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  • Wed., Apr. 16, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Apr. 17, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Apr. 18, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., Apr. 21, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Apr. 22, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Wed., Apr. 23, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Thu., Apr. 24, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Fri., Apr. 25, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Mon., Apr. 28, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

  • Tue., Apr. 29, 2014 5:30PM - 6:00PM EDT Redskins Nation

    Redskins Nation is a half-hour show devoted to giving fans unfiltered access to the day's events at Redskins Park. Hosted by Larry Michael, the show features Redskins players, coaches and sit-down interviews with team officials. (Show re-airs at 11:30 p.m/7:30 a.m. daily)

    • DATE: December 3, 2013
    • TIME:  5:30 PM 
    • LOCATION:  Comcast SportsNet

Players

Brian Orakpo
LB #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
257
Age:
27
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
60
SCK
10.0
FF
0
INT
1

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.

PRO

  • Played in 47 career games with 47 starts.
  • Totaled 205 career tackles (142 solo), 28.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.
  • First Redskins rookie defensive player and the sixth linebacker since the 1970 merger to play in the Pro Bowl and one of three NFL rookies to be named to the 2010 Pro Bowl.
  • Finished tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL by recording 11 sacks (also Redskins rookie record) with fellow Redskin Andre Carter.
  • Set a Redskins rookie record for sacks in 2010.

 

2011 (Redskins)

  • Started and played in all 16 regular season games.
  • Blocked his first field goal of his career in week one vs. New York.
  • Picked up his first and only special teams tackle.
  • Recorded 66 total tackles (40 solo) with 7 being for loss.
  • Notched nine sacks for 60.5 yards loss (both a team high).
  • Forced three fumbles and recovered one.

 

2010 (Redskins)

  • Started and played in 15 games.
  • Logged 78 total tackles (62 solo) and nine for a loss.
  • Lead the team with 8.5 sacks.
  • Became the first Redskin since Ken Harvey in 1996 and 1997 to register at least eight sacks in consecutive seasons.
  • Named to his second Pro Bowl.
  • In week 5 vs. Green Bay he became the first Redskin to register multiple sacks in the same game since Andre Carter had two in Week 14 of the 2009 season at Oakland.
  • Forced one fumble from Peyton Manning at home vs. Indianapolis.


2009 (Redskins)

  • Played and started in 16 games as a rookie.
  • Totaled 60 tackles (27 solo) and 11 sacks.
  • Named to the 2010 Pro Bowl.
  • Finished fourth in balloting for the Associated Press Defensive Rookie of the Year award.
  • Recorded first career sack against the Detroit Lions (9/27).
  • First Redskin rookie to have at least a half-sack in four straight games.
  • Recorded first multi-sack game of his career at Atlanta (11/8).
  • Set a career high for sacks (4) in one game at Oakland (12/13), earning the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award.
  • Set a Redskins rookie record for sacks.
  • Led all NFL rookies in sacks.
  • Finished tied for fourth in the NFC and tied for seventh in the NFL in sacks (11) with fellow Redskin defensive end Andre Carter.

 

