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Players

Will Compton
LB #51
Height:
6-1
Weight:
235
Age:
28
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Bonne Terre, Mo.
Experience:
4

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
19
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
1

HONOR ROLL
2016 Defensive Captain

TRANSACTIONS
Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 2, 2013... Waived on August 31, 2013... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 1, 2013... Signed to the Redskins’ active roster on December 24, 2013... Re-signed with the Redskins on April 18, 2016...Re-signed with the Redskins on April 24, 2017.

HONOR ROLL
2016 Defensive Captain

TRANSACTIONS 
Originally entered the NFL with the Washington Redskins as a college free agent on May 2, 2013... Waived on August 31, 2013... Signed to the Redskins’ practice squad on September 1, 2013... Signed to the Redskins’ active roster on December 24, 2013... Re-signed with the Redskins on April 18, 2016...Re-signed with the Redskins on April 24, 2017.

PRO
Former college free agent who made his NFL debut in Week 17 of the 2013 season, provided valuable depth in all 16 games in 2014, blossomed into a productive starter in 2015 and earned team captaincy in 2016... Enters 2017 credited by STATS with 249 tackles (146 solo), two interceptions, one sack, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries in 48 career regular season games with 30 starts.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
2016 (REDSKINS)
Voted as a defensive captain prior to the season... Started all 15 games in which he appeared, compiling a career-high 104 tackles (60 solo) and adding five passes defensed, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and an interception... Recorded 13 tackles (five solo) in a start vs. PIT (9/12)... Tied for team lead with 10 tackles (four solo) in addition to registering a pass defensed vs. DAL (9/18)... Made two tackles (one solo) and added a pass defensed in a win at NYG (9/25)... Led team with 11 tackles (five solo), a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in a win vs. CLE (10/2)... Tied for team lead with nine tackles (eight solo) and made the hit on the game-clinching fourth down incompletion in a win at BAL (10/9)... Tallied five tackles (three solo) and a pass defensed in a win vs. PHI (10/16)... Made seven tackles (five solo) and a pass defensed at DET (10/23)... Led Redskins with 10 tackles (eight solo) and recorded his second career interception in a tie against CIN (10/30) in London... Tied for team lead with nine tackles (one solo) in a win vs. MIN (11/13)... Notched nine tackles (six solo) and a fumble recovery in a win vs. GB (11/20)... Added four tackles (two solo) at DAL (11/24)... Posted six solo tackles at ARI (12/4)... Recorded four tackles (three solo) prior to exiting with a knee injury in a win at PHI (12/11)... Inactive with a knee injury vs. CAR (12/19)... Posted two solo tackles in a win at CHI (12/24)... Tallied three tackles (one solo) vs. NYG (1/1). 

2015 (REDSKINS)
Played in all 16 regular season games, making 10 starts, and also started one postseason contest. Compiled 93 tackles (51 solo), one sack, one interception and a fumble recovery during the regular season... Made season debut vs. MIA (9/13)... Posted two tackles (one solo) in relief duty vs. STL (9/20)... Started in place of Perry Riley, Jr. at NYG (9/24), recording 11 tackles (eight solo)... Posted a team-high seven tackles (five solo) in a start vs. PHI (10/4)... Made two solo tackles and recorded his first career fumble recovery at ATL (10/11)... Registered an assisted tackle at NYJ (10/18)... Posted four tackles (two solo) in the largest comeback win (24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Led team with 10 tackles (four solo) at NE (11/8)... Started and contributed eight tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed in a win vs. NO (11/15)... Started and recorded nine tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed at CAR (11/22)... Led team with eight tackles (four solo) in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Tied for team lead with seven tackles (four solo) vs. DAL (12/7)... Recorded four solo tackles in a win at CHI (12/13)... Posted five tackles (one solo) in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Registered nine tackles (eight solo) and his first career sack in a division-clinching win at PHI (12/26)... Recorded five solo tackles and his first career interception in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)... Led Redskins with 12 tackles (five solo) in postseason debut in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).

