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  • Fri., Aug. 22, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Aug. 25, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Aug. 26, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Aug. 27, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Aug. 28, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Aug. 29, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Sep. 01, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Sep. 02, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Sep. 03, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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., Sep. 04, 2014 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM 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:
28
College:
Texas
Hometown:
Houston, TX, USA
Experience:
6

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
  • Signed franchise tender on March 27, 2014.

Transactions:

  • Selected by the Washington Redskins in the first round (13th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.
  • Signed franchise tender on March 27, 2014.

PRO

  • Enters 2014 having played in 64 career games with 64 starts.
  • Credited by STATS, LLC with 231 career tackles (156 solo), 39.5 sacks, six forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries and one interception (returned for a touchdown) through the 2013 season.
  • In 2009, earned a Pro Bowl berth and set a Redskins rookie record for sacks and led all NFL rookies in sacks (11).
  • Led or tied for the team lead in sacks in each of his first three seasons with the Redskins before spending most of 2012 on the Reserve/Injured list.
  • Climbed to fifth on the Redskins' all-time sack list with 39.5 in his first five NFL season from 2009-13.

2013 (Redskins)

  • Started all 15 games in which he appeared one season removed from injury, earning his third career Pro Bowl berth after leading Washington with 10.0 sacks.
  • Also added the first interception and first touchdown of his career.
  • Credited by coaches with 70 tackles (47 solo), 10 sacks, 42 quarterback pressures, one interception and five passes defensed.

2012 (Redskins)

  • Played in and started two games before suffering a season-ending injury to his pectoral.
  • Was credited by the coaching staff with eight tackles (six solo) in those games.
  • Placed on the Reserve/Injured list on Sept. 18.

 

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

  • A member of UT's Athletic Director's Honor Roll (Spring 2008) and was a prep honor roll student who posted better than a 3.0 GPA.
  • Graduated with a degree in youth and community studies in May 2009.
  • Played for the Lamar (Texas) H.S. Redskins under coach Tom Nolan and was a three-year letterman and starter at defensive end as a sophomore, junior and senior.
  • Was a two-time first-team all-district selection and 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.
  • Posted 36 tackles, 12 TFL and nine sacks but missed one-third of games due to injury.
  • Was active in Texas' community service program and participated in the Teen Summit program, promoting voting as a part of the youth council.
  • Tabbed second-team All-Greater Houston and first-team all-district 18-5A as a junior and senior.
  • Also played high school basketball during his freshman through junior years.
  • Born in Houston, Texas.
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 --

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