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John Abraham
OLB #55
Height:
6-4
Weight:
263
Age:
35
College:
South Carolina
Experience:
15

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
37
SCK
11.5
FF
4
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 533 436 97 133.5 1 28 1 6 -- 6 0 46 6
2013 ARI 16 13 37 31 6 11.5 1 3 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2012 ATL 16 15 35 32 3 10.0 -- 7 -- -- -- -- -- 6 --
2011 ATL 15 15 35 25 10 9.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 4 1
2010 ATL 15 13 40 35 5 13.0 -- 4 1 6 6 6 0 2 --
2009 ATL 16 15 35 30 5 5.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2008 ATL 16 16 38 36 2 16.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2007 ATL 16 16 32 31 1 10.0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2006 ATL 8 7 18 15 3 4.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 4 --
2005 NYJ 16 15 58 44 14 10.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 6 1
2004 NYJ 12 12 48 33 15 9.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2003 NYJ 7 5 32 23 9 6.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2002 NYJ 16 16 62 48 14 10.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2001 NYJ 16 15 63 53 10 13.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 6 3
2000 NYJ 6 0 -- -- -- 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @STL L 24-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET W 25-21 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NO L 7-31 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB W 13-10 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 CAR W 22-6 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SF L 20-32 4 2 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SEA L 22-34 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 2 --
8 ATL W 27-13 2 2 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 HOU W 27-24 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 @JAC W 27-14 3 3 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 IND W 40-11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @PHI L 21-24 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 STL W 30-10 6 5 1 -- 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
15 @TEN W 37-34 3 1 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @SEA W 17-10 2 1 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 SF L 20-23 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • The NFL’s active leader with 122.0 career sacks, which also ranks tied for 13th all-time in league history. He is one of five active NFL players with more than 100 career sacks (Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, DeMarcus Ware, and Dwight Freeney).
  • The only active player with at least a partial sack against all 32 NFL teams.
  • Played seven seasons (2006-12) with Atlanta and set the Falcons franchise record with 68.5 sacks. Totaled 32.5 sacks in the last three seasons alone.
  • Has posted double-digit sacks seven times in his first 13 years in the NFL, including a career-best 16.5 in 2008, which also represented a Falcons single-season franchise record.
  • Has 28 multi-sack games in his career (his team is 22-6 in those games), including recording three or more sacks in a game eight times. Set a career high with four sacks against New Orleans on 11/4/01 as a member of the New York Jets, tying the Jets franchise single-game record.
  • A four-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2002, 2004, and 2010) and a two-time first-team All-Pro selection (2001, 2010).
  • Named Defensive Player of the Week four times in his career, winning two in the AFC (Week 8, 2001; Week 5, 2004) and two in the NFC (Week 1, 2006; Week 15, 2011). Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors twice during his time with the Jets (November 2001, October 2004).
  • Has played in 175 career games (161 starts) and has 590 tackles (438 solos), 44 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and one INT. His 44 career forced fumbles tied for the most among active NFL players (Dwight Freeney).
  • Also has started eight postseason games and totaled 19 tackles, 4.0 sacks, and two passes defensed.
  • Was a first-round pick (13th overall) of the Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft. The Jets acquired the pick in a trade with Tampa Bay that sent WR Keyshawn Johnson to the Buccaneers in exchange for two first-round draft choices (13th and 27th overall). Abraham was the third LB selected in 2000, following LaVar Arrington (Washington) and Brian Urlacher (Chicago).

