them 5,916 through 15 games for the most in team history through 15 games. The line also controlled the clock for 35:02 as the team converted seven-of-13 on third down.
# Helped the club win its 17th NFC East Division title while paving the way for 179 rushing yards and 311 passing yards for 474 total yards of offense - upping the single-season club-high of 400-yard games to eight - against Philadelphia (1/3/10). The offense gained 6,390 total yards on the season to establish a single-season club record and mark the first time the club has topped 6,000 yards in a season.
# Colombo returned to the starting line-up against Philadelphia (1/9/10) in the NFC Wild Card Game, as the Dallas offense racked up 27 points in the second quarter for the most points in a single quarter in team playoff history while gaining 426 of total offense for the seventh-most in a playoff game in club history. The line also blocked for 198 rushing yards with two rushing touchdowns while controlling the clock for 39:34 and converting nine-of-16 on third down.
# As part of the offensive line at Minnesota (1/17/10), allowed time for Romo to complete 22-of-35 for 198 yards with one interception while allowing six sacks - tying the third-most yielded in a playoff game in club history. Also blocked for a running game that gained 92 yards on 25 attempts and controlled the clock for 30:34.

2008:
# Was limited to just three starts in three games played after suffering multiple injuries to his right foot and eventually landing on Reserve/Injured.
# Was inactive the first two games of the season after injuring his right foot in the preseason game against Houston.
# Made his 2008 debut as a starter at Green Bay (9/21) and helped block for a running game that finished with 217 yards on 35 carries - the most rushing yards by Dallas since the 217 yards at Tennessee (10/1/06).
# Re-injured his foot in the Packers game and missed the next six games.
# Returned at Washington (11/16) and did not allow a sack in 27 attempts as Romo returned to action for the first game since breaking his finger at Arizona (10/12). Also opened holes for Barber to rush for 114 yards.
# Helped Romo to a season-high 341 passing yards - his fifth 300-yard game of the season - but left the game in the third quarter after re-injuring his foot against San Francisco (11/23).
# Placed on Reserve/Injured Nov. 29 and missed the remainder of the season.

2007:
# Started every game at left guard for the second consecutive year.
# Played a key role in one of the most prolific offensive seasons in club history while helping the team to a club record-tying 13 victories and the first NFC East title for Dallas since 1998.
# The Dallas offense finished the season second in the NFL in scoring (first in the NFC) with an average of 28.4 points-per-game. The 455 points scored marked the second-most in club history behind only the 1983 team (479 points).
# With an average of 365.7 yards-per-game, the Cowboys were third in the NFL (second in the NFC) in total offense.
# Dallas ranked fourth in the NFL (third in the NFC) in passing with an average of 256.6 yards-per-game.
# In the rushing offense category, the Cowboys were 17th in the NFL (seventh in the NFC) with an average of 109.1 yards-per-game.
# Offense gained 478 total yards and scored six touchdowns - which tied for the fourth most in a season opener in club history as Romo threw for a season-high 336 yards against the N.Y. Giants (9/9).
# The line blocked for a 100-yard rusher (Barber), 100-yard receiver (Terrell Owens) and a 300-yard passer (Romo) at Chicago (9/23) for the first time since at Washington (9/12/99).
# The offense put up a season-high 502 total yards (336 passing and 171 rushing) - the most since the overtime game at Washington (9/12/99) - against St. Louis (9/30).
# Offense put together a 14-play drive - tying the longest drive of the season - to open the game against Minnesota (10/21), and Romo completed a single-game career-high 31 first half completions.
# Romo finished with a season-high 141.7 passer rating and a season-high 80.0 completion percentage at Philadelphia (11/4), completing 20-of-25 passes for 324 yards.
# Romo threw four touchdown passes at the N.Y. Giants (11/11) and against Washington (11/18) to become the first quarterback in team history to throw four touchdowns in back-to-back games.
# The running game picked up a season-high 174 yards against the N.Y. Jets (11/22) as Barber rushed for 103 yards.
# The Dallas offense racked up 368 total yards as Romo finished with 302 passing yards - seventh 300-yard game of the season - and a 110.4 passer rating - his seventh consecutive game with a passer rating over 100.0 at Detroit (12/9).
# In the Divisional Playoff loss against the N.Y. Giants (1/13/08), the offensive unit had a season-long 20 play, 90-yard drive for a touchdown in the second quarter that consumed 10:28, marking the longest time of possession on any drive this season.
# The line also provided holes for Barber who rushed for a postseason career-high 129 yards.

