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Budda Baker 2020 Arizona Cardinals Headshot

Budda Baker

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Experience: 4 years

Age: 24

College: Washington

2020 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    37
  • SCK
    2
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1

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WK OPP RESULT Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
3 Lions L 23 - 26 8 8 0 0 1 0
2 Football Team W 30 - 15 5 4 1 0 0 0
6 @Cowboys W 38 - 10 7 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1
1 @49ers W 24 - 20 14 9 5 0 0 0
5 @Jets W 30 - 10 9 7 2 1 0 0
4 @Panthers L 21 - 31

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2017 Arizona Cardinals 16 7 72 56 16 1 7 2 1
2018 Arizona Cardinals 14 13 95 71 24 2 0 1 1 2
2019 Arizona Cardinals 16 16 134 91 43 0.5 6 1 1
2020 Arizona Cardinals 5 5 43 35 8 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 51 41 344 253 91 5.5 0 16 1 0 0 0 0 5 4

Biography

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  • Selected by the Cardinals in the second round (36th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Washington and appeared in 46 games (36 starts) during his first three seasons with Arizona.
  • Earned his second Pro Bowl nod (first as a safety) in 2019, becoming the first player in franchise history selected to the Pro Bowl as a special teamer and as a position player. Started all 16 games and led all NFL DBs with a career-high 147 tackles, including a league-high 104 solo tackles, and posted seven tackles for loss, six passes defensed, six QB hits, a half-sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.
  • In 2018, appeared in 14 games (13 starts) and totaled 107 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks, three QB pressures, four QB hits, two passes defensed, a forced fumble and two fumble recoveries (one returned 36 yards for his first career TD); one of just three NFL safeties with 100+ tackles, 2.0+ sacks and 8+ tackles for loss in 2018, according to league statistics.
  • Named first-team All-Pro and was voted to the Pro Bowl for his work on special teams as a rookie in '17 after he led the Cardinals and ranked third in the NFL with 16 special teams tackles. One of just four rookies named to the Pro Bowl in '17 and became just the fifth Cardinals rookie since the 1970 merger to be named to the Pro Bowl.
  • In his first career NFL start, recorded 12 tackles, a sack, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery at Houston in Week 11 of the '17 season. Became the first rookie in 20 years and the first Cardinals player ever to register 10+ tackles, a sack and two forced fumbles in a game. 
  • During a remarkable prep career at Bellevue High School, won five team state titles (3 in football, 2 in track & field) and eight individual state titles in track & field. In football, he played on three consecutive 14-0 teams that won three consecutive 3A state championships.
  • Given first name is Bishard. Nicknamed "Budda" by his mother and aunt when he was a child and the name stuck.

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