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Jon Baldwin
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Baldwin in the 2012 NFL season.
No. 89     Kansas City Chiefs
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-08-10) August 10, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
High School: Aliquippa (PA)
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Pittsburgh
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 26
Debuted in 2011 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2009 Rivals All-American (third team)
  • 2009 First Team All-Big East
  • 2009 ECAC All-Star Team
  • 2009 Columbus Touchdown Club Player of Distinction Award
  • 2009 Big East All-Academic Football Team
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receiving Yards     579
Receptions     41
Receiving Average     14.1
Receiving TDs     2
Stats at NFL.com

Jonathan Dupree Baldwin (born August 10, 1989) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs.

College careerEdit

Baldwin played for the University of Pittsburgh. As a true freshman in 2008, Baldwin started 3 of 13 games, recording 18 receptions for 404 yards and three touchdowns.

During his sophomore season in 2009 he made 54 receptions for 1,080 yards and eight touchdowns in the regular season.[1] including six catches for 113 yards and two touchdowns against Cincinnati in the final game with the conference championship on the line, but Pittsburgh lost by one point.[2]

Heading into the 2010 season, Lindy's listed him as the nation's No. 3 wide receiver and a second team All-American while the Sporting News listed Baldwin as a third-team preseason All-American.[3] In 2010, he had 55 receptions, 822 yard and five touchdowns in 13 games.

Professional careerEdit

Kansas City ChiefsEdit

Baldwin was selected with the 26th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.[4] He was expected to be the 2nd WR on the roster behind Dwayne Bowe. On July 29, 2011 he signed a 4-year deal with the Chiefs. In week 2 of the 2011 NFL preseason Baldwin suffered a wrist injury after a locker room fight with teammate Thomas Jones that sidelined him for the rest of the 2011 preseason.[5] Baldwin caught his first NFL catch against the Raiders on week 7 for 14 yards. On October 31, 2011 Baldwin played in his first game at Arrowhead Stadium as he played a key role in the Chiefs 23-20 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Baldwin caught 5 passes for 82 yards as well as catching his first career NFL touchdown on a 39 yard pass from Matt Cassel. Baldwin would finish the year with 254 receiving yards and one touchdown.

PersonalEdit

Baldwin has two sisters and is the son of Jeffrey and Tezmalita Baldwin. His father was a defensive lineman at Pitt from 1981–84.[6] His cousin Charles Fisher played cornerback in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals.[6]

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