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Kevin Minter
ILB #51
Height:
6-1
Weight:
245
Age:
25
College:
LSU
Experience:
4
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 142 115 27 1.5 1 2 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2015 ARI 16 16 94 72 22 0.5 1 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2014 ARI 16 5 44 39 5 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 ARI 13 0 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 NO W 31-19 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @CHI W 48-23 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 SF W 47-7 8 7 1 0.0 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 STL L 22-24 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @DET W 42-17 9 7 2 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @PIT L 13-25 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 BAL W 26-18 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @CLE W 34-20 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @SEA W 39-32 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 CIN W 34-31 10 7 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 @SF W 19-13 7 5 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 @STL W 27-3 4 3 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 MIN W 23-20 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @PHI W 40-17 6 6 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 GB W 38-8 8 6 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 SEA L 6-36 5 4 1 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • Had the best season of his three-year career in 2015, starting every game and ranking second on the team with a career-high 110 tackles. Ranked third on the team with 13 tackles for loss and added a half-sack, six passes defensed and a forced fumble.
  • The Cardinals second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and the 45th overall pick, Minter was the fourth LB selected behind the Georgia LB duo of Jarvis Jones (17th overall to Pittsburgh) and Alec Ogletree (30th overall to St. Louis) and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o (38th overall to San Diego).
  • In Arizona, plays on a defensive unit that features former LSU teammates CB Patrick Peterson and S Tyrann Mathieu.

Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the second round (45th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Minter has appeared in 45 games (21 starts) in his first three seasons.

NoteCARDS:

  • Had the best season of his three-year career in 2015, starting every game and ranking second on the team with a career-high 110 tackles. Ranked third on the team with 13 tackles for loss and added a half-sack, six passes defensed and a forced fumble.
  • The Cardinals second-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft and the 45th overall pick, Minter was the fourth LB selected behind the Georgia LB duo of Jarvis Jones (17th overall to Pittsburgh) and Alec Ogletree (30th overall to St. Louis) and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o (38th overall to San Diego).
  • In Arizona, plays on a defensive unit that features former LSU teammates CB Patrick Peterson and S Tyrann Mathieu.

Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the second round (45th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft, Minter has appeared in 45 games (21 starts) in his first three seasons.

2015: Started every game and ranked second on the team with a career-high 110 tackles … third on the team with 13 tackles for loss and had a half-sack, six passes defensed, one forced fumble, five QB hits and a QB pressures … added 15 tackles, including four for loss, and one QB pressure in two playoff games … tied for the team lead with eight tackles, including a team-high two for loss vs. NO (9/13) … led the LBs with five tackles and added a pass defensed @ Chi (9/20) … tackled Carlos Hyde in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter as part of his team-leading four tackles for loss vs. SF (9/27); tied for team lead with eight tackles overall … totaled four tackles, including one for loss vs. StL (10/4) … led the LB’s with eight solo tackles, including two for loss, and had one pass defensed @ Det (10/11) … recorded six unassisted tackles, including one for loss @ Pit (10/18) … had six tackles vs. Bal (10/26) … posted team-leading seven solo tackles, including one for loss, and had two QB hits @ Cle (11/1) … led the LBs with five tackles and had a forced fumble and one pass defensed @ Sea (11/15) … collected a team-leading and career-high 12 tackles  vs. Cin (11/22); also had two QB hits, a QB pressure and one pass defensed ... shared a sack with Markus Golden on game’s opening possession @ SF (11/29); totaled seven tackles, including one for loss … recorded six solo tackles to lead the LBs @ Phi (12/20) … posted a team-high 10 tackles vs. GB (12/27); went over 100 tackles on the season for the first time … recorded nine tackles, including one for loss, and a pass defensed vs. Sea (1/3/16) … had six tackles, including two for loss, in Divisional Playoff vs. GB (1/16/16) … led the LBs with nine tackles, including two for loss, in NFC Championship Game @ Car (1/24/16).

2014: Played in all 16 games with five starts and recorded 49 tackles, one sack and five tackles for loss … also had one pass defensed, a QB hit and a QB pressure … collected his first three career tackles vs. SD (9/8) … made first career start and had three tackles @ NYG (9/14) … recorded three tackles vs. SF (9/21) … totaled four unassisted tackles @ Den (10/5); also had first career tackle for loss … had two solo tackles and a pass defensed vs. Was (10/12) … notched five tackles @ Oak (10/19) … recorded three unassisted tackles vs. Phi (10/26) … registered two solo tackles vs. Det (11/16) … recorded first career sack in the fourth quarter @ Sea (11/23); totaled three tackles, including a season-best two for loss … posted three tackles and a QB hit vs. KC (12/7) … collected three solo tackles @ StL (12/11) … tied previous career high with five tackles, including one for loss vs. Sea (12/21) … started for the injured Larry Foote and had a career-high six solo tackles, including one for loss @ SF (12/28) … posted two unassisted tackles in Wild Card game @ Car (1/3/15).

2013: Played in 13 games primarily on special teams and recorded four special teams tackles … made his NFL debut and played on special teams @ StL (9/8) … inactive (hamstring) @ NO (9/22) and @ TB (9/29) … returned and played on special teams vs. Car (10/6) … inactive @ SF (10/13) … saw action on special teams vs. Sea (10/17) and vs. Atl (10/27) … recorded his first career special teams tackle vs. Hou (11/10) … had a special teams tackle @ Jax (11/17) … saw action on special teams @ Phi (12/1); left the game with a shoulder injury … registered a team-leading and career-high two special teams tackles @ Sea (12/22).

College: Appeared in 38 games at LSU, starting his final 27 contests at MLB before leaving for the NFL following his junior season … finished his career with 206 tackles (81 solos), five sacks, 18.5 tackles for loss and four QB pressures … also added six passes defensed, an INT, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery … was  a Butkus Award finalist as the nation’s top LB following his junior year in 2012, earning All-America first-team honors from Sports Illustrated and adding second-team accolades from The NFL Draft Report and the Associated Press … consensus All-SEC first-team pick was also named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … twice named SEC Defensive Player of the Week … started all 13 games at MLB, ranking third in the league and tied for 20th nationally with an average of 10 tackles per game … led the Tigers with 130 tackles, the fourth-best season total in school history … recorded five passes defensed and an INT, while also forcing a fumble ... had six games of at least 10 tackles, including a career-best 20 vs. Florida; his 20 tackles vs. Florida rank second on the LSU single-game chart ... closed out his career with 19 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack vs. Clemson in the Chick-fil-A Bowl; the 19 tackles were an LSU bowl game record and tied for eighth in college football bowl game history … took over MLB duties as a sophomore in 2011, recording 61 tackles, his first career sack and 3.5 tackles for loss … also had a pass defensed, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in the end zone for a TD vs. Mississippi … notched his first career sack in the BCS Championship Game vs. Alabama … as a freshman in 2010, played in 11 games behind Kelvin Shepherd at MLB, finishing the season with 15 tackles … redshirted as a true freshman in 2009 ... graduated from high school early and enrolled at LSU in January of ’09 so he could participate in spring practice.

Personal: Attended Peachtree Ridge (Suwanee, GA) High School where he was a Class 5A first-team All-State selection as a senior after totaling 113 tackles in 10 games … played DE during his first two seasons at the school, combining for 154 tackles as a freshman and sophomore … moved to MLB as a junior and led the team with 137 tackles while also collecting six sacks … received a four-star prospect grade according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com … earned a General Studies degree and was a member of the 2012 SEC Athletic Directors Honor Roll.

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