College

  • Was a former prep basketball star who developed into one of the nation’s premier defensive players
  • Played in 47 career games, starting 21
  • Won the Nagurski Trophy (nation’s top defensive player), Lombardi Award (nation’s top lineman), and Hendricks Award (nation’s top defensive end) and was a finalist for the Lott Trophy (defensive IMPACT player of the year) in 2008
  • Was a unanimous first-team All-American
  • Was the consensus Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and a unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection
  • Regarded as one of the strongest members of the Longhorn team who was named the nation’s top workout warrior by ESPN; he bench presses 515 lbs., squats 600 lbs. and power cleans 380 pounds
  • Posted 132 tackles (93 solo), 22 sacks (Tied for No. 10 on UT’s all-time list), 38 TFL, 62 pressures, six PBD, six forced fumbles and a fumble recovery during his career
  • Played in 12 games as a senior, starting 12, in 2008, missing the better part of two-and-a-half games due to a knee injury
  • Tallied 42 tackles (31 solo) and led the team with 11.5 sacks (Sixth NCAA), 19 tackles for a loss (tied for seventh in NCAA), 30 pressures and four forced fumbles (tied for 12th in NCAA)
  • Was named the Lott Trophy IMPACT Player of the week twice for his performances against Arkansas and No. 1 Oklahoma
  • Battled a knee injury for the entire 2007 season but capped the year by earning Defensive MVP honors at the Holiday Bowl
  • Appeared in nine games as a junior, starting eight, in 2007, missing four due to a right knee injury
  • Tallied 37 tackles, nine TFL, 5.5 sacks, 12 pressures, two pass break-ups and a forced fumble
  • Played in all 13 games as a sophomore and recorded 26 tackles, six tackles for a loss, 4.5 sacks and two pass break-ups
  • Played in all 13 games, starting one, as the top backup at defensive end in 2005
  • Was named Defensive Freshman of the Year and first-team Freshman All-America by The Sporting News
  • Earned Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year from the league’s coaches and The Sporting News
  • Earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors from the Big 12 coaches
  • Recorded 27 tackles, four tackles for a loss, a half-sack, nine pressures, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble
  • Gained experience on the scout team as a redshirt in 2004
  • Was a member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008)

 

Personal

  • Three-year letterman at Lamar High School in Houston (Lamar’s team nickname is the Redskins)
  • Was a starter at defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior in high school
  • Was a two-time first-team all-district selection
  • Helped his team to a 29-8 mark in those three seasons he started at Lamar
  • Was part of a Lamar squad that posted at least nine victories all three years
  • Was twice tabbed an all-district defensive end
  • Also saw action at tight end
  • Tabbed second-team All-Greater Houston and first-team all-district 18-5A as a senior
  • Posted 36 tackles, 12 TFL and nine sacks but missed one-third of games due to injury
  • Had three sacks and eight solo tackles vs. Yates that year
  • Posted two sacks and seven solo tackles versus Sam Houston as a senior
  • Helped his team to an 11-2 record and the state quarterfinals in 2003
  • Earned first-team all-district 18-5A honors as a junior
  • Posted 10 sacks in helping Lamar to a 9-3 record and a spot in the regional finals that year
  • Was a starting defensive end for a 9-3 regional finalist squad as a sophomore
  • Played basketball during his freshman through junior years.
  • Born in Houston, Texas
  • Graduated University of Texas with a degree in youth and community studies
  • Was a member of UT’s Athletics Director’s Honor Roll (Spring 2008)
  • Was a prep honor roll student who posted better than a 3.0 GPA
  • Was active in UT’s community service program
  • Participated in the Teen Summit program, promoting voting as part of the youth council
  • His uncle Chike played football at Iowa
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 230 155 75 39.5 0 16 1 29 -- 29 1 6 3
2013 WAS 15 15 60 43 17 10.0 0 4 1 29 29 29 1 0 2
2012 WAS 2 2 5 5 0 1.0 -- 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2011 WAS 16 16 59 34 25 9.0 -- 5 -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
2010 WAS 15 15 56 36 20 8.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2009 WAS 16 16 50 37 13 11.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 PHI L 27-33 3 3 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @GB L 20-38 5 5 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 DET L 20-27 5 2 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @OAK W 24-14 4 3 1 -- -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @DAL L 16-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 CHI W 45-41 4 2 2 -- 0 1 1 29 29 29 1 0 --
8 @DEN L 21-45 -- 0 0 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
9 SD W 30-24 5 3 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @MIN L 27-34 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 @PHI L 16-24 5 4 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
12 SF L 6-27 3 2 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
13 NYG L 17-24 6 4 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 KC L 10-45 7 5 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
15 @ATL L 26-27 8 6 2 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
16 DAL L 23-24 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
17 @NYG L 6-20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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