In his seventh season with Detroit, started all 16 games and added 66 tackles, including 41 solo, a career-best 7 sacks for 53 yards, 1 interception for 66 yards, 2 PBU and 3 recovered fumbles…Proved to be one of the league’s dominating defensive forces and led the team and set a career high with 7 sacks…Also returned an interception 66 yards for a TD and was named an NFC Pro Bowl alternate…In the opener at Oakland on Sept. 9, started at NT and added 4 tackles and blocked a field goal attempt…Posted 2 tackles and 1 recovered fumble in overtime that led to the Lions’ game-winning field goal vs. Minnesota on Sept. 16…Started at NT and posted 5 tackles at Philadelphia on Sept. 23…Added 5 tackles, 1 sack for 9 yards and 1 blocked field goal attempt, the 11th blocked kick of his career (10th blocked field goal attempt) vs. Chicago on Sept. 30…Added 5 tackles at Washington on Oct. 7, and 4 tackles and 1 recovered fumble vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 21…Had 5 tackles and 1 sack for 7 yards at Chicago on Oct. 28…Added 5 tackles and a career-high 2.5 sacks for 15 yards, and 1 interception returned 66 yards for a TD and earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors vs. Denver on Nov. 4…Posted 4 tackles and 1 TFL vs. Green Bay on Nov. 22, and added 5 tackles at San Diego on Dec. 16…Added 7 tackles and 2 sacks for 17 yards vs. Kansas City on Dec. 23…In the regular season finale at Green Bay on Dec. 30, added 6 tackles and half a sack.
Started six games and added 36 tackles, including 23 solo, with 3 sacks for 28 yards and 1 recovered fumble…In the opener vs. Seattle on Sept. 10, added 7 tackles, 1 TFL, 2 sacks for 13 yards and blocked his eighth career field goal attempt…Registered 5 tackles and 1 TFL at Chicago on Sept. 17…Led defensive linemen with 6 tackles and 1 TFL vs. Green Bay on Sept. 24…Recorded 5 tackles and 1 TFL at St. Louis on Oct. 1…Tied a season-best 7 tackles and 1 TFL at Minnesota on Oct. 8…Switched over to play the NT position vs. Buffalo on Oct. 15, after starting the first five at UT to produce 6 tackles, 1 sack for 15 yards, 1 TFL and 1 recovered fumble…Added to the Reserve/Suspended list on Oct. 18, and missed four games (at N.Y. Jets on Oct. 22, vs. Atlanta on Nov. 5, vs. San Francisco on Nov. 12 and at Arizona on Nov. 19)…Activated on Nov. 24…Listed as inactive at New England on Dec. 3, due to a knee injury…Placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 6, with a knee injury.
Started 14 games and was named to the Pro Bowl, making his second appearance in Hawaii…Added 36 tackles, including 27 solo, 5.5 sacks for 44 yards with 1 recovered fumble and 2 forced fumbles…Recorded his eighth career blocked kick…In the opener vs. Green Bay on Sept. 11, recorded a key sack on Green Bay’s final drive for a loss of 12 yards…Tallied second straight game with 1 sack for 6 yards at Chicago on Sept. 18…Had his eighth career blocked kick on a field goal attempt vs. Carolina on Oct. 16, and also assisted on a 5-yard sack...Recorded 1 forced fumble at Dallas on Nov. 20, and added another forced fumble vs. Atlanta on Nov. 24…Recorded a sack on QB Brad Johnson vs. Minnesota on Dec. 4…Added a sack of Brett Favre at Green Bay on Dec. 11…Recorded 1 sack on Bengals QB Carson Palmer vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 18…Had his first career TD, a 21-yard recovered fumble, forced by DE James Hall, in the second quarter at New Orleans on Dec. 24…Led the defensive line with 6 tackles at Pittsburgh on Jan. 1.
