Charlie Whitehurst is a former professional football quarterback who recently played for Cleveland Browns. Whitehurst was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where he spent most of his childhood. He attended Chattahoochee High School and became the school team letterman in both baseball and football. He is also known for being the son of David Whitehurst, a former quarterback from the Green Bay Packers.
Because he resembled Jesus Christ due to his long hair and beard, he was called Clipboard Jesus. He also writes in his Twitter account bio introduction that “He is I and I am Him.”.
Whitehurst’s Performance in College
Whitehurst attended Clemson University, where he played for the university football team as the first quarterback. Clemson University is known to have a long-standing rivalry against the University of South Carolina. By the following year, Whitehurst became the hidden weapon for the team offense, as he made a two-yard reception and 7 touchdowns during the game.
Transition to Professional Football
As soon as he left Clemson, Whitehurst was selected by the San Diego Chargers during the 2006 NFL Draft, where he played two seasons with them. His debut happened against the Tennessee Titans and won.
By 2010, he was traded to the Seattle Seahawks and signed a 2-year $8 million contract, His first appearance with the team is when he replaced quarterback Matt Hasselbeck when he incurred an injury and couldn’t manage to play. Eventually, Whitehurst managed to complete 12 out of 23 passes for 113 yards with 1 touchdown.
His most recent team was with the Cleveland Browns where he signed the contract with them last 2016. In the same year, the Cleveland Browns released him with an injury settlement, as he hyperextended his left knee.
2005 Second-team All-ACC