NoteCARDS:

  • The NFL’s active leader with 122.0 career sacks, which also ranks tied for 13th all-time in league history. He is one of five active NFL players with more than 100 career sacks (Jared Allen, Julius Peppers, DeMarcus Ware, and Dwight Freeney).
  • The only active player with at least a partial sack against all 32 NFL teams.
  • Played seven seasons (2006-12) with Atlanta and set the Falcons franchise record with 68.5 sacks. Totaled 32.5 sacks in the last three seasons alone.
  • Has posted double-digit sacks seven times in his first 13 years in the NFL, including a career-best 16.5 in 2008, which also represented a Falcons single-season franchise record.
  • Has 28 multi-sack games in his career (his team is 22-6 in those games), including recording three or more sacks in a game eight times. Set a career high with four sacks against New Orleans on 11/4/01 as a member of the New York Jets, tying the Jets franchise single-game record.
  • A four-time Pro Bowler (2001, 2002, 2004, and 2010) and a two-time first-team All-Pro selection (2001, 2010).
  • Named Defensive Player of the Week four times in his career, winning two in the AFC (Week 8, 2001; Week 5, 2004) and two in the NFC (Week 1, 2006; Week 15, 2011). Earned AFC Defensive Player of the Month honors twice during his time with the Jets (November 2001, October 2004).
  • Has played in 175 career games (161 starts) and has 590 tackles (438 solos), 44 forced fumbles, six fumble recoveries, and one INT. His 44 career forced fumbles tied for the most among active NFL players (Dwight Freeney).
  • Also has started eight postseason games and totaled 19 tackles, 4.0 sacks, and two passes defensed.
  • Was a first-round pick (13th overall) of the Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft. The Jets acquired the pick in a trade with Tampa Bay that sent WR Keyshawn Johnson to the Buccaneers in exchange for two first-round draft choices (13th and 27th overall). Abraham was the third LB selected in 2000, following LaVar Arrington (Washington) and Brian Urlacher (Chicago).

Pro Career:

Originally entered the NFL as a first-round pick (13th overall) of the Jets in the 2000 NFL Draft. Re-signed with the Jets after being designated a franchise player on 2/23/05. Traded to Atlanta in exchange for a 2006 first-round pick on 3/22/06. Re-signed with Falcons on 3/16/12. Released by Atlanta on 3/1/13. Signed a two-year deal with the Cardinals on 7/25/13.

2012: Played in all 16 games (15 starts) in his final season with the Falcons … totaled 41 tackles and a team-leading 10 sacks, marking his seventh career season with 10 or more sacks … also tied his career high with six forced fumbles and established a career-best with seven passes defensed … recorded four tackles, one sack, and forced a fumble that led to a TD in season opener @ KC (9/9) … collected five tackles, a forced fumble, and a sack of Cam Newton to end the game vs. Car (9/30) … posted a season-high three sacks and six tackles with a forced fumble vs. Oak (10/14); marked his eighth career game with three or more sacks … tallied four tackles and a sack @ Phi (10/28) … matched his season high with six tackles and had two sacks, forcing a fumble on one that was returned for a TD vs. Ari (11/18) … picked up his 10th sack of the season and had two passes defensed vs. NO (11/29) … had forced fumbles vs. NYG (12/16) and @ Det (12/22) … recorded two tackles and two passes defensed in regular season finale vs. TB (12/30) … started both playoff games, vs. Sea (1/13/13) and vs. SF (1/20/13), but was limited by an ankle injury and did not record any statistics.

2011: Started all 15 games he played in and totaled 31 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles … recorded two sacks and a pass defensed in season opener @ Chi (9/11) … had two tackles and a forced fumble vs. Phi (9/18) … inactive (hip) vs. GB (10/9) … collected a sack @ Det (10/23) … notched three tackles and a sack vs. Ten (11/20) … recorded one sack and one pass defensed @ Hou (12/4) … had his best game of the season vs. Jax (12/15), when he posted season highs with five tackles, 3.5 sacks, and two forced fumbles; the 3.5 sacks tied for the second-highest single-game total of his career; named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, his fourth career Player of the Week honor … registered a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in regular season finale vs. TB (1/1/12) … recorded four solo tackles and his fourth career playoff sack in Wild Card game @ NYG (1/8/12).

