47 Facts About Kliff Kingsbury


Kliff Timothy Kingsbury was born on August 9,1979 and is an American football coach and former quarterback, who is currently an assistant coach at USC.


Kliff Kingsbury previously served as the head coach at Texas Tech and Arizona Cardinals.


Kliff Kingsbury was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Tim and Sally Kliff Kingsbury.


Kliff Kingsbury played high school football at New Braunfels High School, where his father, Tim, was head coach.


Kliff Kingsbury was a member of the baseball, basketball, and track teams.


Kliff Kingsbury was named the offensive MVP in the Texas High School Coaches All-Star Game.


Kliff Kingsbury graduated 3rd in his class of 450, and was an Academic All-State selection.


In May 2018, Kliff Kingsbury was formally inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame.


Kliff Kingsbury played 43 games at Texas Tech, completing 1,229 of 1,881 passes for 12,423 yards with 95 touchdowns and 40 interceptions overall during his career.


Kliff Kingsbury completed 25 of 57 passes for 492 yards, four touchdowns and an interception in his initial collegiate season.


Kliff Kingsbury's season ended with a loss to the East Carolina Pirates in the Gallery-Furniture.


Kliff Kingsbury completed 365 of 528 passes for 3,502 yards, 25 touchdowns and only nine interceptions.


In 2002, Kliff Kingsbury averaged 350.2 yards per game, setting a new record with 5017 yards and his 45 touchdown passes nearly doubled his mark set during the 2001 season.


Kliff Kingsbury was only the third player in college football history to throw for over 10,000 yards, gain over 10,000 yards in total offense and complete over 1,000 passes in a career.


Kliff Kingsbury became just the fourth player in college football to throw for over 3,000 yards three times during his career.


Kliff Kingsbury was an Academic All-Big 12 Conference choice following his sophomore campaign in 2000.


Kliff Kingsbury was selected by the New England Patriots with the 201st overall selection of the 2003 NFL Draft.


Kliff Kingsbury did not play in his rookie season of 2003, spending the year on the Patriots' injured reserve with an arm injury.


Kliff Kingsbury was waived by the Patriots on September 6,2004.


Kliff Kingsbury was signed by the New Orleans Saints to the team's practice squad, where he spent the entire 2004 season.


Kliff Kingsbury went to training camp with the Saints that season and completed 10-of-21 passes for 139 yards with a long of 57 yards and two interceptions.


Kliff Kingsbury was signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad on September 6,2005, and was released on September 21,2005.


Kliff Kingsbury then signed with the New York Jets on September 28,2005.


Kliff Kingsbury made his NFL debut on November 20,2005, playing part of the fourth quarter for the Jets against the Denver Broncos.


Kliff Kingsbury completed one of two pass attempts for 17 yards.


Kliff Kingsbury posted the top quarterback rating of any Cologne quarterback while completing 58 of 102 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns.


On March 30,2007, Kliff Kingsbury signed with the Montreal Alouettes.


Kliff Kingsbury was the third-string quarterback for the 2007 Blue Bombers season behind Kevin Glenn and Ryan Dinwiddie.


Kliff Kingsbury was drawn to Houston through his ties with Dana Holgorsen who had been the offensive coordinator at Texas Tech prior to Houston.


Kliff Kingsbury received recognition for the performance of the Houston offense in 2009 with Case Keenum at the helm.


Kliff Kingsbury quickly gained Coach Kevin Sumlin's trust and began calling all the offensive plays and was recognized as the 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the year after Houston led college football, averaging 50 points and nearly 600 yards of offense per game.


Kliff Kingsbury returned to his alma mater as Texas Tech's 15th full-time head coach on December 12,2012, following the abrupt departure of coach Tommy Tuberville to Cincinnati preceding the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.


At 33, Kliff Kingsbury was the second-youngest head coach of a team in an AQ conference, and the third-youngest head coach in college football.


The Red Raiders made their Associated Press Top 25 debut in the Kliff Kingsbury era following a win over TCU on September 12,2013.


Kliff Kingsbury eventually won the 2017 Heisman trophy and was selected 1st overall in the 2018 NFL Draft.


Kliff Kingsbury added defensive coordinator David Gibbs hoping to bolster a defense that ranked amongst the worst in the country.


Kliff Kingsbury finished his 3rd season with signature wins at Arkansas and at Texas showing promise heading into 2016.


Three of Kliff Kingsbury's players were selected in the 2016 NFL Draft, Le'Raven Clark, DeAndre Washington, and Jakeem Grant.


Kliff Kingsbury was hired by USC as their new offensive coordinator in December 2018.


In January 2019, reports surfaced that Kliff Kingsbury was a candidate to interview for the New York Jets and Arizona Cardinals head coaching jobs.


One month into being USC's offensive coordinator, Kliff Kingsbury resigned from the position, leading to decommittments from his recruits.


Kliff Kingsbury would be subsequently replaced by fellow former Texas Tech Red Raiders QB, Graham Harrell.


On January 8,2019, Kliff Kingsbury took the job as the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals.


On March 2,2022, Kliff Kingsbury signed a six-year extension through 2027.


Kliff Kingsbury's father, Tim Kingsbury, is a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient.


Kliff Kingsbury graduated from New Braunfels High School, home of the Mighty Unicorns, where he was starting quarterback.


Kliff Kingsbury graduated from Texas Tech University in 2001 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the Rawls College of Business.