Andrew Gregory Dalton was born on October 29,1987 and is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League.
52 Facts About Andy Dalton
Andy Dalton played college football at TCU, where he became the school's leader in quarterback wins and won the 2011 Rose Bowl.
Andy Dalton became one of ten NFL quarterbacks to throw for over 3,000 yards in his first three seasons, one of six to throw 20 touchdowns in his first three seasons, and one of five to reach the playoffs in his first five seasons.
Andy Dalton subsequently signed a one-year contract with the Cowboys as a backup for Dak Prescott, but became the starter when Prescott suffered a season-ending injury.
Andy Dalton went to Katy High School in Katy, Texas, where he played for the Tigers football team.
Andy Dalton committed to Texas Christian University on October 19,2005.
Andy Dalton was redshirted his freshman year, but he traveled with the team to every road game and was listed as the Horned Frogs' third-string quarterback behind senior Jeff Ballard and redshirt freshman Marcus Jackson.
Andy Dalton finished his redshirt freshman season with 2,459 passing yards, ten touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
Andy Dalton finished the 2008 season with 2,242 passing yards, 11 touchdowns, and five interceptions.
Andy Dalton finished the 2009 season with 2,756 passing yards, 23 touchdowns, and eight interceptions.
On September 4,2010, Andy Dalton recorded his thirtieth victory as the Horned Frogs starting quarterback, passing Sammy Baugh as TCU's all-time wins leader.
Against Baylor, Andy Dalton completed 21 of 23 pass attempts for 267 yards and two touchdowns.
Andy Dalton's team won a second consecutive Mountain West Conference Championship.
Andy Dalton finished the 2010 season with 2,857 passing yards, 27 touchdowns, and six interceptions.
Andy Dalton finished in ninth place on the Heisman Trophy voting.
Andy Dalton held school career records for wins, passing yards, pass attempts, completions, and completion percentage at the time he graduated, but a few years later, Trevone Boykin surpassed most of Andy Dalton's records.
Andy Dalton held the MWC career leader in total offense and plays from scrimmage.
The depth chart had Andy Dalton listed as the first-string quarterback, followed by Gradkowski.
On November 3,2011, Andy Dalton was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for October.
Andy Dalton became the first quarterback in NFL history not drafted in the first round to start all 16 games of his rookie season.
Andy Dalton became just one of five rookie quarterbacks with over 3,000 passing yards and at least 20 touchdown passes, joining fellow rookie Cam Newton and Peyton Manning, Dan Marino, and Charlie Conerly.
Andy Dalton was named initially as a Pro Bowl Alternate in his first year, and was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster after the New England Patriots won the AFC Championship, forcing Tom Brady to withdraw.
Andy Dalton completed 24 of 31 passes for 318 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception, for a 128.2 passer rating.
Andy Dalton completed 21 of 30 passes for 199 yards and a season-high four touchdowns, attaining a 127.6 passer rating and a season-high 94.5 QBR.
In two of the next three following weeks, Andy Dalton's mobility proved to be valuable as he scrambled for the go-ahead touchdown runs in victories over the San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles.
On October 31,2013, Andy Dalton began another difficult two-game stretch.
Andy Dalton continued his struggles against the Browns, as he threw two interceptions in the first quarter.
Andy Dalton finished the regular season with 4,293 passing yards for 34 passing touchdowns, 20 interceptions, and an 88.8 passer rating.
Andy Dalton's passing yards and touchdowns were both career highs and Bengals single-season franchise records.
Such performances have raised doubt about whether Andy Dalton is a "big-game" quarterback.
Andy Dalton was the first quarterback ever to catch a touchdown pass for the Bengals.
Andy Dalton threw for a season-high 323 yards, along with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Andy Dalton had a historically terrible performance against the Cleveland Browns in Week 9, where he completed 10 of 33 passes for 86 total yards with three interceptions to earn a 2.0 passer rating, the lowest by an NFL quarterback with 25 pass attempts since 2004 and the 11th lowest in history.
On January 20,2015, it was announced that Andy Dalton was selected to the 2015 Pro Bowl, his second Pro Bowl appearance, replacing Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers, who declined to participate due to injury.
Andy Dalton finished the game with 269 passing yards and two touchdowns.
Andy Dalton finished the year with 3,250 passing yards, 25 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.
Andy Dalton was the first Bengal ever to throw for more than 20 touchdown passes with fewer than 10 interceptions in franchise history.
Andy Dalton was ranked 35th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016.
Andy Dalton had the cast for his broken thumb removed five days before the game, but did not play.
Andy Dalton threw three interceptions in the first half during the home opener against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1.
In 11 games in the 2018 season, Andy Dalton finished with 2,566 passing yards, 21 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions.
On May 2,2020, Andy Dalton signed a one-year contract with the Dallas Cowboys worth $7 million to be Dak Prescott's backup for the season.
On October 11,2020, Andy Dalton replaced an injured Dak Prescott in Week 5 against the New York Giants.
Andy Dalton was named the starting quarterback for the Cowboys going forward due to Prescott's season ending injury.
Andy Dalton made his first start in Week 6 against the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football.
Andy Dalton was activated from the list on November 18,2020, in time for the Cowboys' Week 11 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings.
Andy Dalton started the first two games before suffering a knee injury.
Andy Dalton was then relegated to the backup quarterback after Justin Fields was named the starter.
On March 29,2022, Andy Dalton signed a one-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.
Andy Dalton was named the starter in the Saints' Week 4 matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in London following injuries to Jameis Winston.
On March 15,2023, Andy Dalton signed a two-year contract with the Carolina Panthers.
On July 9,2011, Andy Dalton married his longtime girlfriend, Jordan Jones, whom he met at TCU.