Philip Rivers

  • Birth Place: Decatur, Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Football player
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Fast Facts

  • Named ACC Athlete of the Year in 2004.
  • Drafted No. 4 by the New York Giants, but traded to the San Diego Chargers for Eli Manning in 2004 on draft day.
  • The QBs became friendly, text-messaging each other over time in what Manning told the New York Times is "a fraternity of quarterbacks."
  • Found, upon going to play football in San Diego, that he likes what he calls the laid-back pace of the West Coast.
  • After becoming San Diego's starting quarterback in 2006, led the Chargers to four straight AFC West titles. 
  • Played in the 2007 AFC Championship game six days after tearing his ACL.
  • Along with his wife, started Rivers of Hope, a program to help children find permanent homes. He was inspired to do so after taking part in a photo shoot for an adoption agency.

Relationships

  • Grace — Daughter
  • Sarah Kate — Daughter
  • Steve Rivers — Father
  • Halle — Daughter
  • Philip, Jr. — Son
  • Tiffany Rivers — Wife
  • Stephen Rivers — Brother
  • Joan — Mother
  • Caroline — Daughter

College

  • North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States (BS in Business, 2004)

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  • Birth Place: Decatur, Alabama, United States
  • Profession: Football player