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Rob Housler
TE #84
Height:
6-5
Weight:
250
Age:
26
College:
Florida Atlantic
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2014):

REC
6
YDS
76
AVG
12.7
TDS
0
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 102 1,080 10.6 33 1 0 0 -- 0 0 3 1
2014 ARI 10 4 6 76 12.7 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 ARI 13 10 39 454 11.6 31 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2012 ARI 15 9 45 417 9.3 33 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 12 2 12 133 11.1 21 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 SD W 18-17 1 16 16 16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @NYG W 25-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SF W 23-14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 @DEN L 20-41 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 WAS W 30-20 2 15 7.5 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @OAK W 24-13 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 PHI W 24-20 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @DAL W 28-17 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 STL W 31-14 1 11 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 DET W 14-6 1 27 27 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @SEA L 3-19 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals third-round pick (69th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, Housler played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University and became just the second player ever selected out of the school (QB Rusty Smith, Tennessee, 2010 sixth-round pick).

• Played in 13 games (10 starts) and caught 39 passes for a career-high 454 yards in 2013. Scored his first career TD in Week 10 against Houston.

• Posted a career-best 45 receptions in 2012, the fifth-best single season total in franchise history among TEs.

• In Week 12 of the ’12 season vs. St. Louis, posted career highs with eight receptions for 82 yards. His 82 yards were the most by a Cardinals TE in a single game since Rob Awalt posted 105 yards on 11/12/89 vs. Dallas.

• At the 2011 NFL Combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, the fastest time among any TE at the event.

NoteCARDS:

• The Cardinals third-round pick (69th overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft, Housler played collegiately at Florida Atlantic University and became just the second player ever selected out of the school (QB Rusty Smith, Tennessee, 2010 sixth-round pick).

• Played in 13 games (10 starts) and caught 39 passes for a career-high 454 yards in 2013. Scored his first career TD in Week 10 against Houston.

• Posted a career-best 45 receptions in 2012, the fifth-best single season total in franchise history among TEs.

• In Week 12 of the ’12 season vs. St. Louis, posted career highs with eight receptions for 82 yards. His 82 yards were the most by a Cardinals TE in a single game since Rob Awalt posted 105 yards on 11/12/89 vs. Dallas.

• At the 2011 NFL Combine, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.46 seconds, the fastest time among any TE at the event.

Pro Career: Selected by the Cardinals in the third round (69th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft, Housler became the highest drafted TE for the Cards since the team selected USC’s Johnny McWilliams with the 64th selection in the third round in 1996.

2013: Played in 13 games with 10 starts and finished fourth on the team with 39 receptions for a career-high 454 yards and a TD … after suffering an ankle injury during preseason, was inactive @ StL (9/8) and vs. Det (9/15) … made season debut and had a 13-yard reception in the second quarter @ NO (9/22) … recorded a 23-yard catch in the fourth quarter to help set up a FG @ TB (9/29) … had four receptions for 32 yards @ SF (10/13) … led the Cardinals with a season-high seven catches for 53 yards vs. Sea (10/17); marked his third career game with seven or more receptions … had a 14-yard reception in the fourth quarter vs. Atl (10/27) … posted 57 yards on four catches and scored his first career TD on a 12-yard pass from Carson Palmer in the second quarter vs. Hou (11/10); had a 26-yard reception in the third quarter to help set up a go-ahead FG; three of his four catches in the game resulted in first downs on Arizona scoring drives … tied for the team lead with six receptions for 70 yards @ Jax (11/17) … caught four passes for 51 yards vs. Ind (11/24); marked his third straight game with at least four catches … had three catches for 21 yards @ Phi (12/1) … recorded three receptions for 42 yards, including a season-long 31-yard catch in the second quarter vs. StL (12/8) … inactive (groin) @ Ten (12/15) … returned and saw action on offense @ Sea (12/22) … caught five passes for a season-high 78 yards vs. SF (12/29); had 24-yard reception on game-tying FG drive in the fourth quarter; surpassed 1,000 career receiving yards.

