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Corey Liuget

Corey Liuget
No. 94 San Diego Chargers
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-03-18) March 18, 1990
Place of birth: Miami, Florida
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 300 lb (136 kg)
Career information
High school: Hialeah (FL)
College: Illinois
NFL draft: 2011 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 1× Second-team All-Big Ten (2011)
  • AFC Defensive Player of the Week (Week 3 2014)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Tackles: 191
Sacks: 20.0
Pass deflections: 15
Interceptions: 0
Forced fumbles: 5
Touchdowns: 1
Stats at NFL.com

Corey Devon Liuget (born March 18, 1990) is an American football defensive end for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football league (NFL). He played at Hialeah Senior High in Miami, Florida. He played college football at Illinois.

Contents

  • Biography 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2011 NFL Draft 3.1
    • San Diego Chargers 3.2
    • NFL stats 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Biography

Corey Liuget is of Haitian descent. He was raised by his mother, as his father was killed when he went back to visit his grandmother in Haiti.[1]

College career

During his three-year Illinois career, Liuget had 125 tackles, 25.5 TFLs and 8.5 sacks Liuget had a career year in 2010, earning Second-team All-Big Ten accolades after recording 63 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 10 quarterback hurries and three passes broken up. In 2009 he played in all 12 games, making four starts. In 2008 he ranked fifth in the Big Ten in fumbles recovered and played in 11 games and started two at defensive tackle as a true-freshman.[2]

After his junior season, Liuget announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2011 NFL Draft.[3]

Professional career

2011 NFL 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 2⅛ in 298 lb 4.97 s 1.73 s 2.86 s 4.68 s 7.48 s 27½ in 8 ft 6 in 27 reps x
All values from NFL Combine[4]

Corey was drafted in the first round as the 18th draft pick by the San Diego Chargers.

San Diego Chargers

In his rookie season, Liuget played in 15 games, including 13 starts, and recorded 19 total tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. The team’s first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, Liuget had to grow up in a hurry as the NFL Lockout wiped out what would have been his first offseason. Instead of working out with teammates and studying with coaches, Liuget was forced to work alone. When the lockout ended and the season rolled around, injuries hammered the Chargers’ defensive line and the young rookie was pressed into immediate duty. Liuget ended up playing in 15 games with 13 starts.[5]

In 2012, Liuget had a breakout season: the 2nd year man started all 16 games and had a tremendous impact on the Chargers defense.[6]

Liuget went on to lead San Diego’s defensive line in sacks (7), tackles (61), tackles for loss (15) and passes defensed (9) in 2012, and his nine passes defensed were second in the NFL among defensive linemen behind Houston’s J.J. Watt’s 15. Liuget’s improved conditioning also contributed to a strong finish to the season as he tallied five sacks in the team’s last six games, including a career-high two in the Chargers’ Dec. 23 win over the New York Jets. At the end of the season, he was named Chargers Defensive Player of Year (David Griggs Memorial Award).[7] He was also on USA Today's All-Joe team.

In 2013, Liuget went on to lead the defense with 5.5 sacks. He also added 42 tackles, 2 passes defended, 1 field goal blocked, and a forced fumble.

In the 2014 season Liuget got his first NFL touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers after recovering a fumble forced by Dwight Freeney and Ricardo Mathews. Liuget finished the season with 4.5 sacks 57 tackles, 2 passes defended, and 2 force fumbles

Liuget signed a 5 year, $50 million dollar extension, with $30 guaranteed on June 9, 2015

NFL stats

Year Team GP COMB TOTAL AST SACK FF FR FR YDS INT IR YDS AVG IR LNG TD PD
2011 SD 15 19 14 5 1.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2012 SD 16 51 36 15 7.0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
2013 SD 16 42 32 10 5.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
2014 SD 16 57 45 12 4.5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
Career 63 169 127 42 18.0 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 15
[8]

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. ^
  2. ^ http://www.fightingillini.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/liuget_corey00.html
  3. ^ Illinois DT Liuget to enter NFL draft
  4. ^
  5. ^ http://www.chargers.com/team/roster/Corey-Liuget/11de64ae-09ab-498f-896a-1d287815a8e0
  6. ^ http://boltbeat.com/2013/08/15/san-diego-chargers-de-corey-liuget-shoulder-injury-watch/
  7. ^ http://www.rotoworld.com/player/nfl/6564/corey-liuget
  8. ^

External links

  • Illinois Fighting Illini bio
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