Derrick Shelby

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Derrick Shelby
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Shelby with the Miami Dolphins in 2014
No. 90 – Atlanta Falcons
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1989-03-04) March 4, 1989 (age 29)
Houston, Texas
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Missouri City (TX) Hightower
College: Utah
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Total tackles: 143
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 for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). 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 racked up 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] He wrapped up his second season on the Falcons with fourteen starts in sixteen games, racking up thirty 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]

NFL statistics

Tackles Interceptions Other
Season Team Games/Starts Solo Ast Total Sacks Int Yds IntTD DefTD FF FR PD
2012 MIA 16/0 7 1 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 MIA 16/1 23 11 34 2.5 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2014 MIA 15/0 21 5 26 3.0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1
2015 MIA 16/9 25 12 37 3.5 1 22 1 1 2 0 4
2016 ATL 6/4 6 2 8 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2017 ATL 16/14 16 14 30 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career 85/28 98 45 143 10.0 2 24 1 1 4 1 6
Source:[22][4]

References

  1. ^ "All-Pac-12 Conference Football Team". Pac-12. November 28, 2011. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  2. ^ Dodge, Aaron (April 29, 2012). "Derrick Shelby Signs with Dolphins: Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  3. ^ "Undrafted free-agent deals for all 32 NFL teams". NFL.com. April 29, 2012. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "Derrick Shelby Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  5. ^ Kaye, Mike (September 8, 2013). "Dolphins outshine the Browns, 23-10". SBNation.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  6. ^ Kent, Andy (September 17, 2013). "NOTEBOOK: Opportunistic Shelby Off To Fast Start; Other Notes". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  7. ^ "POSTGAME NOTES: Dolphins Vs. Raiders". Miami Dolphins. September 28, 2014. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  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 14 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Dolphins-Bears Postgame Notes". Miami Dolphins. October 19, 2014. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  11. ^ "Dolphins-Vikings Postgame Notes". Miami Dolphins. December 21, 2014. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  12. ^ Poupart, Alain (November 15, 2015). "Dolphins Earn Hard-Fought Win Over The Eagles". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  13. ^ Poupart, Alain (December 6, 2015). "Dolphins Use Explosive 20 Seconds To Edge Ravens". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  14. ^ "Single Game - Miami Dolphins - Regular Season - Interception Return TDS - >=1 - Sorted by Date". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  15. ^ Nogle, Kevin (January 3, 2016). "Patriots at Dolphins final score and rapid reactions". The Phinsider. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  16. ^ FALCONS AGREE TO TERMS WITH CLAYBORN, SHELBY
  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 6 August 2017. 
  19. ^ Choate, Dave (October 1, 2017). "Falcons 17 - Bills 23 final score: Atlanta drops a nightmare in Mercedes-Benz Stadium". The Falcoholic. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 
  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. ^ "Derrick Shelby: Career Stats". www.nfl.com. Retrieved 2018-03-26. 

External links

  • Utah Utes bio
  • Miami Dolphins bio
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