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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).
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.
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.