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Players

Nick Barnett
LB #55
Height:
6-2
Weight:
228
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Fontana, Calif.
Experience:
11

Transactions:

  • Originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
  • Released by the Packers on July 29, 2011.
  • Signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.
  • Released by the Bills on February 11, 2013.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent on August 1, 2013.

Transactions:

  • Originally selected by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (29th overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft.
  • Released by the Packers on July 29, 2011.
  • Signed with the Buffalo Bills as an unrestricted free agent on July 31, 2011.
  • Released by the Bills on February 11, 2013.
  • Signed with the Washington Redskins as a free agent on August 1, 2013.

 

PRO

  • Enters 2013 having appeared in 139 NFL games, starting all 139 of them.
  • Credited by STATS, LLC with 1,026 tackles (722 solo), 42 passes defensed, 20.5 sacks, 12 interceptions (two returned for touchdowns), six fumbles forced and seven fumbles recovered through the 2012 season.
  • At the time of his signing during training camp in 2013, his addition gave the Redskins two of only four active players to be credited with 1,000-plus total tackles (London Fletcher, Lance Briggs and Antoine Winfield).
  •  Led the Packers in tackles five times and was the first player in franchise history to top the chart for three straight seasons (2003-05).

 

Year-by-Year

 

2012 (BILLS):

  • Started all 16 games for the second consecutive season.
  • Recorded 112 tackles (72 solo) according to STATS, LLC, and had three forced fumbles, two sacks and a pass defensed.
  • Had a season-high 15 tackles (10 solo) vs. NE (9/30).
  • Recorded two sacks at ARI (10/14), his first multi-sack game since 11/15/09 (vs. DAL).

 

2011 (BILLS):

  • Started at MLB at KC (9/11) in his first appearance as a Bill. Posted four tackles and one pass defensed and helped hold KC to 108 rushing yards.
  • Vs. OAK (9/18), posted an NFL week-high 14 tackles and recorded his third career forced fumble.
  • Vs. NE (9/25): Led LBs with 11 tackles, posting double-digit tackles in consecutive weeks for first time since games 13-15 in 2007.
  • Recorded two interceptions vs. PHI (10/9) for his first multi-INT game in his career, the first of which was returned 31 yards for a touchdown - his second career TD.
  • At SD (12/11), posted eight tackles and eclipsed 100 tackles for the season for the seventh time in his career.
  • Posted a game-high 11 tackles at NE (1/1) and posted his third INT of the season to tie a personal season-high.

 

2010 (PACKERS):

  • Played and started in first four games of the season before sustaining a season ending wrist injury.
  • Had a total of 24 tackles (18 solo).

 

2009 (PACKERS):

  • Started all 16 games plus one playoff contest at Mack LB and led the team with 122 tackles (96 solo).
  • Posted a career-high four sacks, tied for third on the team.
  • Led the LBs with passes defensed, and added seven QB hits and three pressures.
  • Led team at MIN (9/9) with a season-high 13 tackles (11 solo).
  • Matched his career high vs. DAL (11/5) with two sacks as he brought down QB Tony Romo for a 10-yard loss on the first play of the second quarter and again for an 8-yard loss on the second play of the second half.

 

2008 (PACKERS):

  • Started first nine games at MLB and posted 68 tackles (49 solo) with two passes defensed and one forced fumble before suffering season-ending right knee injury in Week 10 at MIN.
  • Inactive for three games following injury, snapping a streak of 30 consecutive games played dating back to a missed contest (Nov. 27, 2006 at SEA).
  • Led team at TB (9/26) with season-high 12 tackles (nine solo).

 

2007CKERS):

  • Selected to The Associated Press 2007 NFL All-Pro second team and voted as a Pro Bowl first alternate.
  • Started all 16 games for the third time in his career (plus both postseason contests) and led the team with 165 tackles (109 solo).
  • Added two INTs among six passes defensed and one fumble recovery, plus a then-career-high 3.5 sacks.
  • Played 94.1 percent of the defensive snaps, tallied over 130 tackles for the fifth consecutive season and recorded his 500th career solo tackle in Week 12 at DET.
  • Led the Packers in tackles for the fourth time in his first five seasons.
  • Won ‘GMC Defensive Player of the Week’ vs. SD (9/23) with eight tackles (six solo) and a key fourth-quarter INT.
  • Collected a team-high 15 tackles (11 solo) vs. WAS n(10/14).
  • At STL (12/16), made 18 tackles (12 solo), tied for the second highest total of his career. His 18 total and 12 solo tackles were both a team and season high.
  • Vs. NYG (NFC Championship, 1/20), had a team-high and playoff career-high 14 tackles (six solo).

