More About Jason Dunn
Here is Jason Dunn's career highlights courtesy of the Kansas City CHiefs website. Thank you Chiefs!
Pro Career: Massive seventh-year tight end entering his fourth campaign in the Red and Gold ... Expected to once again serve as the club’s second tight end behind four-time Pro Bowler Tony Gonzalez ... Originally inked with Kansas City as a free agent on July 11th of 2000 ... Is arguably one of the finest blockers at his position in the league ... When healthy, can be truly dominating at the point of attack, providing an element of power to the Chiefs ground game ... Few other tight ends can match his combination of size and strength ... Gives Kansas City a whopping one-two punch when he and Gonzalez align in two-TE sets ... The Chiefs frequently utilized that arrangement in 2002 when he started four contests ... Played an important role in helping Priest Holmes claim the NFL’s rushing crown in 2001 ... Although not a frequent target in the passing game, is a dependable pass catcher who is truly tough to bring down once he gets the ball in his hands ... Still striving to compile his first injury-free campaign since his rookie season with Philadelphia in ‘96 ... Appears to be fully recovered from a left shoulder injury which cost him five games in 2002 ... Saw action in the first 15 contests of 2001 before hyperextending his right elbow in the next-to-last game of the year ... Sat out the first two games of 2000 with a preseason clavicle injury after successfully rebounding from a left knee injury which sidelined him for the final six games of the ‘98 season and cost him the entire ’99 campaign ... Was also slowed by a knee injury in mini-camp in ‘97 after playing in every game as a rookie ... Has appeared in 81 regular season games (38 starts) with the Eagles and Chiefs ... Owns 48 career receptions for 653 yards (13.6 avg.) with five TDs ... Started one playoff game with Philadelphia in ‘96 ... Originally entered the NFL as the second-round selection (54th overall) of the Eagles in the ’96 NFL Draft.
2002: Kansas City (2000-02): Has seen duty in 40 games with 12 starts for the Chiefs, producing eight catches for 96 yards (12.0 avg.) with one TD ... Also owns two kickoff returns for 34 yards.
2002: Played in 11 games (four starts) at TE, recording two catches for 16 yards ... Was inactive for five games with a left shoulder injury ... Started at TE at Cleveland (9/8) and vs. Jacksonville (9/15) when the club opened in a two-TE formation. Caught one pass for 11 yards against the Jaguars ... Was inactive at New England (9/22), vs. Miami (9/29), at the N.Y. Jets (10/6), at San Diego (10/13) and vs. Denver (10/20) with a left shoulder injury suffered on September 18th ... Made one catch for five yards vs. Oakland (10/27) ... Saw duty as the club's second TE at San Francisco (11/10), vs. Buffalo (11/17), at Seattle (11/24) and vs. Arizona (12/1) ... Served as the club's second TE and on special teams vs. St. Louis (12/8) and at Denver (12/15) ... Started at TE when the club opened in two-TE formations vs. San Diego (12/22) and at Oakland (12/28).
2001: Appeared in 15 games (six starts) as the club’s second TE ... Produced four receptions for 54 yards (13.5 avg.) and one TD ... Also returned two kickoffs for 34 yards ... Served as the club’s second TE vs. Oakland (9/9), catching one pass for six yards and returning his first two career kickoffs for 34 yards ... Worked in a reserve role vs. the N.Y. Giants (9/23), at Washington (9/30), at Denver (10/7) and vs. Pittsburgh (10/14) ... Started when the team opened in a two-TE formation at Arizona (10/21) ... Caught a season-long 28-yard pass vs. Indianapolis (10/25) ... Saw reserve action on offense and on the kickoff return team at San Diego (11/4) and at the N.Y. Jets (11/11) ... Started vs. Seattle (11/25), vs. Philadelphia (11/29) and at Oakland (12/9) when the team opened in a two-TE package ... Was the club’s second TE vs. Denver (12/16) ... Caught two passes for 20 yards with a three-yard TD reception vs. San Diego (12/23), marking his first TD with the Chiefs and first scoring reception since ‘97. Also caught a 17-yard pass on the club’s game-winning drive ... Started the game as the club’s second TE at Jacksonville (12/30), but left the game in the third quarter after hyperextending his right elbow ... Was subsequently placed on injured reserve on January 4th.
