Patrick Surtain

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Patrick Surtain
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Surtain at a 2007 Chiefs mini camp.
No. 23
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-06-19) June 19, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Edna Karr
College: Southern Mississippi
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 2 / Pick: 44
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 415
Quarterback sacks: 7.5
Interceptions: 37
Player stats at NFL.com

Patrick Frank Surtain (/sərˈtæn/;[citation needed] born June 19, 1976) is a former American football cornerback who played eleven seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Southern Mississippi. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and also played for the Kansas City Chiefs.

Early years[edit]

Surtain attended high school at Edna Karr High School, where he completed 44 of 97 passes for 753 yards with seven touchdowns and rushed 137 times for 784 yards with 12 touchdowns as a quarterback.[1] He also played baseball and ran track, and was also a member of the state title basketball and football teams in his senior year.[1]

College career[edit]

Surtain attended the University of Southern Mississippi, where he was a four-year letterman and two-year starter. In his junior year, Surtain started all 11 games and accumulated 84 tackles, 8 passes defended and six interceptions.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Surtain was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He played for the Dolphins from 1998–2004 and was selected to the Pro Bowl three times in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He finished with 344 tackles, 6.5 sacks, and 29 interceptions in 108 career games with the Dolphins.

Patrick Surtain (left) with Ty Law at the Chiefs' 2007 mini-camp.

Kansas City Chiefs[edit]

In April 2005 the Dolphins traded Surtain to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second round pick in the 2005 NFL Draft. After the trade the Chiefs re-signed him to a seven-year $50.8 million deal.[2]

Surtain was released by the Chiefs on February 24, 2009. He finished his career with the team with 192 tackles, one sack, and eight interceptions in 55 games.[3]

NFL statistics[edit]

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Return Yards Interception Interception Return Yards Yards per Interception Return Longest Interception Return Interceptions Returned for Touchdown Passes Defended
1998 MIA 16 30 23 7 0.0 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 9
1999 MIA 16 39 32 7 2.0 0 0 0 2 28 14 28 0 5
2000 MIA 16 52 42 10 1.0 2 1 0 5 55 11 43 0 21
2001 MIA 16 53 43 10 1.0 2 2 0 3 74 25 41 1 16
2002 MIA 14 59 40 19 1.5 0 0 0 6 79 13 40 1 11
2003 MIA 15 53 34 19 0.0 0 0 0 7 59 8 32 0 13
2004 MIA 15 58 40 18 1.0 0 1 0 4 2 1 2 0 11
2005 KC 15 57 47 10 0.0 0 1 0 4 57 14 53 0 13
2006 KC 16 68 60 8 1.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 5
2007 KC 16 58 50 8 0.0 0 1 0 2 25 13 23 0 6
2008 KC 8 11 11 0 0.0 1 0 0 1 50 50 50 0 3
Career 163 538 422 116 7.5 7 7 0 37 430 12 53 2 113

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Personal[edit]

Surtain bought a 6,300-square-foot home in Plantation, Florida, in 2001.[5] In 2016, Surtain became head coach at American Heritage School,[6] where his son, Patrick Surtain Jr., also plays as one of the top-ranked high school football players of the class of 2018.[7]

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