2012: Played in 15 games and made nine starts before ending the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury … recorded career-high 45 receptions for 417 yards … 45 catches tied for the fifth-highest season total by a TE in franchise history … notched one special teams tackle in the season opener vs. Sea (9/9) … with Todd Heap inactive due a knee injury, got his first start of the season and had two catches for 48 yards vs. Mia (9/30); recorded a career-long 33-yard reception on the Cardinals go-ahead TD drive early in the fourth quarter ... tied his previous career high with three receptions for 45 yards @ StL (10/4) … started as part of a two-TE set and established a then career-high with five receptions for 54 yards @ Min (10/21) … posted a then career-high 55 yards and matched his previous career best with five receptions @ GB (11/4); marked his seventh straight game with multiple receptions … established career highs with eight catches for 82 yards vs. StL (11/25); 82 receiving yards were the most by a Cardinals TE since Rob Awalt had 105 yards on 11/12/89 vs. Dallas; had a 28-yard reception on Cardinals TD drive in the second quarter … recorded a team-leading four catches for 15 yards @ NYJ (12/2) … led the team with seven receptions for 36 yards @ Sea (12/9) … played on offense vs. Chi (12/23); left the game in the second quarter with a shoulder injury … placed on injured reserve (shoulder) on 12/26.

2011: Played in 12 games with two starts and had 12 receptions for 133 yards with two special teams tackles in his rookie season … missed four games due to a groin injury … made his NFL debut vs. Car (9/11) … collected his first career reception, a 16-yarder in the second quarter vs. NYG (10/2); also had first career special teams tackle … with TE Todd Heap out with a hamstring injury, made his first career start and had three receptions for 25 yards @ Min (10/9) … recorded two receptions for 28 yards, including a 20-yard catch on the Cardinals second-quarter TD drive vs. Pit (10/23) … started at TE and had one reception for three yards @ Bal (10/30) … inactive due to a groin injury in the next four games … returned from injury and had two receptions for 23 yards vs. Dal (12/4) … saw action at TE and on special teams vs. Cle (12/18) … caught one pass for 11 yards and had one special teams tackle @ Cin (12/24) … had two receptions for 27 yards, including a 21-yard catch in the second quarter in the season finale vs. Sea (1/1).

College: Appeared in 49 games (18 starts) for the Owls and caught 78 passes for 1,228 yards and eight TDs … added 108 yards and a TD on five carries … on special teams, recorded 14 tackles, recovered a fumble and returned a kickoff eight yards … became the fourth TE in school history to record over 1,000 career receiving yards … as a senior in ’10, returned to the field following a redshirt season in ’09 and started all 12 games for FAU, earning second-team All-Sun Belt Conference honors … took the voluntary redshirt season to allow two other senior TEs the chance to play … established career-highs with 39 receptions for 629 yards and four TDs and added one rushing attempt for 29 yards and four special teams tackles … had two of the best games of his career against the Owls biggest opponents, totaling four receptions for 94 yards and a TD vs. Michigan State and two receptions for 64 yards and two TDs at Texas … during a voluntary redshirt season in ’09, worked as a scout team QB, RB, WR and TE to help simulate the spread offense … as a junior in ’08, appeared in all 13 games (two starts) and totaled 32 receptions for 519 yards (16.2 yard avg.) and four TDs … added two special teams tackles … his 71-yard TD reception against Michigan State tied Larry Taylor (2001) for the fifth-longest catch in school history … appeared in 13 games as a sophomore in ’07, totaling five receptions for 64 yards (12.8 yard avg.) and gained 83 yards and a TD on three rushing attempts (27.7 yard avg.) … added two special teams tackles … posted a 68-yard TD run vs. Florida International, the longest run from scrimmage in FAU history at the time … one of five true freshmen to letter in 2006, appearing in 11 games (four starts) … recorded two catches for 16 yards and added six tackles and a fumble recovery on special teams.

Personal: Attended Judson (Converse, TX) High School and played WR, averaging 16.5 yards per reception with eight TDs as a senior in 2004 … also excelled in track and field, competing in the long jump (22’0”) and the pole vault (15’8”) … father, Robert, played college football at UTEP … Accounting major.

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