The Indianapolis Colts today claimed quarterback Charlie Whitehurst off waivers from the Tennessee Titans.
Whitehurst, 6-5, 226 pounds, has played in 20 career NFL games (nine starts) and completed 189-of-340 passes for 2,131 yards with 10 touchdowns and six interceptions for a 77.0 rating in his time with the Tennessee Titans (2014-15), San Diego Chargers (2006-09, 12-13) and Seattle Seahawks (2010-11). He spent the first nine weeks of the 2015 season with the Titans before being waived on November 11. In 2014, Whitehurst played in seven games (five starts) and completed 105-of-185 passes for 1,326 yards with seven touchdowns and two interceptions for a 87.4 rating. He also had 20 carries for 90 yards. Whitehurst saw action in two games as a reserve in 2013. In 2012, he dressed but did not play as the backup quarterback in all 16 games. Whitehurst played in three games (two starts) in 2011 and completed 27-of-56 passes for 298 yards with one touchdown and one interception for a 62.9 rating. He also registered four carries for 13 yards. Whitehurst appeared in six games (two starts) in 2010 and completed 57-of-99 passes for 507 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions. He tallied 20 carries for 43 yards and one touchdown. From 2007-09, he was inactive for all regular season and postseason games. As a rookie in 2006, Whitehurst saw action in two games as a reserve and carried the ball two times for 13 yards and one touchdown. He was originally selected by the Chargers in the third round (81st overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.
Collegiately, Whitehurst amassed the second-most wins in Clemson history with 25, including eight fourth-quarter comeback wins. He tied the school record with seven wins over Top-25 teams, including three victories against Top-10 teams. Whitehurst graduated with 46 school records, including career passing yards, completions, touchdowns and 300-yard games. He was named Second Team All-ACC as a senior after completing 229-of-340 passes for 2,483 yards and 11 touchdowns, as his 67.4 completion percentage set a school record and ranked fifth in the nation.
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