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Karlos Dansby

Karlos Dansby
Dansby in 2015 preseason.
No. 56 Cleveland Browns
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-11-03) November 3, 1981
Place of birth: Birmingham, Alabama
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 251 lb (114 kg)
Career information
High school: Birmingham (AL) Woodlawn
College: Auburn
NFL draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 33
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Tackles: 1,149
Quarterback sacks: 41.0
Interceptions: 18
Forced fumbles: 16
Defensive Touchdowns: 5
Stats at NFL.com

Karlos Montez Dansby (born November 3, 1981) is an American football linebacker for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Auburn University and received All-American recognition. He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft, and has also been a member of the Miami Dolphins.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • Pre-draft 3.1
    • Arizona Cardinals 3.2
    • Miami Dolphins 3.3
    • Second stint with the Arizona Cardinals 3.4
    • Cleveland Browns 3.5
    • NFL stats 3.6
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Early years

Dansby was an All-State linebacker and wide receiver at Woodlawn High School in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was a letterman in football, basketball and track. He caught 51 passes for 857 yards and five touchdowns on offense, 81 tackles, six sacks, three interceptions, and two fumble recoveries on defense as a senior. In basketball, he played as a power forward, earning All-state honors as a junior. In track & field, he competed in the jumping events and got a PR of 6.73 meters in the long jump as a junior.

College career

Dansby played for the Auburn Tigers football team while attending Auburn University from 2000 to 2003. He was a Butkus Award semi-finalist regarded as one of the premier defenders in college football. While he began his Auburn career at strong safety, he shifted to outside linebacker as a sophomore. In 36 games for the Tigers, he recorded 218 tackles (128 solos) with 10 quarterback sacks, 31 stops for losses, seven forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, 15 pass deflections, and eight interceptions for 107 yards in returns. He was First-team All-America and a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a senior when he had 84 tackles (50 solo), 5.5 sacks, 13 stops for losses, 6 pass deflections, 4 caused fumbles. In 2002 he was a First-team All-SEC with 76 tackles (32 solo), 4 sacks, 10 stops for losses, 3 interceptions, 4 pass deflections, 2 fumble recoveries and 2 caused fumbles.

Professional career

Pre-draft

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 4⅜ in 251 lb 4.45 s 4.49 s 7.53 s 41½ in 10 ft 0 in 15 reps 15
All values from NFL Combine, except broad jump (Auburn Pro Day)

Arizona Cardinals

Karlos was drafted in the second round by the Arizona Cardinals. Since being drafted, he has turned into one of the NFL's most productive linebackers, recording 31.5 sacks and 11 interceptions, taking five back for scores.

He was named to Pro Football Weekly’s 2004 All-Rookie team after starting 12 games while accumulating 68 tackles, the most of any rookie on the team and recorded three fumble recoveries, one shy of the team's rookie record for fumble recoveries. In 2005,he became the first Cardinal linebacker to record two interception returns for touchdowns in a single season and finished the year with the first 100+ tackle season of his career with 103. He followed that by finishing 2006 with 94 tackles and eight sacks, both good for second on the team, despite missing two games due to injury. In 2007 he started all 14 games he played and led team with 117 tackles, marking second season with 100+ tackles (103 in 2005). On February 14, 2008, he was designated as the Cardinals' franchise player. He has been franchised twice by Arizona, in 2008 and 2009. Cardinals signed franchised Dansby to a one-year, $8.065 million contract. In 2008 Dansby led the Cardinals to the Super Bowl while again totaling over 100 tackles and making 4 sacks and intercepting two passes. Karlos Dansby's 2009 franchise tag guarantees him $9.7 million in salary in 2009 and would make him an unrestricted free agent in 2010.

In a first-round playoff game against the Green Bay Packers on January 10, 2010, Dansby recovered a fumble in overtime by Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers and returned it 17 yards for the game-winning touchdown in the highest scoring game in NFL postseason history.

Miami Dolphins

On March 5, 2010, Dansby signed with the Miami Dolphins to a five-year, $43 million contract with $22 million guaranteed, which made it the richest contract for an inside linebacker in NFL history until Patrick Willis signed a five-year, $50 million contract. He was released from the team on March 12, 2013.[1]

Second stint with the Arizona Cardinals

On May 10, 2013, Dansby signed a one-year deal to return to the Arizona Cardinals.[2]

Cleveland Browns

On March 11, 2014, Dansby signed a four-year, $24 million contract with the Cleveland Browns. The deal included $14 million guaranteed.[3]

NFL stats

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2004 ARI 15 60 43 17 5.0 1 3 0 1 2 2 2 0 5
2005 ARI 15 88 69 19 4.0 2 2 0 3 31 10 18 2 4
2006 ARI 14 82 69 13 8.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
2007 ARI 14 97 77 20 3.5 4 0 0 3 55 18 28 0 8
2008 ARI 16 119 95 24 4.0 2 3 0 2 47 24 34 0 5
2009 ARI 16 109 89 20 1.0 1 0 0 1 11 11 11 0 4
2010 MIA 14 95 78 17 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
2011 MIA 16 103 88 15 2.0 1 0 0 1 14 14 14 0 4
2012 MIA 16 134 101 33 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
2013 ARI 16 122 114 8 6.5 1 1 0 4 48 12 23 2 19
Career 162 1,082 859 223 41.0 16 10 0 16 208 13 34 4 67
[4]

Key

  • GP: games played
  • COMB: combined tackles
  • TOTAL: total tackles
  • AST: assisted tackles
  • SACK: sacks
  • FF: forced fumbles
  • FR: fumble recoveries
  • FR YDS: fumble return yards
  • INT: interceptions
  • IR YDS: interception return yards
  • AVG IR: average interception return
  • LNG: longest interception return
  • TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
  • PD: passes defensed

References

  1. ^ Miami Dolphins release linebacker Karlos Dansby
  2. ^ Cardinals Bring Back Karlos Dansby
  3. ^ Report: Karlos Dansby, Browns agree on four-year deal
  4. ^ "Karlos Dansby Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 15 December 2014. 

External links

  • Cleveland Browns bio
  • ESPN Player Profile
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