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Tanner Vallejo



Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 27

Weight: 230 lbs

College: Boise State


  • Solo
  • SCK
  • FF
  • INT

Recent Games

1ChiefsL 21 - 44
2@RaidersW 29 - 231100000
3RamsL 12 - 20
4@PanthersW 26 - 162110001
5EaglesL 17 - 202110000
6@SeahawksL 9 - 193020010
7SaintsW 42 - 343210000
8@VikingsL 26 - 341000000
9SeahawksL 21 - 315310000
10@RamsW 27 - 171100000
1149ersL 10 - 383100000
12ChargersL 24 - 252110000

Career Stats

Defense Career

2017Buffalo Bills1504220000
2018Cleveland Browns131271880001
2019Washington Commanders901000000
2019Arizona Cardinals207701001
2020Arizona Cardinals160261581000
2021Arizona Cardinals10211540.5010
2022Arizona Cardinals125231170011



Entered the NFL as a sixth round (195th overall) selection by Buffalo in the 2017 NFL Draft. Released on 9/1/18 and claimed off waivers by the Browns on 9/2/18. Released on 2/4/19 and claimed off waivers by the Cardinals on 2/5/19. Released on 9/1/19 and claimed off waivers by Washington on 9/2/19. Released on 11/16/19 and signed to the Cardinals practice squad on 11/20/19. Elevated to Arizona's active roster from the team's practice squad on 12/4/19. Re-signed with the Cardinals on a two-year contract on 3/17/21.

2021: Saw action in 10 contests (two starts) while making 11 tackles (seven solo), a half-sack, a tackle for loss, a QB hit and a pass defensed on defense with one tackle on special teams coverage ... recorded one defensive tackle and saw action on special teams @ Ten (9/12) ... appeared on defense and special teams @ LAR (10/3); his coverage of Rams TE Tyler Higbee on a fourth quarter goal-line stand resulted in an incomplete pass and turnover on downs ... recorded two tackles, 0.5 sacks and one QB hit vs. SF (10/10); Vallejo combined with Isaiah Simmons to stop 49ers QB Trey Lance on a second quarter goal line stand to force a San Francisco turnover on downs ... inactive (hand) @ Cle (10/17) ... in his first start since 2018, registered three solo tackles, one tackle for loss, one pass defensed and added a tackle on special teams @ SF (11/7) ... placed on injured reserve (knee) on 11/20, designated for return on 12/29 and actived on 1/1/22 ... made a solo tackle on defense in his return from injury @ Dal (1/2/22) ... recorded a season-high seven tackles (three solo), two tackles for loss and added a solo tackle on special teams in his Cardinals playoff debut @ LAR (1/17/22).

2020: Played all 16 games and tallied 16 tackles, 1.0 sack and two QB hits on defense while adding a team-high-tying 15 tackles on special teams ... had three special teams tackles in the season opener @ SF (9/13) ... recorded two special teams tackles, including a stop on kickoff coverage at the Jets 12-yard line @ NYJ (10/11) ... tallied three tackles on Seattle's final possession in regulation including a stop for no gain on third-and-two which led to Arizona's game-tying drive on Sunday Night Football vs. Sea (10/25); added a QB hit in OT against the Seahawks … had a single-game career-high four special teams tackles vs. SF (12/26) ... set a career high and led the team with 12 tackles (nine solo) while adding a sack in place of an injured Jordan Hicks @ LAR (1/3/21).

2019:Played 11 games – two with Arizona and nine with Washington – and totaled seven tackles, two tackles for loss, a sack and a forced fumble before being placed on injured reserve (ribs) on 12/18 ... totaled a season-high five tackles, one tackle for loss, a QB hit and a forced fumble vs. Pit (12/8) four days after being elevated to the Cardinals active roster from the practice squad; forced a Benny Snell Jr. fumble behind the line of scrimmage that was recovered by Terrell Suggs at the Steelers 34-yard line ... had two tackles, including a four-yard tackle for loss of Nick Chubb on the Browns first offensive play in the second half vs. Cle (12/15).

2018: Totaled 20 tackles on defense and seven tackles on special teams in 13 games (one start) … inactive for two games … had a career-high seven tackles, including one for loss vs. KC (11/4) … posted six tackles vs. Atl (11/11) … had four tackles and forced a fumble on punt coverage @ Hou (12/2) … recorded one tackle in his first career start @ Den (12/15) … placed on injured reserve (hamstring) on 12/28.

2017: Played 15 games and collected five special teams tackles … inactive in the season opener vs. NYJ (9/10) … had a special teams tackle vs. NO (11/12) … made his postseason debut and tackled Dede Westbrook after a two-yard punt return at the Jaguars 14-yard line in the AFC Wild Card game @ Jax (1/7/18).