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Jonathon Amaya
DB #27
Height:
6-2
Weight:
205
College:
Nevada
Experience:
4
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 38 37 29 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2012 MIA 12 8 6 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 14 10 4 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 15 13 2 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 38 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2012 MIA 12 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 1 0 0 1 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 MIA 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 NO 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 MIA 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

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Biography

Pro Career:

Originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent on 4/30/10. Released on 9/4/10 and signed to Dolphins practice squad on 9/6/10. Promoted to the Dolphins active roster on 10/31/10. Traded along with a draft choice to the Saints in exchange for Reggie Bush on 7/29/11. Released by the Saints on 9/1/12 and was signed by the Dolphins on 9/25/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/27/13.

Pro Career:

Originally signed with the Miami Dolphins as a rookie free agent on 4/30/10. Released on 9/4/10 and signed to Dolphins practice squad on 9/6/10. Promoted to the Dolphins active roster on 10/31/10. Traded along with a draft choice to the Saints in exchange for Reggie Bush on 7/29/11. Released by the Saints on 9/1/12 and was signed by the Dolphins on 9/25/12. Signed a one-year contract with the Cardinals as an unrestricted free agent on 3/27/13.

2012: Played in 12 games with the Dolphins and finished tied for second on the team with seven special teams tackles … released by the Saints as part of final roster cuts on 9/1 … signed with Dolphins on 9/25 … made his season debut @ Ari (9/30) …recorded two special teams tackles @ Cin (10/7) and @ NYJ (10/28) … inactive vs. NE (12/2) … had one special teams tackle in each of the final two games of the season: vs. Buf (12/23) and @ NE (12/30).

2011: Appeared in all 16 games and two postseason contests with the Saints after being acquired in a trade that sent RB Reggie Bush to the Dolphins on 7/29 … registered 10 tackles on defense, nine special teams tackles, and one forced fumble … recorded two special teams tackles and forced a fumble @ TB (10/16) … posted a career-high four tackles vs. Ind (10/23) … matched his career high with four tackles vs. Atl (12/26) … made his playoff debut and had one special teams tackle in the Wild Card game vs. Det (1/7/12) … collected two special teams tackles in Divisional Playoff matchup @ SF (1/14/12).

2010: Saw action in 10 games as a rookie with the Dolphins … led the team with a career-high 15 special teams tackles and had one fumble recovery … after beginning the season on the practice squad, signed to the active roster on 10/31 and made his NFL debut @ Cin (10/31) … had a season-high four special teams tackles @ Oak (11/28) … equaled season-best with four special teams tackles @ NYJ (12/12) … recovered a fumble vs. Det (12/26).

College:

Four-year letterman at Nevada, where he recorded 236 tackles, seven INTs, and two forced fumbles in his career … notched a career-high 89 tackles, eight passes defensed, two forced fumbles, and an INT as a senior in ’09 … tied for the team lead with 68 tackles and led the team with four INTs as a junior … suffered a knee injury early in the 2007 season but returned for the final four games of the year … totaled 40 tackles while playing in eight games … played in 11 games with seven starts as a walk-on true freshman in ’06, tying for seventh on the team with 42 tackles … earned one of the team’s two Fireman Awards for stepping up in a time of need.

Personal:

Last name pronounced uh-MY-yah … attended Diamond Bar (CA) High School where he was a four-year starter as a wide receiver, defensive back, and linebacker … named team’s Defensive MVP as a junior with 75 solo tackles and 63 assists, which led the Sierra League … also a four-year starter in baseball … majored in Speech Communications.

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