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John Chiles

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  • Ultimate ’gunner’ mentality – loves contact
  • Was Colt McCoy’s primary backup for 2 years at QB before moving to WR
  • #1 ranked athlete coming out of high school
  • Earned starting sport at WR jr year after transitioning from QB
  • 4.40 40 time and 39 vertical – highly explosive


Year Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2009 34 319 9.4 34 3
2010 29 418 14.4 46 1

*Note: Did not move full time to WR as a starter until senior year


Atlas Strategies represented John during the 2011 NFL draft and negotiated a 3-year, multi-million dollar deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Four-year letterman who made the switch to wide receiver from quarterback prior to 2009 spring drills … served as Colt McCoy’s top backup for two seasons … played in 41 games (19 at QB/22 at WR), starting 15 as a wide receiver … notched 65 receptions for 752 yards (11.6 ypc) and four TDs for his career … completed 12-of-22 passes for 166 yards and two TDs … gained 377 rushing yards on 91 attempts with four TDs … appeared in 11 games, starting eight as a senior in 2010 … caught 29 passes for 418 yards (14.4 ypc) and two TDs, while rushing twice for 18 yards … appeared in 12 games at wide receiver, including six starts, in 2009 … posted 34 receptions for 319 yards (9.3 ypc) and three TDs and rushed eight times for 37 yards … saw action at quarterback, wide receiver and running back in 2008 … appeared in 11 games … completed 11-of-13 passes for 149 yards and two TDs … rushed for 131 yards and two TDs on 45 carries … completed one pass for 17 yards and rushed 36 times for 191 yards and two TDs as a true freshman in 2007 … graduated early and enrolled at UT in January ’07 to take part in spring drills … a member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008) … is on pace to graduate in spring with a degree in corporate communications.

SENIOR (2010)
Played in 11 games at wide receiver, including eight starts … missed the Texas Tech game due to an injury … caught 29 passes for 418 yards (14.4 ypc) and two TDs, while rushing twice for 18 yards … his 14.4 yards per catch led the team … posted one reception for 31 yards at Rice that put Texas at the Owls’ 1-yard line … registered four catches for 37 yards versus Wyoming … grabbed three passes for 55 yards versus UCLA … registered five receptions for a career-high 117 yards and one TD against Iowa State, including a career-long 46-yard reception … caught three passes for 21 yards versus No. 25/24 Baylor … tallied four catches for 29 yards at Kansas State … caught two passes for 19 yards against No. 12/11 Oklahoma State … grabbed a game-high and career-high matching five receptions for 65 yards against Florida Atlantic … recorded two receptions for 33 yards against No. 17/18 Texas A&M.

JUNIOR (2009)
Appeared in 12 games, including seven starts at wide receiver missed two games due to an ankle injury posted 34 receptions for 319 yards (9.4 ypc) and three TDs also notched eight rushes for 36 yards posted three receptions and 35 receiving yards, including a 14-yard TD, against ULM earned team’s Top Contributor award for his performance registered career highs with five receptions and 49 yards, including a 26-yard TD catch, at Wyoming hauled in three passes for 30 yards and had a career-long 34-yard run against Texas Tech posted four receptions for 41 yards versus UTEP equaled a career-high with five receptions for 21 yards against Colorado posted two receptions for 45 yards, including a career-long 34-yard TD, at Missouri added a 16-yard reception at Oklahoma State registered three receptions for 40 yards versus UCF caught four passes for 25 yards at Baylor posted two receptions for 16 yards against Kansas.

Appeared in 11 games at quarterback also saw action at wide receiver and running back completed 11-of-13 passes for 149 yards and two TDs rushed for 131 yards and two TDs on 31 carries completed 4-of-5 passes for 49 yards and his first career passing TD against FAU also caught a pass for six yards gained 72 yards on 10 carries, including a 25-yard TD run, in a win over Rice also completed a 12-yard pass against the Owls was a perfect 4-of-4 passing for 28 yards versus Arkansas rushed for 24 yards on two carries and threw a career-long 51-yard TD pass against No. 11. Missouri ran for 15 yards on seven carries against Baylor rushed for a TD and completed a nine-yard pass versus Texas A&M.

Appeared in seven games at quarterback as a true freshman named one of UT’s Outstanding Offensive Newcomers completed one pass for 17 yards and carried the ball 36 times for 191 yards and two TDs made his college debut by carrying the ball nine times for 72 yards, including a 23-yarder, in a victory versus Rice carried the ball seven times for 26 yards while also completing one pass for 17 yards against Kansas State also caught a pass for nine yards led the team with 54 yards on nine carries, including a 23-yard run, and scored an 11-yard TD at Iowa State rushed five times for 14 yards at Baylor.

Coached by Kyle Geller at Summit H.S. prep All-American and two-time district 4-5A MVP who was also a four-time honor roll student played in the 2007 U.S. Army All-American Bowl a member of ESPN’s top 150 national prospects first-team member of Dave Campbell’s Super Team three-year starter at both quarterback and wide receiver combined for 2,036 yards passing, 694 receiving, 1,248 rushing and 56 TDs over his final two prep seasons tallied 3,978 yards of total offense over that span threw for 1,805 yards and 24 TDs while rushing for 757 yards and 14 TDs as a senior completed 56% of his passes threw for 302 yards, rushed for 85 yards and scored five TDs against Flower Mound Marcus threw for 215 yards and a TD, while rushing for 118 yards and three TDs against Weatherford earned district 4-5A Offensive MVP honors as a junior caught 26 passes for 694 yards and eight TDs, rushed 50 times for 491 yards and nine TDs and threw for 231 yards and a score averaged 14.1 yards per play lettered three years in basketball and two years in track and field averaged 17 points per game in helping Summit to the third round of the playoffs as a junior posted a 10.5 in the 100 meters as a sophomore and competed in the regional track meet in the 100m, 4x100m and 4x200m relays and the high jump.

Born in Dallas, Texas is on pace to graduate in December with a degree in corporate communications a member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008) was a four-time honor roll student and made the National Honor Roll as a senior volunteered at a homeless shelter as a part of the Dallas Life Community Service program played piano and guitar as a child cousin, Vincent Williams, is a senior and plays defensive tackle at Texas A&M cousin, Jerryann Chiles, attended UT enjoys a wide variety of music from Maroon 5 to Lil’ Wayne.

Nickname: ESPN
During pregame, I like to: Listen to music on my iPod
Favorite channel: Travel
I can’t believe I watch: For the Love of Ray J
Favorite movie: Slumdog Millionaire
Favorite actor: Jamie Foxx
Favorite actress: Gabrielle Union
Sports hero: Anquan Boldin
Favorite superhero: Superman
Favorite video game: NCAA 2K9
Favorite cartoon character: SpongeBob SquarePants

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