 

2006 (PACKERS):

  • Voted a Pro Bowl alternate... Started each of his 15 games and was inactive for one contest with a broken hand.
  • Finished second on the team with 141 tackles (88 solo), with two sacks, two INTs, one fumble recovery and nine passes defensed.
  • Sacked Matt Leinart on a third down and teamed up with Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila to sack Leinart for his first career multi-sack game.
  • Led team with season-high 15 tackles (12 solo) vs. DET (12/16).

 

2005 (PACKERS):

  • Started all 16 games at ‘Mike’ LB for the second consecutive season.
  • Set the single-season franchise record with 194 coach-credited tackles (128 solo), breaking Doublass’ 1981 mark of 180.
  • Recorded one INT among three passes defensed, forced one fumble, recovered three others and scored his first NFL TD.
  • Totaled a team and career-high 21 tackles (12 solo) at CAR (10/3).
  • Midway through the fourth quarter vs. NO (10/9), picked off a point-blank Todd Bouman pass in the middle of the field and returned it 95 yards for a TD, the third-longest in Lambeau Field history.
  • Had a teambest 18 tackles (15 solo, a career high) at CIN (10/30).
  • At ATL (11/15), sacked Michael Vick and recovered a career-best two fumbles.

 

2004 (PACKERS):

  • Started all 16 regular-season games, plus one playoff contest, and again paced the team in tackles with 162 (116) solo, including three sacks plus one INT, one fumble recovery and eight passes defensed.
  •  Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors at CAR (9/13) with team-leading 11 tackles (8 solo), plus an 11-yard sack and INT of QB Jake Delhomme.
  • Amassed a season-high 17 total tackles (nine solo) vs. NYG (9/13).
  • In an emotional contest at PHI (12/5), notched a season-best 14 solo stops, including four for a loss, and added one pass defensed; had learned that morning his father had passed away after a battle with cancer.
  • Dedicated contest to his late father vs DET (12/12) and led the team with 16 tackles (12 solo).

 

2003 (PACKERS):

  • Started 15 games in the middle as a rookie, plus two playoff games; was inactive for the other contest (Nov. 27 at DET) after spraining his right ankle four days earlier against SF.
  • Led the team in both total (134) and solo (95) tackles, including two sacks; his 134 stops were the most by an NFL rookie in 2003 and third most by a rookie in team history.
  • Also posted three INTs, nine passes defensed, one fumble recovery and four special team stops.
  • Earned Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week vs. DET (9/14) with 14 tackles (12 solo) and his first NFL INT.
  • Captured his second rookie of the week award at SEA (10/5) with 11 stops and a sack of Matt Hasselbeck, his second sack in two weeks after getting his first career sack against the Bears’ Kordell Stewart.
  • Received rookie of the week recognition for the third and final time with 14 tackles vs. KC (10/12).
  • Received NFL Defensive Player of the Week honor for helping Green Bay to its first win at TB (11/16) since 1997 with 10 tackles and a season best two passes defensed.

 

College

  • A four-year letter winner (1999-2002) at Oregon State.
  • Started his last three seasons.
  • Played in 48 games overall, with 29 starts, racking up 249 tackles (143 solo), eight sacks, 30 tackles for loss, one INT, 12 passes defensed, one blocked kick, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.
  • As a senior, was an first-team All PAC-10 Conference selection and led the conference in tackles with 121 (62 solo).
  • Also named first-team All-Pac-10 by Sporting News, in addition to being selected to play in the East-West Shrine Game.
  • Was a preseason candidate for the Butkus award, given annually to the nation’s top college LB.
  • Was one of the four team captains and led a Beaver defense that ranked 11th in total defense.
  • As a junior, started all 11 games, earning honorable mention All-PAC-10.

 

Personal

  • Majored in business administration and communications.
  • Given name: Nicholas Alexander Barnett.
  • Born in Fontana, Calif.
  • Has two sons, Kaden Nicholas and Kruz Benjamin.
  • Has a record company, Clarity Records, specializing in hip-hop and rap, pop and blues, and also started his own production company, Traxx Squad.
  • Is a fan of the Los Angeles Lakers.
  • Interested in a possible sports-broadcasting career after football.
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 153 1,041 732 309 20.5 0 36 12 2 255 -- 95
2013 WAS 14 12 7 5 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 BUF 16 112 72 40 2 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 130 78 52 3 0 5 3 1 80 26.7 33
2010 GB 4 24 19 5 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 GB 16 105 82 23 4 -- 7 -- -- -- -- --
2008 GB 9 49 41 8 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2007 GB 16 131 102 29 3.5 -- 4 2 0 40 20 38
2006 GB 15 105 62 43 2 -- 7 2 0 3 1.5 3
2005 GB 16 138 91 47 1 0 1 1 1 95 95 95
2004 GB 16 123 92 31 3 -- 5 1 0 16 16 16
2003 GB 15 112 86 26 2 -- 3 3 0 21 7 14

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