2010: Saw action in 15 games (13 starts) and posted a team-leading 13 sacks, which ranked fifth in the NFL … named first-team All-Pro for the second time in his career and earned his fourth career Pro Bowl selection … became the 25th player in NFL history to reach 100 career sacks … totaled 43 tackles, four passes defensed, and two forced fumbles … had a sack and a pass defensed in season opener vs. Pit (9/12) … recorded four tackles and a sack @ NO (9/26) … collected five tackles and two sacks @ Cle (10/10) … had two sacks vs. Cin (10/24) … notched his third multi-sack outing in five games when he had two sacks vs. Bal (11/11) … inactive (groin) @ StL (11/21) … returned from injury and had three tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble vs. GB (11/28) … totaled four tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble @ Car (12/12) … had one sack each @ Sea (12/19) and vs. NO (12/27) … also recorded his first career INT when he picked off a Drew Brees pass in the fourth quarter vs. NO (12/27) … collected his third career postseason sack in Divisional Playoff game vs. GB (1/15/11).

2009: Played in 16 games with 15 starts and finished with 44 tackles and 5.5 sacks … tallied season highs with six tackles and two sacks in season opener vs. Mia (9/13) … had four tackles and one sack @ SF (10/11) … recorded four tackles and a half-sack vs. Was (11/8) … registered three tackles and a pass defensed @ NYG (11/22) … collected a sack against his former team @ NYJ (12/20) … notched a sack for the second straight game vs. Buf (12/27) … posted five tackles in season finale @ TB (1/3/10).

2008: Started all 16 games for the second straight season and set a Falcons franchise record with a career-high 16.5 sacks … ranked third in the NFL in sacks … totaled 42 tackles and four forced fumbles … named second-team All-Pro by the Associated Press … opened the season with five tackles and three sacks vs. Det (9/7) … had a sack @ TB (9/14) and two sacks vs. KC (9/21), giving him six sacks in the first three games of the season … recorded six tackles @ GB (10/5) … posted his second three-sack game of the year and added five tackles and a forced fumble @ Oak (11/2) … collected a sack vs. NO (11/9) … had three tackles and a sack vs. Car (11/23) … notched three sacks vs. TB (12/14), his third game of the season with three sacks … had four tackles, one sack, and a forced fumble @ Min (12/21) … recorded one tackle in Wild Card game @ Ari (1/3/09).

2007: Started all 16 games and collected 41 tackles and a team-leading 10 sacks … became the sixth Falcons player in franchise history with a double-digit sack season … added four forced fumbles and four passes defensed on the season … recorded a sack and a pass defensed @ Jax (9/16) … posted a season-high six tackles and two sacks vs. Car (9/23) … tallied a sack for the third straight game vs. Hou (9/30) … registered a sack and a forced fumble vs. NYG (10/15) and vs. SF (11/4) … collected one sack vs. TB (11/18) … finished the season with three tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble vs. Sea (12/30).

2006: After being acquired in a trade from the Jets on 3/22, played in eight games and made seven starts in his first season with the Falcons … finished with 20 tackles, four sacks, and four forced fumbles … recorded six tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles in his Atlanta debut @ Car (9/10); named NFC Defensive Player of the Week … inactive (groin) the next three games … returned to action and had a sack and forced fumble vs. NYG (10/15) … inactive (groin) the next five games … totaled five tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble @ TB (12/10).

2005: Played in all 16 games and made 15 starts in his final season with the Jets … had 67 tackles and 10.5 sacks, his third career season with double-digit sacks … also tied his career high with six forced fumbles … began the year with sacks in three straight games: @ KC (9/11), vs. Mia (9/18), and vs. Jax (9/25) … recorded a career-high 13 tackles (10 solos) and forced a fumble vs. Jax (9/25) … had four tackles and 1.5 sacks @ Atl (10/24) … registered a sack and a forced fumble vs. SD (11/6) … posted nine tackles @ Car (11/13) … totaled five sacks in the season’s final five games … had two sacks and two forced fumbles vs. Oak (12/11) … notched a sack and a forced fumble in the season finale vs. Buf (1/1/06).

