In 2004, Orton was the preseason third-team All-American quarterback, behind USC's Matt Leinart and Oklahoma's Jason White.
Orton attended Southeast Polk High School in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, where he was a four-sport star in football, basketball, tennis, and track & field.At the end of his high school career, Orton was the No.Orton tied former Purdue quarterback Drew Brees' record for number of passing yards in a game (522 vs.Indiana Hoosiers), and is the only Purdue quarterback to start four consecutive bowl games (Brees and Mark Herrmann started three straight).In the offseason of that year, he was traded to the Denver Broncos.
Orton started his Broncos career by winning his first six games in the 2009 season, but injuries hobbled him in the second half of the season.
Orton was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft.
In the 2005 NFL season, he was rushed into the Bears starting lineup as a rookie after a preseason injury to starter Rex Grossman, and the poor play of back-up Chad Hutchinson.
Orton started 15 games of the season, but was replaced by Grossman after halftime during the Bears' Week 15 victory against the Atlanta Falcons.
After sitting for Week 16, Orton started the regular season finale, Week 17, against the Minnesota Vikings.
Kyle Raymond Orton (born November 14, 1982) is a former American football quarterback.