Philip Rivers

Birth Day December 8th, 1981
Birth Place Decatur, Alabama, United States
Age 42 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Philip Rivers Biography

A retired American football quarterback is named for Philip Rivers. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons, primarily with the Chargers franchise as a quarterback position. The New York Giants drafted him fourth overall in the 2004 NFL Draft and was traded to the Chargers. He was a member of the Chargers for 16 seasons and played his final season for the Indianapolis Colts. During his tenure with the Chargers, he was named to eight Pro Bowls while leading the team to four division titles and six postseason appearances. He announced his retirement on 20th January 2021 from the NFL after seventeen seasons, saying "It's just time. It's just right." He reaffirmed his plans to become the head coach of the St. Michael Catholic High School football team in Fairhope, Alabama. With the Colts in the 2020 season, he qualified for the playoffs a seventh time as a starter. He was less successful in the postseason, however, where he compiled a 5-7 record and never made a Super Bowl appearance. He is considered among the best quarterbacks to not reach the Super Bowl. He has played for San Diego / Los Angeles Chargers (2004-2019) Indianapolis Colts (2020) during his career span. Scroll more to know about his full biography, facts, wiki, age, untold story, personal life, mansion & more.

Philip Rivers is famous for being a former American football quarterback who played in the National Football League (NFL) for 17 seasons. He is best known for being named NFL Comeback of the Year in 2013 and being named to Pro Bowl 8 times. He is also recognized for being the second all-time in consecutive regular-season starts by a quarterback at 242, having started every regular-season game between 2006 and 2020.

Philip Rivers, a retired footballer

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On 8th December 1981, Philip Rivers was born with the birth name/full name of Philip Michael Rivers. He is from Decatur, Alabama, the USA (birthplace/hometown). He holds an American nationality and his ethnic background is American-White. His race is White. He is Roman Catholic by religion and his Zodiac sign is Sagittarius. About his family, he was born to his parents; Steve Rivers (father), and Joan Rivers (mother). His father was the head coach of Decatur High's football team and his mother was a teacher. Talking about his siblings; he has a younger brother named Stephen, a footballer. Concerning his education, he studied at Decatur High School and moved to Athens High School, where he started playing football. There, his father was the football coach. After his high school graduation, he received offers from Auburn and Alabama, but he committed to play college football at North Carolina State University. Philip celebrated his 39th birthday as of 2020 and he will next celebrate his 40th birthday as of 2021. Thus, his present age is 39.

Philip Rivers is a handsome man who stands tall at a height of 1.96 m or 6 feet and 5 inches. His balanced bodyweight consists of 103 kg or 228 lbs. His body build is athletic. He has a pair of light brown eyes color and his hair color is also light brown. His other body measurements have not been publicized yet. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards him. He is very conscious about his food intake. 

Philip Rivers Football Career (NFL)

  • Attending North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, he played for coach Chuck Amato's Wolfpack football team where he led NC State to an 8-4 record against Minnesota as a freshman in the year 2000 and passed for 3,054 yards and 25 touchdowns during the season. 
  • As a sophomore, he passed for 2,586 yards and 16 touchdowns leading the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) in the year 2001.
  • He led the Wolfpack to victories in their first nine games in the year 2002. 
  • He threw for 4,491 yards and 34 touchdowns in 12 games, capping his career as the most productive and durable quarterback in ACC history as a senior in the year 2002. 
  • He passed for 13,484 yards and 95 touchdowns during his collegiate career receiving several accolades. 
  • His professional career began after the New York Giants drafted him 4th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft trading to the San Diego Chargers.
  • He then signed a six-year contract worth $40.5 million, which included a $14.5 million signing bonus with the Chargers in August 2004. 
  • He was named the backup quarterback to Drew Brees. 
  • He only threw passes in the second half of the last game of the 2004 season, a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
  • In the Chargers' final game of the 2005 season, at home in Qualcomm Stadium, he entered the game after Brees dislocated his right shoulder late in the second quarter due to a hit from Denver Broncos safety John Lynch. Later, he signed a large contract that included sizeable guaranteed money with the New Orleans Saints, during the 2006 free agency period after Brees was not re-signed. 
  • He was named the second-best NFL quarterback under 25 years of age by Sports Illustrated.
  • He then made his first NFL start against the Oakland Raiders on 11th September 2006. 
  • He passed for 3,388 yards and 22 touchdowns in the 2006 season. 
  • He started the 2007 season with 190 passing yards and an interception in a 14-9 victory over the Chicago Bears and finished the season passing for 3,152 yards and 21 touchdowns. 
  • He led the NFL in multiple categories including touchdown passes (34), passer rating (105.5), yards per pass attempt (8.4), and adjusted yards per attempt (8.8) in the year 2008. He finished the 2008 season passing 4,009 yards and 34 touchdowns. 
  • He then signed a six-year contract extension worth $92 million with $38 million guaranteed on 24th August 2009.
  • He ended his 2009 season passing for 4,254 yards and 28 touchdowns and ended his 2010 season passing 4,710 yards and 30 touchdowns. 
  • He was named to the Pro Bowl for his 2011 season. Back then, he missed 3 Pro Bowl games, two games due to injury, and once for the birth of his child.
  • He finished his 2011 season passing 4,624 yards and 27 touchdowns and he ended his 2012 season passing 3,606 yards and 26 touchdowns. 
  • Likewise, he ended his 2013 season passing 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns and ended the 2014 season passing 4,286 yards and 31 touchdowns in the 2014 season. 
  • On 15th August 2015, he signed a four-year contract extension worth $84 million with the Chargers and ended his 2015 season passing 4,792 yards and 29 touchdowns. 
  • Passing for 4,386 yards and 33 touchdowns, he finished his 2016 season. He was ranked 73rd by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017. 
  • He was ranked 56th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2018.
  • He finished the 2017 season passing 4,515 yards and 28 touchdowns and ended the 2018 season passing 4,308 yards and 32 touchdowns. 
  • He finished the 2019 season with 4,615 yards, 23 touchdowns, and 20 interceptions. 
  • On 10th February 2020, the Chargers and Rivers mutually agreed that he would not be re-signed and would enter free agency.
  • He signed a one-year, $25 million deal with the Indianapolis Colts on 21st March 2020 and played his debut game against Jacksonville Jaguars on 13th September 2020 where the team lost the game. 
  • He finished the 2020 season with 4,169 passing yards, 24 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
  • On 20th January 2021, he announced his retirement from the NFL after seventeen seasons, saying "It's just time. It's just right." He reaffirmed his plans to become the head coach of the St. Michael Catholic High School football team in Fairhope, Alabama.