2000: Played in 14 games at TE (two starts) ... Finished the year with two receptions for 26 yards and one tackle on special teams ... Was inactive vs. Indianapolis (9/3) and at Tennessee (9/10) with a clavicle injury suffered in the preseason ... Saw his first action in a Chiefs uniform at TE vs. San Diego (9/17) ... Caught one pass for six yards vs. Buffalo (11/19) and had a tackle on a blocked FG attempt ... Saw action as the club’s second TE at San Diego (11/26) and at New England (12/4) ... Had one reception for 20 yards vs. Carolina (12/10) ... Started at TE vs. Denver (12/17) and at Atlanta (12/24) when the team opened in a two-TE set
1998: Philadelphia (1996-98): Was cut by the Eagles on June 17th of ’99 after failing a team physical ... Appeared in 41 games (25 starts) during his tenure with the Eagles ... Caught 40 passes for 557 yards (13.9 avg.) with four TD receptions.
1998: Started 10 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury ... Registered 18 receptions for 132 yards (7.3 avg.) ... Hauled in a career-high four passes at Washington (10/11) ... Tore the posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at Green Bay (11/29) and was subsequently placed on injured reserve on December 1st.
1997: Played in 15 games (four starts) despite being slowed by a knee injury suffered during mini-camp ... Had seven catches for 93 yards (13.3 avg.) and four TDs ... Started four of the first six contests before seeing his role reduced when the offense went to a three-WR set ... Ran over three would-be tacklers for a 31-yard TD vs. Pittsburgh (11/23) ... Added another 31-yard TD at Washington (12/21).
1996: Emerged as one of the league’s most promising tight ends during his rookie season when he played in all 16 games (12 starts) ... Recorded 15 receptions for 332 yards (22.1 avg.) with two touchdowns ... Capped the season by earning NFL All-Rookie Team honors from Pro Football Weekly, Football News and Pro Football Newsweekly ... Six of his 15 catches during his rookie year covered 24 yards or more ... Snared a 54-yard pass from Rodney Peete at Washington (9/1) ... Hauled in a career-long 58-yard pass vs. Atlanta (9/22) ... Registered his first pro TD on a nine-yard pass from Ty Detmer vs. Carolina (10/27) ... Had a 21-yard catch vs. Washington (11/17) and a 32-yard reception at Arizona (11/24) ... Hauled in his second career TD on a 14-yard reception vs. the N.Y. Giants (12/1).
College Bio: Played at Eastern Kentucky where he worked at TE and was also utilized as a part-time pass rusher as a defensive lineman ... Despite playing in a run-oriented offense, completed his career with 41 receptions for 615 yards and three TDs, plus 19 rushes for 199 yards (10.5 avg.), including two touchdown runs of 68 and 55 yards ... During his senior campaign, had 20 receptions for 221 yards (11.0 avg.) and two TDs ... Registered 4.0 sacks and five tackles on defense, while forcing one fumble and recovering two others ... During his Colonel career, he helped EKU reach the Division I-AA playoffs four consecutive seasons ... Majored in Psychology at Eastern Kentucky.
Personal Bio: Was a four-sport star at Harrodsburg High School in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, earning all-state honors in football as he played multiple positions, including LB, QB, T, FB and WR ... Also lettered in basketball, baseball, and track ... Formed the “Dunn 4 Kids Foundation” with his siblings in 2000, which benefits charitable organizations in Kansas City and Lexington, Kentucky, including the Salvation Army ... Full name: Jason Adam Dunn ... Single ... Resides in Kansas City, Missouri.