2004: Started all 12 games he played in and recorded 48 tackles, 9.5 sacks, three forced fumbles, and two passes defensed … selected to the Pro Bowl for the third time in his career … had a sack in the season opener vs. Cin (9/12) … notched four tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery @ Mia (10/3) … posted a season-high three sacks vs. Buf (10/10), earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the second time in his career … had a sack and a pass defensed vs. SF (10/17) … split a sack @ NE (10/24) … was named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for October … registered eight tackles and a sack vs. Bal (11/14) … collected a season-high nine tackles @ Ari (11/28) … inactive (knee) the last four games of the season.

2003: Played in seven games with six starts and had 37 tackles and six sacks … recorded nine tackles, two sacks, and a forced fumble in season opener @ Was (9/4) … had eight tackles vs. Mia (9/14) … registered five tackles and a half-sack vs. Dal (9/28) … matched his season high with nine tackles and collected 3.5 sacks, tying the second highest total of his career, @ Phi (10/26) … inactive (groin) the next three games … returned to action vs. Jax (11/23) … inactive (groin) vs. Ten (12/1) and was placed on injured reserve.

2002: Started all 16 games for the first time in his career and totaled 82 tackles, 10 sacks, and two passes defensed … selected to the Pro Bowl for the second straight season … opened the year with six tackles and a sack @ Buf (9/8) … recorded seven tackles @ Mia (9/22) … had a sack vs. KC (10/6) and vs. Cle (10/27) … collected four tackles and a season-high two sacks vs. Mia (11/10) … posted a season-high eight tackles vs. Buf (11/24) … notched a sack in four straight games in December (games 12-15) … recorded six tackles in each of the last four games of the season … totaled 11 tackles and two sacks in two postseason games … had four tackles and a sack in Wild Card win vs. Ind (1/4/03) … registered a playoff career-high seven tackles and added a sack and a pass defensed in Divisional Playoff @ Oak (1/12/03). 

2001: Saw action in all 16 games (15 starts), earning his first career Pro Bowl selection and first-team All-Pro honors … registered 82 tackles and led the Jets with 13 sacks … also set career highs with six forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, including one that he returned for his first career TD … recorded five tackles and a sack in the season opener vs. Ind (9/9) … collected nine tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery @ NE (9/23) … recovered a fumble and returned it seven yards for a TD @ Buf (10/7); also forced a fumble … totaled five tackles and a sack @ Car (10/28) … recorded a career-best four sacks and had six tackles @ NO (11/4), earning AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for the first time; four sacks tied Jets single-game franchise record … followed that up with a season-high 11 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble vs. KC (11/11) … had one sack each @ Mia (11/18) and vs. NE (12/2), giving him a sack in five consecutive games … named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for November … had eight tackles vs. Cin (12/16) … totaled four tackles, a sack, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery @ Ind (12/23) … made his playoff debut and had two tackles in Wild Card game @ Oak (1/12/02).

2000: Played in six games as a rookie and totaled 12 tackles, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, and three special teams tackles … made his NFL debut @ GB (9/3) … recorded four tackles and his first career sack vs. NE (9/11) … had a half-sack vs. Buf (9/17) … collected four tackles and a sack @ TB (9/24) … posted three tackles and a season-high two sacks @ NE (10/15) … inactive the next four games and was placed on injured reserve (hernia).

College:

Left South Carolina ranked second in school history with 23.5 career sacks … led the Gamecocks in sacks all four years … received the Joe Morrison Memorial Award for defense, was named team MVP, and was the recipient of the Captain’s Cup Award as a senior … recorded 60 tackles, six sacks, five forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, one pass defensed, and blocked a field goal in 10 starts … also earned All-America Dream Team honors and was an All-SEC selection in his final season at South Carolina.

Personal:

Earned all-state and all-region honors as a defensive end at Lamar (SC) High School … also excelled in track and won regional titles in high school in the 100 and 200 meters … raised by his mother, Maggie … has two daughters, Endraya and Ayumi.

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