2006:
# Played left guard for an offensive line that had the same starters in every regular season game.
# The Cowboys offense scored 425 points (26.6 points-per-game), the fourth-most in the NFL and the team's most since 1995.
# Dallas was second in the NFL in third down efficiency (48.8%), the club's highest rating since 1980.
# Dallas also averaged 360.8 yards-per-game in total offense, the fifth-most in the NFL and the most for the Cowboys since the 1995 season.
# At Tennessee (10/1) the Cowboys rushed for 217 yards and three touchdowns, their most rushing yards since December 14, 2003, when they rushed for 222 yards.
# Julius Jones rushed for over 100 yards at Philadelphia (10/8) and against Houston (10/15), giving him three straight 100-yard games.
# Dallas threw for a season-high 310 net yards against the N.Y. Giants (10/23).
# Romo made his first start at Carolina (10/29) as the Cowboys gained 414 total yards and controlled the clock for a season-best 38:16.
# At Arizona (11/12) the line did not allow a sack and gave Romo time to throw for 308 yards, his first career 300-yard passing game.
# The line limited the Bucs to one sack on 30 pass plays as the Cowboys gained a season-high 435 total yards - 306 passing and 137 rushing.
# Dallas also picked up a season-high 27 first downs, including 18 through the air, the club's most passing first downs since 1998, and Romo tied the club record with five passing touchdowns against Tampa Bay (11/23).
# At Atlanta (12/16) helped Dallas control the ball for 33:21, gain 352 yards, and score 31 offensive points.
# The line played a key role in the Cowboys 11-play, 80-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter, which lasted 6:32 to put the game away.
# Against Detroit (12/31) the line gave Romo time to throw for a season-high 321 yards and two touchdowns.

2005 (Detroit):
# Played in 16 regular season games at left guard, including 11 starts.
# Moved into the starting lineup against Cleveland (10/23), helping the offense gain 329 yards - the second-most by the Lions in 2005.
# At Minnesota (11/6) Joey Harrington completed 28-of-48 passes for 263 yards, the most passing yards by the team in 2005.
# Helped the Lions gain a season-high 383 yards against Arizona (11/13), including 157 rushing yards and 226 passing yards.

2004 (San Francisco):
# Started 16 regular season games, including six at right guard and 10 at left guard.
# In his third start at left guard, helped San Francisco gain 448 yards against Arizona (10/10).

2003 (San Francisco):
# Played in 16 regular season games, including 12 starts.
# Showed his versatility by playing right tackle, left guard, and right guard throughout the season.
# Against Chicago (9/7) played right tackle and helped hold the Bears without a sack.
# Played right tackle the following week at St. Louis (9/14) as the 49ers gained 390 total yards.
# Moved to starting left guard and helped the offense gain 325 yards against the Lions (10/5).
# Against Tampa Bay (10/19) played left guard, and the 49ers rushed for a season-high 212 yards.

2002 (San Francisco):
# Made one start and played in 15 regular season games and both playoff games as a rookie.
# Saw considerable action on special teams and returned a kickoff 10 yards against Kansas City (11/10).
# Made his first career start at right guard at St. Louis (12/30) and played some at left tackle.
# Played on special teams in a wild card game against the N.Y. Giants (1/5/03) and in the Divisional Playoff Game at Tampa Bay (1/12/03).

COLLEGE:

# Started his final 23 games at Arizona State, including 11 as a senior, when he earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention as a right tackle.
# Helped the Sun Devils offense gain 426.4 yards-per-game as a senior.
# As a junior, started at right guard, helping the Sun Devil offense gain 379.3 yards-per-game.
# As a sophomore, played in 10 games and started the final two at right guard.
# As a freshman, moved from the defensive line to the offensive line and played in one game at left tackle.

PERSONAL:

# Kyle Blaine Kosier attended Cactus High in Peoria, Ariz., where he lettered in football, baseball, basketball, and track.
# Named to the All-Arizona football team by The Arizona Republic and made 634 career tackles.
# Was captain of his football and baseball teams.
# Earned his degree in interdisciplinary studies from Arizona State.
# He and his wife, Jennifer, were married March 20, 2004 and have one daughter, Kylee and a son, Kade.

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