Derrick Shelby

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Derrick Shelby
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Shelby with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1989-03-04) March 4, 1989 (age 30)
Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Hightower
(Missouri City, Texas)
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 8, 2018
Total tackles: 147
Sacks: 10.0
Forced fumbles: 4
Fumble recoveries: 1
Interceptions: 2
Defensive touchdowns: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Derrick Shelby (born March 4, 1989) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Miami Dolphins after going undrafted in 2012. He played college football at Utah.

College career

Shelby appeared in 47 games in his four-year career for the Utes and finished with 169 tackles. After his senior year, he was awarded 1st Team All-Pac-12.[1]

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Shelby was signed by the Miami Dolphins on April 29, 2012, after going undrafted in the 2012 NFL Draft.[2][3] He played all sixteen games in his rookie season, recording eight tackles.[4]

On September 8, 2013, Shelby recorded his first-career sack, which included a forced fumble against the Cleveland Browns.[5] The next week on September 15, he would strip-sack Andrew Luck for his second sack and forced fumble on the season.[6] On September 30, 2013, he made his first-career start in his second season against the New Orleans Saints. Shelby finished his second NFL season with a season-high 34 tackles, two forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks.[4]

On September 28, 2014, Shelby recorded a career-high two sacks against the Oakland Raiders.[7] On October 6, the Dolphins suspended Shelby indefinitely for poor conduct.[8] He was reinstated on October 13.[9] On October 19, he recorded his third sack of the season against the Chicago Bears.[10] On December 21, Shelby recorded his first-career interception against the Minnesota Vikings, becoming the first Dolphins defensive lineman to intercept a pass since Randy Starks in 2012.[11] He completed his third season with 26 tackles, a season-high three sacks, and his first interception.

On November 15, 2015, Shelby strip-sacked Sam Bradford in a 20-19 win against the Philadelphia Eagles, his third career strip-sack and first sack of the season.[12] The next week on November 22, he recorded his second sack against the Dallas Cowboys. On December 6, Shelby picked off Baltimore Ravens' Matt Schaub and ran 22 yards for his first-career touchdown, becoming the first Dolphins defensive lineman to record an interception for a touchdown since Phillip Merling in 2008.[13][14] On January 3, 2016, he dropped New England Patriots' Tom Brady for his third sack of the season.[15] He ended his final season on the Dolphins with season-highs in tackles (37), sacks (3.5), as well as an interception, two forced fumbles, and a touchdown.[4]

Atlanta Falcons

On March 9, 2016, Shelby signed a four-year, $21 million contract with the Atlanta Falcons.[16] On October 18, 2016, he was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles injury.[17] In the 2016 season, the Falcons would reach Super Bowl LI. However, Shelby could not participate due to his injury. Against the New England Patriots, the Falcons would fall in a 34–28 overtime defeat.[18]

On October 1, 2017, Shelby knocked down Tyrod Taylor, receiving his first sack as a Falcon in a 17-23 loss to the Buffalo Bills.[19] In his second season with the Falcons, he had 14 starts in 16 games, recording 30 tackles and a sack.[4]

On March 2, 2018, Shelby was released by the Falcons.[20] He was re-signed by the Falcons on March 22, 2018.[21] He was placed on injured reserve on November 28, 2018 with a groin injury.[22]

NFL statistics

Season Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
Year Team GP GS Comb Total Ast Sacks Int Yds TD PD FF FR
2012 MIA 16 0 8 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIA 16 1 34 23 11 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 0
2014 MIA 15 0 26 21 5 3.0 1 2 0 1 0 1
2015 MIA 16 9 37 25 12 3.5 1 22 1 4 2 0
2016 ATL 6 4 8 6 2 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2017 ATL 16 14 30 16 14 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 ATL 7 3 10 8 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 92 31 153 106 47 10.0 2 24 1 6 4 1
Source:[23][4]

References

  1. ^ "All-Pac-12 Conference Football Team". Pac-12. November 28, 2011. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  2. ^ Dodge, Aaron (April 29, 2012). "Derrick Shelby Signs with Dolphins: Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis". Bleacher Report. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  3. ^ "Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams". NFL.com. April 29, 2012. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Derrick Shelby Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  5. ^ Kaye, Mike (September 8, 2013). "Dolphins outshine the Browns, 23-10". SBNation.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  6. ^ Kent, Andy (September 17, 2013). "NOTEBOOK: Opportunistic Shelby Off To Fast Start; Other Notes". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  7. ^ "POSTGAME NOTES: Dolphins Vs. Raiders". Miami Dolphins. September 28, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  8. ^ Walker, James (October 6, 2014). "Dolphins suspend Derrick Shelby". ESPN.com. Retrieved October 6, 2014.
  9. ^ David Smith, Michael. "Dolphins reinstate Derrick Shelby". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved October 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Dolphins-Bears Postgame Notes". Miami Dolphins. October 19, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  11. ^ "Dolphins-Vikings Postgame Notes". Miami Dolphins. December 21, 2014. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  12. ^ Poupart, Alain (November 15, 2015). "Dolphins Earn Hard-Fought Win Over The Eagles". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  13. ^ Poupart, Alain (December 6, 2015). "Dolphins Use Explosive 20 Seconds To Edge Ravens". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  14. ^ "Single Game - Miami Dolphins - Regular Season - Interception Return TDS - >=1 - Sorted by Date". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  15. ^ Nogle, Kevin (January 3, 2016). "Patriots at Dolphins final score and rapid reactions". The Phinsider. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  16. ^ "Falcons Agree To Terms With Clayborn, Shelby". AtlantaFalcons.com. March 10, 2016.
  17. ^ Jackson, Curtis (October 17, 2016). "Falcons Place DE Derrick Shelby on IR". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  18. ^ "Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots vs. Atlanta Falcons - February 5th, 2017". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved August 6, 2017.
  19. ^ Choate, Dave (October 1, 2017). "Falcons 17 - Bills 23 final score: Atlanta drops a nightmare in Mercedes-Benz Stadium". The Falcoholic. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
  20. ^ McClure, Vaughn (March 2, 2018). "Falcons to clear almost $7M in cap space by cutting Derrick Shelby, Levine Toilolo". ESPN.com.
  21. ^ McFadden, Will (March 22, 2018). "Falcons agree to terms with Derrick Shelby on a one-year deal". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  22. ^ McFadden, Will (November 28, 2018). "Falcons place Derrick Shelby on IR, promote Ryan Neal to active roster". AtlantaFalcons.com.
  23. ^ "Derrick Shelby: Career Stats". NFL.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

External links

  • Utah Utes bio
  • Miami Dolphins bio
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