Started 16 games and added 75 tackles, including 51 solo, 4 sacks for 19.5 sacks, 5 PBU and 1 recovered fumble…Selected to his first Pro Bowl and was voted by his teammates as the Lem Barney Defensive MVP…Named NFC Defensive Player of the Week for his Week Seven efforts at N.Y. Giants on Oct. 24, which included 4 tackles, 1 PBU and 1 sack…Blocked 3 kicks during the season, one PAT and two field goals…In the season opener at Chicago on Sept. 12, recorded 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 recovered fumble and blocked his fifth-career field goal, which was returned an NFL record 92-yards for a touchdown by Bracy Walker…Recorded 2 sacks for 14 yards at Atlanta on Oct. 10, the second multi-sack game of his career…Tallied 7 tackles and 1 PBU vs. Jacksonville on Nov. 14…Blocked a Mike Vanderjagt PAT vs. Indianapolis on Nov. 25, the first extra-point block of his career…Finished the year with a season-high 8 tackles at Tennessee on Jan. 2, and blocked a 27-yard field goal attempt, his third blocked kick of the season.
Started all 16 games and totaled 75 tackles, including 59 solo, 4 sacks for 27 yards, 4 PBU and 1 forced fumble…Named an alternate to the 2004 Pro Bowl for the first time in his career, voted by his teammates as the Chuck Hughes Most Improved Player and named to Football Digest’s All-Pro second-team…His 4 sacks marked a career high and ranked third on the club...Had a season-high eight tackles and 2 TFL vs. Dallas on Oct. 19...Added 6 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 2 QB pressures vs. Oakland on Nov. 2…Recorded 1 sack, 1 PBU, 1 QB pressure and 4 tackles vs. Green Bay on Nov. 27…In the regular season finale vs. St. Louis on Dec. 28, recorded 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, 3 tackles and 3 QB pressures.
Appeared in 14 games, including 12 starts, and added 62 tackles, 2.5 sacks for 21 yards, 1 PBU, 2 recovered fumbles and 1 forced fumble…Recorded 6 tackles vs. Carolina on Sept. 15, and blocked a 46-yard field goal attempt in the first quarter…Suffered a hand injury in the opener and was inactive vs. Green Bay on Sept. 22 and vs. New Orleans on Sept. 29…Forced to play with a cast for the remainder of the season…In the regular season finale vs. Minnesota on Dec. 29, finished with 5 tackles, 1 sack, 1 PBU and blocked a 43-yard field goal attempt.
In his rookie season with Detroit, started all 16 games and ranked third on the team and led all NFL defensive linemen with 97 tackles, including 62 solo…Added 3.5 sacks for 25 yards and 6 PBU…Voted as the Mel Farr Rookie of the Year by his teammates and was ranked one of the 10-best rookies of the 2001 season by the Sporting News…Started in place of injured Luther Elliss in the season opener at Green Bay on Sept. 9, and posted 6 tackles in his first NFL action…Had a breakout day after posting his first professional sack as well as his first career multi-sack game with 2 sacks and 8 tackles at Minnesota on Oct. 14…Posted his first double-digit tackle game with 11 tackles vs. Tennessee on Oct. 21…Blocked two field goal attempts at San Francisco on Nov. 4, the second being a 19-yard attempt with 1:56 left in the fourth quarter that gave the Lions a chance to tie the game, and his first block of the day was a 49-yard attempt in the second quarter…Led the team in tackles vs. Dallas on Jan. 6, with 10 stops and 1 PBU.
Started 20 of 41 games for the Texas Longhorns, ranking third on the school’s career-record list with 53 TFL as well as collecting 199 tackles, 14 sacks and 54 QB pressures during his career…All-Big 12 second-team choice in 2000 despite being hindered for much of the year with a high-ankle sprain that would require surgery after the season…Despite lack of usual mobility, he was one of the major reasons Texas limited opponents to only 94.0 yards per game rushing, the lowest figure by a Longhorn squad since 1983, and the Longhorns led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3) and ranked seventh in total defense (278.3 ypg) as well…In 1999, earned All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors, joining Pittsburgh Steelers 2000 first round choice, Casey Hampton in becoming the Longhorns’ first defensive tackle tandem to garner such accolades in the same season since 1971…Started 12 of 13 games as a junior, and recorded a career-high 80 tackles with 5.5 sacks for 33 yards, 27 TFL and 24 QB pressures.
Born March 12, 1979 in LaPorte, Texas…Two-way tackle at LaPorte (Texas) High School…Also lettered in basketball…Father, Ernie, played at Rice (1975-78) and was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in 1979 and played in the Canadian Football League and also for the Houston Gamblers in the United States Football League.
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