POSITION: Backup quarterback

HEIGHT, WEIGHT: 6-3, 218

AGE: 24. BIRTHDATE: Aug. 24, 1984.

HOMETOWN: Victoria, Texas

COLLEGE: Houston


HOW ACQUIRED: Drafted by the Eagles in the second round (36th overall) in 2007.

THIS YEAR: Has appeared in five games in relief of Donovan McNabb, with four interceptions in 34 attempts.

NEXT YEAR: That's going to be the big question this offseason, isn't it?

EARLY EXPOSURE: As a 5-year-old, Kevin would hang around the middle-school team coached by his father, Roy. "I was always in the locker room," Kolb said. "He always had me around the game."

LESSON FROM DAD: "He always taught me the things it takes to be a leader. As a quarterback, it's not simply just how you throw the ball."

ATHLETE HE'D PAY TO WATCH: LeBron James. "He's such a freak athlete. The way he controls the court is fun to watch."

PROUDEST ATHLETIC MOMENT: Winning the 2006 Conference USA championship. In 2001, the year before Kolb got to Houston, the Cougars were 0-11.

MOST FORGETTABLE ATHLETIC MOMENT: Throwing five interceptions in a double-overtime loss to UTEP his junior year. Current Eagles rookie safety Quintin Demps had two of those interceptions.

OFF THE FIELD: Enjoys golfing and hunting, although he no longer hunts troublesome wild hogs with only a Bowie knife. "It's a little too dangerous," he said. "I need these hands and fingers too much."

HUNTING HIGHLIGHT: Once bagged an 18-point buck. Asked by a city slicker to put that into context, Kolb said, "It's like throwing for 300 yards in a game."