Kliff Kingsbury Biography

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Kliff Kingsbury

Quick Facts Of Kliff Kingsbury

Celebrated Name Kliff Kingsbury
Age 39 Years
Nick Name Kliff
Birth Name Kliff Timothy Kingsbury
Birth Date 1979-08-09
Gender Male
Profession Football Manager
Place Of Birth San Antonio, Texas
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Horoscope Leo
Ethnicity White
Siblings 1
Brothers Klint Kingsbury
High School New Braunfels High School
University Texas Tech Univerisity
Education Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management
Career Start 2003
Debut Club New England Patriots
Current Club Arizona Cardinals
Position Head Coach
Height 1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
Weight 220 lbs (100 kg)
Eye Color Hazel Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown

Kliff Timothy Kingsbury, professionally known as Kliff Kingsbury is an American football coach and former player. He is the head coach of the Arizona Cardinal of the National Football League (NFL). The Cardinals hired him as the head coach on 8 January 2019. He previously has head coached Houston Cougars, Texas A&M Aggies, and Texas Tech Red Raiders. He was selected by the New England Patriots in the 6th round with 201st overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. However, he made his NFL debut in November 2005 from the New York Jets. He is the recipient of 2002 Sammy Baugh Trophy and Associated Press National Offensive Player of the Year.

The Arizona Cardinal hires Kliff Kingsburg as their new Head Coach

Following the news reported that Kliff Kingsbury was a candidate for the new head coach for the Cardinal, the news has been made official on 8 January 2019. The Cardinal officially hired the former Texas Tech A&M head coach and the 2012 Offensive Player of the Year as their new head coach on a 4-year contract. He is 39 and will coach the NFL team for the first time.

He told the azcardinals.com that he is fascinated to coach the NFL team.

Famous For

  • Awarded Sammy Baugh Trophy in 2002
  • Awarded Associated Press National Offensive Player of the Year in 2002.

Early Life of Kliff Kingsbury

Kliff Kingsbury was born on 9 August 1979. He was born to Tim Kingsbury and Sally Kingsbury. His birthplace is San Antonio, Texas in the United States. He holds American nationality. He has a brother named Klint Kingsbury. His zodiac sign is Leo. He belongs to white ethnicity.

He attended New Braunfels High School in Texas. After graduating from high school, he attended Texas Tech University. He graduated from Texas Tech with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management from the Rawls College of Business in 2001.

Playing Career of Kliff Kingsbury

High School

He played high school football at New Braunfels High School in Texas. He earned the offensive MVP honors in the Texas High School Coaches All-Star Game. 

He was inducted into the Texas High School Football Hall of Fame in May 2018.

College

He played college football for the Texas Tech Red Raiders, playing 43 games and completing 1,229 of 1,881 passes for 12,423 yards with 95 touchdowns and 40 interceptions in overall.

During his college football career, he held 39 school records, 13 Big 12 Conference records, and 7 NCAA FBS records. 

He was awarded the Sammy Baugh Trophy, Verizon/CoSIDA Academic All-American and Player of the Year, a unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team selections, Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year and numerous other achievements during his collegiate career.

National Football League of Kliff Kingsbury

He was selected by the New England Patriots with the 201st overall pick in the 6th round of the 2003 NFL Draft.

He did not play his rookie season for the Patriots due to injury. 

The Patriots waived him in September 2004 and the New Orleans Saints signed him to the team's practice squad.

He later signed to the Denver Broncos' practice squad in September 2005. They released him in the same month.

He signed with the New York Jets on 28 September 2005 and made his NFL debut on 20 November 2005 against the Denver Broncos.

The Buffalo Bills signed him in 2006, where he attended training camp but did not appear on any regular season matches.

NFL Europe

The New York Jets assigned him to the Cologne Centurions of NFL Europe in 2006.

Canadian Football League

He signed with the Montreal Alouettes in March 2007, where he spent part of training camp and was traded to the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in June.

Coaching Career of Kliff Kingsbury

College

Houston Cougars

He joined the University of Houston football staff in the position of quality control in August 2008. He was later promoted to the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the Cougars serving alongside Jason Phillips. He was recognized as the 2011 Offensive Coordinator of the year.

Texas A&M Aggies

He joined Texas A&M for the 2012 season. He was named the 2012 Footballscoop.com Offensive Coordinator of the Year and was also named a finalist for the Broyles Award.

Texas Tech Red Raiders

In December 2012, he returned to his alma mater Texas Tech as its head coach. He became the second-youngest head coach of the team in an AQ conference and the third-youngest head coach in college football. He spent 5 seasons there from 2013 to 2018.

He became the first Big 12 coach to start his coaching career with 7-0.

His leadership in 2014 season sold out tickets for the first time since Texas Tech's inaugural 1925 season.

He led Texas Tech to conclude the 2015 season at 7-6, 4-5 in Big 12 play and finish in the 5th place.

His 5-7 in the 2018 season led to his departure from the team. He left the team with an overall record of 35-40 and 19-35 in Big 12 play.

National Football League

USC hired him as the new offensive coordinator in December 2018. USC granted permission to 

The NFL team Arizona Cardinals to hire him and the Cardinals appointed Kingsbury as the head coach on 8 January 2019.

Personal Life of Kliff Kingsbury

The 39-years old manager is reportedly single. No rumors regarding affairs have surfaced yet. He has maintained his personal life private.

His father is a Vietnam War veteran and Purple Heart recipient. Her mother died of soft tissue sarcoma in 2005.

Body Measurements of Kliff Kingsbury

The 39-years old head coach stands at a height of 1.91 m i.e. 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has a body weight of 220 lbs i.e. 100 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has hazel blue eyes and his hair color is dark brown. 

Net Worth of Kliff Kingsbury

He had a base salary of %10.5 million over 5 years according to his contract. Following his successful leadership, he received a $1 million raise to $3.5 million. His net worth is under review.

Did You Know?

  • His father was a head coach of the high school football team he played.
  • He was a member of baseball, basketball and track teams at high school.
  • He graduated 3rd in his class of 450 students.

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