Philip Rivers Throwing The Ball

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Philip Rivers Awards and Achievements

  • 8× Pro Bowl (2006, 2009-2011, 2013, 2016-2018)
  • NFL Comeback Player of the Year (2013)
  • NFL completion percentage leader (2013)
  • NFL passing yards leader (2010)
  • NFL passing touchdowns leader (2008)
  • NFL passer rating leader (2008)
  • San Diego Chargers 50th Anniversary Team
  • NC State Wolfpack No. 17 retired
  • ACC Athlete of the Year (2004)
  • First-team All-ACC (2003)
  • ACC Offensive Player of the Year (2003)
  • ACC Player of the Year (2003)
  • Second-team All-ACC (2002)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2000)
  • Tangerine Bowl MVP (2003)
  • Gator Bowl MVP (2003)
  • Bowl MVP (2000)

Philip Rivers NFL Career Stats

  • Percentage: 64.9
  • TD-INT: 421-209
  • Passing yards: 63,440
  • Passer rating: 95.2

Philip Rivers Wife and Children

Reflecting on the marital status of Philip Rivers, he is a married man. He married his beautiful wife, Tiffany Rivers on 19th May 2001. They are high school sweethearts. The duo is blessed with nine kids named Gunner, Clare, Grace, Rebecca, Anna, Sarah Catherine, Halle, Caroline, and Peter. His kid's age is Halle Rivers (18 years old), Sarah (10 years old), Peter (9 years old), Rebecca (about 7 years old), Anna (about 1-year-old), Caroline (14 years old), Grace (13 years old), Gunner (11 years old), Clare (4 years old). The duo has not adopted any children. Their bond is going strong with the passage of time and there are no disturbances between them. The family was currently residing in Northern San Diego County, California, the USA. Philip Rivers lists a $4.2M San Diego home. He is selling his San Diego house after signing with the Indianapolis Colts. The family has reportedly been out of their San Diego house since January. The six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home comprises 6,844 square feet and is listed for $4.199 million with Shaun Worthen of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. The 1-acre property also includes a large yard, a putting green, a saltwater pool, a spa, a barbecue area, and a playhouse. More details about his personal life are available in Wiki as well. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay. In the year 2014, he was part of a campaign to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities of San Diego. 

Philip Rivers with his wife and their kids

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Philip Rivers Salary and Net Worth

Philip Rivers is a retired footballer who has made a huge amount of money throughout his career. His major source of wealth was from his football career. Philip Rivers is among one of the highest-paid NFL players in the year 2019 making $16 Million. He has played his entire football career with the Los Angeles Chargers. Initially, he signed a six-year, $40.5 million contracts with the San Diego Chargers that included $14.5 million in signing bonuses in August 2004. After that, he signed a six-year, $92 million contract extension with the Chargers, with approximately $38 million guaranteed on 24th August 2009. The Chargers and Rivers agreed to a four-year, $84 million contract extension on 15th August 2015. As of 2021, the net worth of Philip Rivers is estimated to have $90 Million. Whereas the average salary of Rivers was around $20.8 Million with the team as per his contract. He also made a cool amount of money from his endorsement deal and sponsorship. He is living a luxurious lifestyle as of today.  

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