Played in all 16 regular season games, making 10 starts, and
also started one postseason contest. Compiled 93 tackles
(51 solo), one sack, one interception and a fumble recovery
during the regular season... Made season debut vs. MIA
(9/13)... Posted two tackles (one solo) in relief duty vs. STL
(9/20)... Started in place of Perry Riley, Jr. at NYG (9/24),
recording 11 tackles (eight solo)... Posted a team-high seven
tackles (five solo) in a start vs. PHI (10/4)... Made two solo
tackles and recorded his first career fumble recovery at
ATL (10/11)... Registered an assisted tackle at NYJ (10/18)...
Posted four tackles (two solo) in the largest comeback win
(24 points) in team history vs. TB (10/25)... Led team with
10 tackles (four solo) at NE (11/8)... Started and contributed
eight tackles (two solo) and a pass defensed in a win vs.
NO (11/15)... Started and recorded nine tackles (two solo)
and a pass defensed at CAR (11/22)... Led team with eight
tackles (four solo) in a win vs. NYG (11/29)... Tied for team
lead with seven tackles (four solo) vs. DAL (12/7)... Recorded
four solo tackles in a win at CHI (12/13)... Posted five tackles
(one solo) in a win vs. BUF (12/20)... Registered nine tackles
(eight solo) and his first career sack in a division-clinching
win at PHI (12/26)... Recorded five solo tackles and his first
career interception in regular season finale at DAL (1/3)...
Led Redskins with 12 tackles (five solo) in postseason debut
in NFC Wild Card Round vs. GB (1/10).

2014 (REDSKINS) 
Appeared in all 16 games, making five starts. Compiled 52 tackles (35 solo) on the year... Played on special teams at HOU (9/7)... Recorded a solo tackle vs. JAX (9/14)... Made a key special teams tackle at PHI (9/21)... Contributed two tackles (one solo) vs. NYG (9/25)... Made two solo tackles vs. SEA (10/6)... Made first career start at ARI (10/12), recording two tackles (both solo)... Started vs. TEN (10/19) and registered six tackles (four solo)... Contributed on defense and special teams in an overtime win at DAL (10/27), adding an assisted tackle... Played on defense and special teams at MIN (11/2)... Contributed an assisted tackle vs. TB (11/16)... Played on special teams at SF (11/23)... Contributed on defense and special teams at IND (11/30)... Earned third start of the season and posted a then-career-high 14 tackles (nine solo) vs. STL (12/7)... Started at NYG (12/14), finishing second on the team with nine tackles (five solo)... Recorded a career-high 15 tackles (11 solo) in a start vs. PHI (12/20)... Played on defense and special teams vs. DAL (12/28).

2013 (REDSKINS)
Spent the first 16 weeks of the season on the team’s practice squad... Signed to the team’s active roster in Week 17... Made NFL debut on special teams at NYG (12/29).

COLLEGE
Appeared in 50 games with 37 starts as a linebacker at Nebraska... Finished career with 247 tackles, ranking 12th at Nebraska all-time in that category... Two-time All-Big Ten selection... Finished career with four fumble recoveries, one interception returned for a touchdown, 5.0 sacks and 14.5 tackles for a loss... In 2012, named to the All-Big Ten team after recording a teamhigh three fumble recoveries and 110 tackles as a senior... Returned an interception 24 yards for a touchdown and had 3.0 sacks... In 2011, recorded 82 tackles and seven tackles for a loss, earning an All-Big Ten selection... In 2010, had 15 tackles and one sack in nine games... As a redshirt freshman in 2009, won the starting linebacker job and earned freshman All-Big 12 honors... Helped Nebraska lead the nation in scoring defense with 40 tackles and half a sack... Redshirted in 2008.

PERSONAL
Attended North County H.S. in Bonne Terre, Mo... Was a four-star recruit and ranked the No. 3 player in the state of Missouri by Rivals.com... Ranked the No. 13 middle linebacker in the nation by Scout.com... As a senior, registered 107 tackles, 4.0 sacks, two interceptions, one forced fumble and one recovered fumble... On offense, had 500 rushing yards, 1,000 all-purpose yard and 14 touchdowns... Received firstteam all-state honors from Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association... As a junior, recorded 71 tackles and an interception, earning all-district and all-conference honors... Finishing with 455 rushing yards and 855 receiving yards, earning first-team all-state honors as a receiver... In 2015, participated in the Draft Day Party and the All-Star Survivors Celebration... In 2014, participated in the Get the Ball Rolling Flag Football Experience with 120 middle school students at Redskins Park and played video games with active military members stationed overseas during a Redskins Salute: Pros vs. GI Joes event... Was a business administration major... Born Sept. 19, 1989.

Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 282 166 116 1.0 0 11 3 31 -- 24 0 1 3
2017 WAS 9 3 19 13 6 0.0 -- 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 --
2016 WAS 15 15 106 61 45 0.0 -- 5 1 5 5 5 0 1 2
2015 WAS 16 10 96 52 44 1.0 -- 3 1 24 24 24 0 0 1
2014 WAS 16 5 60 39 21 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 WAS 1 0 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PHI L 17-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @LA W 27-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 OAK W 27-10 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @KC L 20-29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 SF W 26-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 @PHI L 24-34 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 DAL L 19-33 7 3 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @SEA W 17-14 9 8 1 0.0 -- 3 1 2 2 2 0 0 --
10 MIN L 30-38 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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