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Players

Will Compton
LB #51
Height:
6-1
Weight:
238
Age:
26
College:
Nebraska
Hometown:
Bonne Terre, Mo.
Experience:
3

MILESTONES
NFL debut: 12/29/13 (at NYG)... First NFL start: 10/12/14 (at ARI)... First FR: 10/11/15 (at ATL, Matt Ryan)... First sack: 12/26/15 (at PHI, Sam Bradford)... First INT: 1/3/16 (at DAL, Kellen Moore)

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.

MILESTONES 
NFL debut: 12/29/13 (at NYG)... First NFL start: 10/12/14 (at ARI)... First FR: 10/11/15 (at ATL, Matt Ryan)... First sack: 12/26/15 (at PHI, Sam Bradford)... First INT: 1/3/16 (at DAL, Kellen Moore)

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.

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 and blossomed into a productive starter in 2015... Enters 2016 credited by STATS, LLC with 145 tackles (86 solo), one sack, one interception and a fumble recovery in 33 career regular season games with 15 starts.

YEAR-BY-YEAR
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 157 92 65 1.0 0 3 1 24 -- 24 0 0 1
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 MIA L 10-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 STL W 24-10 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @NYG L 21-32 11 8 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 PHI W 23-20 7 5 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 @ATL L 19-25 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
6 @NYJ L 20-34 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 TB W 31-30 5 2 3 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 @NE L 10-27 10 4 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 NO W 47-14 8 2 6 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @CAR L 16-44 9 2 7 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 NYG W 20-14 10 4 6 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 DAL L 16-19 8 4 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @CHI W 24-21 4 4 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 BUF W 35-25 6 2 4 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
16 @PHI W 38-24 8 7 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @DAL W 34-23 5 5 0 0.0 -- 1 1 24 24 24 0 0 --

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Recent Videos

  • Origin Of Ryan Kerrigan's HBK Sack Dance

    Posted Jun 23, 2016

    Redskins Linebackers Will Compton and Ryan Kerrigan talk about how the "HBK Showstopper" sack dance got started, and how it took three years before it was finally unveiled.

  • Will Compton Embracing Starting Role With Redskins

    Posted Jun 22, 2016

    Redskins' linebacker Will Compton has built up a "comfort level" within the system during OTAs [Organized Team Activities] and minicamp, while, at the same time, embracing the role of a starter.

  • CSN: Defense Feels Tight-Knit For Redskins

    Posted Jun 19, 2016

    There are changes on the defensive side of the ball, but Will Compton says his team still feels tightly knit after OTAs.

  • Compton: "We Have A Lot Of Great Leadership"

    Posted Jun 14, 2016

    Redskins Linebacker Will Compton spoke following Tuesday's practice about his growing relationship with Safety Su'a Cravens, being a leader on defense, and the team's growing trust heading into training camp.

  • Will Compton Driving The Defense's "Bus"

    Posted Jun 14, 2016

    Redskins' Linebacker Will Compton spoke following Tuesday's practice about his role on the team and the competition between quarterback Kirk Cousins and the defense.