Kadarius Toney was born January 27, 1999, in Mobile, Alabama. He attended Blount High School in Eight Mile, Alabama, where he was the starting quarterback for the last 2 years of his high school career as a dual-threat quarterback. As a junior, Toney threw for 3604 yards while rushing for 896 and having 53 touchdowns (37 passing, 16 rushing). He was named Alabama 6A second-team all state selection, was selected to the AL.com Coastal Alabama first team. As a senior, Toney threw for 2984 yards while rushing for 894 yards and having 47 touchdowns (32 passing, 15 rushing). He was labeled as Alabama 6A Back of the Year, made the 2016 AL.com Super All-State Team, named Offensive MVP of the 2016 AL.com All-Coastal Alabama team, and played in the Alabama-Mississippi All Star Classic.
He finished his high school career with a 20-5 record as a starter. Toney received scholarship offers from South Carolina, Georgia Tech, South Alabama, Alabama, and Florida, eventually narrowing his choices to Alabama and Florida, electing to attend the latter. Toney was a three-star recruit as a versatile athlete (ATH, a term used for players recruited to play a position other than their high school role), and was ranked by 247Sports the 421st best recruit in the country, the 25th best ATH, and the 20th best recruit from the state of Alabama. In his senior season, Toney opted out of the 2020 Cotton Bowl Classic to prepare for the 2021 NFL Draft. Kadarius Toney was taken by the New York Giants with the 20th pick.
Kadarius Toney was traded to the Chiefs on October 27, 2022.
In Super Bowl LVII, Toney set an NFL record by recording a 65-yard punt return in the fourth quarter, surpassing Jordan Norwood's record of a 61-yard punt return in Super Bowl 50. Toney also caught a 4th quarter touchdown that helped put the Chiefs ahead for the first time all game. The Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35.
Toney raps in his free time and goes by the name "Yung Joka."